CDC Melbourne

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CDC Melbourne
Westrans 6510AO.jpg
Westrans liveried Volgren bodied Volvo B12BLE in West Footscray in October 2009
Parent CDC Victoria
Founded January 1976
Service area Melbourne
Service type Bus operator
Routes 47
Hubs Chadstone Shopping Centre
Highpoint Shopping Centre
Manor Lakes Shopping Centre
Monash University
Watergardens Town Centre
Stations Altona
Footscray
Box Hill
Carnegie
Cauldfield
Glen Waverley
Holmesglen
Hoppers Crossing
Huntingdale
Laverton
Mount Waverley
Oakleigh
Ormond
St Albans
Sunshine
Werribee
Williams Landing
Williamstown
Depots Altona
Hoppers Crossing
Sunshine
Fleet 279 (March 2015)
Website www.cdcvictoria.com.au

CDC Melbourne is a bus operator in Melbourne, Australia. As a Melbourne bus company, it operates 47 bus routes under contract to the Government of Victoria. It is a subsidiary of ComfortDelGro Cabcharge.

History[edit]

Westrans liveried Volgren CR221L bodied Volvo B7L at Sunshine station in December 2013
Eastrans liveried Volgren bodied Scania K230UB on route 605 on Queen Street in December 2013
Westrans Volgren bodied Scania K113TR in Wagga Wagga in May 2009

The origins of CDC Melbourne 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 Footscray – Keilor East 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

Also in January 1988, Kefford Corporation purchased routes 605 Melbourne City Centre - Elsternwick and 630 Elwood - Monash University from Sinclair's Bus Service with the operation rebranded as Eastrans.[3]

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.

In February 2009, Eastrans and Westrans were included in the sale of Kefford Corporation to ComfortDelGro Cabcharge.[5]

In July 2011, route 601 commenced as a high frequency shuttle between Huntingdale station and Monash University. In July 2013 the route operations of Driver Group were purchased with routes 612 and 623 - 626 with 42 buses.[6][7][8]

In October 2014, Eastrans and Westrans were united under the CDC Melbourne brand.

Routes[edit]

Fleet[edit]

As at March 2015, the fleet consisted of 279 buses and coaches.[9] Westrans fleet livery was white with red stripes for buses at Altona and Sunshine depots, and white with blue stripes at Werribee depot. Eastrans fleet livery was white with white and green stripes. The Public Transport Victoria white and orange diamonds livery has been adopted as standard.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Victorian Buses in the Eighties" Australian Bus Panorama issue 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. ^ a b "Victorian Buses in the Eighties" Australian Bus Panorama issue 7/1 August 1991 page 3
  4. ^ "Kefford Group Fleets" Australian Bus Panorama issue 7/1 August 1991 page 35
  5. ^ Kefford Group finds a buyer Australian Bus & Coach 20 November 2008
  6. ^ ComfortDelGro Expands Melbourne Operations Through A$22.0 Million Acquisition ComfortDelGro 20 May 2013
  7. ^ Acquisition of further Bus Route Service Business in Melbourne Cabcharge 20 May 2013
  8. ^ Updates and News CDC Victoria
  9. ^ CDC Group Australian Bus Fleet Lists

External links[edit]

Media related to CDC Melbourne at Wikimedia Commons