Sunbus Sunshine Coast

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Sunbus Volvo B12BLE with Bustech VST body.jpg
Bustech bodied Volvo B12BLE at Sunshine Plaza in June 2006
Parent Transit Australia Group
Founded 1995
Service area Sunshine Coast
Service type Bus operator
Routes 25
Hubs Kawana Shoppingworld
Noosa Heads
Noosa Junction
Sunshine Plaza
University of the Sunshine Coast
Stations Landsborough
Nambour
Depots 2
Fleet 95 (April 2014)
Website www.sunbus.com.au

Sunbus is an Australian operator of bus services on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland. It operates 25 services under contract to the Government of Queensland under the TransLink banner.

History[edit]

In 1995 Harry Blundred, the proprietor of Thames Transit in the United Kingdom, was awarded the operating rights to route services in the Sunshine Coast region, taking over the services around Caloundra and Maroochydore that had been provided by Sunshine Coast Coaches.[1] In 1996 Tewantin Bus Service was purchased with the services between Maroochydore and Noosa.[2]

As part of the deal Sunbus was also responsible for the operation of school bus services in the region, however these were sold in 1997 to fellow British bus operator Stagecoach.[3][4]

In April 2008 Blundred sold Sunbus Sunshine Coast along with the other Sunbus operations to Transit Australia Group.[5]

Routes[edit]

Sunbus operate 25 services under contract to the Government of Queensland under the TransLink banner.[6]

Route From To Via
600 Caloundra Sunshine Plaza Currimundi, Kawana Shoppingworld & Mooloolaba
602 Caloundra Sunshine Plaza Currimundi, Kawana Shoppingworld & Mountain Creek
603 Bellavista Corbould Park Caloundra, Aroona & Currimundi
605 Caloundra Landsborough station Currimundia
607 Caloundra bus station University of the Sunshine Coast Currimundi, Parrearra & Bundilla
609 Caloundra Pelican Waters Golden Beach
610 Sunshine Plaza Nambour station Woombye
612 Maroochydore Nambour station Bli Bli
614 Kawana Shoppingworld Sunshine Plaza Mountain Creek & Buderim
615 Maroochydore Landsborough Mooloolaba & University of the Sunshine Coast
616 Maroochydore University of the Sunshine Coast Alexandra Headland & Buderim
617 Sunshine Plaza Sippy Downs Buderim & University of the Sunshine Coast
618 Kawana Shoppingworld Sippy Downs Mountain Creek
619 Kawana Shoppingworld Sunshine Plaza Alexandra Headland
620 Sunshine Plaza Noosa Heads Marcoola, Peregian & Sunshine Beach
622 Maroochydore Noosa Junction Sunshine Coast Airport, Coolum, Peregian Springs & Noosa Civic
626 Sunrise Beach Tewantin Noosa Junction & Noosa Heads
627 Sunshine Beach Tewantin Noosa Junction & Noosa Heads
628 Noosa Junction Parklands Noosa Civic & Tewantin
629 Noosa Junction Tewantin Noosa Heads, Noosaville & Noosa Civic
630 Noosa Junction Nambour station Eumundi
631 Noosa Junction Nambour station Tewantin, Cooroy, Eumundi & Yandina
632 Noosa Junction Cooran Tewantin, Cooroy & Pomona
636 University of the Sunshine Coast Nambour station Buderim, & Woombye station
639 Nambour Nambour town loop service

Fleet[edit]

Sunbus introduced a fleet of Mercedes-Benz Vario midibuses and Toyota Coaster minibuses. These have since been replaced by Bustech bodied Volvo B12BLEs and Bustech MDi and XDis.

As at April 2014 the fleet consisted of 95 buses.[7] Sunbus introduced a light blue livery. This has been replaced by the TransLink livery of white body, green ends, a green and blue wavy stripe down each side and the TransLink logo toward the back.

Depot[edit]

Sunbus operate depots in Caloundra and Marcoola.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Private Operators" Fleetline July 1995 page 237
  2. ^ "Tewantin Bus Service" Australian Bus Panorama 12/3 December 1996 page 53
  3. ^ "Private Operators" Australian Bus Panorama 13/1 August 1997 page 22
  4. ^ Buslink Australian Bus Fleet Lists
  5. ^ Merger of minds Australasian Bus & Coach July 2009
  6. ^ A new bus network is on the way for the Sunshine Coast TransLink November 2013
  7. ^ Sunbus Australian Bus Fleet Lists

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