Melbourne Bus Link

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Melbourne Bus Link
Melbourne Bus Link (5911 AO) Scania in Queen Street on route 216, 2013.JPG
Volgren bodied Scania L94UB in
Queen Street in April 2013
Parent 50/50 joint venture between Dyson Group and former proprietors of Reservoir Bus Company
Commenced operation April 1998
Ceased operation 3 August 2013
Service area West and South-Eastern
Service type Bus operator
Routes 9
Hubs Highpoint Shopping Centre
Stations Brighton Beach
Depots Footscray
Fleet 86 (August 2013)

Melbourne Bus Link was an Australian bus and coach operator in Melbourne. As a Melbourne bus company, it operated nine bus routes under contract to the Government of Victoria.


Volgren bodied Scania L94UB in Flinders Street in May 2013

In April 1998 a consortium owned by Dyson Group and Reservoir Bus Company commenced operating a contract to operate the remaining bus services of Met Bus in the western and south-east regions of Melbourne. Included were depots at Footscray and Sandringham and 86 MAN SL200 buses.[1]

In April 2013 Transdev Melbourne were announced as the preferred tenderer to operate the Melbourne Metropolitan Bus Franchise. The franchise included the services operated by Melbourne Bus Link.[2][3] Melbourne Bus Link ceased operating on 3 August 2013.


When operations ceased in August 2013, Melbourne Bus Link operated 86 buses, primarily Volgren bodied Scanias.[4] The fleet livery was white with purple and orange stripes.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Historic Reforms for Melbourne's Buses" Australian Bus Panorama 13/3 December 1997 page 35
  2. ^ Preferred tenderer announced for the Melbourne Metropolitan Bus Franchise Public Transport Victoria 26 April 2013
  3. ^ Anger as French company lands bus contract The Age 26 April 2013
  4. ^ Melbourne Bus Link Australian Bus Fleet Lists

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