Transdev awarded contract for Hurontario (Canada) light-rail transit project

tramway Hurontario

Infrastructure Ontario and Metrolinx have awarded to the Mobilinx consortium, of which Transdev is member, a contract valued at approximately €3.15 billion, for the Hurontario light-rail transit (LRT) project in the Toronto region. The Mobilinx team will design, build, finance, operate and maintain the LRT for a 30-year term. Operation and maintenance will be ensured by Transdev.

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    The Hurontario LRT is an 18-kilometer, 19-stop light-rail transit system that runs along Hurontario Street from Port Credit in Mississauga to Gateway Terminal in south Brampton. The LRT will operate in a separated guideway with traffic priority throughout most of the corridor.

    Within the consortium (made up of John Laing, Astaldi, Hitachi, Transdev, Amico concessions and Salini impregilo), Transdev will be responsible for operations, maintenance and rehabilitation. Throughout the construction and mobilization phase, Transdev will support its partners and advise them on all system operability aspects.

    This outcome is a powerful endorsement of Transdev’s global leadership in operating 24 light rail systems in 10 countries and comes in addition to the new €330 million Stage 1 Parramatta (Sydney, Australia) light rail contract won by Transdev in January 2019. Transdev has just commissioned on October 19 the Line 1 of the Avignon (France) light rail, while the Transdev-operated “CBD & South East” light rail system in Sydney (Australia) will commence operations before year end 2019.

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    It is a great honour for Transdev to now have a much-expanded role as a global mobility provider in Canada, ensuring light rail operations and maintenance services within the Mobilinx consortium. As a global leader in this field, we are proud to become a key player in the success of Hurontario’s light rail network project. In 2019, with the light-rail and ferry contracts in Australia, the regional train deal in Germany and a renewed light rail contract in Dublin, Transdev is demonstrating the on-going success of its international commercial teams.

    Thierry Mallet, Président-directeur général du Groupe Transdev

    The Group continues its development in France and abroad

    In addition, the Transdev Group announces that it has won several public transportation contracts in France and abroad:

    In France, Transdev was recently awarded public transportation contracts for the conurbations of Fougères, Grand-Verdun, Royan, Villeneuve-sur-Lot, Guingamp-Paimpol as well as the regular and school bus lines of the Somme department for a total of more than €230 million.

    • In the United States, Transdev won – from the New Orleans Regional Transit Authority (NORTA) – the contract to operate and maintain New Orleans’ public transportation (buses, trams, ferries and paratransit) as of September 1, 2019 for three years. The contract, worth €213 million, includes a two-year option valued at €142 million.
    • In Germany, Transdev won the contract for urban rail lines in Saxony (East Germany) around Dresden, which carry 10,000 daily passengers and generate 1.9 million train kilometers per year. These lines have been operated by Transdev since October 1 and until the end of 2021.
    • In the Netherlands, to accelerate the energy transition of its bus fleet in Amsterdam and Haarlem, replacing diesel and gas buses, Transdev placed an order for 156 electric buses with the Dutch manufacturer Ebusco, worth €130 million. This order, which will be delivered by November 2020, will enable Transdev to increase its fleet of operational electric buses in the Netherlands to 515 by the end of 2020.
    About Transdev:

    As an operator and global integrator of mobility, Transdev – The mobility company – gives people the freedom to move whenever and however they choose. We are proud to provide 11 million passenger trips everyday thanks to efficient, easy to use and environmentally-friendly transportation services that connect people and communities. Our approach is rooted in long-term partnerships with businesses and public authorities, and in the relentless pursuit of the safest and most innovative mobility solutions. We are a team of people serving people, and mobility is what we do. Transdev is jointly held by Caisse des Dépôts Group (66%) and the RETHMANN Group (34%). In 2018, with 82,000 employees in 18 countries, the Group generated total revenues of 6.9 billion euros.

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