The Government of South Australian will tender for the provision of train services in metropolitan Adelaide.
The Adelaide Metro rail network operates across 130 kilometres of track comprising four major lines and two spur lines.
The Government will enter into a performance-based franchise contract for the operation of the train services. Under this model the Government will:
- retain ownership of rail assets
- set requirements for levels of services
- set fare prices, and
- retain the revenue.
|Oct 2019||EOIs Open|
|Nov 2019||EOIs Close|
|Dec 2019||RFT Open|
|Mar 2020||RFT Close|
|Sep 2020||Contract Award|
|Jan 2021||Commence Franchise Operations|
|Procuring Agency:||South Australian Government.|
|Shortlist:||Adelaide Next (comprising Deutsche Bahn, Bombardier Transportation Australia and John Holland), Keolis Downer, and TrainCo (comprising Transdev and CAF).|
|Successful Tenderer:||Keolis Downer.|
|Jul 2019||Government of SA announced intention to franchise train services.|
|Oct 2019||Expressions of interest opened.|
|Dec 2019||Shortlisted consortia announced.|
|Feb 2020||Invitation to Supply released to shortlisted consortia.|
|Sep 2020||Keolis Downer was awarded the $2.14 billion contract and will commence operations of Adelaide’s train services from January 2021. The performance-based contract is for an initial eight year term.|