Buslink Queensland

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Buslink Queensland
Buslink QLD logo.png
Parent Buslink
Founded 1997
Service area Gladstone
Sunshine Coast
Service type School bus operator
Depots 5
Fleet 170 (August 2013)
Website www.buslinkqld.com.au

Buslink Queensland is an Australian school bus operator in the Sunshine Coast and Gladstone regions of Queensland. It is a subsidiary of Buslink.

History[edit]

In 1995 the Government of Queensland put a number of regional bus networks up for tender. Thames Transit proprietor Harry Blundred successfully bid for a number of the operations. Trading as Sunbus, Blundred also took over the provision of school services in these areas.

Blundred was not particularly interested in the school bus operations and in 1997 these were sold to Stagecoach. In 2002 Stagecoach sold its Australian operations with the Sunshine Coast operations passing to Northern Territory bus operator Buslink. The business of Gladstone Bus & Coach was later purchased.

In July 2008 Calliope Coaches was purchased and integrated into the Gladstone operation.[1]

Fleet[edit]

As at August 2013 the fleet consists of 170 buses.[2] Fleet livery is white with blue stripes. On the Sunshine Coast, this is replaced by the TransLink livery of white body, green ends, a green and blue wavy stripe down each side and the TransLink logo toward the back.

Depots[edit]

Depots are operated in Caloundra, Coolum, Gladstone, Kunda Park and Noosaville.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Calliope Coaches Australian Bus Fleet Lists
  2. ^ Buslink Australian Bus Fleet Lists