Major Contract

Sydney Metropolitan Bus Contract Three - South Western Suburbs

PROJECT STATUS
Announced
Sydney Metropolitan Bus Contract Three - South Western Suburbs

The NSW Government will competitively tender 13 of the 14 Sydney Metropolitan Bus Contracts between 2020 and 2022.

Among these 13 contracts, the NSW Government will be competitively tendering Bus Region Three, which is currently operated by Transit Systems. Region Three covers the south western suburbs between Paramatta, Liverpool and Bonnyrig, with other principal suburbs in Cabramatta, Fairfield and Wetherill Park.

The new contracts will introduce additional bus services, provide innovative new service options, including a new fleet of zero emissions buses that will reduce air and noise pollution, and on-demand options.

Under the new contracts, the NSW Government will still own State Transit buses and assets such as depots. They will also retain the right to regulate timetables, safety, service priorities and set fares under the Opal system. Operators will be given some autonomy in the way they plan and run services.

Key Dates

Oct 2019 Project Announced
Mar 2023 Region Three expected to transition to new provider

PROJECT HISTORY

Oct 2019 The NSW Government announced it will competitively tender 13 of the 14 Sydney metropolitan bus contracts over the coming three years. This follows the award of Bus Region Six in 2018 to Transit Systems. The NSW Government also announced it will be replacing Sydney's diesel bus fleet with electric vehicles.
Dec 2019 An industry briefing detailed the procurement timeline for the contracts. 13 contracts are expected to be tendered over the next three years, with new contracts established by early 2023.
Sector
Other Transport
Procurement approach
Service Contract |
Location
New South Wales |
Resources
Media releases
24/10/2019