Westrans

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Westrans
Westrans 6510AO.jpg
Volgren bodied Volvo B12BLE in West Footscray in October 2009
Parent CDC Victoria
Founded January 1976
Service area Western Melbourne
Service type Bus operator
Routes 38
Hubs Highpoint Shopping Centre
Manor Lakes Shopping Centre
Watergardens Town Centre
Stations Altona
Footscray
Hoppers Crossing
Laverton
St Albans
Sunshine
Werribee
Williams Landing
Williamstown
Depots Altona
Hoppers Crossing
Sunshine
Fleet 208 (May 2014)
Website www.cdcvictoria.com.au

Westrans is a bus operator in Melbourne, Australia. As a Melbourne bus company, it operates 38 bus routes under contract to the Government of Victoria. It is a subsidary of ComfortDelGro Cabcharge.

History[edit]

Volgren CR221L bodied Volvo B7L at Sunshine station in December 2013

The origins of Westrans can be traced to January 1976 when Kefford Corporation purchased Point Cook - Werribee Passenger Service, Werribee. In July 1987 Bono Bus Lines, Footscray was purchased with route 406 FootscrayEast Keilor and the operation rebranded as Westrans.[1]

In January 1988 Kefford Corporation purchased the Sitch Group with subsidiaries:[2][3]

  • Altona Bus Lines, Altona
  • Footscray - Yarraville Bus Service, Yarraville
  • North Sunshine Bus Service, Sunshine
  • St Albans Bus Service, Sunshine
  • Sitch Bus Service, Sunshine

In May 1991 St Kilda Bus Service was purchased with route 606 Port Melbourne - St Kilda and rebranded Werribee Bus Lines.[4]

Later the Point Cook, Sitch and Weribee operations were also brought under the Westrans brand. Today Westrans operates under three sub-brands: Altona, Sunshine and Werribee.

Westrans was included in the sale of Kefford Corporation to ComfortDelGro Cabcharge in February 2009.[5]

Routes[edit]

Fleet[edit]

As at May 2014 the fleet consisted of 208 buses and coaches.[6] Westrans fleet livery is white with red stripes for buses at Altona and Sunshine depots, and white with blue stripes at Werribee depot.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Victorian Buses in the Eighties" Australian Bus Panorama 6/8 May 1991 page 14
  2. ^ Melbourne Metropolitan Bus Operators and Fleet Listings. Melbourne: Bus & Coach Society of Victoria. 1991. pp. 31–34. 
  3. ^ "Victorian Buses in the Eighties" Australian Bus Panorama 7/1 August 1991 page 3
  4. ^ "Kefford Group Fleets" Australian Bus Panorama 7/1 August 1991 page 35
  5. ^ Kefford Group finds a buyer Australian Bus & Coach
  6. ^ CDC Group - Westrans Australian Bus Fleet Lists

External links[edit]

Media related to Westrans at Wikimedia Commons