The state government has given a boost to the Lyndens, a company run by former Premier Tom Anderson, to run services from the state’s busiest train station to its new train depot.
Lynden has signed a deal to be able to take over and run services to and from the new station in Adelaide’s east, but there are concerns about the cost of the project, which could have a ripple effect across South Australia.
The new depot is expected to be ready by 2021 and is due to open next year.
Lyngen is a subsidiary of Transurban, a state-owned company, and it’s owned by the state government.
Lynda Anderson, who led the Lyngen team from 2014 to 2015, says the Lynda Anderson group will continue to invest in the Lyntra line as it gets into the future.
“We’re not looking at this as an expansion, it’s about delivering on the promise we made to the community, we believe the Lyns are the future of the Lyttons,” she said.
“They’re the future to this community, it’ll be a great journey and we’re very excited about what’s coming up.”
Lyndens spokesperson Nick Williams says the company is committed to maintaining its position as the region’s top transport operator.
“Lyndes focus is on delivering the best value for money to customers,” he said.
Lynny Anderson says the new Lyndenes services will not be impacted by the Lynnys closure.
“In the event that the Lynys are unable to meet our obligations, we will work with our customers to ensure they have the best possible service,” he says.
“While we will not operate any services from our new depot, we remain committed to the ongoing support of the community.”
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