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CDC Melbourne

16 October 2021

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

Transit Systems Victoria

15 October 2021

In April 2019 Transit Systems acquired Sita Buslines, operator of 19 bus routes in in Melbourne's west. It was rebranded under the Transit Systems Victoria name in October 2020.

Bus stops and infrastructure in Victoria

10 October 2021

All kinds of bus infrastructure - bus stops and interchanges

Transdev Melbourne

7 October 2021

Transdev Melbourne operates a fleet of over 500 buses on 45 bus routes across Melbourne, as well seven SmartBus routes. It commenced operations in August 2013, taking over all Melbourne Bus Link and National Bus Company routes.

Nuline Charter

2 October 2021

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

Melbourne rail replacement buses

29 September 2021

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

Kastoria Bus Lines

26 September 2021

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

Sunbury Bus Service

18 September 2021

Sunbury Bus Service operates bus services in the Melbourne satellite town of Sunbury

Bayside Coaches

10 September 2021

Bayside Coaches operates a fleet of charter coaches around Melbourne.

Sunbury Line Upgrade replacement buses

7 September 2021

Works on the Sunbury Line Upgrade project have seen Metro Trains and V/Line services to Geelong, Ballarat and Bendigo replaced by buses.

V/Line rail replacement buses

4 September 2021

V/Line has a habit of stuffing things up and needing to call in the buses to get commuters home. (They have an even worse habit of cancelling trains to free up drivers to run football specials, putting the commuters onto buses)

Mee's Bus Lines

3 September 2021

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

SmartBus PIDS

1 September 2021

Bus stops on SmartBus routes in Melbourne are provided with real time bus arrival information screens.

Bus depots of Melbourne

28 August 2021

A look at bus depots from Melbourne and beyond

Ventura Bus Lines

14 August 2021

Ventura Bus Lines operates all over Melbourne's north, east and south-east, with a fleet of over 800 buses operating 140+ routes out of 12 depots.

Night Network Melbourne

8 August 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.

Dysons Bus Services

29 July 2021

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

SkyBus Melbourne

24 July 2021

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.

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

13 July 2021

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

Tullamarine Bus Lines

11 July 2021

Tullamarine Bus Lines operates buses in the northern suburbs of Melbourne. It was acquired by CDC Victoria in May 2018.

Airport buses of Victoria

3 July 2021

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

Werribee level crossing removal replacement buses

4 May 2021

During 2020 and 2021 buses have replaced trains on the Werribee line while level crossings were removed at Aviation Road Aircraft, Old Geelong Road Hoppers Crossing, and Werribee Street and Cherry Street in Werribee.

Metro Tunnel rail replacement buses - Northern group

25 February 2021

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.

Moonee Valley Coaches

20 January 2021

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

Ryans Bus Service

14 January 2021

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

Sita Buslines

7 November 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.

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.

Donric Group

4 October 2020

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

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.

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.

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.

City Sightseeing Melbourne

5 February 2020

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

Yarra Trams tram replacement buses

14 January 2020

When tracks replacing, or trams get blocked by road accidents, Yarra Trams has to call in the replacement buses

Panorama Coaches

11 January 2020

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

Cranbourne Transit

14 December 2019

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

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.

Sunbury line disruption, June 2019

5 June 2019

Following a fatality on the Sunbury line at Ginifer on the evening of 5 June 2019, train services were replaced by buses beyond Sunshine.

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.

Avass electric bus

13 September 2018

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

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.

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.

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.

Transdev Melbourne leased buses

4 December 2017

In mid September 2017 Transport Safety Victoria and VicRoads completed an audit of the Transdev Melbourne fleet of buses. Initially 33 buses at two depots were removed from service due to defects, with 100+ buses eventually being taken off the road once all depots had been visited. Buses from Dysons Group and Sita Buslines were 'wet leased' to fill the gaps, with Transdev drivers directing drivers on the 'foreign' routes. 'Dry leasing' soon followed, with Transdev drivers in charge of the foreign buses, with Kastoria and Mitchell Transit also supplying vehicles.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.