Sita Buslines

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Sita Buslines
Sita-bus-middle-footscray.jpg
Volgren bodied Volvo B10M in June 2006
Parent George Sita
Founded January 1972
Headquarters West Footscray
Service area Western Melbourne
Service type Bus & coach operator
Routes 16
Hubs Altona Gate Shopping Centre
Brimbank Central Shopping Centre
Highpoint Shopping Centre
Stations Footscray
Laverton
Melton
Sunshine
Williamstown
Yarraville
Fleet 183 (April 2014)
Website www.sitabus.com.au

Sita Buslines is a privately owned bus and coach operator in Melbourne, Australia. As a Melbourne bus company, it operates 16 bus routes under contract to the Government of Victoria.

History[edit]

In 1966 Frank Bono and George Sita purchased route 406 Footscray - East Keilor. In 1968 Sita sold his share to Bono.[1] In January 1972 Sita purchased Graingers Bus Lines with route 472 Moonee Ponds Junction - Williamstown Beach. Subsequently purchased were Murrays Coaches in 1975, Nidis in 1979, West Newport Bus Service in November 1980, Sunshine Bus Lines in April 1982 and Starline Coaches in 1985.[2][3][4]

Sita commenced coach operations in 1982 initially with second hand Dennings before building up a large Austral Tourmaster fleet from 1984.[3][5] In 1995 Sita purchased the Coachtrans coach operation on the Gold Coast and commenced operations in Sydney.[6] These latter has since ceased.

Routes[edit]

Fleet[edit]

As at April 2014 the fleet consisted of 183 buses and coaches.[7] Sita's bus livery is white at the top and fawn at the bottom with an orange stripe. A special orange, white and black livery is seen on buses dedicated to the 401 shuttle. Coaches were painted in a red, yellow and white livery, but are now painted white.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Firefly" Fleetline November 1990 page 171
  2. ^ Tilley, Bruce (1984). Melbourne Private Bus Fleets Vol 1. Berverley South Australia: Railmac Publications. p. 33. ISBN 0 949817 34 1. 
  3. ^ a b "Victorian Buses in the Eighties" Australian Bus Panorama issue 6/2 September 1990 page 13
  4. ^ Melbourne Metropolitan Bus Operators and Fleet Listings. Melbourne: Bus & Coach Society of Victoria. 1991. p. 59. 
  5. ^ "Victorian Buses in the Eighties" Australian Bus Panorama issue 6/4 November 1990 page 5
  6. ^ "Sita" Australian Bus Panorama issue 11/6 March 1996 page 39
  7. ^ Sita Bus Lines Australian Bus Fleet Lists

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