Ireland’s National Transport Authority (NTA) and the Railway Procurement Agency (RPA) has awarded a new five-year €150m Luas operation contract to Transdev Dublin Light Rail.
This project aims to maintain the Luas infrastructure and rolling stock through a number of contract replacements, as well as innovative initiatives for safety and combating fraud.
The existing Luas operation contract will expire on 28 September. The new contract will be effective from as of 29 September and will expire in 2019.
RPA acting chief executive Rory O’Connor and NTA chief executive Gerry Murphy jointly said: "Transdev submitted a very strong proposal in terms of both price and quality.
"Luas customers can look forward to some significant positive changes in their Luas journey in the coming year."
Serving 30 million passengers in 2013, Dublin’s Luas network is composed of two light rail lines and covers three million kilometres a year.
Transdev CEO Jean-Marc Janaillac said: Renewal of this important contract is the result of the work done by Transdev over the past ten years."
"With RPA, we have built a customised and inventive offer that guarantees reliability, safety, punctuality and continuously improved service."
Image: Transdev Group has been contracted to operate the Lucas network in Dublin. Photo: courtesy of Christophe Majani d’Inguimber.