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Skybus Hobart.

Postby superbossgc » Thu Jun 21, 2018 6:47 pm

announced yesterday news, another new service in Hobart from airport to Hobart city due to start in July.

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Re: Skybus Hobart.

Postby Tas Bus Nut » Sun Jul 01, 2018 8:37 am

Initially, Skybus (whom bought the contract from Tasmania' own Redline) were to commence operations in 2 July. It has been postponed until Aug.1

As someone who "cut their teeth" on the Airporter service over 30yrs ago, it's sad to see a long-time family operator ceasing the service (36yrs Redline had the run) Tasmanian Redline Coaches commenced Airporter operation back in 1982 after the airlines stopped operating their own buses. They have seen the highs and lows of the airline industry, and weathered the storm each time. TRC instigated introduction of direct Singapore flights back in the 90s and were always there when the Launceston airport was fog bound, transporting passengers from Hobart to Launceston, sometime late at night. Redline serviced all flights and serviced about 95% of the hotels for drop-offs. It will be interesting to see, how Skybus compares to this, with reportedly, only 4 drops in the city :shock:

Below is a photo of the first bus I drove which was my dedicated Airporter bus back in 1985, which featured a large rear walk-in boot, excellent for ease of access when unloading in the city. 1975 YMT Bedford / Ansair Styleliner

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Re: Skybus Hobart.

Postby crayner » Mon Jul 30, 2018 11:35 am

Yeah the hotel drop off service will be ending now that Redline has lost the service. Tourists will be dropped off in the city at one of four stops.
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