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Transit Systems continues to grow its government bus portfolio

Monday 20 February 2023

Transit Systems has secured a new Greater Sydney Bus Contract (GSBC), which will see the operator welcome nearly 400 employees and 230 buses to its growing network of government bus contracts.

This contract award means, from October, Transit Systems will operate from Bondi Junction in the east to Camden in the southwest, servicing major urban centres including the CBD, Burwood, Parramatta, Bankstown, Liverpool and Campbelltown. Transit Systems, Sydney’s largest bus operator, will have more than 1,200 buses in operation across a network which CEO Michael McGee said provided more than 50 million customer journeys in 2022.

It will also bolster Transit Systems’ zero emission bus fleet, with an additional 18 electric vehicles being added to what is already Australia’s largest zero emission bus fleet.

“Our global collaboration means we invest heavily into researching and deploying the latest innovations, and we have the confidence and knowledge to deliver improvements to customers in local communities,” Mr McGee said.

The new GSBC Region 2 combines the existing Sydney Region 2 and Region 15 bus contracts and covers the Liverpool, Ingleburn, Bringelly, Oran Park, Campbelltown and Camden areas across Sydney’s southwest.

Mr McGee said Transit Systems is the most experienced public Transport operator in Australia when it comes to transitioning contracts.

“We will focus on a seamless transition and welcoming the drivers and mechanics to our Sydney team, which will increase to 2,400 people.

“We are proud to continue our partnership with Transport for NSW and look forward to onboarding our new team members,” he said.

Transit Systems commenced operating in Sydney in 2013, and currently operates 855 buses across the Transport for NSW network. In addition to this award for the operations covering the existing Sydney Region 2 and Region 15 networks, Transit Systems announced in December that it will become the operator of the existing Sydney Region 13 bus network in August this year.

Transit Systems has also partnered with Transport for NSW to deliver the largest electrified bus depot in Australia, with 55 zero emission buses in operation at the company’s Leichhardt depot in Sydney.