Broadmeadows Bus Service

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Broadmeadows Bus Service
Broadmeadows Bus.jpg
Volgren bodied Mercedes-Benz O 500 LE at Craigieburn in September 2015
ParentNorthern Transit Holdings
Founded1947
HeadquartersWestmeadows
Service areaNorthern Melbourne
Service typeBus & coach operator
Routes8
HubsBroadmeadows Shopping Centre
Craigieburn Plaza Shopping Centre
StationsFawkner
Gowrie
Merlynston
Roxburgh Park
Upfield
Fleet51 (May 2019)
Chief executiveDom Sita
Websitewww.broadmeadowsbus.com.au

Broadmeadows Bus Service is a bus and coach operator in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. It is a Melbourne bus company that operates eight bus routes under contract to the Public Transport Victoria. It is owned by Northern Transit Holdings Pty Ltd, which also operates as Nationwide Tours, Kastoria Bus Lines and Seymour Bus Lines.[1]

History[edit]

Broadmeadows Bus Service was formed in 1947 when J Loughnan purchased a service between Broadmeadows and North Coburg Tram Terminus from P Thorne.[2] In the early 1950 coach charter operations commenced. In 1974 services were extended to Campbellfield and in 1985 from Upfield and North Coburg to Craigieburn.[3]

In July 2007, the Wright family, proprietors of Moreland Buslines, acquired a 50% share of Broadmeadows Bus Service.[4] Both the Loughnan and Wright families sold out to Dom Sita of Kastoria Bus Lines in 2011.[5] Broadmeadows Bus Service has since been reorganised under Northern Transit Holdings, along with other Dominic Sita's bus businesses, including Kastoria Bus Lines.[6][7]

The Western Autistic School uses Broadmeadows-owned buses for student transport.

Fleet[edit]

As of May 2019, Broadmeadows Bus Service operates 51 buses and coaches.[5] The fleet livery is white with a dark brown stripe.

Routes[edit]

As of July 2020, Broadmeadows Bus Service operates the following routes under contract to Public Transport Victoria:

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Welcome to Kastoria Bus Lines
  2. ^ Melbourne Metropolitan Bus Operators and Fleet Listings. Melbourne: Bus & Coach Society of Victoria. 1991. p. 10.
  3. ^ About Us Archived 13 May 2013 at the Wayback Machine Broadmeadow Bus
  4. ^ Our History Moreland Bus
  5. ^ a b Northern Transit Holdings - Broadmeadows Bus Service Australian Bus Fleet Lists
  6. ^ Northern Transit Holdings - Broadmeadows Bus Service Australian Bus Fleet Lists 12 January 2013
  7. ^ "SITA BUYS BROADMEADOWS". Australasian Bus & Coach. 1 June 2011. Retrieved 12 March 2019.
  8. ^ "Routes". classic.ptv.vic.gov.au. Retrieved 9 July 2020.
  9. ^ "Routes". classic.ptv.vic.gov.au. Retrieved 9 July 2020.
  10. ^ "Routes". classic.ptv.vic.gov.au. Retrieved 9 July 2020.
  11. ^ "Routes". classic.ptv.vic.gov.au. Retrieved 9 July 2020.
  12. ^ "Routes". classic.ptv.vic.gov.au. Retrieved 9 July 2020.
  13. ^ "Routes". classic.ptv.vic.gov.au. Retrieved 9 July 2020.
  14. ^ "Routes". classic.ptv.vic.gov.au. Retrieved 9 July 2020.
  15. ^ "Routes". classic.ptv.vic.gov.au. Retrieved 9 July 2020.
  16. ^ "Routes". classic.ptv.vic.gov.au. Retrieved 9 July 2020.

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