Moonee Valley Coaches

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Moonee Valley Coaches
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Pressed Metal Corporation Australia bodied Metrotec Delta 16.210 in Essendon in April 2013
Parent Higginson family
Founded 1964
Headquarters Tullamarine
Service area North Melbourne
Service type Bus & coach operator
Routes 2
Stations Essendon
Fleet 30 (November 2013)
Website www.mooneevalleybus.com.au

Moonee Valley Coaches is a bus and coach operator in Melbourne, Australia. As a Melbourne bus company, it operates two bus routes under contract to the Government of Victoria.

History[edit]

In 1964 Ray Higginson bought a bus serving Dawson Street, Brunswick. By 1966 the business was named Moonee Valley Bus Lines, and in 1969 a partnership with Joe Bellafiori was formed.

Charter services commenced in 1968, expanding to Australia wide touring and camping tours in 1970 when the first new dedicated charter coach was bought. The early 1970s saw more expansion with the purchase of Nuline Bus Service, Caulfield. In 1985 the partnership was dissolved with Bellafiori taking Nuline Bus Service and Higginson Moonee Valley. In 1987 Cunningham Bus Lines was purchased with route 503 Essendon station - Brunswick East.[1][2]

Routes[edit]

Route From To Via Notes
503 Essendon East Brunswick Albion Street [3]
506 Moonee Ponds Westgarth Brunswick [4]

Fleet[edit]

As at November 2013 the fleet consisted of 30 buses and coaches.[5] Fleet livery is white with red stripes and blue signwriting.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Victorian Buses in the Eighties" Australian Bus Panorama 6/8 May 1991 page 14
  2. ^ Melbourne Metropolitan Bus Operators and Fleet Listings. Melbourne: Bus & Coach Society of Victoria. 1991. p. 40. 
  3. ^ "503 - Essendon - East Brunswick via Albion Street". Public Transport Victoria. Retrieved 24 May 2013. 
  4. ^ "506 - Moonee Ponds - Westgarth Station via Brunswick". Public Transport Victoria. Retrieved 24 May 2013. 
  5. ^ "Moonee Valley Coaches & Expo Travel, Tullamarine". Australian Bus Fleet Lists. Bus Australia. Retrieved 24 May 2013. 

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