Moreland Buslines

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Moreland Buslines
Moreland - Austral Denning 'Majestic' bodied Volvo B12R.jpg
Austral Denning Majestic bodied Volvo B12R at Wagga Wagga station in July 2009
Founded 1955
Headquarters Coburg
Service area Northern Melbourne
Service type Bus & coach operator
Routes 2
Stations Essendon
Moreland
Fleet 44 (May 2014)
Chief executive Peter Wright
Website www.morelandtravel.com.au

Moreland Buslines is a privately owned 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 1955 Clarrie Wright began operating a Reo on routes 510 Melville Road – High Street and 511 North EssendonSydney Road along with six other operators. By 1969 Wright had bought out the other operators and formed Moreland Buslines.[1][2]

In 1973 the business of Thompson Roadlines was purchased with Moreland entering the coach charter market and later operating safari tours to Central Australia. In July 1985 Taranto Bus Lines was purchased with route 512 StrathmoreEast Coburg followed by Geographical Tours and Bakers Bus Lines.[2] In 1996 Landmark Tours was purchased and Moreland began to operate services under contract to Greyhound Pioneer Australia, a relationship that continues as at 2014.[1][3]

In 2007 the Wright family purchased a 50% in neighbouring Broadmeadows Bus Service, this was sold in 2011 to Dom Sita.[1]

Routes[edit]

Fleet[edit]

As at May 2014 the fleet consisted of 41 buses and coaches.[4] The fleet livery is off white with light and dark green stripes. As at May 2014 eight Scania coaches are painted in Greyhound Australia livery. These are used on services to Sydney and Brisbane.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Our History Moreland Bus
  2. ^ a b Melbourne Metropolitan Bus Operators and Fleet Listings. Melbourne: Bus & Coach Society of Victoria. 1991. p. 40. 
  3. ^ "Moreland BL" Australian Bus Panorama 11/9 June 1996 page 44
  4. ^ Moreland Buslines Australian Bus Fleet Lists

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