Transborder Express

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Custom Coaches bodied Volvo B7R departing Jolimont Coach Terminal, Canberra
Parent ComfortDelGro Australia
Founded July 1954
Headquarters Queanbeyan
Service area South Eastern New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory
Alliance Qcity Transit
Stations Canberra, Yass
Fleet 16 (December 2013)
Website www.transborder.com.au

Transborder Express is an Australian bus and coach company based in Yass. Since September 2012 Transborder Express has been owned by ComfortDelGro Australia.[1]

History[edit]

Transborder depot at Yass

Transborder Express was established in July 1954 by Jack Williams operating a mail service from Yass to Canberra connecting with the South Mail at Yass Junction railway station with limited passenger capacity as far as Yass. On 1959 a passenger service between Yass Junction and Canberra commenced connecting with the Intercapital Daylight. Trading as Yass Canberra Coaches, it was renamed Transborder Express in 1983.[2][3]

In May 1999 Transborder Express purchased the coach operations of Lever Coachlines with four coaches.[4][5] In July 2008 Transborder Express was sold to Deane's Transit Group but retained its own identity.[3][6]

In September 2012, ComfortDelGro Cabcharge acquired Deane's Transit Group which included Transborder Express.[1]

Services[edit]

Transborder Express operated services under contract to NSW TrainLink, commuter services between Canberra and Yass, services to the New South Wales snowfields and charter operations.[3]

NSW TrainLink services[edit]

Transborder has operated coach services from Canberra to Bombala and Eden under contract to NSW TrainLink since November 2002.[3][7]

Commuter services[edit]

Transborder Express operates services between Yass and Canberra to cater to the commuter market.[8]

Snowfields services[edit]

Between May and October, Transborder runs daily services from Canberra to the ski resort village of Thredbo, passing by Queanbeyan, Michelago, Bredbo, Cooma and Jindabyne.

School services[edit]

Transborder also operates school bus services under contract to the NSW and ACT Governments. These bring children from the various rural communities on the western side of Canberra, including Hall, Wallaroo, Murrumbateman and Yass.[9]

Fleet[edit]

As at December 2013 14 vehicles carried Transborder Express livery with two in CountryLink livery.[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Knaus, Christopher (3 August 2012). "Foreign firm to pay $53m for Qbn buses". Canberra Times. Retrieved 4 October 2012. 
  2. ^ Early History Transborder Express
  3. ^ a b c d "Deane's Transit Group Queanbeyan-Canberra" Australian Bus March 2013 page 10
  4. ^ "Lever Coachlines" Fleetline September 1999 page 176
  5. ^ "Transborder" Australian Bus Panorama 15/2 October 1999 page 46
  6. ^ Transborder bus takeover boosts Deane's fleet to 120 Canberra Times 19 August 2008
  7. ^ "Southern timetable" (PDF). NSW Trainlink. 20 October 2013 [Updated 30 June 2014]. 
  8. ^ Yass to Canberra Transborder Express
  9. ^ School Services Australian Bus Fleet Lists
  10. ^ CDC Group Qcity Transit & Transborder Express, Queanbeyan Australian Bus Fleet Lists

External links[edit]

Media related to Transborder Express at Wikimedia Commons