The contract began at the end of August and runs until December 2023, covering the first five years of operations with an option for a five-year extension.

The contract encompasses all day-to-day operation of the system, together with maintenance of facilities, rolling stock and infrastructure.

Transdev will subcontract maintenance of the tram fleet to Brookville Equipment, which is supplying five Liberty LRVs for the project. Delivery of the first vehicle is scheduled for December.

System testing on the first phase will take place between March and June 2018, with revenue services due to commence in November 2018. Revenue services will begin on the Lakefront Line in November 2019.