Kastoria Bus Lines

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Kastoria Bus Lines
Kastoria bus on Mount Alexander Road on route 476, 2013.JPG
Volgren bodied Volvo B7RLE on Mount Alexander Road in April 2013
Parent Northern Transit Holdings
Founded May 1964
Headquarters Westmeadows
Service area North-Western Melbourne
Service type Bus operator
Routes 5
Hubs Moonee Ponds Junction
Watergardens Town Centre
Westfield Airport West
Stations Essendon
Watergardens
Fleet 41 (September 2012)
Chief executive Dom Sita
Website www.kastoria.com.au

Kastoria Bus Lines is a bus and coach operator in Melbourne, Australia. As a Melbourne bus company, it operates five bus routes under contract to the Government of Victoria.

History[edit]

Kastoria Bus Lines was formed when routes 475, 476, 477 and 479 were purchased from Barnes Bus Lines in 1964 by the Spyrou and Sikavitsas families. In January 1971 the company was split, with the Spyrou gaining full control of the business with routes 475 and 476, and the Sikavitsas family taking 477 and 479 to form Tullamarine Bus Lines.

In May 1973 route 501 was acquired. Devesons Bus & Coach Service was purchased in October 1979. Coaches are operated under the Australian Nationwide Tours brand.[1]

In August 2009 the business was sold by the Spyrou family to Dom Sita.[2]

Routes[edit]

Fleet[edit]

As at September 2012 the fleet consisted of 41 buses and coaches.[5] The fleet livery is blue and white.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Melbourne Metropolitan Bus Operators and Fleet Listings. Melbourne: Bus & Coach Society of Victoria. 1991. p. 30. 
  2. ^ Sita Group to buy out Kastoria Bus Lines Australasian Bus & Coach 22 July 2009
  3. ^ [1] Public Transport Victoria 460 - Watergardens - Caroline Springs
  4. ^ [2] Public Transport Victoria 462 - Watergardens - Caroline Springs
  5. ^ Northern Transit Holdings - Kastoria Bus Lines Australian Bus Fleet Lists

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