Sydney Coachlines

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Sydney Coachlines
Sydney Coachlines.jpg
ParentThomas "Dick" Crow
Commenced operation27 March 1982
Service areaSydney
Service typeBus & coach charter operator
Fleet13 (January 2017)

Sydney Coachlines is an Australian bus charter company in Sydney.


On 27 March 1983, Thomas "Dick" Crow trading as Sydney Coachlines took over route 49 Rockdale - Carlton from John Brown and Bob Stevens. In April 1985, route 6 Arncliffe - Earlwood was purchased from Highway Tours and by December 1985, had been extended from Arncliffe to Rockdale to become Rockdale - Arncliffe - Earlwood. On 14 October 1987, route 68 Hurstville - Earlwood was purchased from Canterbury Bus Lines.[1][2][3]

Sydney Coachlines also commenced a coach charter business, initially operating ex Ansett Pioneer RFWs. On 14 October 1996, the three routes were sold to Sydney Buses. Route 6 was amalgamated with parts of route 472 to become route 471, while route 68 was renumbered 499. Route 49 passed to Pioneer Coaches.[1][4]


As at September 2014, the fleet consisted of nine buses and three coaches.[1] The original fleet livery was two-tone green, later being replaced by a white, purple and aqua scheme.


Sydney Coachlines initially operated out of a shared depot in Bexley, before relocating to Kingsgrove in 1993.[5]


  1. ^ a b c Sydney Coachlines Australian Bus Fleet Lists
  2. ^ "Sydney Coachlines" Fleetline issue 151 February 1988 page 35
  3. ^ "The Ed Hayman Story" Fleetline issue 193 August 1991 pages 127-133
  4. ^ "Timetable and service changes" Fleetline issue 245 November 1996 page 203
  5. ^ "Sydney Coachlines" Fleetline issue 227 June 1994 page 118

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