Western Road Liners

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Western Road Liners
ParentPeter McQuie
Commenced operationMay 1975
HeadquartersParkes
Service areaWestern New South Wales
Service typeBus & coach services
Depots1
Fleet26 (March 2015)
Websitewww.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 1971 when Merv Hennock and Peter McQuie purchased Reg Waser's Bus Lines. 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 December 2019, the fleet consists of 26 vehicles.[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