Australia Wide Coaches

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Australia Wide Coaches
Australia Wide Coaches - Coach Design bodied Scania K480EB Opticruise - TV 5594.jpg
Coach Design bodied Scania K480EB in Wagga Wagga in November 2009
Parent Richard Dawes
Commenced operation 1993
Headquarters Alexandria
Service area Sydney & Central West
Service type Coach services
Depots 2
Fleet 16 (February 2015)
Website www.austwidecoaches.com.au

Australia Wide Coaches is an Australian coach company operating charter services, an express service between Orange and Sydney and services in Central West New South Wales under contract to NSW TrainLink.

History[edit]

Australia Wide Coaches was founded by Richard Dawes and Phil Langley in 1993 in Sydney.[1]

In October 2009, the coach operations of Selwoods Coaches, Orange were purchased. Selwoods had been operating a service from Orange to Sydney since April 1989.[2] Since June 1990, Selwoods had been operating services under contract to CountryLink from Lithgow to Orange, Grenfell and Parkes.[3][4][5] Both of these remain in operation today.[6][7]

In November 2013, Australia Wide Coaches commenced operating Gray Line services in Sydney under licence to the Driver Group.[8]

On 2 September 2014, a service commenced operating between Orange and Canberra.[9][10]

On 18 February 2016, the office and depot relocated from Mascot to Alexandria.

Fleet[edit]

As at February 2015, the fleet consisted of 16 coaches.[3] It commenced operations with an Austral Tourmaster[1] before gradually expanding with Scania coaches.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Australia Wide Coaches" Fleetline October 1993 page 218
  2. ^ "New South Wales Deregulation" Australian Bus Panorama 5/2 September 1989 page 8
  3. ^ a b c Australia Wide Coaches Australian Bus Fleet Lists
  4. ^ Selwood Coaches Australian Bus Fleet Lists
  5. ^ "Countrylink Contracts" Australian Panorama 6/3 October 1990 page 26
  6. ^ Orange - Sydney Timetable Australia Wide Coaches
  7. ^ "Western timetable" (PDF). NSW Trainlink. 20 October 2013 [Updated 15 June 2013]. 
  8. ^ AWC appointed licensee for Gray Line & Great Sights Sydney Australia Wide Coaches 21 November 2013
  9. ^ Express Service Australia Wide Coaches
  10. ^ Canberra timetable Australia Wide Coaches

External links[edit]

Australia Wide Coaches