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
Melbourne
Service type Bus operator
Routes 9
Hubs Highpoint Shopping Centre
Stations Brighton Beach
Cheltenham
Footscray
Sandringham
Sunshine
Depots Footscray
Sandringham
Fleet 86 (August 2013)
Website www.melbbuslink.com.au

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.

History[edit]

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.

Fleet[edit]

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]

References[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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