Transit Systems secures Darwin Urban Bus Services contract
Transit Systems has successfully secured a Darwin Urban Bus Services contract for the provision of urban and school bus services, which will see the company operate 32 buses completing approximately 1.6 million in service kilometres per annum in the Greater Darwin region.
With successful public transport contracts in major Australian capital cities, as well as operations in the United Kingdom, Transit Systems CEO Clint Feuerherdt said they are eager to bring their global experience to Darwin.
“We currently transport over 168 million passengers in Australia and London, which gives us a diverse portfolio of experience to share across our business to improve and enhance local operations,” he said.
Transit Systems is an Australian owned family company that has built a reputation for a positive work culture and its ability to collaborate effectively with Government to deliver improved services for passengers.
The company currently employs a team of 3,600 people and Mr Feuerherdt said they were excited to transition all permanent staff in the existing Darwin team into the company.
“We look forward to working with the new team members and within the community to review any opportunities that will improve operational efficiencies, connections and timetabling,” he said.
Mr Feuerherdt added that Transit Systems had transitioned more public bus contracts than any other provider in Australia.
“We are confident of our ability to provide a seamless transition to ensure that the community continues to receive a reliable and convenient passage,” he said.
As part of the contract, Transit Systems will adhere to the current bus replacement program endorsed by the Department of Transport to provide a quality operating fleet. This will see at least half of the fleet replaced with new buses over the term of the contract and the fleet age reducing to an average of seven years.
“With our fleet review and investments in Sydney, we currently operate New South Wales youngest, large-scale metropolitan bus fleet.
“Our Sydney fleet is the only completely accessible and air conditioned service in the state, which is inline with our vision to provide first class services to the communities in which we operate,” he said.
Transit Systems will transition the Darwin bus contract over the coming few months. Timetable information will remain available at www.transport.nt.gov.au/public/bus
“We thank the government for giving us the opportunity to bring our extensive worldwide transport experience to the community here and for working with us to ensure a convenient, reliable, safe and smooth journey for our customers,” he said.
The company currently operates metropolitan bus services in London, New South Wales, South Australia and Western Australia as well as passenger and vehicular ferries in Queensland.