Light-City Buses

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Light-City Buses
Light-City Buses Scania K280UB (BUS 1568).jpg
Parent Broadspectrum
Founded 2 October 2011
Ceased operation June 2018
Service area Adelaide
Service type Bus services
Depots 3
Fleet 366 (April 2018)

Light-City Buses was an Australian bus service operator in Adelaide. It operates services as part of the Adelaide Metro network under contract to the Government of South Australia. It is a subsidiary of Broadspectrum. In June 2018 Torrens Transit bought the business. All staff , depots ,buses & routes where transferd to Torrens Transit

History[edit]

In October 2011 Light-City Buses commenced operating the Adelaide Metro North-South and Outer North East region services under contact to the Government of South Australia.[1] The two contract regions cover 43% of the bus services in Adelaide.[2]

The contracts are to run for an initial eight-year term, from 2 October 2011 to 30 June 2019 with an optional four-year extension exercisable if performance criteria is met.[2] Transfield Services had previously unsuccessfully tendered to operate buses in Adelaide in 2004 in a joint venture with Transdev.[3] The two contracts had been operated by Torrens Transit since April 2005[4][5][6] and between 2000 and 2005 by Serco.[7][8][9]

In April 2013 Light-City Buses was stripped of eight routes for continued poor performance.[10][11][12]

Fleet[edit]

As at April 2018, the fleet consisted of 366 buses.[13] Buses are painted in Adelaide Metro livery.

Depots[edit]

Light–City Buses operate three depots in Morphettville, St Agnes and Wingfield.[13]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Transfield Services awarded $567 million Adelaide metropolitan bus contract Transfield Services 29 April 2011
  2. ^ a b Report on the Adelaide Metro Bus Service Contracts Minister for Transport August 2011
  3. ^ Report on the Auditor-General’s Examination of Certain Bus Contracts and the Probity of Processes Leading up to the Awarding of the Contracts Archived 25 April 2012 at the Wayback Machine. Auditor General 12 September 2005
  4. ^ "New Metropolitan Bus Contracts for Adelaide" Minister for Urban Development & Planning 17 February 2005
  5. ^ Serco bus drivers end strike ABC News 19 February 2005
  6. ^ Moscaritolo, Maria (30 April 2011). "Big changes for Adelaide buses". Adelaide Advertiser. 
  7. ^ "Adelaide Bus Tendering Results Announced" Australian Bus Panorama 15/4 February 2000 page 21
  8. ^ "Adelaide Bus Tendering Results" Australian Bus Panorama 15/5 April 2000 page 29
  9. ^ Competitive Tendering for Bus Services Seventh International Conference on Competition & Ownership in Land Passenger Transport June 2001
  10. ^ Bus company Transfield stripped of eight routes and fined for being late Adelaide Advertiser 24 April 2013
  11. ^ Bus company stripped of routes ABC News 25 April 2013
  12. ^ SA operator forfeits routes due to poor performance Australasian Bus & Coach 26 April 2013
  13. ^ a b Light-City Buses Australian Bus Fleet Lists

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