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Melbourne Bus Link

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Melbourne Bus Link
Volgren bodied Scania L94UB in
Queen Street in April 2013
Parent50/50 joint venture between Dysons and former proprietors of Reservoir Bus Company
Commenced operationApril 1998
Ceased operation3 August 2013
Service areaWest and South-Eastern
Service typeBus operator
HubsHighpoint Shopping Centre
StationsBrighton Beach
Fleet86 (August 2013)

Melbourne Bus Link was an Australian bus and coach operator in Melbourne. It was a Melbourne bus company that operated nine bus routes under contract to the Public Transport Victoria. Melbourne Bus Link ceased operations on 3 August 2013.


Volgren bodied Scania L94UB in Flinders Street in May 2013

In April 1998 a consortium owned by Dysons 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 November 2012, Dysons bought out Reservoir Bus Company and fully owned Melbourne Bus Link.[2]

In April 2013, Transdev Melbourne were announced as the preferred tenderer to operate the Melbourne Metropolitan Bus Franchise, which included the services operated by Melbourne Bus Link.[3][4] Melbourne Bus Link ceased operations on 3 August 2013.


When operations ceased in August 2013, Melbourne Bus Link operated 86 buses, primarily Volgren bodied Scanias.[5] The fleet livery was white with purple and orange stripes.

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  1. ^ "Historic Reforms for Melbourne's Buses" Australian Bus Panorama 13/3 December 1997 page 35
  2. ^ "Press Release – Reservoir Bus Company". Dyson Group. October 2012. Archived from the original on 10 April 2013.
  3. ^ Preferred tenderer announced for the Melbourne Metropolitan Bus Franchise Archived 2 May 2013 at the Wayback Machine Public Transport Victoria 26 April 2013
  4. ^ Anger as French company lands bus contract The Age 26 April 2013
  5. ^ Melbourne Bus Link Australian Bus Fleet Lists

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