Transdev NSW

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Transdev NSW
logo
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Volgren bodied Volvo B10M MK III still with Veolia logo at Central station in July 2013
Slogan Mobility inspired by you
Parent Transdev Australasia
Commenced operation February 1935
Headquarters Bankstown Airport
Service area North Shore, South & Western Sydney
Service type Bus services
Routes 86[1]
Depots Bankstown
Menai
Mount Kuring-gai
Revesby
South Granville
Taren Point
Fleet 438[1]
Website www.transdevnsw.com.au
www.shorelink.com.au/home.html

Transdev NSW is an Australian bus operator in the northern, southern and western suburbs of Sydney on behalf of Transport for New South Wales. It is a division of Transdev Australasia.[2]

History[edit]

Custom Coaches bodied Volvo B10M at Central station in July 2013
Bustech bodied Scania L94UB at Central station in July 2013

The origins of the company that is now Transdev NSW can be traced back to February 1935 when GH Ramsay commenced a bus service between Sutherland station and Woronora River. It was sold to Mayman Brothers in 1948 and Doug and Barry Smith in 1966 trading as Woronora Bus Company. Following the opening of the Alfords Point Bridge in September 1973 the service was extended to Padstow station. The operation was renamed Menai Bus Service.[3]

In August 1988 Menai Bus Service was purchased by Ron Deane who at the time operated Deanes Coaches on the North Shore. In March 1989 the Hurstville to Bankstown and Lugarno services of Peakhurst Coaches were purchased, although the latter was sold in August 1989 to Punchbowl Bus Company.[4][5] In July 1989 the business of Hadfields Bus Lines, Engadine were purchased and at this point, all the operations were rebranded as Southtrans.[3][6]

Other bus companies subsequently acquired were:[3]

In September 1999 Southtrans was sold to Connex and renamed Connex Southtrans.[3][14] It was renamed again to Connex NSW in 2002.[15] Due to the Sydney Metropolitan Bus Service Contracts that started in January 2005, some of the Baxter's Bus Lines were transferred to Connex and Transit First.[16]

In April 2006 the company was renamed Veolia Transport NSW as part of a global re-branding exercise.[17] Soon after, Veolia undertook a re-organisation and simplification of its route services across Region 13 in September 2006 and Region 10 in November 2007. However, many of the altered Region 10 bus routes were later restored to their original state due to a severe decline in passenger numbers and high levels of passenger complaints. The idea to make bus services "straighter" did not have a welcome reception with passengers who preferred convenience as opposed to speed for the sake of it on shorter routes.

In February 2007 Veolia bought out its Region 13 partner Transit First which included the transfer of 86 buses, 15 routes and the lease on the current Bankstown Airport depot.[10][11] This purchase also saw Veolia move their head office from Taren Point to Bankstown Airport. In January 2009 Region 11 operator Crowthers was purchased[12] followed in October 2011 by fellow Region 11 operator Caringbah Bus Service.[13]

In July 2013 the company was renamed Transdev NSW.[2] In 2014, fellow Transdev Australasia subsidiary Transdev Shorelink Buses, was absorbed into the Transdev NSW business.

Operations[edit]

Custom Coaches bodied Scania L94UB still with Transdev (pre-2011) logo at Central station in July 2013

Transdev NSW operates the Region 10, 11, 12 and 13 commuter bus services under contract to Transport for NSW.[18][19][20] Regions 10 services were already operated by the company (then Connex) since early 2000s. Region 11 and 13 services became fully operated by the company after the acquisition of other bus companies such as Transit First in the late 2000s and early 2010s. As a result, the smaller Region 11 was merged into the larger neighbouring Region 10. Transdev NSW also took responsibility for Transdev Shorelink Buses routes in Region 12 in 2014, resulting in Transdev NSW operating in both northern and southern Sydney.

In November 2012, Transdev Shorelink retained the contract to operate Region 12,[21][22] and this contract was passed on to Transdev NSW in 2014. Also in January 2013, Veolia were granted seven year extensions to their Region 10 and 13 contracts.[23]

Transdev NSW operates bus routes from depots at Bankstown Airport, Menai, Mount Kuring-gai, Revesby, South Granville and Taren Point. Transdev operates three of Sydney's Metrobus routes: M90 between Liverpool and Burwood, M91 between Hurstville and Parramatta and M92 between Sutherland and Parramatta. Transdev also operates two bus routes to the city: 594 from North Turramurra and 594H from Hornsby. Transdev operates free shuttle service 900 around Parramatta.

Fleet[edit]

As at March 2014 the fleet consisted of 437 buses.[1][24] Most of the buses have white liveries. Buses dedicated to the Metrobus operation (86 as at December 2013) have a red livery applied, while buses dedicated to free shuttle services have green liveries. Since 2010 the Transport for NSW white and blue livery progressively began to be applied to the bus fleet.

When the company was rebranded as Veolia in April 2006 the yellow fronts were repainted white. In 2010 the Transport for NSW white and blue livery progressively began to be applied to the bus fleet. Buses dedicated to the Metrobus operation (86 as at December 2013) have a red livery applied.

Current routes[edit]

Region 10 & 11[edit]

  • 452: Beverly Hills - Rockdale via Hurstville
  • 453: Rockdale - Percival Street, Bexley - Rockdale
  • 455: Kingsgrove - Kogarah/Rockdale Plaza via Hurstville
  • 922: Bankstown - East Hills via Milperra
  • 923: Bankstown - Panania via Revesby
  • 924: Bankstown - East Hills via Picnic Point
  • 925: Lidcombe - East Hills via Bankstown & Condell Park
  • 926: Bankstown - Revesby Heights
  • 927: Padstow - One Tree Point
  • 947: Hurstville - Kogarah via Dolls Point
  • 958: Hurstville - Rockdale Plaza via Carss Park
  • 959: Hurstville - Bald Face
  • 961: Miranda - Barden Ridge via Sutherland & Menai
  • 962: Cronulla - Bankstown via Sutherland, Menai, Illawong & Padstow (Route shared with M92 between Bankstown and Sutherland)
  • 963: Menai - Alfords Point
  • 965: Sutherland - Woronora
  • 967: Miranda - Como West via Oyster Bay & Jannali
  • 968: Miranda - Bonnet Bay via Kareela
  • 969: Cronulla - Sutherland
  • 970: Miranda - Hurstville via Sylvania Heights
  • 971: Cronulla - Hurstville via Miranda & Sylvania
  • 972: Miranda - Southgate
  • 973: Miranda - Yowie Bay
  • 974: Miranda - Gymea Bay via Gymea
  • 975: Miranda - Grays Point via Gymea
  • 976: Sutherland - Grays Point
  • 977: Miranda - Lilli Pilli via Caringbah
  • 978: Miranda - Port Hacking
  • 986: Miranda - North Miranda
  • 987: Cronulla - Kurnell
  • 988: Cronulla - Caringbah via Burraneer
  • 991: Sutherland - Heathcote via Engadine
  • 992: Engadine - Kingswood Road - Engadine
  • 993: Miranda - Woronora Heights via Sutherland & Engadine
  • 996: Engadine - Heathcote East
  • S5: Padstow - Milperra via Panania

Region 12[edit]

  • 556: East Killara - Lindfield or Killara
  • 558: Lindfield - Chatswood via East Lindfield & Roseville
  • 560: Gordon - West Pymble via West Gordon
  • 562: Gordon - Macquarie University
  • 565: Macquarie University - Chatswood via West Lindfield, Lindfield & UTS
  • 571: Turramurra - South Turramurra
  • 572: Turramurra - Macquarie University via South Turramurra and West Pymble
  • 573: Turramurra - Fox Valley via Warawee Valley & Sydney Adventist Hospital
  • 575: Hornsby Station - Macquarie University via Hornsby Hospital, North Turramurra, Turramurra & Pymble
  • 576: Wahroonga - North Wahroonga
  • 576T: North Wahroonga - Turramurra via North Turramurra
  • 577: Turramurra - North Turramurra or East Turramurra
  • 579: Pymble - East Turramurra
  • 582: Gordon - St Ives
  • 586: Pennant Hills - Westleigh via Thornleigh
  • 587: Hornsby - Westleigh via Normanhurst
  • 588: Hornsby - Normanhurst West via Normanhurst
  • 589: Hornsby - Sydney Adventist Hospital via Normanhurst, Woodlands Estate & Thornleigh ("SanLink")
  • 592: Brooklyn - Mooney Mooney
  • 594: North Turramurra to City via St Ives & Killara ("CityLink")
  • 594H: Hornsby - City via St Ives & Killara ("CityLink")
  • 595: Hornsby - Mount Colah via Hornsby North
  • 596: Hornsby - Hornsby Heights via McKay Road & Somerville Road
  • 597: Berowra - Hornsby via Berowra Heights
  • 598: Hornsby Station - Asquith via Hornsby North
  • 599: Berowra - Berowra Heights

Region 13[edit]

  • 901: Liverpool - Holsworthy via Wattle Grove
  • 902: Liverpool - Holsworthy via Moorebank
  • 902X: Route 902 connections at Holsworthy to Voyager Point, Pleasure Point & Sandy Point
  • 903: Liverpool - Chipping Norton - Liverpool
  • 904: Liverpool - Fairfield via Lansvale
  • 905: Bankstown - Fairfield via Georges Hall
  • 906: Fairfield - Parramatta via Guildford & Granville
  • 907: Bankstown - Parramatta via Bass Hill & Woodville Road
  • 908: Bankstown - Merrylands via Regents Park, Auburn & South Granville
  • 909: Bankstown - Parramatta via Regents Park & Auburn
  • 911: Bankstown - Auburn via Georges Hall & Chester Hill
  • 913: Bankstown - Strathfield
  • 914: Greenacre - Strathfield
  • 916: Chester Hill - Guildford
  • S1: Cabramatta - Lansvale - Cabramatta
  • S2: Sefton - Granville
  • S3: Auburn - Auburn Botanical Gardens
  • S4: Fairfield - Chester Hill via Villawood

Metrobus[edit]

  • M90: Liverpool - Burwood via Bankstown
  • M91: Parramatta - Hurstville via Granville, Chester Hill, Bankstown, Padstow , Peakhurst & Penshurst
  • M92: Parramatta - Sutherland via Rosehill, Auburn, Lidcombe, Bankstown, Padstow & Menai (Route shared with 962 between Bankstown and Sutherland)

NightRide[edit]

  • N30: Sydney City (Town Hall Station) to Macarthur via Liverpool & Campbelltown
  • N40: Sydney City (Town Hall Station) to East Hills via Newtown & Bankstown
  • N70: Sydney City (Town Hall Station) to Penrith
  • N80: Sydney City (Town Hall Station) to Hornsby via Epping
  • N90: Sydney City (Town Hall Station) to Hornsby via North Sydney & Gordon

Local Free Shuttles[edit]

  • 900: Free Parramatta Shuttle

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Transdev Australasia Fact and Figures, Transdev Australasia, Published 1 July 2013, Access Date 22 March 2014
  2. ^ a b "Veolia Transdev rebranded and repositioned". busnews.com.au. 3 July 2013. 
  3. ^ a b c d History of Our Bus Services Veolia Transport
  4. ^ "Menai Bus Service" Australian Bus Panorama 4/6 May 1989 page 45
  5. ^ "Menai Bus Service" Australian Bus Panorama 5/1 July 1989 page 48
  6. ^ "South Trans" Australian Bus Panorama 5/3 November 1989 page 52
  7. ^ "Ownership changes" Fleetline March 1994 page 56
  8. ^ "Ownership changes" Fleetline September 1994 page 175
  9. ^ "Private operators" Fleetline March 2001 pages 42
  10. ^ a b "Veolia to expand Sydney bus services". Sydney Morning Herald. 9 January 2007. 
  11. ^ a b Westway / Transit First Australian Bus Fleet Lists
  12. ^ a b Crowther's Coaches Australian Bus Fleet Lists
  13. ^ a b Caringbah Bus Service Australian Bus Fleet Lists
  14. ^ "Connex Southtrans" Fleetline March 2001 page 62
  15. ^ Transdev NSW Australian Bus Fleetlists
  16. ^ Baxter's Bus Lines February 2005 Home Page
  17. ^ "Veolia Transport NSW". Veolia Transport. Retrieved 25 August 2006. 
  18. ^ Region 10 Transport NSW
  19. ^ Region 12 Transport NSW
  20. ^ Region 13 Transport NSW
  21. ^ Cut costs or bus contracts will go to private sector, minister tells drivers Sydney Morning Herald 7 November 2012
  22. ^ "New bus contracts benefit customers and taxpayers". Transport for NSW. 7 November 2012. 
  23. ^ "Veolia Transdev secures bus contracts". Veolia Transdev. 16 January 2013. 
  24. ^ Transdev NSW, Australian Bus Fleet Lists, Accessed 22 March 2014

External links[edit]

Media related to Transdev NSW at Wikimedia Commons