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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.

Airport buses of Victoria

6 June 2020

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

15 May 2022

A look at bus depots from Melbourne and beyond

Bus stops and infrastructure in Victoria

9 May 2022

All kinds of bus infrastructure - bus stops and interchanges

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

11 May 2022

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

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

25 February 2022

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

Donric Group

27 March 2022

Donric Group is the parent company of Sunbury Bus Service, and has recently acquired a dedicated rail replacement bus fleet.

Driver Bus Lines

9 June 2012

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

25 April 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.

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.

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

Kastoria Bus Lines

8 April 2022

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

Kinetic Melbourne

12 May 2022

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

Martyrs Bus Service

13 July 2021

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

McKenzie's Tourist Services

27 January 2010

McKenzie's Tourist Services operates buses in Melbourne's outer east

Mee's Bus Lines

9 May 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

12 May 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

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

8 April 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.

North Williamstown level crossing removal replacement buses

23 October 2021

During 2021 buses have replaced trains on the Williamstown line beyond Newport while the level crossing at Ferguson Street, Williamstown is removed.

Nuline Charter

28 April 2022

Nuline Charter operates a fleet of charter buses and coaches around Melbourne.

Panorama Coaches

20 April 2019

Panorama Coaches operates four bus routes in Diamond Creek and Eltham.

PTV Night Network launch

30 October 2015

On October 30, 2015 the politicians visited Federation Square to launch PTV's new 'Night Network' - all night trains and trams, as well as a rejigged Nightrider bus service.

Regional Rail Link rail replacement buses

24 April 2014

For two weeks in July 2011 the railway between Footscray and Sunshine will be closed to allow the first stage of Regional Rail Link works to proceed. Metro's Sydenham line service will be replaced by a bus service between Albion Station and Flemington Racecourse - by the looks of the bus interchanges, this will not be the only series of disruptions.

Reservoir Bus Company

23 November 2011

Reservoir Bus Company once operated buses in the northern suburbs of Melbourne, until acquired by Dyson Group in December 2012.

Route 82 tram replacement buses

29 January 2014

During hot weather trams on route 82 between Moonee Ponds and Footscray are replaced by buses, freeing up the non-air conditioned Z3 class trams to fill in for failed air conditioned trams elsewhere on the Yarra Trams network.

Route 109 'City Express' bus

6 March 2020

During cruise ship season a route 109 'City Express' bus operates between Station Pier and the Melbourne CBD, reducing the load placed on the normal route 109 tram services to Port Melbourne.

Ryans Bus Service

4 March 2022

Ryans Bus Service operates three bus routes in Melbourne's north-western suburbs

Sita Buslines

24 October 2020

Sita Buslines operates 19 bus routes in Melbourne's west from their depot in West Footscray. It was rebranded under the Transit Systems Victoria name in October 2020.

SkyBus Melbourne

26 April 2022

SkyBus forms the main public transport link between Southern Cross Station and Melbourne Airport. Unlike the other form of public transport in Melbourne it also operates without any government subsidies.

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