US Bus Lines

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US Bus Lines
Parent Ventura Bus Lines
Founded 1921
Headquarters Monbulk
Service area Eastern Melbourne
Service type Bus operator
Routes 6
Destinations Mount Dandenong
Stations Belgrave
Croydon
Upper Ferntree Gully
Upwey station
Fleet 52 (December 2013)
Chief executive Andrew Cornwall
Website www.venturabus.com.au

US Bus Lines is a bus and coach operator in Melbourne, Australia. As a Melbourne bus company, it operates six bus routes under contract to the Government of Victoria.

History[edit]

In 1921 Belgrave United Motor Service was formed by Messrs Carter, Davies, Gayle and Hitchcock. The US Bus Lines was adopted later in the 1920s. The Olinda service was purchased from Tutt & Stone in 1925, and the Belgrave South service from W Parkin in April 1937. In May 1956 the Dandenong - Belgrave service was purchased from Dyson's Peninsula Motors and Panarama Bus Service from Mr Jewell in the early 1960s.[1]

In February 1972 the business was merged into Invicta United Bus Lines, but this arrangement was dissolved in September 1973. In September 1981 US Bus Lines was purchased by G Pulitano and in 2003 became part of the Pulitano Group.[1][2] In December 2009 US Bus Lines was sold to Ventura Bus Lines.

Routes[edit]

Fleet[edit]

As at December 2013 the fleet consisted of 52 buses.[3] Fleet livery is white with red and blue stripes.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Melbourne Metropolitan Bus Operators and Fleet Listings. Melbourne: Bus & Coach Society of Victoria. 1991. p. 54. 
  2. ^ Pulitanos form bus group Australasian Bus & Coach
  3. ^ Ventura Group - US Bus Lines Australian Bus Fleet Lists

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