Rail is in the DNA of Keolis and Downer. Keolis is a subsidiary of the world-leading French national rail operator SNCF. Downer is one of the pioneers of rail in Australia. Our pedigree as a rail operator reaches back more than 150 years, and our operations span three continents.
The Keolis Downer capability in rail includes the standard urban and suburban train networks we see in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth, Wellington and Auckland. These services cater to large volumes of commuters during both peak and off-peak hours.
We are proud to operate the Adelaide Metro train services in South Australia. The state of South Australia retains ownership of all rail assets including trains, tracks and stations. Our vision is to deliver sustainable, revitalised train services for the people of metropolitan Adelaide and its visitors. Keolis Downer brings a strong focus on safety and customer service through its Zero Harm and Think Like a Passenger values.
Rail: Critical to our Cities
Reliable and efficient rail is crucial for all large Australasian cities to maintain productivity and liveability. As traffic congestion worsens, trains play a greater role in preserving the fabric of the city.
Customers are becoming increasingly sophisticated and selective about their transport services. They are no longer happy with a train arriving in mere proximity of the scheduled time. They are now looking for;
- Better service quality
- Real-time information for making informed decisions
- Consistent services throughout the day
- Flexibility in ticket prices, such as off-peak rates.