Keolis Downer’s Adelaide Rail Operations Agreement


Ashurst has advised Keolis Downer on its successful bid to operate and maintain train services in Adelaide, from 31 January 2021.

Over the initial eight years of the 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.

Keolis Downer is a joint venture between Keolis, the largest private sector French transport group, and Downer Rail, an Australian railway engineering company, that operates bus and tram services in Australia.

Ashurst was led by partner Alex Guy (Picture), who was assisted by partners Andrew Gay, Ratha Nabanidham and Nigel Deed, consultant Kim Broadbent, counsel Douglas Fung, senior associates Codie Gippel, Manisha Pannu and Chris Hall, and lawyers Eloise Moore, Marya Atmeh and Melany Wilson.

Involved fees earner: Kim Broadbent – Ashurst; Nigel Deed – Ashurst; Douglas Fung – Ashurst; Andrew Gay – Ashurst; Codie Gippel – Ashurst; Alex Guy – Ashurst; Chris Hall – Ashurst; Ratha Nabanidham – Ashurst; Manisha Pannu – Ashurst;

Law Firms: Ashurst;

Clients: Keolis Downer Pty Ltd.;

Author: Michael Patrini