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Transit Systems Acquires Queensland Bus Service

Thursday 01 December 2022

Operating in most Australian states with the nation’s largest green fleet - Australia’s largest multi-modal transport operator Transit Systems has now secured its first Queensland bus service, North Stradbroke Island Buses.

Following the recent addition of more electric buses and taking delivery of Australia’s first hydrogen buses, Transit Systems Chief Operating Officer Greg Balkin said the new acquisition perfectly complemented their existing operations.

“We’re proud to add the North Stradbroke Island Buses fleet to our growing portfolio of over 3200 buses in Australia, while creating new opportunities for growth in the Sunshine State.

“We already operate the Brisbane City Council Ferry Network, and we’re thrilled to add the bus operations to the local network capabilities,” he said.

Transit Systems is part of Kelsian Group, which also owns SeaLink Marine and Tourism, operating locally as SeaLink South East Queensland and responsible for the Stradbroke Ferries service, Southern Moreton Bay Island Ferry network and the Moggill Vehicular Ferry service.

“We will provide the community on North Stradbroke Island with a truly seamless transition from ferry to bus and back, showcasing our integrated multi-modal capabilities across tourism and public transport – continuing to better connect island communities,” he said.

“We see this as a very strategic step to grow our portfolio in Queensland as our ferry services and bus operations continue to expand.

“We are proud to provide our customers and Government partners more sustainable, safe, reliable and efficient services,” he said.

Transit Systems will focus on the following key areas:

  • Enhancing fleet presentation and reliability
  • Improving uniform and driver presentation with the integration of Indigenous art
  • Engaging with the local community and working with ferry operators to provide better connections
  • Introducing Vehicle Telematics
  • Developing tourism products to showcase North Stradbroke Island across the global network of the group, and to domestic markets
  • Promoting local employment opportunities