Transdev Sydney Ferries

Transdev Sydney Ferries, formerly Harbour City Ferries, is a subsidiary of Transdev Australasia, and is the operator of ferry services in the Sydney Ferries network since July 2012. It currently operates the ferry network under a contract until June 2028. As part of the operation contract, Transdev Sydney Ferries leases both the Balmain Maintenance Facility and the fleet from the government agency Sydney Ferries.[1]

Transdev Sydney Ferries
IndustryFerries
PredecessorSydney Ferries
Founded28 July 2012
Headquarters,
Australia
Area served
Port Jackson
Parramatta River
ServicesFerry operator
ParentTransdev Australasia
Websitewww.beyondthewharf.com.au/
Logo of Harbour City Ferries until its rebranding in 2019

HistoryEdit

In 2011, the NSW government decided to contract out ferry services to the private sector. Harbour City Ferries was formed as a 50/50 joint venture between Transfield Services (later Broadspectrum) and Veolia Transdev (later Transdev). In May 2012, Harbour City Ferries was announced as the successful tenderer to operate the services on a seven-year contract starting 28 July 2012.[2][3][4][5][6]

In December 2016, Harbour City Ferries became fully owned by Transdev Australasia after Transdev bought out Broadspectrum's 50% shareholding.[7] As of December 2016, Harbour City Ferries employs more than 650 people and its fleet consisted of 32 vessels.[7] The government acquired six more ferries in 2017 that were added to the Harbour City Ferries fleet.[8]

In July 2019, Harbour City Ferries commenced a new contract to operate the ferries until June 2028.[9] To coincide with the contract, Harbour City Ferries was rebranded Transdev Sydney Ferries.[10] Its website was updated prematurely in June 2019 to reflect the name change.[11] Ten new River-class ferries are planned to be commissioned in late 2020.[12]

FleetEdit

Sydney Ferries fleet[13]
Vessel Class Service Capacity Speed Length Displacement Routes Origin of name
Collaroy Freshwater 1988 1150 15 kn 70.4 m 1140 t Manly Collaroy Beach
Freshwater Freshwater 1982 1100 15 kn 70.4 m 1150 t Manly Freshwater Beach
Narrabeen Freshwater 1984 1100 15 kn 70.4 m 1150 t Manly Narrabeen Beach
Queenscliff Freshwater 1983 1150 15 kn 70.4 m 1140 t Manly Queenscliff Beach
Alexander First Fleet 1985 393 12 kn 25.38 m 105 t Inner Harbour, Taronga Zoo, Cockatoo Island

Eastern Suburbs

Alexander, part of the 1787 First Fleet
Borrowdale First Fleet 1985 393 12 kn 25.38 m 105 t Inner Harbour, Taronga Zoo, Cockatoo Island

Eastern Suburbs

Borrowdale, part of the 1787 First Fleet
Charlotte First Fleet 1985 393 12 kn 25.38 m 105 t Inner Harbour, Taronga Zoo, Cockatoo Island

Eastern Suburbs

Charlotte, part of the 1787 First Fleet
Fishburn First Fleet 1985 403 12 kn 25.38 m 105 t Inner Harbour, Taronga Zoo, Cockatoo Island

Eastern Suburbs

Fishburn, part of the 1787 First Fleet
Friendship First Fleet 1986 403 12 kn 25.38 m 105 t Inner Harbour, Taronga Zoo, Cockatoo Island

Eastern Suburbs

Friendship, part of the 1787 First Fleet
Golden Grove First Fleet 1986 403 12 kn 25.38 m 105 t Inner Harbour, Taronga Zoo, Cockatoo Island

Eastern Suburbs

Golden Grove, part of the 1787 First Fleet
Scarborough First Fleet 1986 403 12 kn 25.38 m 105 t Inner Harbour, Taronga Zoo, Cockatoo Island

Eastern Suburbs

Scarborough, part of the 1787 First Fleet
Sirius First Fleet 1984 393 12 kn 25.38 m 105 t Inner Harbour, Taronga Zoo, Cockatoo Island

Eastern Suburbs

HMS Sirius, flagship of the 1787 First Fleet
Supply First Fleet 1984 393 12 kn 25.38 m 105 t Inner Harbour, Taronga Zoo, Cockatoo Island

Eastern Suburbs

HMS Supply, part of the 1787 First Fleet
Betty Cuthbert RiverCat 1992 230 22 kn 36.8 m 41 t Parramatta River Betty Cuthbert, athlete
Dawn Fraser RiverCat 1992 230 22 kn 36.8 m 41 t Parramatta River Dawn Fraser, swimmer
Evonne Goolagong RiverCat 1993 230 22 kn 36.8 m 41 t Parramatta River Evonne Goolagong, tennis player
Marlene Mathews RiverCat 1993 230 22 kn 36.8 m 41 t Parramatta River Marlene Mathews, athlete
Marjorie Jackson RiverCat 1993 230 22 kn 36.8 m 41 t Parramatta River Marjorie Jackson, athlete
Nicole Livingstone RiverCat 1995 230 22 kn 36.8 m 41 t Parramatta River Nicole Livingstone, swimmer
Shane Gould RiverCat 1993 230 22 kn 36.8 m 41 t Parramatta River Shane Gould, swimmer
Anne Sargeant HarbourCat 1998 150 22 kn 29.6 m 35 t Inner Harbour, Parramatta Anne Sargeant, netballer
Pam Burridge HarbourCat 1998 150 22 kn 29.6 m 35 t Inner Harbour, Parramatta Pam Burridge, surfer
Louise Sauvage SuperCat 2001 250 26 kn 37.76 m 49 t Eastern Suburbs Louise Sauvage, paralympian
Saint Mary MacKillop SuperCat 2000 250 26 kn 37.76 m 49 t Eastern Suburbs Saint Mary MacKillop, Australia's first saint, canonised in 2010
SuperCat4 SuperCat 2001 250 26 kn 37.76 m 49 t Eastern Suburbs Fourth SuperCat Ferry
Susie O’Neill SuperCat 2000 250 26 kn 37.76 m 49 t Eastern Suburbs Susie O'Neill, swimmer
Catherine Hamlin [14] Emerald 2017 400 26 kn 36.38 m 40 t Eastern Suburbs, Inner Harbour Catherine Hamlin, obstetrician and gynaecologist
Fred Hollows Emerald 2017 400 26 kn 36.38 m 40 t Eastern Suburbs, Inner Harbour Fred Hollows, ophthalmologist[15]
Victor Chang Emerald 2017 400 26 kn 36.38 m 40 t Eastern Suburbs, Inner Harbour Victor Chang, cardiac surgeon[16]
Pemulwuy Emerald 2017 400 26 kn 36.38 m 40 t Eastern Suburbs, Inner Harbour Pemulwuy, Aboriginal political leader and elder [17]
Bungaree Emerald 2017 400 26 kn 36.38 m 40 t Eastern Suburbs, Inner Harbour Bungaree, Aboriginal explorer and leader
May Gibbs [18] Emerald 2017 400 26 kn 36.38 m 40 t Eastern Suburbs, Inner Harbour May Gibbs[19]

GalleryEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Annual Report 30 June 2012 Sydney Ferries
  2. ^ "Transfield JV wins Sydney Ferries contract". news.com.au. 3 May 2012.
  3. ^ Harbour City Ferries Transport for NSW
  4. ^ "Harbour City Ferries". Harbour City Ferries. 2013. Archived from the original on 9 April 2013. Retrieved 9 April 2013.
  5. ^ Private Operator to take control of ferry services Sydney Morning Herald 3 May 2012
  6. ^ Steady as he goes: ferries sail into private hands Sydney Morning Herald 28 July 2012
  7. ^ a b TRANSDEV AUSTRALASIA ACQUIRES 100% OF HARBOUR CITY FERRIES, Transdev Australasia, Published 8 December 2016, Retrieved 19 January 2018
  8. ^ Sydney Ferries FleetArchived 2018-01-19 at the Wayback Machine Transport for NSW 18 December 2017
  9. ^ More ferry services for Sydney after government awards $1.3b contract Sydney Morning Herald 27 February 2019
  10. ^ "Transdev secures €815 million Sydney Ferries renewal contract until 2028". Transdev. 7 March 2019. Archived from the original on 29 March 2019. Retrieved 30 March 2019.
  11. ^ "Home Page". Transdev Sydney Ferries. Archived from the original on 19 June 2019. Retrieved 24 June 2019.
  12. ^ Anger as Syd ferries to be built overseas Canberra Times 23 October 2019
  13. ^ Sydney Ferries Fleet Facts Archived 12 April 2015 at the Wayback Machine Transport for NSW 15 April 2014
  14. ^ "Catherine Hamlin in Hobart – 35m Passenger Catamaran". Incat. Retrieved 17 January 2017.
  15. ^ Incat ferries bound for Denmark & Sydney Harbour The Mercury 21 April 2017
  16. ^ Victor Chang Marine Traffic
  17. ^ NSW, Transport for (30 August 2017). "Pemulwuy arrives in Sydney Harbour". www.transport.nsw.gov.au. Retrieved 5 October 2017.
  18. ^ Raper, Asleigh (31 January 2018). "Ferry McFerryface gets renamed to May Gibbs". ABC News. Retrieved 8 November 2018.
  19. ^ Ferry McFerryface wasn't public pick for new ferry name until Andrew Constance's captain's pick Daily Telegraph 30 January 2018

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