Interline Bus Services

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Interline Bus Services (mo 9761) Bustech 'VST' bodied Volvo B7RLE at Liverpool Interchange.jpg
Bustech bodied Volvo B7RLE at Liverpool station in July 2013
Parent Oliveri family
Commenced operation 1961
Headquarters Macquarie Fields
Service area South West Sydney
Service type Bus services
Depots 2
Fleet 90 (July 2014)
Website www.interlinebus.com.au
Bustech bodied Volvo B7RLE at Liverpool station in July 2013

Interline Bus Services is an Australian bus company operating services in South West Sydney.

History[edit]

Interline Bus Services was formed when the Oliveri family purchased route 102 Campbelltown Hospital - Macquarie Fields from Herbert Harrison on 1 September 1961.[1]

On 1 June 1989, it merged with Oliveri's Transport Service, Green Valley with both renamed Metro-link Bus Lines.[2][3] In September 1993, it was again separated and rebranded Interline Bus Services.[1][4][5][6]

In August 2002, Southern Cross Transit, Karana Downs, was purchased by the Oliveri family and is now the sister company of Interline.[7][8]

Since 2005 Interline's services have been part of Sydney Bus Region 2.[9] On 1 June 2014, Interline commenced operating all services in the region including those previously operated by Busabout.[1][10][11]

Routes[edit]

On 1 June 2014, Interline took over all Region 2 routes from Region 2 partner Busabout. The following are current Interline routes including the ones from Busabout.

Fleet[edit]

As at July 2014, the fleet consisted of 90 buses.[5] In the 1980s the Ingleburn Bus Service fleet consisted of Bedford YMT3s and Leyland Super Vikings and Tigers, two of which were configured as coaches.[1]

In the early 1990s ex ACTION Leyland Nationals, Transperth Leyland B21s and Urban Transit Authority Leyland Atlanteans were purchased. These were in turn replaced by ex ACTION Mercedes-Benz O305s and Renault PR100.2s. More recently new Volvos and Daewoos have been purchased.

Following the Oliveri family's purchase of Southern Cross Transit in August 2002, many Interline buses have been transferred for further service.[7][8]

Ingleburn Bus Service had a light green and red livery that gave way to Metro-link's turquoise. Interline adopted a white and blue scheme.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Contractor changes in Sydney regions 2 and 15" Australian Bus issue 64 July 2014 pages 40/41
  2. ^ "Metro Link" Australian Bus Panorama 5/3 November 1989 page 51
  3. ^ "Ownership Changes" Fleetline December 1989 page 194
  4. ^ History of Giovanni Oliveri and Ingleburn Bus Services Interline
  5. ^ a b Interline Bus Services Australian Bus Fleet Lists
  6. ^ New South Wales Bus Operators and Fleet Listings. Sydney: Historic Commercial Vehicle Association. 1993. p. 41. 
  7. ^ a b Southern Cross Transit Australian Bus Fleet Lists
  8. ^ a b History Southern Cross Transit
  9. ^ Region 2 Transport NSW
  10. ^ More than 60 new buses and improved customer service with new bus contracts Transport for NSW 29 August 2013
  11. ^ Busabout Home Page, Busabout, Retrieved 10 May 2014

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