Transdev WA

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Transdev WA
Transdev logo.svg
ParentTransdev Australasia
Founded29 September 1996
Service areaPerth
Service typeBus services
Depots5
Fleet398 (April 2020)
Websitewww.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, Transport Management Group Pty Limited (TMG), trading as 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, Southern Coast was awarded the contract to operate Belmont and Claremont area services.[8][9][10]

In June 1999, TMG including Southern Coast Transit 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 as Perthbus (later Connex WA) since 1998, before selling its operations to Swan Transit in September 2002.[16][17][18]

Between May 2011 and January 2020, Transdev operated the Joondalup area contract. Transdev lost the contract to Swan Transit on 19 January 2020.[19][20][21]

Transdev WA currently operates the Central Area Transit (Perth CAT), Fremantle and Rockingham area contracts.[22]

Fleet[edit]

As of April 2020, the fleet consists of 398 buses.[23]

Chassis Body Year Fuel type Number Picture Notes
Scania L94UA Volgren CR228L 2008 CNG 1[24]
TP3000 2019.08.13 AubinGroveStn.jpg
  • Based at Fremantle.
Mercedes-Benz O405NH Volgren CR225L 1999-2002 Diesel 10[25]
Transperth O405NH No.1193, Volgren 'CR225L' body.jpg
Transperth Volgren CR225L bodied Mercedes-Benz O405NH diesel (01) (cropped).jpg
  • Based at Fremantle & Mandurah.
  • 11.2m Midi version also built (currently 8 in fleet).
  • Being withdrawn
Mercedes-Benz O405NH Volgren CR226L 2001 Diesel 5[26] TP1218-592-B (cropped).jpg
  • Based at Mandurah.
  • Formerly operated on Perth CAT services
Mercedes-Benz OC 500 LE Volgren CR228L 2004-2010 CNG 168[27]
Transperth 2004 Volgren CR228L bodied Mercedes-Benz OC 500 LE CNG operating for Transdev.jpg
Transperth 2005 Volgren CR228L bodied Mercedes-Benz OC 500 LE CNG 1912.jpg
  • Based at Fremantle & Rockingham.
  • 11.5m Midi version also built (currently 21 in fleet).
Volvo B7RLE Volgren CR228L Futurebus 2011-2013 Diesel 37[28]
Transperth Volgren CR228L bodied Volvo B7RLE.jpg
  • Based at Claisebrook (Midi) & Mandurah.
  • 11.5m Midi variant supplied for use on Perth CAT services, 7 built (currently 7 in fleet).
Volvo B7RLE Volgren Optimus 2013-2019 Diesel 109[28]
2764 2019.05.29 WarwickStn wiki.jpg
  • Based at all depots except Claisebrook.
  • Buses from 2016/17 are equipped with white LED destination blinds and USB charging ports.
Volvo B8RLE Volgren Optimus Since 2016 Diesel 39[29]
Transperth Volvo B8RLE TP2963.jpg
  • Based at Claisebrook (Midi), Fremantle & Rockingham.
  • 11.6m midi variant also supplied for Perth CAT services, 31 built.
Volvo B8RLEA Volgren Optimus 2014-2018 Diesel 22[30]
TP3038 2019.04.15 HampdenRd.jpg
  • Based at Fremantle & Rockingham.
Volvo B12BLEA Volgren CR228L 2011-2012 Diesel 7[31]
Transperth Volvo B12BLEA 3005, Dec 2019.jpg
  • Based at Fremantle & Mandurah.

Depots[edit]

Transdev WA operate five depots in East Perth, Mandurah, O'Connor (Fremantle), Rockingham and Pinjarra

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. ^ "About Connex". Connex Southtrans. Archived from the original on 24 January 2001. Retrieved 1 February 2018.
  17. ^ "Perthbus". Perthbus. Archived from the original on 19 April 2001. Retrieved 1 February 2018.
  18. ^ Connex WA sale approved by Government Minister for Planning & Infrastructure 1 September 2002
  19. ^ "Transdev confirms Perth bus contract loss". Australasian Bus & Coach. 10 October 2019. Retrieved 11 October 2019.
  20. ^ "Transit Systems Perth bus contracts renewed, expanded". Australasian Bus & Coach. 10 October 2019. Retrieved 11 October 2019.
  21. ^ "Transit Systems Group Continues To Expand Its Services In Perth". Transit Systems. Retrieved 30 October 2019.
  22. ^ Annual Report for year ended 30 June 2015 Transperth page 41
  23. ^ Transdev Perthbus.info
  24. ^ "2007 Scania L94UA CNG (3000)". www.perthbus.info. Retrieved 22 October 2019.
  25. ^ "Mercedes Benz O405NH". perthbus.info. Retrieved 6 April 2020.
  26. ^ http://www.perthbus.info/index.php?page=2
  27. ^ "Mercedes Benz OC500LE CNG". perthbus.info. Retrieved 6 April 2020.
  28. ^ a b "Volvo B7RLE". Squiddy's Bus Photos. 3 September 2019. Retrieved 25 December 2019.
  29. ^ "Volvo B8RLE". perthbus.info. Retrieved 6 April 2020.
  30. ^ "Volvo B8RLEA". perthbus.info. Retrieved 6 April 2020.
  31. ^ "Volvo B12BLEA". perthbus.info. Retrieved 6 April 2020.

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