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East West Bus Company

 

East West Bus Company

East West Bus Company
Parent Dyson Group
Founded August 1980
Headquarters Reservoir
Service area Northern Melbourne
Service type Bus operator
Routes 3
Hubs Coburg North Village, La Trobe University
RMIT University, Bundoora
Stations Macleod
Pascoe Vale
Reservoir
Thomastown
Fleet 17 (May 2013)
Website www.reservoirbus.com.au/uewbc

East West Bus Company is a privately owned bus operator in Melbourne, Australia. As a Melbourne bus company, it operates three bus routes under contract to the Government of Victoria.

Contents

  • History 1
  • Routes 2
  • Fleet 3
  • See also 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6

History

East West Bus Company was formed in August 1980 as a joint venture between Dyson Group and Reservoir Bus Company operating route 560 Broadmeadows station to Greensborough.[1][2] Route 560 ceased in April 2010 being replaced by SmartBus route 902.

In February 2014 the Dyson Group became the sole owner.[3]

Routes

East West operate three routes in the northern and north eastern suburbs of Melbourne.

Former routes included:

  • 560 Greensborough - Broadmeadows discontinued in April 2010 and replaced with 902 Green Orbital SmartBus)
  • 571 Trainlink Epping, Victoria - South Morang Railway Station / Westfield Plenty Valley superseded with the extension of the Epping Line to South Morang in April 2012. Previously ran between Roxburgh Park & Morang South Primary School until September 2010 when it was absorbed into 901 Yellow Orbital SmartBus.
  • 571A Roxburgh Park - Epping Railway Station between February 2006 & September 2007, replaced by an extension of the regular 571 from Campbellfield to Roxburgh Park to coincide with the extension of electric trains from Broadmeadows to Craigieburn.
  • 901 Frankston - Melbourne Airport Yellow Orbital SmartBus on a sub-contractor basis to primary operator Grenda's and later Ventura until the route was taken over by Transdev in August 2013.
  • 902 Chelsea - Airport West Yellow Orbital SmartBus on sub-contractor basis to primary operator Grenda's and later Ventura until the route was taken over by Transdev in August 2013.

Fleet

As at May 2013 East West Bus Service's operated a fleet of 17 buses.[4]

See also

References

  1. ^ "Victorian Buses in the Eighties" Australian Bus Panorama 6/1 July 1990 page 12
  2. ^ Melbourne Metropolitan Bus Operators and Fleet Listings. Melbourne: Bus & Coach Society of Victoria. 1991. p. 19. 
  3. ^ "Dysons & East West" Australian Bus issue 63 May 2014 page 7
  4. ^ East - West Bus Co Australian Bus Fleet Lists

External links

  • Company website
  • Public Transport Victoria timetables
  • Showbus gallery
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