Yarramalong Bus Lines was an Australian bus operator that ran bus services in the Wyong Shire on the Central Coast of New South Wales from 1914 until it was sold to Busways in January 2008.

Yarramalong Bus Lines
Model-T Ford operated by Yarramalong Bus Lines in 1925
ParentAshley Palmer
Commenced operation1914
Ceased operationJanuary 2008
Service areaCentral Coast
Service typeBus services
Fleet4 (January 2008)

History edit

The business was founded in 1914 by Archie Palmer with a horse-drawn coach to transport passengers and groceries, newspapers and mail. Bags were carried on the roof of the coach and a return trip would cost 2 shillings. A Model-T Ford was the first motorised bus to be acquired and was followed by a Chevrolet in 1948. The bus service ran twice daily in each direction between Yarramalong and Wyong but services were sometimes cancelled because of flooding in the Yarramalong Valley.[1]

A coach operation was established and operated under the Palmer Leisure Tours name. This was sold in January 2003 to Road Runner Tours.[2][3] In January 2008 the remaining school services were sold to Busways.[4][5]

References edit

  1. ^ "End of era for bus pioneers" Central Coast Express Advocate 20 February 2008 page 9
  2. ^ Road Runner Tours Australian Bus Fleet Lists
  3. ^ Road Runner Travel Road Runner Travel Retrieved 8 November 2014
  4. ^ Yarramalong Bus Lines Australian Bus Fleet Lists
  5. ^ End of an era on the Central Coast Australian Bus Panorama issue 23/6 May 2008 page 15