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Go Bus Buy Leopard Coachlines urban operation

Postby stadt80 » Sun Jun 02, 2013 6:34 am

The latest acquistion in the Bus industry -

http://www.stuff.co.nz/business/industr ... -crossover
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Re: Go Bus Buy Leopard Coachlines urban operation

Postby Cordes Express » Sun Jun 02, 2013 12:30 pm

I Remember when Stagecoach couldn't get a look in with Christchurch. Good to see a Kiwi firm getting the Leopard fleet....
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Re: Go Bus Buy Leopard Coachlines urban operation

Postby Vitalstatistix » Sun Jun 02, 2013 1:27 pm

Cordes Express wrote:I Remember when Stagecoach couldn't get a look in with Christchurch. Good to see a Kiwi firm getting the Leopard fleet....

I believe Go Bus is owned by an Australian private equity fund? It's definately not Kiwi owned.
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Re: Go Bus Buy Leopard Coachlines urban operation

Postby reece_555 » Sun Jun 02, 2013 7:11 pm

86.78% Australian Owned by an equity fund

http://www.business.govt.nz/companies/a ... reholdings
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Re: Go Bus Buy Leopard Coachlines urban operation

Postby Cordes Express » Mon Jun 03, 2013 5:59 pm

Oops.... My bad. Here I was thinking a little ol' Waikato firm growing up....
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Re: Go Bus Buy Leopard Coachlines urban operation

Postby reece_555 » Mon Jun 03, 2013 7:16 pm

Sadly no, in fact Go Bus is probably a good example of a larger company preventing such little ol local firms from growing or even retaining their current business. e.g the 2008 school tender round.
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Re: Go Bus Buy Leopard Coachlines urban operation

Postby stadt80 » Sun Jul 07, 2013 2:21 pm

Red Bus could be the next company to be sold if Christchurch City Council decide to sell the Business...

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Re: Go Bus Buy Leopard Coachlines urban operation

Postby |canterbury| » Sat Aug 17, 2013 1:35 pm

funny didnt Red Bus and Leopard want to merge in the early 2000's

**Found URL*** http://www.comcom.govt.nz/the-commissio ... ssiond1200

seems a double standard if Go Bus were to acquire Red Bus.
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Re: Go Bus Buy Leopard Coachlines urban operation

Postby reece_555 » Sat Aug 17, 2013 2:29 pm

The issue back then was that Redbus and Leopard were the only operators. Another takeover attempt from Redbus occurred a few years after that which was cleared because Christchurch Bus Services were operating by then but the sale didn't happen.
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Re: Go Bus Buy Leopard Coachlines urban operation

Postby ka9102 » Tue Oct 15, 2013 7:50 pm

i was told that some leopard buses have been repainted in gobus' green livery can anyone confirm??
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Re: Go Bus Buy Leopard Coachlines urban operation

Postby |canterbury| » Mon Nov 18, 2013 7:29 am

ka9102 wrote:i was told that some leopard buses have been repainted in gobus' green livery can anyone confirm??


I did see a bus on the #5 route in what appeared to be re-sprayed in Gobus colours

All other Leopard buses have their Leopards removed
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Re: Go Bus Buy Leopard Coachlines urban operation

Postby smix644 » Mon Nov 18, 2013 8:06 am

2 buses have now been repainted:
MAN 16-240 #2214 ex Leopard 214
MAN 18-280 #2228 ex Leopard 228 Tag

Transit Van #2252 ex Leopard 252 on the rte 510 had its Leopard Urban Cat signwriting wrap removed and Go Bus stickers applied.

Another one is away getting painted now after Accident Damage: #2224 ex 224
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Re: Go Bus Buy Leopard Coachlines urban operation

Postby GOBUS121 » Mon Nov 18, 2013 11:51 am

|canterbury| wrote:
ka9102 wrote:i was told that some leopard buses have been repainted in gobus' green livery can anyone confirm??


I did see a bus on the #5 route in what appeared to be re-sprayed in Gobus colours

All other Leopard buses have their Leopards removed


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Couple Leopard buses are painted up to Gobus Charter Livery like they did on CBS buses that's for colours for Gobus Christchurch down.
Like here the colors for Gobus Green Hamilton Urban
Yellow for Tauranga Bayhopper and Selwyn Star buses
Blue for B-line Services also Raglan Bus
White & Green and Orange strip for Charter,School and Urban Buses for Christchurch,Hastings and Gisborne (Tauranga School buses etc) :D :D
My bus is Gobus 121 No1 is allow to drive it or else it gose off the road completly for driving and looking now im totally upset is see 121 bad coolant leak and also loads of problems also
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Re: Go Bus Buy Leopard Coachlines urban operation

Postby Bus_Nutter » Sun Aug 03, 2014 1:31 pm

Forget the old go Bus charter livery - that livery is now the national livery for any Go bus operation aside of Bay Hopper , Blue Line and The Comet
the Selwyn Star livery will vanish soon when Ecan make their intentions known and wipe out the livery on those buses totally another 16 buses to be painted..
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Re: Go Bus Buy Leopard Coachlines urban operation

Postby Vitalstatistix » Thu Jan 15, 2015 8:45 am

Whats the relationship between Leopard and bus travel NZ?
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Re: Go Bus Buy Leopard Coachlines urban operation

Postby stadt80 » Fri Jan 16, 2015 9:44 am

Bus Travel NZ is the trading arm of the Leopard Business in Auckland. They are the same Company.
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