Transdev Sydney Ferries

Transdev Sydney Ferries, formerly Harbour City Ferries, is a subsidiary of Transdev Australasia, and is the operator of ferry services in the Sydney Ferries network since July 2012. It currently operates the ferry network under a contract until June 2028. As part of the operation contract, Transdev Sydney Ferries leases both the Balmain Maintenance Facility and the fleet from the government agency Sydney Ferries.[1]

Transdev Sydney Ferries
IndustryFerries
PredecessorSydney Ferries
Founded28 July 2012
Headquarters,
Australia
Area served
Port Jackson
Parramatta River
ServicesFerry operator
ParentTransdev Australasia
Websitewww.beyondthewharf.com.au/

History

In 2011, the NSW government decided to contract out ferry services to the private sector. Harbour City Ferries was formed as a 50/50 joint venture between Transfield Services (later Broadspectrum) and Veolia Transdev (later Transdev). In May 2012, Harbour City Ferries was announced as the successful tenderer to operate the services on a seven-year contract starting 28 July 2012.[2][3][4][5][6]

In December 2016, Harbour City Ferries became fully owned by Transdev Australasia after Transdev bought out Broadspectrum's 50% shareholding.[7] As of December 2016, Harbour City Ferries employs more than 650 people and its fleet consisted of 32 vessels.[7] The government acquired six more ferries in 2017 that were added to the Harbour City Ferries fleet.[8]

In July 2019, Harbour City Ferries commenced a new contract to operate the ferries until June 2028.[9] To coincide with the contract, Harbour City Ferries was rebranded Transdev Sydney Ferries.[10] Its website was updated prematurely in June 2019 to reflect the name change.[11]

See also

References

  1. Annual Report 30 June 2012 Sydney Ferries
  2. "Transfield JV wins Sydney Ferries contract". news.com.au. 3 May 2012.
  3. Harbour City Ferries Transport for NSW
  4. "Harbour City Ferries". Harbour City Ferries. 2013. Retrieved 9 April 2013.
  5. Private Operator to take control of ferry services Sydney Morning Herald 3 May 2012
  6. Steady as he goes: ferries sail into private hands Sydney Morning Herald 28 July 2012
  7. TRANSDEV AUSTRALASIA ACQUIRES 100% OF HARBOUR CITY FERRIES, Transdev Australasia, Published 8 December 2016, Retrieved 19 January 2018
  8. Sydney Ferries FleetArchived 2018-01-19 at the Wayback Machine Transport for NSW 18 December 2017
  9. More ferry services for Sydney after government awards $1.3b contract Sydney Morning Herald 27 February 2019
  10. "Transdev secures €815 million Sydney Ferries renewal contract until 2028". Transdev. 7 March 2019. Archived from the original on 30 March 2019. Retrieved 30 March 2019.
  11. "Home Page". Transdev Sydney Ferries. Retrieved 24 June 2019.
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