Ivanhoe Bus Company

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Ivanhoe Bus Company
Ivanhoe Bus Company (2817 AO) Volgren 'CR221L' bodied Metrotech Delta 250 at Northland in Preston.jpg
Volgren bodied Metrotech Delta 250 at
Northland Shopping Centre in February 2008
Commenced operation16 August 1956
Ceased operation30 June 2010
HeadquartersHeidelberg West
Service areaNorth-Eastern Melbourne
Service typeBus operator
Routes6
HubsLa Trobe University
Northland Shopping Centre
Fleet29 (June 2010)
Websitewww.buslines.com.au/ivanhoe

Ivanhoe Bus Company was a bus operator in Melbourne, Australia. As a Melbourne bus company, it operated six bus routes under contract to the Government of Victoria. It was purchased by Ventura Bus Lines in June 2010.

History[edit]

In May 1952 Claude Morarty and William Molan purchased Heidelberg Motor Omnibus Company from Gordon Brown renaming the operation Ivanhoe Bus Company.[1][2][3] In June 2010 the business was sold to Ventura Bus Lines.[4]

Fleet[edit]

As at June 2010 the fleet consisted of 29 buses.[4] Fleet livery was yellow with a green stripe.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Melbourne Metropolitan Bus Operators and Fleet Listings. Melbourne: Bus & Coach Society of Victoria. 1991. p. 27.
  2. ^ The Yellow Buses of Heidelberg Australian Bus Panorama December 2005 pages 8-30
  3. ^ The Yellow Buses of Heidelberg Australian Bus Panorama issue 22/3 November 2006 pages 6-15
  4. ^ a b Ventura welcomes Ivanhoe on board Australasian Bus & Coach 4 June 2010

External links[edit]

Media related to Ivanhoe Bus Company at Wikimedia Commons