Swan Transit

Swan Transit is an Australian bus company operating services in Perth under contract to Transperth. It is a subsidiary of Transit Systems.

Swan Transit
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Volgren bodied Mercedes-Benz O405NH in November 2016
ParentTransit Systems
Founded21 January 1996 (1996-01-21)
LocalePerth
Service areaTransperth
Service typeBus
Depots14
Fleet829 (January 2020)
Chief executiveClint Feuerherdt
Websitewww.transitsystems.com.au/wa-perth-swan-transit-bus-services Edit this at Wikidata
Old logo of Swan Transit

HistoryEdit

On 21 January 1996, Swan Transit commenced operating services in the Midland area with 43 buses.[1][2][3]

On 29 September 1996, Swan Transit commenced operating services in the Canning Vale and Southern River areas from depots in Canning Vale and Southern River with 119 Mercedes-Benz and Renault buses.[4][5][6][7]

In January 1998, Swan Transit gained further services in the Armadale South and Kalamunda areas[8][9][10] followed by Cockburn, Fremantle and the Perth CAT services on 5 July 1998.[11][12]

In September 2002, Swan Transit purchased the Perth operations of Connex WA.[13] It initially traded as Swan Transit Riverside. Connex (now Transdev) would re-enter the market in September 2004 when it purchased Southern Coast Transit from National Express.[14][15]

In May 2011, Swan Transit commenced an eight-year contract to operate services in the Marmion contract area. The Marmion contract area includes Karrinyup depot which was operated by Path Transit. However, Swan Transit did not retain the Kalamunda contract, which was taken over by Path Transit in October 2012.[16][17]

As of April 2019, Swan Transit operates the Canning, Claremont, Marmion, Midland and Southern River area contracts.[18][19]

In October 2019, Swan Transit was successful in retaining its Marmion and Claremont contracts, as well as gaining the Joondalup contract, taking over the Joondalup operations from Transdev WA on 19 January 2020.[20][21] The three contracts will run for 10 years and expire in January 2030.

Swan Transit South WestEdit

TransBunbury & TransBusseltonEdit

In January 2015, Swan Transit commenced operating 10 year contracts to operate services in Bunbury and Busselton under the TransBunbury and TransBusselton brands, taking over from South West Coach Lines.[22][23]

TransAlbanyEdit

In July 2017, Swan Transit commenced operating 10 year contracts to operate services in Albany under the TransAlbany brand, taking over from Love's Bus Service.[24][25][26]

FleetEdit

As of January 2020, the Swan Transit fleet consists of 733 buses in Perth, 18 in Albany, 36 in Bunbury and 32 in Busselton.[27][28][29]

DepotsEdit

As of January 2020, Swan Transit operates 13 depots for its Transperth operations:

Outside Perth, Swan Transit operates three depots in Albany, Bunbury and Busselton for its TransAlbany, TransBunbury and TransBusselton operations respectively.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Preferred tenderer to provide Midland public bus services announced Minister for Transport 12 September 1995
  2. ^ "Competitive Tendering" Australian Bus Panorama issue 11/3 October 1995 page 30
  3. ^ "Swan Transit" Australian Bus Panorama issue 12/1 August 1996 page 25
  4. ^ Private companies awarded preferred tenderer status for bus service contracts Minister for Transport 28 June 1996
  5. ^ "Additional contract areas" Australian Bus Panorama issue 12/1 August 1996 page 28
  6. ^ "New operators take over" Fleetline November 1996 page 206
  7. ^ "Competitive Tendering" Australian Bus Panorama issue 12/3 December 1996 pages 24-26
  8. ^ First stage of contracting out remainder of Transperth's bus service completed Minister for Transport 23 December 1997
  9. ^ "Privatisation" Fleetline March 1998 page 63
  10. ^ "Privatisation Progress" Australian Bus Panorama issue 13/5 April 1998 page 23
  11. ^ Names of private sector tenderers to take over MetroBus services announced Minister for Transport 22 April 1998
  12. ^ Private sector will take over remaining Transperth services this Sunday Minister for Transport 2 July 1998
  13. ^ Connex WA sale approved by Government Minister for Planning & Infrastructure 1 September 2002
  14. ^ Sale of Australian bus operations National Express 3 September 2004
  15. ^ National Express sells buses The Age 22 September 2004
  16. ^ "History". Transit Systems. Archived from the original on 8 October 2019. Retrieved 13 June 2015.
  17. ^ "Public Transport Authority Annual Report 2011-12" (PDF). Public Transport Authority. p. 26. Archived (PDF) from the original on 6 July 2013. Retrieved 11 October 2019.
  18. ^ Annual Report for year ended 30 June 2015 Transperth page 41
  19. ^ "Proposed Bus Depot Locations" (PDF). Transperth. April 2019. Retrieved 11 October 2019.
  20. ^ "Transit Systems Perth bus contracts renewed, expanded". Australasian Bus & Coach. 10 October 2019. Retrieved 11 October 2019.
  21. ^ "Transit Systems Group Continues To Expand Its Services In Perth". Transit Systems. Retrieved 30 October 2019.
  22. ^ Provision of Bunbury Regional Town Bus Service Tenders WA 16 December 2014
  23. ^ Provision of Busselton Regional Town Bus Service Tenders WA 16 December 2014
  24. ^ Provision of the Albany Regional Town Bus Services Tenders WA 24 April 2017
  25. ^ New Contract Awarded Transit Systems 4 May 2017
  26. ^ Seamless Transition in Albany Transit Systems 17 July 2017
  27. ^ Swan Transit Perth Bus Info
  28. ^ "TransAlbany - Swan Transit". www.perthbus.info. Retrieved 29 January 2020.
  29. ^ TransBunbury Perth Bus Info

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