Sydney Coachlines

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Sydney Coachlines
Sydney Coachlines.jpg
ParentThomas "Dick" Crow
Commenced operation27 March 1985
HeadquartersKingsgrove
Service areaSydney
Service typeBus & coach charter operator
Depots1
Fleet13 (January 2017)
Websitewww.sydneycoachlinestravelkings.com.au

Sydney Coachlines is an Australian bus charter company in Sydney.

History[edit]

On 27 March 1985, 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]

Fleet[edit]

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.

Depots[edit]

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

References[edit]

  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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