Light rail

Fast, comfortable and clean, light rail promotes the extension of pedestrian zones, contributes to the embellishment of city centers and helps to open up peripheral districts. With more than 40 years of expertise in the operation and maintenance of light rail, our parent companies Keolis and Downer are the privileged partners of public transport authorities delivering their vision for more liveable cities.

The Keolis Downer Expertise

  • First light rail tram operator in the world
  • An expertise of more than 40 years
  • Keolis operates 28 networks around the world in nine countries: Australia, Canada, China, Denmark, United Arab Emirates, France, Norway, Qatar, United Kingdom
  • The largest network in the world in Melbourne (Australia) with 250 km of tracks

The Keolis Downer Difference

Keolis Downer is currently the leading light rail operator in Australia. Governments planning to introduce or expand light rail networks can be confident that Keolis Downer has the necessary experience and expertise to deliver successful networks.

Keolis Downer has also proven its ability to deliver light rail in the context of broader transport networks. We can provide transport solutions as a sole operator of all modes or just of one. Further, we have experience in working with a variety of contractual agreements such as a PPP (Gold Coast, QLD), a franchise (Melbourne, VIC), or an integrated network (Newcastle, NSW).

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Fast Facts & Figures

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Keolis is the worldwide leader in light rail. Find out more HERE

Keolis is trusted by public transport authorities around the world and has delivered 20 new or extended light rail projects in the past 15 years.

Given this extensive experience, Keolis has unparalleled knowledge about how a city and its citizens adjust to the presence of light rail. This includes managing safety campaigns to educate motorists, pedestrians and passengers about how they should board and travel on trams.

Keolis can also offer insight into how a multimodal network should be adapted to maximise the value of light rail networks and minimise the duplication of services. On the Gold Coast, Keolis Downer worked with the client Translink and local bus operators to enable extended operating hours for the bus network and greater frequency of its services.