Keolis Downer wins bid to operate Adelaide train services
Keolis Downer has succeeded in its bid to operate and maintain train services under a contract with the Department of Infrastructure and Transport in South Australia.
Firm: Ashurst (Keolis Downer)
Deal: Global firm Ashurst has advised public transport operator and integrator Keolis Downer on its successful bid to operate and maintain train services in Adelaide.
Key players: The team was led by partner Alex Guy who was assisted by partners Andrew Gay, Ratha Nabanidham and Nigel Deed, consultant Kim Broadbent, senior associates Douglas Fung, Codie Gippel, Manisha Pannu and Chris Hall. Also assisting were lawyers Eloise Moore, Marya Atmeh and Melany Wilson.
Deal significance: Over the initial eight years of contract, the Department of Infrastructure and Transport in South Australia and Keolis Downer will partner to deliver better train services and increase the use of public transport, with a strong focus on safety and improving customer experience.
Mr Guy commented: “Ashurst is delighted to have advised Keolis Downer on the outsourced rail operations agreement for Adelaide Metro. This innovative deal will assist the South Australian government in improving rail passenger services on a value for money basis.”