Transdev Sydney’s passionate support for the city’s annual Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras was on show for all to see during the recent festival.

The Sydney Light Rail operator teamed up with Transport for New South Wales to cover one of its new trams in a Mardi Gras-themed rainbow wrap at the Randwick Stabling Yard.

The tram ran along the L2 Randwick and L3 Kingsford Lines in early March ahead of the Mardi Gras parade, promoting the supportive message, “Together We Rise,” the theme of this year’s event.

Transdev also fitted trams on the L1 Dulwich Hill Line, with rainbow posters and decals on the inside of carriages in what’s become a traditional annual gesture by the global transportation giant.

Light Rail Customer Service Officers happily handed out popular “Ride with Pride” stickers to commuters in the lead-up to the parade – held this year inside the Sydney Cricket Ground on Saturday 6 March – whilst some Transdev staff participated in the official Mardi Gras celebrations.

Transdev is a proud, equal opportunity employer and recently received a Workplace Gender Equality Agency “Employer of Choice for Gender Equality” citation for a third successive year, in 2021.

The Employer of Choice for Gender Equality (EOCGE) citation is a voluntary leading-practice recognition program designed to encourage, recognise and promote organisations’ active commitment to achieving gender equality in Australian workplaces.

Transdev Sydney Managing Director, Arsene Durand-Raucher, said the light rail company is very proud of its diverse workforce and formally supports the city’s LGBTQI+ community through its Corporate Social Responsibility; and Diversity and Inclusion strategies.

“Our employees represent all parts of the globe and all walks of life,” Mr Durand-Raucher said, “We reflect the community in which we operate.

“That’s why we’re proud to play our part in the celebrations with such colourful, high-profile trams supporting the cause through the streets of Sydney.”