South Sydney Bus Company

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South Sydney Bus Company
Industry Transport
Fate Acquired
Predecessor Doncaster and Rosebery White Transit Company
Successor Department of Road Transport and Tramways
Defunct 1934
Headquarters Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Area served
South-Eastern Sydney
Services Public transport bus service
Owner T. Stalker and W. Langford

South Sydney Bus Company was a private company that operated public bus servicea in South-Eastern Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.

History[edit]

The company, owned by T. Stalker and W. Langford, emerged from Doncaster and Rosebery White Transit Company.[1]

From the 1920s until 31 October 1931, the company operated route 130 from Central station to Maroubra Junction. The service was deemed to be in competition with government trams and was terminated under the State Transport (Co-ordination) Act.[1]

The company's main business was route 237, which operated between Central station and Brighton-Le-Sands via Darlinghurst, Kensington, Daceyville and Mascot. In 1931, route 237 was determined to be in competition with government trams under the State Transport (Co-ordination) Act. The service was re-licensed to operate a feeder service from Brighton-Le-Sands to Kensington, with some services extended to the factory complex at Raleigh Park. The feeder service was extended in 1933 to Ramsgate. On 8 December 1934, route 237 was taken over by the Department of Road Transport and Tramways and subsumed into its existing route 3 service. South Sydney Bus Company ceased to exist.[1]

In 1929 passenger Harvey Fisher was awarded compensation of A£333/6/- (AUD666.60) after hitting and injuring his head when the driver of a South Sydney Bus Company vehicle collided with a telegraph pole near Todman Avenue, Kensington.[2]

A diecast model of South Sydney Bus Company Leyland Titan TD1, registration number M/O 631, was produced by Trax Models in 2004.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Henderson, Robert (2012). "Sydney Bus Routes". Sydney Bus Routes. Retrieved 17 June 2012. 
  2. ^ "Motor 'Bus Accident". The Sydney Morning Herald. 22 June 1929. Retrieved 17 June 2012. 
  3. ^ "South Sydney Bus Company". modelbuszone.co.uk. 2004. Retrieved 25 January 2011. 

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