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Melbourne buses

Buses running normal route services around Melbourne and the surrounding suburbs.

2015 Melbourne rail and tram industrial action

10 September 2015

In 2015 the Rail, Tram and Bus Union has launched industrial action against both Metro Trains and Yarra Trams, following the breakdown in negotiations around their new Enterprise Bargaining Agreement.

ABC Tours

26 October 2022

ABC Tours is a charter bus and coach operator based in Melbourne's western suburbs.

Airport buses of Victoria

Several airport bus services connect the suburbs and regional centres to both Melbourne and Avalon Airports.

Avass electric bus

13 September 2018

Avass is a company based out of Avalon Airport that manufactures electric buses.

Bayside Coaches

15 November 2021

Bayside Coaches operates a fleet of charter coaches around Melbourne.

Bell to Moreland level crossing removal replacement buses

24 October 2020

During late 2020 the Upfield line was closed north of Anstey station, buses replaing trains while the level crossings at Bell Street, Munro Street and Reynard Street in Coburg, and Moreland Road in Brunswick are being removed by raising the tracks, along with new elevated stations at Coburg and Moreland.

Blackburn Road level crossing removal replacement buses

26 January 2017

Buses replaced Belgrave and Lilydale line trains throughout 2016 and 2017, to allow work to be completed on the Blackburn Road level crossing removal project. Trains terminated at Blackburn platform 2, with a temporary bridge delivering passengers to the replacement buses.

Broadmeadows Bus Service

1 March 2022

Broadmeadows Bus Service operates buses in Melbourne's northern suburbs

Burnley resignalling rail replacement buses

1 December 2017

During 2017 buses replaced Burnley Group trains between Parliament and Camberwell, and Richmond and Darling stations due to signalling works at Burnley, as part of the Richmond to Camberwell Signalling Upgrade Project.

Bus depots of Melbourne

12 May 2022

A look at bus depots from Melbourne and beyond

Bus stops and infrastructure in Victoria

18 November 2022

All kinds of bus stops, interchanges and other bus infrastructure across Melbourne and Victoria.

Caulfield-Dandenong rail replacement buses

25 August 2018

Buses have replaced trains on the Pakenham and Cranbourne lines from 2016 and 2018 while work on the Caulfield - Dandenong level crossing removal project was completed.

CDC Melbourne

21 November 2022

CDC Melbourne is the brand name for charter coaches operated by CDC Victoria out of their Oakleigh, Sunshine, Wyndham and Tullamarine depots.

CDC Melbourne, Oakleigh

22 November 2022

The CDC Melbourne depot at Oakleigh operates a number of PTV bus routes in the 600s range along with route 900 in the east and south-east of Melbourne, once operated by
Driver Bus Lines and Eastrans.

CDC Melbourne, Sunshine

23 November 2022

Formerly Westrans, the CDC Melbourne depot at Sunshine operates a number of PTV bus routes in the 400 series across the north-west and western suburbs of Melbourne.

CDC Melbourne, Tullamarine

17 September 2022

Formerly Tullamarine Bus Lines, the CDC Melbourne depot at Airport West operates a number of PTV bus routes in the north-west and northern suburbs of Melbourne

CDC Melbourne, Wyndham

16 November 2022

The CDC Melbourne depot at Truganinia operates a number of PTV bus routes in the 100 and 400 series across the western suburbs of Melbourne. Formerly Westrans, the current depot replaced previous depots at Werribee, Hoppers Crossing and Altona.

Chadstone tourist shuttle bus

17 February 2020

Chadstone Shopping Centre operates a free tourist shuttle bus from Federation Square, making it easy for cashed up visitors to empty their wallets, while avoiding the need to understand the mess of connecting buses operated by PTV.

City Sightseeing Melbourne

26 April 2022

City Sightseeing Melbourne commenced running a hop-on hop off tourist bus service around the Melbourne CBD in 2013

Cranbourne Transit

11 November 2022

Cranbourne Transit operates bus services in Melbourne;'s outer south-eastern suburbs

Donric Group

4 October 2020

Donric Group is the parent company of Sunbury Bus Service, Gisborne Transit, Organ's Coaches and Coach Tours of Australia, and has recently acquired a dedicated rail replacement bus fleet.

Driver Bus Lines

11 November 2022

Driver Bus Lines once operated five bus routes in Melbourne's east, until they were sold to CDC Melbourne in July 2013.

Dysons Bus Services

30 August 2022

Dysons Bus Services operates 31 bus routes in Melbourne northern suburbs.

East West Bus Company

2 May 2018

East West Bus Company is a joint venture between Dyson Group and Reservoir Bus Company that operates three bus routes in Melbourne's north-east.


3 December 2014

Eastrans was a brand used by Kefford Corporation for bus routes in the eastern suburbs of Melbourne, based out of their Oakleigh depot. In October 2014 it was rebranded as CDC Melbourne.

Essendon rail replacement buses

7 September 2018

Buses replaced Craigieburn line trains throughout 2018, to allow work to be completed on the Buckley Street level crossing removal project. Trains terminated at Essendon station, connecting with buses towards the city.

Furlong Main rail replacement buses

11 March 2017

Buses replaced Sunbury line trains from 2015 to 2017 to allow work to be completed on the Furlong Main level crossing removal project, with trains terminating at Sunshine.

Grandcity Travel

12 December 2019

Grandcity Travel is a Melbourne-based tour operator running their own fleet of road coaches.

Grenda's Bus Services

9 June 2012

Grenda's Bus Services once operated 23 bus routes around Melbourne, until acquired by Ventura Bus Lines in 2011.

High Capacity Corridor Upgrade rail replacement buses

11 January 2019

The High Capacity Corridor Upgrade project is upgrading the Cranbourne and Pakenham lines to support the new High Capacity Metro Train (HCMT) fleet. As a result Metro Trains and V/Line rail services have needed to be replaced by buses.

Hope Street Bus Line

29 September 2012

Until September 2012 route 509 in Brunswick was operated by Hope Street Bus Line

Jay-Tee Coaches

20 July 2019

Jay-Tee Coaches is a Melbourne charter operator based in in Park Orchards

Jinling Coach Tours

22 September 2019

Jinling Coach Tours is a tour operator running their own coaches from a depot in Melbourne's north

Kastoria Bus Lines

7 September 2022

Kastoria Bus Lines operates bus services in Melbourne's north-west and western suburbs

Kinetic Melbourne

24 November 2022

Kinetic Melbourne took over the Melbourne Bus Franchise from Transdev Melbourne in 31 January 2022.

Kingstons Tours

1 June 2019

Kingstons Tours is a Melbourne charter coach operator based in Dandenong.

Martyrs Bus Service

13 July 2021

Part of the Dineen Group, Martyrs Bus Service operates the route 683 bus service in Melbourne's east, along with charter and school bus services.

McKenzie's Tourist Services

30 December 2021

Part of the Dineen Group, McKenzie's Tourist Services operates route bus services in Melbourne's outer east, as well as charter and school bus services.

Mee's Bus Lines

24 June 2022

Mee's Bus Lines operates charter and school bus services in Melbourne.

Melbourne Bus Link

25 April 2013

Melbourne Bus Link operated nine bus routes in Melbourne's inner west and south-east between 1998 and 2013, that were once part of the government operated Met Bus.

Melbourne rail replacement buses

22 November 2022

When the *%@! hits the fan on Melbourne's rail network, buses have to be called in to operate a replacement service for passengers.

Melbourne Visitor Shuttle

3 May 2017

The Melbourne Visitor Shuttle was a tourist-oriented bus service operated by Driver Bus Lines on behalf of the City of Melbourne from March 2006 until August 2017. Originally free and known as the 'Melbourne City Tourist Shuttle', it was renamed 'Melbourne Visitor Shuttle' in 2013, with fares introduced in October 2013

Melmax Bus Lines

11 September 2022

Melmax is a bus and coach operator based on the Melbourne suburb of Craigieburn.

Metro Tunnel rail replacement buses - Caulfield group

14 February 2020

Works on the Metro Tunnel portal at South Yarra have required Metro Trains services on the Pakenham, Cranbourne, Frankston and Sandringham lines to be replaced by buses between Parliament, Caulfield and Elsternwick, as well as V/Line services to Gippsland.

Metro Tunnel rail replacement buses - Northern group

13 September 2020

Works on the Metro Tunnel portal at South Kensington and turnback platform at West Footscray have required Metro Trains services on the Sunbury and Werribee lines to be replaced by buses between North Melbourne, Sunshine and Newport, as well as V/Line services to Geelong, Ballarat and Bendigo.

Metro Tunnel tram replacement buses

14 October 2019

Works on the Metro Tunnel at Anzac station have required Yarra Trams services on St Kilda Road to be replaced by buses, while the tram tracks are slewed around the work site.

Moonee Valley Coaches

21 November 2022

Moonee Valley Coaches operates two bus routes in Melbourne's inner northern suburbs

National Bus Company

12 August 2013

Between 1993 and 2013 National Bus Company operated buses on the former Public Transport Corporation network based out of depots located at Doncaster and North Fitzroy.

Night Network Melbourne

23 November 2021

'Night Network' is the brand name for all night trains and trams across Melbourne on Friday and Saturday nights, as well as a revamped Nightrider bus service.

North McKinnon Centre level crossing removal replacement buses

8 August 2016

During 2016 buses have replaced trains while three level level crossings on the Frankston line were removed - North Road, McKinnon Road, and Centre Road with Ormond, McKinnon and Bentleigh stations also being rebuilt.


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