Bus Queensland Toowoomba

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Bus Queensland Toowoomba
Parent Pulitano Group
Founded April 2009
Headquarters Wilsonton
Service area Toowoomba
Hubs Toowoomba CBD
Toowoomba Hospital
University of Southern Queensland
Depots 1
Fleet 57 (March 2015)
Website www.busqld.com.au

Bus Queensland Toowoomba was formed in April 2009 when the Pulitano Group purchased both the Garden City Sunbus and Kynoch Coaches operations.[1][2]

Kynoch Coaches was a family-owned business, previously owned by Jason Ward, operated urban, school and long-distance services from its base, in Stephen Street, Toowoomba.

Garden City Sunbus was a division of Sunbus and formed in September 2003 after Hagan's City Bus handed back its licence due to Queensland Transport rejecting requests for higher subsidies.[3]

Bus Queensland Toowoomba operates a network of long distance coach services from Toowoomba to Cunnamulla, Lightning Ridge and Rockhampton.[4] In January 2015, further contracts commenced for services from Brisbane to Charleville and Mount Isa and from Townsville to Mount Isa.[5][6]

Fleet[edit]

As at March 2015, the fleet consisted of 57 buses and coaches.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kynoch Coaches and Sunbus Toowoomba sold to Pulitano Group Australasian Bus & Coach 16 March 2009
  2. ^ New bus company for city Toowoomba Chronicle 2 April 2009
  3. ^ Transit wins Toowoomba tender[permanent dead link] Australasian Bus & Coach
  4. ^ New qconnect contract boost Qld long distance bus services Queensland Government 5 February 2008
  5. ^ Long distance coaches Department of Transport & Main Roads 19 December 2014
  6. ^ Bus services start with short notice North West Star 15 January 2015
  7. ^ Bus Queensland Australian Bus Fleet Lists