Panorama Coaches

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Panorama Coaches
Parent Dineen Group
Headquarters Diamond Creek
Service area North-East Melbourne
Service type Bus & coach operator
Routes 4
Stations Diamond Creek
Eltham
Fleet 74 (May 2014)
Website www.panoramacoaches.com.au

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

History[edit]

In September 1949 Don Nugent and W McKenzie purchased Panorama Bus Service from H Jewell with route 699 from Belgrave to Upwey. The business was sold in August 1953 to Messrs Ashby and Jewell and for the next nine years, Nugent operated a taxi company. In November 1962 he purchased Boronia Bus Lines. A charter operation was established under the name Australian Rambler Coaches and the route services sold in September 1970 to Ventura Bus Lines.

In October 1985 Nugent became a shareholder in the Clipper Tours business in Sydney. The Australian Rambler livery was adopted and a few coaches transferred.

In January 1989 Australian Rambler Coaches was sold to Cobb & Co with Nugent retaining a few coaches and reactivating the Panorama Coaches name.[1] In October 1990 Panorama Coaches was sold to the Dineen Group with 13 buses and coaches.[2][3]

In May 1991 Hurstbridge Coaches was purchased by the Dineen Group.[4] Both operations were later consolidated under the Panorama Coaches name.

Routes[edit]

Fleet[edit]

As at May 2014 the fleet consisted of 74 buses and coaches.[5] Fleet livery is white with maroon and blue stripes.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Australian Rambler" Australian Bus Panorama 4/5 March 1989 page 34
  2. ^ "Panorama Coaches" Australian Bus Panorama 6/5 January 1991 page 49
  3. ^ "Panorama Coaches" Australian Bus Panorama 6/7 March 1991 page 40
  4. ^ "Hurstbridge Coaches" Australian Bus Panorama 7/1 August 1991 page 34
  5. ^ Dineen Group - Panorama Coaches Australian Bus Fleet Lists

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