Peakhurst Bus Company

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Peakhurst Bus Company
HTSaint.JPG
Bedford in Hurstville in January 1949
Parent Saint family
Commenced operation 1920
Ceased operation April 2003
Headquarters Peakhurst
Service area St George
Service type Bus services
Routes 3
Hubs Hurstville
Depots 1

Peakhurst Bus Company was an Australian bus and coach company in Peakhurst, New South Wales.

History[edit]

The company operated under a variety of names: HT Saint,[1] HT Saint & Sons,[2] Peakhurst Bus Company,[1] Peakhurst Bus & Coach Company,[3] Lugarno Bus Company[4] and Saints Peakhurst Coaches.[5]

Saints operated buses in the St George region. It operated routes:

In March 1989 routes 88 and 108 were sold to Southtrans with seven buses.[8][9][10]

In December 1994 route 32 Kogarah to Dolls Point was purchased from Foley's Bus Service.[11][12] In January 1996 routes 32 and 113 were combined as route 947 Kogarah - Dolls Point - Hurstville - Peakhurst.[13][14]

With average requirements requiring a new bus to be purchased by the beginning of 1999, in December 1998 route 947 was sold. The Hurstville to Kogarah portion was sold to Southtrans and Hurstville to Peakhurst to Punchbowl Bus Company.[10][15][16]

Saints remained as a charter operator before ceasing operations in April 2003, the three companies being liquidated in 2004.[1]

Fleet[edit]

Saints had a majority shareholding in bodybuilder Coachmaster and from the late 1950s purchased Albion Aberdonians, Atkinson Alphas and Bedford VAM70s. In the 1980s Saints moved into coach operation with some Austral Tourmasters and a Volgren twin-deck Volvo B10M.[17] Saints livery was white with a black waistband.[18]

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See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Notice of Final Meeting" (PDF). Business Gazette. 9 March 2004. p. 533. Retrieved 16 January 2011. 
  2. ^ Birchmeier, John (2009). Saints of Peakhurst : the story of Sydney bus operators H T Saint and Sons. ISBN 978-0-9806273-0-5. 
  3. ^ Lui, Anthony; Cheng, Derek (2003). "Leyland Panthers in Australia and New Zealand". Archived from the original on 22 July 2011. Retrieved 16 January 2011. 
  4. ^ Once upon a time....Saints, Peakhurst Part 1, Australian Transport Discussion Group, Retrieved 28 August 2014
  5. ^ "B & N Coach Travel - Kingsgrove". fleetlists.busaustralia.com. Retrieved 2 January 2014. 
  6. ^ Sydney Bus Routes
  7. ^ a b Sydney Bus Routes
  8. ^ "Menai Bus Service" Australian Bus Panorama 4/6 May 1989 page 45
  9. ^ "Menai Bus Service" Australian Bus Panorama 5/1 July 1989 page 48
  10. ^ a b History of Our Bus Services Veolia Transport
  11. ^ "Ownership Changes" Fleetline March 1995 page 62
  12. ^ "Peakhurst Coaches" Australian Bus Panorama 12/2 October 1996 page 53
  13. ^ "Timetable and service changes" Fleetline July 1996 page 134
  14. ^ O'Neil, Jim. "A small bus route in Sydney’s St. George area" (PDF). The Times. Australian Association of Time Table Collectors. 17 (8): 12–15. ISSN 0813-6327. Retrieved 16 January 2011. 
  15. ^ "Peakhurst - Kogarah Route 947" Fleetline March 1999 page 43
  16. ^ History Punchbowl Bus Company
  17. ^ New South Wales Bus Operators and Fleet Listings. Sydney: Historic Commercial Vehicle Association. 1993. p. 78. 
  18. ^ Lynas, Ian. "Atkinson in Australia". busesworldwide.org. Retrieved 16 January 2011. 

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