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Transdev
Transdev
Brisbane
Brisbane
Ferries (formerly Metrolink Queensland & TransdevTSL
TransdevTSL
Brisbane
Brisbane
Ferries) is the operator of the Brisbane
Brisbane
City Council's ferry network under the TransLink integrated public transport scheme on the Brisbane
Brisbane
River.

Contents

1 History 2 Services

2.1 CityCat 2.2 CityFerry

3 Fleet

3.1 CityCat

3.1.1 First generation 3.1.2 Second generation 3.1.3 Third generation

3.2 CityFerry

4 Ferry network

4.1 Wharves 4.2 Wharves damage

5 See also 6 References 7 External links

History[edit]

The CityCat
CityCat
and CityFerry
CityFerry
flotilla returning to the Brisbane
Brisbane
River following the January 2011 floods

In August 1991, River Connections took over the operation of Brisbane City Council's fleet of Cityferries. CityCat
CityCat
services began in November 1996 with six vessels, each capable of carrying 149 passengers, with two further vessels added to the fleet in 1998.[2] In December 1998 services east of Norman Park were withdrawn.[3] In November 2003, Metrolink Queensland (a joint venture between Transdev
Transdev
and Transfield Services) was contracted to operate CityCat and Cityferry services for seven years.[4] In 2004, when Translink was established, the first second generation CityCat
CityCat
(Beenung-urrung) was introduced and passenger numbers increased by 26%. Late 2004 saw the restructuring of the Cityferry network which included more late night services. In response to the 31% increase in demand for CityCat
CityCat
services in 2005, another second generation CityCat
CityCat
(Tunamun) was introduced. In January 2007, services were reinstated to Apollo Road.[4] In 2008, Metrolink Queensland was rebranded as TransdevTSL
TransdevTSL
Brisbane Ferries, to align with the TransdevTSL
TransdevTSL
branding of Transdev
Transdev
and Transfield joint ventures across Australia. Also in 2008, three new CityCats (Meeandah, Wilwinpa and Ya-wa-gara) were launched and the Apollo Road wharf was reopened. In 2009 and 2010, three new CityCats (Mahreel, Kuluwin and Gootcha) were added to the fleet. Early 2010 saw the introduction of three express services during morning peak times. The second and third generation vessels have a capacity of 162 passengers.[4][5] In November 2010, a new contract for 10 years commenced.[6] In December 2010 the joint venture was dissolved with Transfield Services selling its shares to Transdev.[7] All services were suspended on 10 January 2011 due to severe weather prior to the 2011 Brisbane
Brisbane
floods.[8] While the CityCat
CityCat
and ferry fleet escaped damage by mooring downstream at the Rivergate Marina or Manly harbour, much of the infrastructure was damaged or destroyed by the floods, causing services to be cancelled indefinitely.[9] Partial CityCat
CityCat
and CityFerry
CityFerry
services recommenced on 14 February 2011, using fifteen repaired wharves.[10] Six of the remaining wharves opened using rescued and repaired pontoons on 18 April 2011.[11][12] In 2010, Transfield sold its 50% share in TransdevTSL, and all TransdevTSL
TransdevTSL
operations including Brisbane
Brisbane
Ferries became 100% Transdev owned. In March 2011, Transdev
Transdev
merged with Veolia Transport
Veolia Transport
(parent of Veolia Transport
Veolia Transport
Queensland) to form Veolia Transdev. The upgraded West End was opened at the end of July 2011.[13] A new terminal at Northshore Hamilton opened in October 2011.[14] In order to revitalise patronage on the inner city ferry route, the council converted it into a free service targeted at tourists in 2012.[15] As part of this change, three of the existing fleet of ferries were painted red to be dedicated to the route, named CityHopper.[16] In July 2013, Veolia Transdev
Transdev
was renamed back to Transdev
Transdev
(with a different logo). As part of the rebranding, TransdevTSL
TransdevTSL
Brisbane Ferries was rebranded as Transdev
Transdev
Brisbane
Brisbane
Ferries, and became a subsidiary of Transdev
Transdev
Australasia.[17] Since 2016, Transdev
Transdev
Brisbane
Brisbane
Ferries and Transdev Queensland
Transdev Queensland
(buses in Brisbane) share the same website and the brand Transdev
Transdev
Brisbane, but remain distinct and separate operations. Services[edit] CityCat[edit] CityCat
CityCat
services operate from University of Queensland to Northshore Hamilton calling at West End, Guyatt Park, Regatta, Milton, North Quay, South Bank, QUT Gardens Point, Riverside, Sydney Street, Mowbray Park, New Farm
New Farm
Park, Hawthorne, Bulimba, Teneriffe, Bretts Wharf
Bretts Wharf
and Apollo Road. Not all CityCat
CityCat
services stop all stops, with some peak time express services operating.[18] CityFerry[edit] CityFerry
CityFerry
services operate the inner city and Cross River Ferry services have less than three stops.[19] Fleet[edit] As at June 2015, Transdev
Transdev
Brisbane
Brisbane
Ferries's fleet consisted of 21 CityCats and nine CityFerries.[20] The fleet has grown in size to cater for the significant increase in patronage on CityCat
CityCat
ferry services (by 88% in the last six years).[21] CityCat[edit] The CityCat
CityCat
vessels are catamarans, and named after the Aboriginal place names for various parts of the Brisbane
Brisbane
River and adjacent areas (with the exception of the 19th CityCat, the Spirit of Brisbane, which honours the 2011 flood recovery volunteers[22]). The entire CityCat fleet is fitted with WiFi allowing access to eduroam, TransLink timetable information and Brisbane
Brisbane
City Council's website.[23] First generation[edit]

Name MMSI Builder Launched Namesake Reference Wrap Theme Image

Kurilpa 503575300 Brisbane
Brisbane
Ship Constructions November 1996 West End [2]

Mirbarpa 503575600 Brisbane
Brisbane
Ship Constructions November 1996 Indooroopilly [2] Brisbane
Brisbane
Broncos rugby league team

Barrambin 503575500 Brisbane
Brisbane
Ship Constructions November 1996 Breakfast Creek [2]

Tugulawa 503575400 Brisbane
Brisbane
Ship Constructions November 1996 Bulimba [2] Brisbane
Brisbane
Bandits baseball team

Mianjin 503575800 Brisbane
Brisbane
Ship Constructions December 1996 Gardens Point [2]

Binkinba 503575700 Brisbane
Brisbane
Ship Constructions December 1996 New Farm [2]

Mooroolbin 503575900 Brisbane
Brisbane
Ship Constructions October 1998 Hamilton Sandbank [2] "Team Brisbane" wrap designed by artist Debra Hood for the 2016 Team Brisbane
Brisbane
CityCat
CityCat
Wrap competition

Baneraba 503576100 Brisbane
Brisbane
Ship Constructions December 1998 Toowong [2] Brisbane
Brisbane
Global Rugby Tens tournament

Second generation[edit]

Name MMSI Builder Launched Namesake Reference Wrap Theme Image

Beenung-urrung 503576200 Norman R Wright & Sons August 2004 Highgate Hill [24] Brisbane
Brisbane
Lions AFL team

Tunamun 503576300 Norman R Wright & Sons June 2005 Petries Bight [25] Brisbane
Brisbane
Roar Football Club (soccer)

Meeandah 503576400 Norman R Wright & Sons February 2008 Meeandah

Wilwinpa 503576500 Norman R Wright & Sons June 2008 obervatory [26] Brisbane
Brisbane
Heat Twenty20 cricket team

Ya-wa-gara 503576600 Norman R Wright & Sons November 2008 Breakfast Creek [27] Brisbane
Brisbane
International tennis tournament

Mahreel 503576700 Norman R Wright & Sons April 2009 Spring Hill [28] 2018 Commonwealth Games

Third generation[edit]

Name MMSI Builder Launched Namesake Reference Wrap Theme Image

Kuluwin 503576800 Norman R Wright & Sons February 2010 Wooloowin [29]

Gootcha 503576900 Norman R Wright & Sons July 2010 Toowong [30] Based on artist Judy Watson's 1998 artwork 'Shoal'

Walan 503577100 Norman R Wright & Sons December 2010 Herston

Anzac centenary commemoration

Mudherri 503577200 Norman R Wright & Sons July 2011 Murarrie [13] Queensland Reds
Queensland Reds
rugby union team

Spirit of Brisbane 503586200 Norman R Wright & Sons October 2011

[31] Commemorates the city's recovery following the 2011 Brisbane
Brisbane
floods.

Nar-dha 503017210 Norman R Wright & Sons November 2014 Nudgee [32] The 2014 G20 Brisbane
Brisbane
summit

Gilwunpa 503025670 Norman R Wright & Sons June 2015 Nundah [33] Queensland Firebirds

CityFerry[edit]

CityFerry
CityFerry
with single deck

CityHopper with upper deck

CityFerry
CityFerry
covers a smaller area than the CityCat
CityCat
ferry service with stops spaced closer together, and is operated with monohull ferries, varying slightly in appearance.

Bulimba Lucinda Koopa Otter Mermaid Doomba Gayundah Kalparrin John Oxley

Ferry network[edit] This is a list of the suburban ferry wharves operating along the Brisbane
Brisbane
River. The wharves are given in geographical order, heading upstream. Wharves[edit]

River Plaza ferry wharf, 2010

Northshore Hamilton Apollo Road Bretts Wharf Bulimba Teneriffe Hawthorne New Farm
New Farm
Park Norman Park Mowbray Park Sydney Street Dockside Holman Street Riverside Eagle Street Pier Thornton Street River Plaza South Bank 3 QUT Gardens Point South Bank 1 & 2 North Quay Milton Regatta Guyatt Park West End University of Queensland

Wharves damage[edit]

Damaged West End ferry wharf, 2011

In January 2011, all of the wharves were damaged or destroyed during the Brisbane
Brisbane
floods and the services were suspended indefinitely. Ten wharves had minor damage (Bretts Wharf, Apollo Road, Teneriffe, Bulimba, Hawthorne, New Farm
New Farm
Park, Mowbray Park, Dockside, Riverside, Guyatt Park), six had moderate damage (Norman Park, Eagle Street Pier, Thornton Street, River Plaza, South Bank 3, South Bank 1 & 2) and seven required rebuilding (Sydney Street, Holman Street, QUT Gardens Point, North Quay, Regatta, West End, University of Queensland).[34] No ferries were lost.[35] It was expected that the infrastructure repairs would take months to replace.[36] Temporary facilities were operating at most terminals by mid-April 2011.[37] See also[edit]

Transport in Brisbane

Brisbane
Brisbane
portal

References[edit]

^ " Transdev
Transdev
Australia strengthens executive" (PDF). Travsdev Australasia. 4 October 2017. Archived (PDF) from the original on 14 March 2018. Retrieved 28 March 2018.  ^ a b c d e f g h i Brisbane
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CityCats Archived 26 February 2015 at the Wayback Machine. BSC Marine ^ Wind of change has no mercy on ferry The Courier Mail
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4 December 1998 ^ a b c Our History Archived 3 May 2015 at the Wayback Machine. Transdev ^ CityCat
CityCat
Timetable Transdev
Transdev
Brisbane
Brisbane
Ferries 15 June 2015 ^ Transfield Services JV wins 150 million renewal of Brisbane
Brisbane
CityCat and CityFerries contract Archived 15 December 2013 at the Wayback Machine. Transfield Services 15 September 2010 ^ Half Year Report 31 December 2010 Archived 15 December 2013 at the Wayback Machine. Transfield Services ^ O'Loan, James (11 January 2011). " CityCat
CityCat
and ferry services still suspended on Brisbane
Brisbane
River". The Courier-Mail. Archived from the original on 14 January 2011. Retrieved 14 January 2011.  ^ "CityCats: Long wait for restart". The Courier-Mail. 14 January 2011. p. 11. Archived from the original on 14 January 2011. Retrieved 14 January 2011.  ^ "January 2011 flood event - CityCat
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and CityFerry
CityFerry
services". Brisbane
Brisbane
City Council. Archived from the original on 2 March 2011. Retrieved 14 February 2011.  ^ Sarah Vogler (18 April 2011). "All CityCat
CityCat
terminals except West End get back on deck". The Courier-Mail. p. 8. Archived from the original on 18 April 2011. Retrieved 18 April 2011.  ^ Spencer Howson, Melanie Arnost (14 April 2011). "More CityCat terminals opening soon". Breakfast. 612 ABC Brisbane. Archived from the original on 24 September 2012. Retrieved 18 April 2011.  ^ a b Calligeros, Marissa (25 July 2011). " CityCat
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terminal to plumb new depths". Brisbane
Brisbane
Times. Archived from the original on 25 February 2013. Retrieved 29 October 2013.  ^ Calligeros, Marissa (26 September 2011). "New CityCat
CityCat
terminal to open on Sunday". Brisbane
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Times. Archived from the original on 24 February 2013. Retrieved 29 October 2013.  ^ Moore, Tony (22 April 2012). "Quirk pledges to take ferry commuters for a free ride". Brisbane
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Brisbane
Ferries ^ CityFerry
CityFerry
timetable Archived 20 December 2016 at the Wayback Machine. Transdev
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Ferries ^ Fast Facts Archived 27 February 2015 at the Wayback Machine. Transdev
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Ferries ^ " CityCat
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Terminal Expansion Project". Brisbane
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honours Brisbane's flood heroes". Brisbane
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and ferry services". Archived from the original on 2 March 2011. Retrieved 11 December 2011.  ^ Griffith, Chris (2 August 2004). "Supercat's launch barely raises a ripple". The Courier-Mail. p. 4. Archived from the original on 1 March 2016. Retrieved 29 October 2013.  ^ Kennedy, Julian (22 June 2005). "Ferry fever catching". Brisbane City News (1 ed.). p. 12. Archived from the original on 12 August 2017. Retrieved 29 October 2013.  ^ Robinson, Georgina (23 June 2008). "New CityCat
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Times. Archived from the original on 12 August 2017. Retrieved 29 October 2013.  ^ Waters, Georgia (13 November 2008). "Lucky 13 as Rice launches newest CityCat". Brisbane
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Times. Archived from the original on 5 March 2016. Retrieved 29 October 2013.  ^ Moore, Tony (21 April 2009). "CityCats to get military-style cameras". Brisbane
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Times. Archived from the original on 23 September 2015. Retrieved 29 October 2013.  ^ Moore, Tony (18 February 2010). "CityCats go express". Brisbane Times. Archived from the original on 23 September 2015. Retrieved 29 October 2013.  ^ Moore, Tony (2 July 2010). "New CityCat
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terminal damage". Brisbane
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External links[edit]

Transdev
Transdev
Brisbane
Brisbane
Ferries website

v t e

TransLink’s ferry network in South East Queensland

Ferry Wharves

CityCat

University of Queensland West End Guyatt Park Regatta North Quay South Bank 1 & 2 QUT Gardens Point Riverside Sydney Street Mowbray Park New Farm
New Farm
Park Hawthorne Bulimba Bretts Wharf Apollo Road Northshore Hamilton

Inner City Ferry

North Quay South Bank 3 Maritime Museum Thornton Street Eagle Street Pier Holman Street Dockside Sydney Street

Cross River Ferries

Bulimba

Bulimba Teneriffe

Norman Park

New Farm
New Farm
Park Norman Park

Holman Street

Thornton Street Eagle Street Pier Holman Street

v t e

Transdev

Africa

Rabat-Salé tramway

Asia

RATP Dev Transdev
Transdev
Asia (50%)

Hong Kong Tramways Manila Light Rail Mumbai Metro Seoul Subway Shenyang Modern Tram

Australasia

Buslink Vivo
Buslink Vivo
(50%) Harbour City Ferries Transdev
Transdev
Auckland Transdev
Transdev
Brisbane
Brisbane
Ferries Transdev
Transdev
Melbourne Transdev
Transdev
NSW Transdev
Transdev
Queensland Transdev
Transdev
Sydney Transdev
Transdev
WA Transdev
Transdev
Wellington

Europe

Luas TramMet Transdev
Transdev
Germany

Bayerische Oberlandbahn NordWestBahn
NordWestBahn
(64%) Transdev
Transdev
Sachsen-Anhalt Württembergische Eisenbahn-Gesellschaft

Transdev
Transdev
Netherlands

Connexxion
Connexxion
(86%)

Transdev
Transdev
Portugal

United Kingdom

Green Tomato Cars Nottingham City Transport
Nottingham City Transport
(18%) Transdev
Transdev
Blazefield

Blackburn Bus Company Burnley Bus Company Harrogate Bus Company Keighley Bus Company Rosso Yorkshire Coastliner

North America

Foothill Transit Limocar Nassau Inter-County Express Redding Area Bus Authority Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu public transit Tri-Rail Valley Line (from 2020) Valley Metro Bus Vine Transit York Region Transit

South America

Redbus Urbano TransMilenio

Pacific

Carsud

Former operations after merger

Metro do Porto MyBus Nord-Ostsee-Bahn Reolian Public Transport Co.
Reolian Public Transport Co.
(50% RATP Dev Transdev
Transdev
Asia) South West Coach Lines Thello
Thello
(33%) Transdev
Transdev
London Sovereign Tenerife Tram Veolia Transport
Veolia Transport
Central Europe Veolia Transport
Veolia Transport
Nederland Viva Rapid Transit

Former old Transdev
Transdev
operations prior to merger

Transdev
Transdev
London United Transdev
Transdev
Northern Blue Transdev
Transdev
TSL (50%)

Transdev
Transdev
Shorelink Yarra Trams

Tra

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