Sita Buslines

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Sita Buslines
Sita-bus-middle-footscray.jpg
Volgren bodied Volvo B10M in June 2006
Parent George Sita
Founded January 1972
Headquarters West Footscray
Service area Western Melbourne
Service type Bus & coach operator
Routes 16
Hubs Altona Gate Shopping Centre
Brimbank Central Shopping Centre
Footscray
Stations Footscray
Melton
Newport
Sunshine
Williamstown
Yarraville
Fleet 174 (March 2015)
Website www.sitabus.com.au

Sita Buslines is a privately owned bus and coach operator in Melbourne, Australia. As a Melbourne bus company, it operates 16 bus routes under contract to the Government of Victoria.

History[edit]

In 1966 Frank Bono and George Sita purchased route 406 Footscray - East Keilor. In 1968 Sita sold his share to Bono.[1] In January 1972 Sita purchased Graingers Bus Lines with route 472 Moonee Ponds Junction - Williamstown Beach. Subsequently purchased were Murrays Coaches in 1975, Nidis in 1979, West Newport Bus Service in November 1980, Sunshine Bus Lines in April 1982 and Starline Coaches in 1985.[2][3][4]

Sita commenced coach operations in 1982 initially with second hand Dennings before building up a large Austral Tourmaster fleet from 1984.[3][5] In 1995 Sita purchased the Coachtrans coach operation on the Gold Coast and commenced operations in Sydney.[6] These latter has since ceased.

Routes[edit]

Fleet[edit]

As at March 2015, the fleet consisted of 174 buses and coaches.[7] Sita's bus livery is white at the top and fawn at the bottom with an orange stripe. A special orange, white and black livery is seen on buses dedicated to the 401 shuttle. Coaches were painted in a red, yellow and white livery, but are now painted white.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Firefly" Fleetline November 1990 page 171
  2. ^ Tilley, Bruce (1984). Melbourne Private Bus Fleets Vol 1. Berverley South Australia: Railmac Publications. p. 33. ISBN 0 949817 34 1. 
  3. ^ a b "Victorian Buses in the Eighties" Australian Bus Panorama issue 6/2 September 1990 page 13
  4. ^ Melbourne Metropolitan Bus Operators and Fleet Listings. Melbourne: Bus & Coach Society of Victoria. 1991. p. 59. 
  5. ^ "Victorian Buses in the Eighties" Australian Bus Panorama issue 6/4 November 1990 page 5
  6. ^ "Sita" Australian Bus Panorama issue 11/6 March 1996 page 39
  7. ^ Sita Bus Lines Australian Bus Fleet Lists

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