Grenda's Bus Services

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Grenda's Bus Services
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Grenda number 837 (7691AO) Volgren Scania at Ringwood railway station, 2013.JPG
Volgren bodied Scania K230UB at Ringwood in May 2013
Commenced operationOctober 1945
Ceased operation22 January 2012
HeadquartersDandenong
Service areaSouth-Eastern Melbourne
Service typeBus & coach operator
Routes23
HubsChadstone Shopping Centre
Monash University
Parkmore Shopping Centre
Stud Park Shopping Centre
Waverley Gardens Shopping Centre
Westfield Southland
Westfield Fountain Gate
Fleet181 (May 2014)

Grenda's Bus Services was a bus and coach operator in Melbourne, Australia. As a Melbourne bus company, it operated 23 bus routes under contract to the Government of Victoria. It was purchased by Ventura Bus Lines in January 2012.

History[edit]

Grenda's Bus Services was founded in October 1945 when George Grenda purchased four routes from Shaves Bus Service in Dandenong.[1][2] After being based in Foster Street, Dandenong for 50 years, it moved to a new depot in Cheltenham Road in 2008.[3] In January 2012, it was included in the sale of parent company Grenda Corporation to Ventura Bus Lines.[4][5][6]

Fleet[edit]

As at May 2014 the fleet consisted of 181 buses and coaches.[7] Grenda's Bus Services had a livery of cream with red stripes. It later adopted the standard white with red and yellow flashes of Grenda Corporation.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Manufacturing Quality Buses Since 1978 Grenda Corporation
  2. ^ Diversify for Survival Truck & Bus Transportation March 1981 page 16
  3. ^ Grenda's to relocate to new $14m Head Office and Bus Depot in Dandenong Australian Bus Panorama issue 22/3 November 2006 page 17
  4. ^ Ventura buys Grenda Transit - Volgren to send separately Australasian Bus & Coach 21 November 2011
  5. ^ Ventura buys Grenda Australian Bus issue 49 January 2012 page 5
  6. ^ Ventura takes over Grenda's bus operations Australian Bus Panorama issue 27/4 January 2012 page 7
  7. ^ Grenda Corporation Grenda Bus Service Archived 17 September 2013 at the Wayback Machine Australian Bus Fleet Lists

External links[edit]

Media related to Grenda at Wikimedia Commons