Tullamarine Bus Lines

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Tullamarine Bus Lines
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Tullamarine bus in Puckle St, 2012.jpg
Volgren bodied Mercedes-Benz O405
in October 2012
ParentSikavitsas family
Founded10 May 1970
Ceased operation30 April 2018
HeadquartersAirport West
Service areaNorthern Melbourne
Service typeBus operator
Routes8
HubsMoonee Ponds Junction
Roxburgh Park Shopping Centre
Westfield Airport West
StationsEssendon
Moonee Ponds
Sunbury
Fleet36 (April 2018)
Websitewww.tullamarinebus.com.au

Tullamarine Bus Lines was a bus operator in Melbourne, Australia. It operated eight bus routes under contract to Public Transport Victoria. In addition, it also had a taxi management business called Cabways.

Tullamarine Bus Lines was sold to ComfortDelGro Australia on 1 May 2018 and its bus operations were integrated into its CDC Melbourne subsidiary.

History[edit]

Tullamarine Bus Lines was formed in May 1970 after the Spyrou and Sikavitsas families, that owned Kastoria Bus Lines, decided to go their separate ways. The Spyrou family took control of Kastoria Bus Lines with routes 475 and 476, and the Sikavitsas family took routes 477 and 479 to form Tullamarine Bus Lines.[1][2]

In addition to its bus routes, Tullamarine Bus Lines also operated contracted school services and a small taxi management business called Cabways.[3][4]

In May 2018, CDC Melbourne acquired Tullamarine Bus Lines, with its six routes (477-479, 484, 490 and 543) and 36 buses, as well as its taxi management business.[3][4] The taxi business was renamed CDC Fleet in November 2018.[5]

Fleet[edit]

At the time operations ceased in April 2018, the fleet consisted of 36 Mercedes-Benz buses.[6] The fleet livery was cream with burgundy stripes.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Melbourne Metropolitan Bus Operators and Fleet Listings. Melbourne: Bus & Coach Society of Victoria. 1991. p. 54.
  2. ^ About Tullamarine Bus Lines
  3. ^ a b "CDC Vic pays deposit for north-west Melbourne bus operator". Australasian Bus & Coach. 13 April 2018. Archived from the original on 9 May 2018. Retrieved 20 March 2019.
  4. ^ a b "CDC Victoria further strengthens bus footprint in Victoria" (PDF). CDC Victoria. 13 April 2018. Archived from the original (PDF) on 9 June 2018. Retrieved 8 August 2018.
  5. ^ "Current details for ABN 65 004 836 551". ABN Lookup. Archived from the original on 20 March 2019. Retrieved 20 March 2019.
  6. ^ Tullamarine Bus Lines Australian Bus Fleet Lists

External links[edit]

Media related to Tullamarine Bus Lines at Wikimedia Commons