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New joint venture wins Central Coast bus contract

BREAKING: Two well-known Aussie operators have combined in a joint venture to run a Central Coast contract

A newly formed joint venture between iconic Australian operators Red Bus and CDC NSW have won a bid to operate bus services on the Central Coast.

Both Red Bus and CDC have announced the joint venture, which was successful in its bid to operate the Outer Metropolitan Bus Service Contract Region 7. 

Operating as Red Bus CDC NSW, the joint venture will aim to provide safe and reliable services to communities across the Central Coast including The Entrance, Gosford, Wyong and surrounding areas. 

Red Bus Services has provided transport solutions for more than 80 years to the Central Coast, while CDC is a well-known Australian operator. Importantly, this joint venture will support the ongoing Shore family legacy well into the future. 

“We have a proud history of service to our community and we are so thrilled to continue the Red Bus legacy by joining with CDC NSW,” Red Bus Services managing director John Shore says.

“We are better together and importantly this joint venture allows us to honour our 80-plus-year history by continuing to provide our community with safe and reliable transport solutions well into the future.” 

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CDC NSW CEO David Mead also welcomed the new joint venture on the Central Coast contract.

“We are excited to be working with Red Bus Services to deliver these vital services to the communities they have served faithfully for more than 80 years,” Mead says.

“We have a strong background in bus operations on a national scale with systems, tools and processes needed to meet and deliver Transport for NSW requirements for operators and our customers. We are incredibly proud to be delivering this contract with Red Bus.” 

CDC NSW operates four Outer Metropolitan Bus Service Contract regions and two Metropolitan regions and has worked with many operators across Australia over the past 18 years. This tender win builds upon successful tender wins for CDC NSW over the past 12 months. 

Awarded by the New South Wales government, this contract with Red Bus CDC NSW is worth more than$200 million and will start from July 7, running over eight years. 

This contract will also expand CDC NSW’s operations to employ more than 2,500 people in New South Wales. 

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