Moreland Buslines

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Moreland Buslines
Moreland - Austral Denning 'Majestic' bodied Volvo B12R.jpg
Austral Denning Majestic bodied Volvo B12R at Wagga Wagga station in July 2009
Founded1955
HeadquartersCoburg
Service areaNorthern Melbourne
Service typeBus & coach operator
Routes2
StationsEssendon
Moreland
Fleet65 (May 2019)
Chief executivePeter Wright
Websitewww.buslines.com.au/moreland/

Moreland Buslines is a privately owned bus and coach operator in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. It is a Melbourne bus company that operates two bus routes under contract to the Public Transport Victoria.

History[edit]

In 1955 Clarrie Wright began operating a Reo on routes 510 Melville Road – High Street and 511 North EssendonSydney Road along with six other operators. By 1969 Wright had bought out the other operators and formed Moreland Buslines.[1][2]

In 1973 Thompson Roadlines was acquired, with Moreland entering the coach charter market and later operating safari tours to Central Australia. In July 1985 Taranto Bus Lines was acquired with route 512 StrathmoreEast Coburg followed by Geographical Tours and Bakers Bus Lines.[2] In 1996 Landmark Tours was acquired and Moreland began to operate services under contract to Greyhound Pioneer Australia, a relationship that continues as at 2014.[1][3]

In 2007 the Wright family acquired a 50% share in neighbouring Broadmeadows Bus Service, this was sold in 2011 to Dom Sita of Kastoria Bus Lines.[4][1]

In the early 2010s Morelands acquired GBS in Wonthaggi. In early 2013 Phillip Island Buslines was acquired. Wonthaggi and Philip Island then became South Coast Bus and Phillip Island Bus respectively.

Fleet[edit]

As at May 2019 the fleet consisted of 65 buses and coaches.[5] The fleet livery is off white with light and dark green stripes with some route buses painted in the PTV livery. As at May 2014 eight Scania coaches are painted in Greyhound Australia livery. These are used on services to Sydney and Brisbane.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Our History Moreland Bus
  2. ^ a b Melbourne Metropolitan Bus Operators and Fleet Listings. Melbourne: Bus & Coach Society of Victoria. 1991. p. 40.
  3. ^ "Moreland BL" Australian Bus Panorama 11/9 June 1996 page 44
  4. ^ Northern Transit Holdings - Broadmeadows Bus Service Australian Bus Fleet Lists 12 January 2013
  5. ^ Moreland Buslines Australian Bus Fleet Lists

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