Dysons is a bus and coach operator in Victoria, Australia.

Dysons
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Dysons Bus Route 504 February 2021 (cropped).jpg
Volgren bodied Scania K310UB on route 504 in Carlton North
ParentDyson Group
Commenced operationJune 1952
HeadquartersBundoora
Service areaMelbourne
Regional Victoria
New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory
DepotsBairnsdale
Bundoora
Deniliquin
Euroa
Finley
Hay
Kyneton
Mallacoota
Moama
Omeo
Reservoir
Sale
Shepperton
Wandong
Wangaratta
Wodonga
Fleet679 (November 2022)
Websitewww.dysongroup.com.au

HistoryEdit

 
Volgren bodied Scania K230UB in Carlton North in November 2013
 
V/Line liveried Coach Design bodied Scania K124EB at Wagga Wagga station in November 2012
 
Australian Pacific Touring liveried Coach Design bodied Mercedes Benz O500RF-3 in Wagga Wagga in December 2009

Dysons was founded in June 1952 when Laurie Dyson purchased the business of Ned Gastin with route 46A Regent station to Janefield Hospital. Over the years a number of routes and businesses were purchased both within Melbourne and in regional Victoria:

ServicesEdit

As well as route services in Melbourne, since the late 1970s Dyson have operated services under contract to V/Line. In February 1989, all of Dyson's existing long coach services were integrated into the V/Line network.[31] Dyson operate V/Line services as far afield as Batemans Bay, Canberra, Griffith and Adelaide.[32]

From 2002 until December 2007, Dyson operated a service in New South Wales between Parkes and Condobolin under contract to CountryLink.[33][34] In January 2015, Dyson commenced operating five-year contracts to operate services for NSW TrainLink from Wagga Wagga to Griffith, Cootamundra to Tumbarumba, Cootamundra to Bathurst/Dubbo and Parkes to Condobolin.[35][36]

FleetEdit

As of November 2022, the fleet consisted of 679 buses and coaches. Dyson's official fleet livery is white with green stripes however newer buses which operate route services in Melbourne are painted in the Public Transport Victoria livery. Some coaches are painted in V/Line livery and NSW TrainLink livery.[37]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j The Dyson Story Australian Bus Panorama issue 11/6 March 1996 page 6
  2. ^ Victorian Buses in the Eighties Australian Bus Panorama issue 6/2 September 1990 page 11
  3. ^ Victorian Buses in the Seventies Fleetline issue 56 March 1980 page 6
  4. ^ Victorian Buses in the Eighties Australian Bus Panorama issue 6/1 July 1990 page 12
  5. ^ Melbourne Metropolitan Bus Operators and Fleet Listings. Melbourne: Bus & Coach Society of Victoria. 1991. p. 19.
  6. ^ Metropolitan Changes Flletline issue 82 May 1982 page 76
  7. ^ a b Victorian Buses in the Eighties Australian Bus Panorama issue 6/8 May 1991 page 12
  8. ^ Reids Australian Bus Panorama issue 7/7 April 1992 page 42
  9. ^ Dysons Australian Bus Panorama issue 8/2 September 1992 page 43
  10. ^ a b Dysons Australian Bus Panorama issue 9/6 February 1994 page 48
  11. ^ Coach services co-ordinated Truck & Bus Transportation February 1994 page 90
  12. ^ Historic Reforms for Melbourne's Buses Australian Bus Panorama issue 13/3 December 1997 page 35
  13. ^ Australian Pacific Tours sell to consortium Australasian Bus & Coach
  14. ^ Dyson's buys Cobb & Co, Bell St & Rambler Australasian Bus & Coach
  15. ^ Dyson's Acquires the Nixon Group Australian Bus Panorama issue 19/1 July 2003 page 26
  16. ^ Alice Springs Depot Dysons May 2012
  17. ^ Kyneton Bus Lines Australian Bus Fleet Lists
  18. ^ Mylon Motorways to change hands The Border Mail 20 June 2008
  19. ^ Mylon Motorways Australian Bus Fleet Lists
  20. ^ Northern Buslines Australian Bus Fleet Lists
  21. ^ Press Release – Reservoir Bus Company Dysons October 2012
  22. ^ Dysons gears up with buy-out of Wangaratta coaches The Border Mail
  23. ^ Dysons acquire services and vehicles from Wangaratta Coachlines Australian Bus issue 66 November 2014 page 6
  24. ^ Dyson Group Acquire O'Connell's Omeo Bus Service Dysons 5 April 2017
  25. ^ Dyson Group acquires Shepparton Transit Dysons 30 June 2017
  26. ^ Dyson Group Expnding Australasian Bus & Coach 13 October 2017
  27. ^ Iconic NSW Riverina bus company sold to Victoria's Dysons Australasian Bus & Coach 25 October 2019
  28. ^ Deniliquin firm sells to Dyson Australian Bus issue 98 March 2020 page 4
  29. ^ Dyson Group Expands Gippsland Operations Dysons 5 October 2021
  30. ^ Dyson Group expands rural Victoria operations Australasian Bus & Coach 7 October 2021
  31. ^ Dysons Australian Bus Panorama issue 4/5 March 1989 page 35
  32. ^ V/Line timetables Dysons
  33. ^ Countrylink Contractors Announced Ausralian Bus Panorama issue 18/3 November 2002 page 29
  34. ^ New Countrylink contracts effective 1 November 2002 Fleetline issue 281 December 2002 page 190
  35. ^ New contracts cost Wagga based coach company Daily Advertiser 30 December 2014
  36. ^ New NSW TrainLink Rural Coach Service Contracts Australian Bus issue 68 March 2015 page 20
  37. ^ "Dyson Group of Companies, Bundoora". Australian Bus Fleet Lists (Bus Australia). Retrieved 30 November 2022.

External linksEdit

  Media related to Dyson's Bus Services at Wikimedia Commons