Dysons

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Dysons
Dysons Bus Mernda Station 2018.jpg
Dysons Volgren bodied Scania K310UB at Mernda station in August 2018
ParentDyson family
FoundedJune 1952
HeadquartersBundoora
Service areaMelbourne
Regional Victoria
New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory
DepotsBairnsdale
Bundoora
Deniliquin
Euroa
Kyneton
Mallacoota
Moama
Omeo
Reservoir
Shepperton
Wandong
Wangaratta
Wodonga
Fleet607 (May 2020)
Websitewww.dysongroup.com.au

Dyson Group, trading as Dysons, is a bus and coach operator in Victoria, Australia.

History[edit]

Volgren bodied Scania K230UB in Carlton North in November 2013
V/Line liveried Coach Design bodied Scania K124EB at Wagga Wagga station in November 2012
Australian Pacific Touring liveried Coach Design bodied Mercedes Benz O500RF-3 in Wagga Wagga in December 2009

Dysons was founded in June 1952 when Laurie Dyson purchased the business of Ned Gastin with route 46A Regent station to Janefield Hospital. Over the years a number of routes and businesses were purchased both within Melbourne and in regional Victoria:

Services[edit]

As well as route services in Melbourne, since the late 1970s Dyson have operated services under contract to V/Line. In February 1989, all of Dyson's existing long coach services were integrated into the V/Line network.[23] Dyson operate V/Line services as far afield as Batemans Bay, Canberra, Griffith and Adelaide.[24]

Until December 2007, Dyson operated a service in New South Wales between Parkes and Condobolin under contract to CountryLink.[25] In January 2015, Dyson commenced operating five-year contracts to operate services for NSW TrainLink from Wagga Wagga to Griffith, Cootamundra to Tumbarumba, Cootamundra to Bathurst/Dubbo and Parkes to Condobolin.[26][27]

Fleet[edit]

As at February 2020, the Dyson Group fleets consisted of 551 buses and coaches. Dyson's official fleet livery is white with green stripes however newer buses which operate route services in Melbourne are painted in the Public Transport Victoria livery. 37 coaches are painted in V/Line livery and four in NSW TrainLink livery.[28]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k "The Dyson Story" Australian Bus Panorama issue 11/6 March 1996 page 6
  2. ^ a b "Victorian Buses in the Eighties" Australian Bus Panorama issue 6/2 September 1990 page 11
  3. ^ "Victorian Buses in the Eighties" Australian Bus Panorama issue 6/1 July 1990 page 12
  4. ^ Melbourne Metropolitan Bus Operators and Fleet Listings. Melbourne: Bus & Coach Society of Victoria. 1991. p. 19.
  5. ^ a b "Victorian Buses in the Eighties" Australian Bus Panorama issue 6/8 May 1991 page 12
  6. ^ "Reids" Australian Bus Panorama issue 7/7 April 1992 page 42
  7. ^ "Dysons" Australian Bus Panorama issue 8/2 September 1992 page 43
  8. ^ a b "Dysons" Australian Bus Panorama issue 9/6 February 1994 page 48
  9. ^ "Historic Reforms for Melbourne's Buses" Australian Bus Panorama issue 13/3 December 1997 page 35
  10. ^ Australian Pacific Tours sell to consortium Archived 15 June 2013 at Archive.today Australasian Bus & Coach
  11. ^ Dyson's buys Cobb & Co, Bell St & Rambler Archived 28 June 2013 at Archive.today Australasian Bus & Coach 2003
  12. ^ Alice Springs Depot Dyson Group May 2012
  13. ^ Kyneton Bus Lines Australian Bus Fleet Lists
  14. ^ Mylon Motorways to change hands The Border Mail 20 June 2008
  15. ^ Mylon Motorways Australian Bus Fleet Lists
  16. ^ Northern Buslines Australian Bus Fleet Lists
  17. ^ Press Release – Reservoir Bus Company Dyson Group October 2012
  18. ^ Media, Australian Community Media - Fairfax (11 July 2014). "Dysons gears up with buy-out of Wangaratta coaches". The Border Mail. Retrieved 7 April 2017.
  19. ^ "Dyson Group Acquire O'Connell's Omeo Bus Service | Bus Charters Melbourne - Dyson Group". dysongroup.com.au. Retrieved 7 April 2017.
  20. ^ Dyson Group acquires Shepparton Transit Dysons
  21. ^ Dyson Group Expnding Australasian Bus & Coach 13 October 2017
  22. ^ Iconic NSW Riverina bus company sold to Victoria's Dysons Australasian Bus & Coach 25 October 2019
  23. ^ "Dysons" Australian Bus Panorama issue 4/5 March 1989 page 35
  24. ^ V/Line timetables Archived 6 July 2011 at the Wayback Machine Dyson Group
  25. ^ Western Road Liners Australian Bus Fleet Lists
  26. ^ New contracts cost Wagga based coach company Daily Advertiser 30 December 2014
  27. ^ "New NSW TrainLink Rural Coach Service Contracts" Australian Bus issue 68 March 2015 page 20
  28. ^ Dyson Group of Companies Australian Bus Fleet Lists

External links[edit]

Media related to Dyson's Bus Services at Wikimedia Commons