Longest journey in Australia by route bus?

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And Geoff claims he did more research!

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Geoff (post dated Fri 30 Mar 2012) wrote:I have done more research on this and found, by looking at company websites, the following:
226/349 Broadmeadow to Charlstown (STA)
Incorrect. From November 2008;

226 = Newcastle to Glendale via Broadmeadow, Waratah, Jesmond & Elemore Vale.
349 = Newcastle to Swansea North via Marks Pt hasn't gone via Broadmeadow since Nov 2008.

And Newcastle's 352 is longer than both the 349 & 350. The Swansea / Morisset bus routes wouldn't come near being the longest bus routes in Australia.

Something that has been on Newcastle Buses website since Nov. 2008.
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Firstly, I may have mis-worded my earlier response. It should have said:
226 Broadmeadow to Newcastle, and
349 Newcastle to Swansea.

This information was gained from web sites, therefore it seems the sites are/were wrong.

Further, my whole response was in the context of combining regular route services into one long trip - NOT THAT ANY INDIVIDUAL ROUTE WAS LONG!

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Geoff wrote:Firstly, I may have mis-worded my earlier response. It should have said:
226 Broadmeadow to Newcastle, and
349 Newcastle to Swansea.
Why do you keep saying Broadmeadow? The routes are as my previous post. 226: See Newcastle Buses map for 226: [url]http://www.newcastlebuses.info/routes/N ... 28_map.pdf[/ur

Only one of the timetabled 226's terminate at Broadmeadow. I believe their are still some short workings that may not be shown in the timetable.
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"Quote Newcastle Buses" Why do you keep saying Broadmeadow? The routes are as my previous post. 226: See Newcastle Buses map for 226:

Well, derrr, he says that because he has stated Broadmeadow to Newcastle 226 transferring to the 349 in town. Before having a hissy fit read what the poster has to say!

He would also be better off just catching the 350 ex the 9 ways at Broadmeadow and dependent upon the time of day going all the way to Swansea shops. There are a few 99's which start their journey at Swansea.
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Metro Tasmania

632 - Lauderdale via Rosny Park & Hobart City.
648 - Hobart City via Oppossum Bay

BOTHWELL LINK

Hobart City - Bothwell (DIRECT SERVICE)

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ScaniaL94UB wrote:Metro Tasmania

632 - Lauderdale via Rosny Park & Hobart City.
648 - Hobart City via Oppossum Bay

BOTHWELL LINK

Hobart City - Bothwell (DIRECT SERVICE)

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You could come up from Geeveston, surely that counts as a bus and not a coach? It has a very bus-like timetable, reasonably frequent and no rest stops for drivers, unlike everything in the south except for the Richmond one. It would give you an extra 20km. Or Dover I guess. The once a month Colebrook service is only 5km shorter than Geeveston...

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Nobody has cited either km or duration.
Do any of these beat Melbourne's longest in the 900s series?

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Longest route bus in Melbourne i could find would be the 684 from Melbourne to Eildon, total length is about 140km and takes about 3 hours, you can also use a myki card all the way. Eildon is in Zone 11. Its really just a once a day service so no chance of doing a return trip on the same day.

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You can do 684 as a return trip Normie,if you stay overnight in Alexandra or Eildon.Eildon-Alexandra-Melbourne in the AM.Return in the PM.

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