All Other Victorian Bus Observations 2019

Melbourne / Victoria Transport Discussion

Moderator: MAN 16.242

Post Reply
User avatar
BroadGauge
Posts: 3653
Joined: Wed Mar 02, 2005 2:20 am
Favourite Vehicle: Car
Location: NSW

All Other Victorian Bus Observations 2019

Post by BroadGauge »

New year, new thread, new things to report. The usual creator of these threads is away on a cruise ship, so I thought I'd jump in and create these ;)

User avatar
boronia
Posts: 19370
Joined: Fri Mar 05, 2004 7:18 pm
Favourite Vehicle: Dennis
Location: Sydney

Re: All Other Victorian Bus Observations 2019

Post by boronia »

The Sydney Classic and Antique Truck (and Bus) Show
On again June 2020
@ The Museum of Fire.

User avatar
Mitch
Posts: 1957
Joined: Sun Nov 09, 2008 9:32 am
Favourite Vehicle: VH-VUB
Location: Geelong
Contact:

Re: All Other Victorian Bus Observations 2019

Post by Mitch »

Spotted tonight that Carbridge #18 (MAN 18.310, King Long “6122 AU) is now down in Melbourne. Still retaining the QLD plates (173VSS) but is in Qantas colours.

Thanks,
Mitch :lol:

User avatar
BroadGauge
Posts: 3653
Joined: Wed Mar 02, 2005 2:20 am
Favourite Vehicle: Car
Location: NSW

Re: All Other Victorian Bus Observations 2019

Post by BroadGauge »

Transit Systems are taking over the operations of Sita, effective as of next week:
BCSV wrote:It has been confirmed with Cos Sita that ownership of the Sita Coaches business will transfer to the shareholders of Transit Systems as of early next week (it was meant to be today but a few last minute PTV issues have delayed it by a few days). Sita signed a 10 year contract with the PTV last year.

The Society would like to extend a big thank you to Cos and his family for the support they have provided to the Society over the years. This support of the Society started with his father George way back in the late 60s when the Society was first formed.

The Society is also happy to see a successful Australian owned company in Transit Systems take control of the business. Cos' son Joseph will manage the business and all staff will have continuing employment with the new owner. We wish Cos all the best after many successful years in the bus and coach industry.

timmy1966
Posts: 14
Joined: Fri Jul 15, 2016 9:25 pm

Re: All Other Victorian Bus Observations 2019

Post by timmy1966 »

This is only the Sunshine depot and routes,not the Kastoria/Mitchell transit side of the business is this correct?Also does this mean that we may see route changes and so on.

User avatar
Mitch
Posts: 1957
Joined: Sun Nov 09, 2008 9:32 am
Favourite Vehicle: VH-VUB
Location: Geelong
Contact:

Re: All Other Victorian Bus Observations 2019

Post by Mitch »

IIRC, the Nothern Transit Group (Kastoria, Broady/Nationwide and Seymour) is owned by a different Sita brother and is a different company entirely. So it won’t be affected by the Sita takeover.

Thanks,
Mitch :lol:

timmy1966
Posts: 14
Joined: Fri Jul 15, 2016 9:25 pm

Re: All Other Victorian Bus Observations 2019

Post by timmy1966 »

Thanks for that Mitch,are we likely to see any significant changes as a result of this takeover?Also i have heard/seen reports of another major announcement due shortly regarding another major player in the Melbourne bus industry...another takeover perhaps?

User avatar
Craig
Posts: 4374
Joined: Fri Mar 05, 2004 1:26 pm
Location: Edithvale, VIC

Re: All Other Victorian Bus Observations 2019

Post by Craig »

timmy1966 wrote:This is only the Sunshine depot and routes,not the Kastoria/Mitchell transit side of the business is this correct?Also does this mean that we may see route changes and so on.
Other than the fact route changes would generally still need to come from Transport for Victoria, past takeovers generally have seen little changes to routes in the short to medium term (the US takeover allowing 688 to be extended to Upper FTG being a notable exception). With Transit Systems only operating Sita and no other operators in Melbourne, I am not sure what you'd expect to change, even with the new contracts. Might have been a different story if CDC took them over, given the overlaps in several western suburbs.

Sita's Brimbank area routes were overhauled in mid-2014 (420, 422, 427 & 428 the result) so I'd doubt those would be changing again too soon. However, the Melton network is rather overdue for a refresh & extension, the existing network has not changed since September 2010 despite the continual addition of new estates! :shock:

Kind Regards


Craig :-)

timmy1966
Posts: 14
Joined: Fri Jul 15, 2016 9:25 pm

Re: All Other Victorian Bus Observations 2019

Post by timmy1966 »

Thanks Craig, any news on the other takeover/major announcement that i have heard about?

User avatar
1whoknows
Posts: 3600
Joined: Tue Mar 09, 2004 1:55 am
Location: Melbourne

Re: All Other Victorian Bus Observations 2019

Post by 1whoknows »

The other one had not yet been inked as of 3 days ago.
"Inside Every Progressive Is A Totalitarian Screaming To Get Out"
David Horowitz.

User avatar
busrider
Moderator
Posts: 2331
Joined: Fri Jun 20, 2008 1:35 pm
Favourite Vehicle: Maybe not my car...
Location: Not in the Gutta

Re: All Other Victorian Bus Observations 2019

Post by busrider »

Not really news in this thread at least, but Transit Systems has confirmed their acquisition of Sita: https://www.transitsystems.com.au/victo ... nformation

normie
Posts: 15
Joined: Mon Apr 01, 2019 4:41 am
Location: Geelong

Re: All Other Victorian Bus Observations 2019

Post by normie »

McHarrys are planning to take industrial action on Wednesday 3rd April 2019. Routes affected will be 19, 30, 31, 32, 40, 41, 42, 50, 51, 55, 56, 60, 61 (Routes run to and from Geelong station). They will also not be running school services on Wednesday 3rd April 2019.

normie
Posts: 15
Joined: Mon Apr 01, 2019 4:41 am
Location: Geelong

Re: All Other Victorian Bus Observations 2019

Post by normie »

normie wrote:McHarrys are planning to take industrial action on Wednesday 3rd April 2019.
Industrial action has been called off, with negotiations with relevant parties to take place on Friday.

B2.2027
Posts: 7
Joined: Sat Apr 06, 2019 1:07 am
Favourite Vehicle: Volvo B7RLE

Re: All Other Victorian Bus Observations 2019

Post by B2.2027 »

Sita have a new bus in service, numbered 148 and in PTV livery. Sighted it on the 453 yesterday afternoon.

miclementson
Posts: 22
Joined: Fri Jan 01, 2010 4:50 am

Re: All Other Victorian Bus Observations 2019

Post by miclementson »

Train 2 Bus at Ringwood today. Incidentally, who owns this Company.

scott
Posts: 1238
Joined: Tue Apr 13, 2004 7:18 am
Location: Melbourne

Re: All Other Victorian Bus Observations 2019

Post by scott »

Train2Bus(T2B) is owned by the Dineen Group.

User avatar
boronia
Posts: 19370
Joined: Fri Mar 05, 2004 7:18 pm
Favourite Vehicle: Dennis
Location: Sydney

Re: All Other Victorian Bus Observations 2019

Post by boronia »

Report on Sydney TV news today that a "Kittens" Party bus from Melbourne was involved in a head on crash with a truck near Dubbo. The bus driver was reported deceased.

There is confusion because the bus was advertising a Kittens strip club in Brisbane. Rego appeared to be KITKAT
The Sydney Classic and Antique Truck (and Bus) Show
On again June 2020
@ The Museum of Fire.

User avatar
1whoknows
Posts: 3600
Joined: Tue Mar 09, 2004 1:55 am
Location: Melbourne

Re: All Other Victorian Bus Observations 2019

Post by 1whoknows »

There is/ has been such a club in Melbourne. A car wash as well.
Its been in the news over clashes between the owners and OMCG members. The club was firebombed or something like that at one stage.
I have an idea there was a change of ownership in Melbourne so maybe the original owner was relocating the bus to the Brizzie venue??
"Inside Every Progressive Is A Totalitarian Screaming To Get Out"
David Horowitz.

Springyboy
Posts: 20
Joined: Sun Apr 13, 2014 10:12 pm

Re: All Other Victorian Bus Observations 2019

Post by Springyboy »

1whoknows wrote:There is/ has been such a club in Melbourne. A car wash as well.
Its been in the news over clashes between the owners and OMCG members. The club was firebombed or something like that at one stage.
I have an idea there was a change of ownership in Melbourne so maybe the original owner was relocating the bus to the Brizzie venue??
Possibly the one on the corner of Warrigal and North Rd in Bentleigh East has shut down, so maybe clashes have caused this to happen

User avatar
Leyland B21
Posts: 1787
Joined: Thu Dec 14, 2006 1:12 pm
Favourite Vehicle: Former Perth B21 /#32
Location: Narre Warren!!!
Contact:

Re: All Other Victorian Bus Observations 2019

Post by Leyland B21 »

Springyboy wrote:
1whoknows wrote:There is/ has been such a club in Melbourne. A car wash as well.
Its been in the news over clashes between the owners and OMCG members. The club was firebombed or something like that at one stage.
I have an idea there was a change of ownership in Melbourne so maybe the original owner was relocating the bus to the Brizzie venue??
Possibly the one on the corner of Warrigal and North Rd in Bentleigh East has shut down, so maybe clashes have caused this to happen
Carwash closed down over 2 years ago.

Sent from my SM-G950F using Tapatalk
You can take the boy out of Armadale W.A but you cant take Armadale out of the boy!!!

User avatar
boronia
Posts: 19370
Joined: Fri Mar 05, 2004 7:18 pm
Favourite Vehicle: Dennis
Location: Sydney

Re: All Other Victorian Bus Observations 2019

Post by boronia »

I can't see any mention of this company in the fleet lists

https://www.slatteryauctions.com.au/auc ... _abc_solus
The Sydney Classic and Antique Truck (and Bus) Show
On again June 2020
@ The Museum of Fire.

User avatar
venturatiger
Posts: 1531
Joined: Tue Apr 27, 2004 12:18 pm
Location: Mentone
Contact:

Re: All Other Victorian Bus Observations 2019

Post by venturatiger »

Hi Boronia , Kingston's fleetlist has moved into the historic section

Venturatiger

Post Reply

Return to “Discussion - Melbourne / VIC”