Buslink Queensland

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Buslink Queensland
Buslink QLD logo.png
ParentBuslink
Founded1997
Service areaGladstone
Sunshine Coast
Service typeSchool bus operator
Depots5
Fleet158 (May 2018)
Websitewww.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]

In November 2018 Buslink was purchased by ComfortDelGro Australia.[2][3]

Fleet[edit]

As at May 2018, the fleet consisted of 158 buses.[4] 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. ^ ComfortDelgro Strengthens Foothold in Australia with Largest Acquisition to Date ComfortDelGro 5 November 2018
  3. ^ CDC to Buy Buslink for AUD$190M - Its Largest Australian Purchase to Date Australasian Bus & Coach 6 November 2018
  4. ^ Buslink Australian Bus Fleet Lists