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Bus depots of Melbourne

15 May 2022

A look at bus depots from Melbourne and beyond

V/Line rail replacement coaches

14 May 2022

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)

Transit Systems Victoria

14 May 2022

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.

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.

Ventura Bus Lines

12 May 2022

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.

Kinetic Melbourne

12 May 2022

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

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.

Bus stops and infrastructure in Victoria

9 May 2022

All kinds of bus infrastructure - bus stops and interchanges

Mee's Bus Lines

9 May 2022

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

Sunbury Line Upgrade replacement buses

8 May 2022

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

Nuline Charter

28 April 2022

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

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.

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

Dysons Bus Services

25 April 2022

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

Yarra Trams tram replacement buses

8 April 2022

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

Moonee Valley Coaches

8 April 2022

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

Kastoria Bus Lines

8 April 2022

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

Sunbury Bus Service

27 March 2022

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

Ryans Bus Service

4 March 2022

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

Tullamarine Bus Lines

1 March 2022

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

Broadmeadows Bus Service

1 March 2022

Broadmeadows Bus Service operates buses in Melbourne's northern suburbs

Cranbourne Transit

25 February 2022

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

Transdev Melbourne

21 February 2022

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.

SmartBus PIDS

11 January 2022

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

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.

Bayside Coaches

15 November 2021

Bayside Coaches operates a fleet of charter coaches around Melbourne.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Airport buses of Victoria

6 June 2020

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

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.

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.

Panorama Coaches

20 April 2019

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

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.