Transdev WA

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Volgren B7RLE Volgren Optimus CAT bus.jpg
Central Area Transit liveried Volgren bodied Volvo B7RLE in April 2017
Parent Transdev Australasia
Founded 29 September 1996
Service area Perth
Service type Bus services
Depots 7
Fleet 548 (November 2015)
Website www.transdevwa.com.au

Transdev WA is an Australian bus company operating services in Perth under contract to Transperth. It is a subsidiary of Transdev Australasia.

History[edit]

On 29 September 1996 Southern Coast Transit commenced operating services in the Rockingham area from depots in Mandurah and Rockingham with 57 Mercedes-Benz and Renault buses.[1][2][3][4] It was owned by Victorian bus operators the Donric Group and Skybus Super Shuttle.[5]

In August 1997 two Denning double decker coaches were acquired from AAT Kings and Australian Pacific Touring to operate a Mandurah to Perth service.[6][7] On 5 July 1998 the Belmont and Claremont area services were added.[8][9][10]

In June 1999 it was sold to National Express[11][12] who in September 2004 sold it to Connex.[13][14][15] It was rebranded as Veolia Transport and in July 2013 as Transdev Perth, then later as Transdev WA. Connex had previously operated services in Perth, before selling its operations to Swan Transit in September 2002.[16]

As at June 2015 Transdev WA operate the Central Area Transit, Joondalup, Fremantle, Rockingham area contracts.[17]

Fleet[edit]

As at November 2015 the fleet consisted of 548 buses.[18]

Depots[edit]

Transdev WA operate seven depots in East Perth, Joondalup, Mandurah, Nowergup, Palmyra, Rockingham and Wangara.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Private companies awarded preferred tenderer status for bus service contracts Minister for Transport 28 June 1996
  2. ^ "Additional contract areas" Australian Bus Panorama issue 12/1 August 1996 page 28
  3. ^ "New operators take over" Fleetline issue 245 November 1996 page 206
  4. ^ "Competitive Tendering" Australian Bus Panorama issue 12/3 December 1996 pages 24-26
  5. ^ "Contracted Operations" Australian Bus Panorama issue 12/2 October 1996 page 33
  6. ^ Launch of double-decker Perth Mandurah bus service Minister for Transport 27 August 1997
  7. ^ "Deckers for Southern Coast" Australian Bus Panorama issue 13/2 October 1997 page 28
  8. ^ Names of private sector tenderers to take over MetroBus services announced Minister for Transport 22 April 1998
  9. ^ Private sector will take over remaining Transperth services this Sunday Minister for Transport 2 July 1998
  10. ^ "Metrobus Tenders Announced" Australian Bus Panorama issue 14/1 August 1998 page 29
  11. ^ Acquisition of second bus company in Australia National Express 1 June 1999
  12. ^ "Change of Contractor Ownership" Australian Bus Panorama issue 15/1 August 1999 page 39
  13. ^ Sale of Australian bus operations National Express 3 September 2004
  14. ^ Connex pursues further development in Australia Connex 7 September 2004
  15. ^ National Express sells buses The Age 22 September 2004
  16. ^ Connex WA sale approved by Government Minister for Planning & Infrastructure 1 September 2002
  17. ^ Annual Report for year ended 30 June 2015 Transperth page 41
  18. ^ Transdev Perth Bus Info

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