Western Road Liners

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Western Road Liners
Parent Peter McQuie
Commenced operation May 1975
Headquarters Parkes
Service area Western New South Wales
Service type Bus & coach services
Depots 1
Fleet 26 (March 2015)
Website www.westernroadliners.com.au

Western Road Liners is an Australian bus and coach company operating route, school and charter services in Parkes.

History[edit]

Western Road Liners was formed in July 1975 when Merv Hennock purchased Reg Waser's Bus Lines with eight buses. In 1980 the business was purchased by Peter McQuie. In 1983 the school runs of Allan Waser were purchased.[1]

In 1986 Golden Tours, Loftus was purchased as a base for Western Road Liners to operate charters in Sydney. Included was route 64, the Bundeena town service. This was sold in 1990 to Maianbar Bundeena Bus Service.[1][2]

In December 1987 Western Road Liners commenced operating interstate coach operations between Sydney and Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne, Sydney and Adelaide and Melbourne and Adelaide branded as Trans City Express.[3] By August 1991 Trans City was operating a Parkes to Canberra service.[4] In March 1992 all Trans City operations ceased.[5]

In November 1989 Western Road Liners commenced operating a service from Dubbo to Broken Hill under contract to CountryLink as a replacement for the Silver City Comet, followed from June 1990 by another from Canberra to Cootamundra and Bathurst/Dubbo.[1][6]

In May 2006 Harris Bus Lines, the other large Parkes operator, was purchased.[1]

Routes[edit]

Western Road Liners operates route services within Parkes.[7] From January 2008 until December 2014, it operated a thrice-weekly service from Parkes to Condobolin under contract to NSW TrainLink.[8]

Fleet[edit]

As at March 2015, the fleet consisted of 26 buses and two coaches.[1] Fleet livery is white with red, yellow and green stripes.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Western Road Liners Australian Bus Fleet Lists
  2. ^ "Western Road Liners" Australian Bus Panorama issue 8/6 February 1993 page 37
  3. ^ "Victorian Buses in The Eighties" Australian Bus Panorama issue 7/1 August 1991 page 3
  4. ^ "National Tour & Express Operators" Australian Bus Panorama issue 7/3 October 1991 page 38
  5. ^ "Western Road Liners" Australian Bus Panorama issue 7/9 June 1992 page 65
  6. ^ "Countrylink Contracts" Australian Bus Panorama issue 6/3 October 1990 page 26
  7. ^ Town Services Western Road Liners
  8. ^ Western timetable NSW TrainLink 20 October 2013