|Service type||Bus operator|
|Fleet||89 (November 2013)|
CDC Geelong, formerly known as Benders Busways, is an Australian bus company in Geelong operating routes under the Geelong Transit System umbrella, as well as charter work. It is a subsidiary of ComfortDelGro Cabcharge.
Benders Busways was formed by Ernest and Aimee Bender in 1926. The first route ran from Geelong to Chilwell, and in 1931 a second route commenced from the Geelong Post Office to the corner of Minerva Road and Aberdeen Street in Geelong West.
The closure of the Geelong tram system in 1956 saw Benders win the contract to serve the tram routes with buses. Eighteen new buses were purchased to run the increased number of services.
In 1987 Benders purchased IJ Cook & Son. In June 2000 the Bender family sold out to the Kefford Corporation. In February 2009 Benders was included in the sale of the Kefford Corporation to ComfortDelGro Cabcharge. On the 14 July 2014, Benders Busways was rebranded to CDC Geelong. Older buses still have the Benders Busways logo.
When the Geelong Transit System was first introduced in 1983, buses operated by Benders on route services were painted in the blue stripe and white Geelong Transit System (GTS) livery. However the contact with the state government requiring Benders to use the GTS livery on its urban route buses expired in 2000, and under the subsequent contract the company's buses all reverted to Benders' former white and green livery.
|10||Geelong City to Rosewall|
|11||Geelong City to Corio via North Shore|
|12||Geelong City to Lara|
|14||Geelong City to Deakin University via Waurn Ponds|
|15||Geelong City to Waurn Ponds via Belmont|
|16||Geelong City to Deakin University via Highton|
|17||Geelong City to Waurn Ponds via Belmont East|
|18||Geelong City to Deakin University (express route)|
|30||Geelong City to Corio via Thompsons Road|
|34||Geelong City to Buckley Falls|
|35||Geelong City to Newtown via Pakington (circular clockwise route)|
|36||Geelong City to Newtown via Aberdeen (circular anti-clockwise route)|
|50||Geelong City to Hamlyn Heights via Herne Hill and McCurdy Road|
|51||Geelong City to Hamlyn Heights via Herne Hill and Minerva Road|
|55||Geelong City to Newcomb|
As at November 2013 the fleet consisted of 89 buses and coaches.
- "Geelong Info - Benders Busways". Retrieved 2007-07-26.
- "Kefford Group sold". Retrieved 2009-05-02.[dead link]
- A brand new look for CDC Victoria
- "PTUA press release: Bring Back the Booklet". Retrieved 2007-07-26.
- "CDC Geelong launches PTV livery on new buses". CDC Victoria. Retrieved 2014-09-28.
- CDC Group - Benders Australian Bus Fleet Lists
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