Australian bus company has declared to enter Singapore Market to compete with SMRT & SBS

May 26, 2014

SINGAPORE – Following the federal government’s announcement of a bus system overhaul, an Australian bus firm has declared that it intends to enter the Singapore market and can quickly be establishing an workplace right here.

Tower Transit, which was based in Perth, Australia has a number of different investments into overseas bus methods together with the operation of over four hundred busses in London and its mum or dad firm runs 500 buses in Perth.

It is at present displaying an curiosity within the quickly to be introduced route packages that the LTA might be opening up for tender over the subsequent few years.

The new bus system overhaul will contain the federal government shopping for over all bus infrastructure after which contracting out the rights to function sure route packages to non-public corporations.

Under the brand new system personal corporations neednt purchase buses or construct costly infrastructue to enter the market and there can be extra competitors amongst suppliers to get the contracts to function the routes.

Tower Transit Chairman Mr Neil Smith is in Singapore on a enterprise journey and he defined that the corporate might be establishing an workplace right here subsequent month. It hopes to convey a few of its London employees to take care of operations right here and also will be hiring Singaporeans to help it to create a bid group prepared to leap in when LTA opens tenders.

Mr Smith stated that that is the primary time his firm is increasing into Asia however given Singapore’s secure setting and strong authorized framework, it is a perfect market to start out enlargement.

Talking extra about what must be completed, Mr Smith stated that the corporate’s first precedence is to arrange an workplace and construct its presence right here whereas additionally learning the bus routes and necessities corresponding to hiring bus drivers.


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