Transdev Perth

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Central Area Transit liveried Volgren bodied Mercedes-Benz OC500LE in October 2005
Parent Transdev Australasia
Founded 29 September 1996
Service area Perth
Service type Bus services
Depots 8
Fleet 483 (December 2013)
Website www.transdevwa.com.au

Transdev Perth is an Australian bus company operating services in Perth under contract to Transperth. It is a subsidiary of Transdev.

History[edit]

JW Bolton bodied Renault PR180.2 in November 2006

On 29 September 1996 Southern Cross Transit commenced operating services in the Rockingham area from depots in Mandurah and Rockingham with 57 Mercedes-Benz and Renault buses.[1][2][3] In July 1998 the Central Area Transit and Fremantle area services were added.[4] Southern Cross Transit was owned by Victorian bus operators the Donric Group and Skybus Super Shuttle.[5]

In 1999 it was sold to National Express[6] who in September 2004 sold it to Connex.[7][8] It was rebranded as Veolia Transport and in July 2013 as Transdev Perth.

As at December 2013 Path Transit operate the Central Area Transit, Joondalup, Fremantle, Rockingham area contracts.[9][10]

Fleet[edit]

As at December 2013 the fleet consists of 483 buses.[11] In August 1997 two Denning double decker coaches were acquired from AAT Kings and Australian Pacific Touring to operate a Mandurah to Perth service.[12]

Depots[edit]

Transdev Perth operate eight depots in East Perth, Joondalup, Mandurah, Nowergup, Palmyra, Perth, Rockingham and Wangara.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Additional contract areas" Australian Bus Panorama 12/1 August 1996 page 28
  2. ^ "New operators take over" Fleetline November 1996 page 206
  3. ^ "Competitive Tendering" Australian Bus Panorama 12/3 December 1996 pages 24-26
  4. ^ "Metrobus Tenders Announced" Australian Bus Panorama 14/1 August 1998 page 29
  5. ^ "Contracted Operations" Australian Bus Panorama issue 12/2 October 1996 page 33
  6. ^ "Change of Contractor Ownership" Australian Bus Panorama 15/1 August 1999 page 39
  7. ^ Connex pursues further development in Australia Connex 7 September 2004
  8. ^ National Express sells buses The Age (Melbourne) 22 September 2004
  9. ^ About Us Transperth
  10. ^ Annual Report June 2013 Transperth
  11. ^ Transdev Bus Australia
  12. ^ "Deckers for Southern Coast" Australian Bus Panorama 13/2 October 1997 page 28

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