CDC Queensland

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CDC Queensland
CDC Queensland Logo.svg
ParentComfortDelGro Australia
Founded1999
Service areaGladstone
Rockhampton
Sunshine Coast
Service typeBus operator
Depots5
Fleet158 (May 2018)
Websitecdcqueensland.com.au

CDC Queensland, formerly Buslink Queensland, is an Australian bus operator in the Gladstone, Rockhampton and Sunshine Coast regions of Queensland. It is a subsidiary of ComfortDelGro Australia.

History[edit]

Old logo of Buslink Queensland

In 1999, Northern Territory bus operator Buslink purchased Gladstone Bus & Coach and began operating bus services in Gladstone under the Buslink Queensland brand.[1][2] The following year, in 2000, Buslink established school bus operations in Sunshine Coast, and in 2002, Buslink purchased Sunshine Coast school bus operations from Stagecoach. Stagecoach had previously bought the school bus operations from Sunbus in 1997.

In July 2008, Calliope Coaches was purchased and integrated into the Gladstone operation.[3]

In November 2018, Buslink was purchased by ComfortDelGro Australia.[4][5] On 1 October 2020, Buslink Queensland was rebranded CDC Queensland, with Sunshine Coast operations rebranded CDC Sunshine Coast and Gladstone operations rebranded CDC Gladstone.[6][7] In July 2021, CDC Queensland agreed terms to purchase Young's Bus Service with 42 buses and depots in Rockhampton and Yeppoon that will expand the fleet to 197.[8][9]

Fleet[edit]

As at May 2018, the fleet consisted of 158 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, Noosaville, Rockhampton and Yeppoon.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "History". CDC Queensland. Retrieved 1 October 2020.
  2. ^ a b Buslink Australian Bus Fleet Lists
  3. ^ Calliope Coaches Australian Bus Fleet Lists
  4. ^ ComfortDelgro Strengthens Foothold in Australia with Largest Acquisition to Date ComfortDelGro 5 November 2018
  5. ^ CDC to Buy Buslink for AUD$190M - Its Largest Australian Purchase to Date Australasian Bus & Coach 6 November 2018
  6. ^ "Sunshine Coast school bus network changes for Term 4 effective Tuesday 6 October 2020". Buslink. 15 September 2020. Retrieved 30 September 2020.
  7. ^ "CDC Queensland". CDC Queensland. Retrieved 30 September 2020.
  8. ^ Acquisition of Business Assets of Youngs Bus Service in Queensland, Australia ComfortDelGro 21 July 2021
  9. ^ ComfortDelGro unit to expand bus service operations in Queensland Straits Times 21 July 2021

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