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2000s interstate coach services

Postby TA3001 » Fri May 18, 2018 2:32 am

I remember bussing it from Adelaide to Sydney (and Canberra) in the mid 2000s. IIRC, these services were operated by Greyhound, but they don't seem to exist anymore, or not at least according to a webpage I looked at.

Nonetheless, I am curious in regards to exactly which route it took, and which towns it served. Would anyone here have this info at hand? It would be interesting to map the route in GE.
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Re: 2000s interstate coach services

Postby Linto63 » Fri May 18, 2018 4:19 pm

Direct Sydney - Adelaide Greyhound services ceased a few years ago, still possible to do but now have to go via Melbourne and I think is a codeshare to connect with a codeshare operated by Firefly.

Timetable from 2012 for former direct route https://web.archive.org/web/20120915235 ... elaide.pdf
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Re: 2000s interstate coach services

Postby TA3001 » Fri May 18, 2018 8:11 pm

Thanks for the link. I managed to find the Adelaide to Sydney .PDF file as well, which mentions at least some of the towns it traveled though.
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Re: 2000s interstate coach services

Postby APCC » Sat May 19, 2018 6:32 am

Originality operated by Murray Valley Coaches in the 60's early 70's then operated by late 70*s and 80's by Ansett Pioneer and finally by Greyhtound since late 80's till mid 2000
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Re: 2000s interstate coach services

Postby boronia » Sun May 20, 2018 4:09 pm

IIRC, in the AP days, the service was actually operated by Briscoes? I believe their Volvo artic coach was used on this run for a while.
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Re: 2000s interstate coach services

Postby flaneur » Sun Jun 03, 2018 9:09 pm

originally Murray Valley Coaches, I've used their Sydney - Adelaide service and still have the timetable. I have Greyhound timetables but my Ansett - Pioneer timetable water damaged
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Re: 2000s interstate coach services

Postby Silver Eagle » Thu Jun 21, 2018 6:32 pm

TA3001 wrote:I remember bussing it from Adelaide to Sydney (and Canberra) in the mid 2000s. IIRC, these services were operated by Greyhound, but they don't seem to exist anymore, or not at least according to a webpage I looked at.

Nonetheless, I am curious in regards to exactly which route it took, and which towns it served. Would anyone here have this info at hand? It would be interesting to map the route in GE.


Greyhound and McCaffs both operated via Canberra and the Hay plain (I think they deviated into Griffith as well?).

Greyhound also operated a service via Broken Hill (over the Blue Mtns), though I'm not sure when that one ceased (perhaps when McCaffs took over?).

Knew a couple of the blokes who used to drive them - may even have an old timetable from around that time - will post it if I find it.
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Re: 2000s interstate coach services

Postby Leyland B21 » Thu Jun 21, 2018 9:51 pm

Need to bring back a coach service from Melbourne to Adelaide to Perth. I love the serenity of the Nullabor Plain

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