Greyhound Resources has secured two contracts to provide bus services for mining companies in Australia’s north.
The contracts will see the company provide transport for Energy Resources of Australia between Darwin and Jabiru, and for a liquefied natural gas operator in Gladstone, Queensland.
The deals mark the first time Greyhound will operate in the Gladstone region, while also broadening the company’s existing presence in the Northern Territory.
In Gladstone, Greyhound will provide eight daily services carrying up to 50,000 passengers that will travel over 300,000 kilometres each year. The agreement comes under a “three plus two-year contract.”
Greyhound Australia chief executive officer Alex de Waal said the company’s entrance into Gladstone was part of the expansion of its Queensland network.
“Securing this partnership (in Gladstone) is an important step for our operations in Queensland,” he said
“We already operate with partners in the Mackay, Bowen Basin, Rockhampton and Blackwater regions, and Gladstone is a natural extension of this footprint in the Queensland resources sector”
Operations in Rangers Mine, at Jabiru, Northern Territory, will allow Greyhound to provide 12 daily services carrying up to 15,000 passengers under a three-year contract.
“This will see the Greyhound Resources business operating for the first time in this region, being an important addition to our current express/tourism operations in the Northern Territory,” de Wall said.
“Greyhound Resources is committed to setting new safety standards in the coach transport sector, which we believe has been recognised in the assessment and awarding of these contracts.”