Downer’s light rail and bus expertise is delivered through Keolis Downer, a joint venture between Keolis, a global public passenger transport operator, and Downer.
Keolis Downer is Australia’s largest operator and maintainer of light rail, operating and maintaining the world’s largest light rail network, Yarra Trams in Melbourne, as well as G:Link, the Gold Coast light rail.
Through these contracts, Keolis Downer provides transport services to more than 190 million people per year.
In March 2015, Keolis Downer acquired Australian Transit Enterprises (ATE), one of Australia’s leading bus operators with operations in South Australia, Western Australia and Queensland. Founded in 1974 as a family business, ATE has grown to operate over 930 buses on about 90 long-term regular route services.
Following the acquisition of ATE, Keolis Downer is Australia’s largest private provider of multi-modal public transport.
Keolis Downer continues to consider new opportunities in both Australia and New Zealand.