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Reservoir Bus Company

Reservoir Bus Company
Parent Dyson Group
Founded December 1968
Headquarters Reservoir
Service area Melbourne
Service type Bus and coach operator
Routes 10
Stations Epping
Preston
Reservoir
South Morang
Thomastown
Fleet 56 (May 2013)
Website www.reservoirbus.com.au

Reservoir Bus Company is a privately owned bus and coach operator in Melbourne, Australia. As a Melbourne bus company, it operates 10 bus routes under contract to the Government of Victoria.

History

Volgren bodied Volvo B10BLE in Oakhill Avenue, East Preston

Reservoir Bus Company was formed in December 1968 when the business of East Preston-Epping Bus Service was purchased.[1]

In August 1980 East West Bus Company was formed as a joint venture with the Dyson Group to operate route 560 Broadmeadows station to Greensborough.[2][3] Route 560 ceased in April 2010 being replaced by SmartBus route 902.

In April 1998 Melbourne Bus Link, another joint venture with the Dyson Group, was formed to operate services previously operated by Met Bus in the western and south-east regions of Melbourne.[4]

In November 2012 the Dyson Group purchased Reservoir Bus Company, including the Midland Tours brand, and its shareholding in East West Bus Company and Melbourne Bus Link.[5]

Routes

Fleet

As at May 2013 the fleet consists of 56 buses and coaches.[6] Fleet livery is white with maroon and blue stripes.

See also

References

  1. ^ Melbourne Metropolitan Bus Operators and Fleet Listings. Melbourne: Bus & Coach Society of Victoria. 1991. p. 57. 
  2. ^ "Victorian Buses in the Eighties" Australian Bus Panorama issue 6/1 July 1990 page 12
  3. ^ Melbourne Metropolitan Bus Operators and Fleet Listings. Melbourne: Bus & Coach Society of Victoria. 1991. p. 19. 
  4. ^ "Historic Reforms for Melbourne's Buses" Australian Bus Panorama issue 13/3 December 1997 page 35
  5. ^ Press Release – Reservoir Bus Company Dyson Group October 2012
  6. ^ Dyson Group of Companies Reservoir MET Australian Bus Fleet Lists

External links

  • Reservoir Bus Company website
  • Midland Tours website
  • Public Transport Victoria timetables
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