Baxter's Bus Lines

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Baxter's Bus Lines
Baxter's on charter.jpg
Newnham bodied Mercedes-Benz OC1621
in March 2014
Parent Baxter family
Commenced operation 1981
Headquarters Girraween
Service type Coach charter services
Depots 1
Fleet 27 (March 2015)
Website baxtersbus.com.au

Baxter's Bus Lines is an Australian bus charter company in Sydney. Until August 2006, it operated route bus services in Western Sydney.

History[edit]

Baxter's Bus Lines was formed when the Merrylands based services of Barklimore Brothers were purchased in the 1970s. In January 1987 the Wentworthville services of Western Road Transport Services were acquired.[1]

In April 1992, the Granville based services of Delwood Coaches were purchased, and in June 1995 the services of Bass Hill Bus Service were acquired.[2][3] The Bass Hill bus services were renumbered 930 and 932 from 20 and 21 shortly after, while the Villawood part of route 21 was amalgamated with ex Delwood route 902.[4][5]

In April 2004, bus services 817 and 818 were transferred from Bustrans to Baxter's.[6] They were soon transferred to Transit First along with the former Bass Hill Bus routes 930 and 932 in January 2005.[7] On the same day, the former Delwood Coaches services were transferred to Connex NSW[8] In August 2006, the remaining bus services were sold and transferred to Westbus.[9][10][11]

Baxter's also operates a charter fleet and after the bus services were sold, was retained and relocated to Glendenning.[12] Following Westbus vacating the Girraween depot, Baxer's moved back in December 2013.

Bus routes transferred to Connex in January 2005:[7]

Bus routes transferred to Transit First in January 2005:[7]

Remaining bus routes transferred to Westbus in September 2006:[11]

Fleet[edit]

As at March 2015, the fleet consisted of 27 buses and coaches.[13] Baxter's fleet livery has always been fawn with an orange stripe. Fleet presentation has always been a high priority with vehicles rarely seen in anything but pristine condition.[14]

References[edit]

  1. ^ New South Wales Bus Operators and Fleet Listings. Sydney: Historic Commercial Vehicle Association. 1993. p. 59. 
  2. ^ "Delwood Bus Co" Australian Bus Panorama 8/1 July 1992 page 43
  3. ^ "Ownership Changes" Fleetline July 1995 page 129
  4. ^ Bass Hill Bus Service, Australian Bus Fleet Lists, Retrieved on 12 February 2014
  5. ^ Sydney Bus Routes 1-25 1925 System, Retrieved on 12 February 2014
  6. ^ Baxter's Bus Lines June 2004 Home Page, Retrieved 12 February 2014
  7. ^ a b c Home Baxter's Bus Lines February 2005
  8. ^ Transdev NSW Australian Bus Fleet Lists
  9. ^ CDC Group Australian Bus Fleetlists
  10. ^ "Changes Galore in Sydney" Buses Worldwide November 2007 page 8
  11. ^ a b Baxter's Bus Lines August 2006 Home Page. Retrieved 12 February 2014.
  12. ^ Home Baxter's Bus Lines
  13. ^ Baxters Bus Lines Australian Bus Fleet Lists
  14. ^ Roy Baxter Part 2 The Hills Shire

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