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1652AO145 viewsVentura Group (492) Mercedes O405/Custom Coaches ex National Bus (502) at Broadmeadows, during the Mercedes O405 farewell tour 28 May 2016 – these days relegated to School Buses, School Charter or as rail replacement bus.
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1653AO108 viewsVentura Bus Lines (493) Mercedes O405/Custom Coaches still in Red and Yellow National livery in September 2007.
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0887AO159 viewsNational Bus Co (202) MAN SL200/Ansair "Mk1" ex FKX202, shown here repainted into Ventura livery in 2007
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VC 0220117 views(220) a Leyland Tiger/PMCA 3 axle for Ventura Coaches.
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2414AO178 viewsVentura Bus Lines (14) Scania L94/Northcoast painted for the 75th anniversary of Ventura, This bus now has a slightly modified livery after an altercation with a taxi after only 2 weeks on the road.
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2545AO55 viewsVentura Bus Lines Leyland Tiger/PMC ex FRW045 ex CPV045, on a tram replacement service January 2008.
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2632AO77 viewsVentura Bus Lines (132) Scania L94UB/Custom Coaches CB60 which has this colourful Livery promoting the fact that it runs on Ethanol, and is one of two units in this livery. It has been renumbered to fleet number (1181)
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6925AO120 viewsVentura Group (268) Mercedes Benz O500LE/ Volgren Malaysia "CR228L" ex Grenda, in AOA livery on Westall-Caulfield Rail on 30/04/16.
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6931AO118 viewsVentura Group (271) Mercedes Benz O500LE/ Volgren Malaysia "CR228L" ex Grenda in AOA livery on Westall-Caulfield Rail on 30/04/16.
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2446AO149 viewsVentura Bus Lines (426) Scania L94UB/Volgren CR224L ex (26), ex PZZ 933, on Mordialloc-Frankston Rail still in Peninsula Bus Lines Livery 30/4/2016.
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4769AO140 viewsVentura Bus Lines (440) Scania L94UB/Volgren CR224L ex (40), ex QZF 161, on Mordialloc-Frankston Rail still in Peninsula Bus Lines Livery 30/4/2016.
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4445AO137 viewsVentura Bus Lines (445) Volvo B10M/Volgren ex (45), ex NDB 641, on Mordialloc-Frankston Rail still in Peninsula Bus Lines Livery 30/4/2016.
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4529AO107 viewsVentura Bus Lines (529) Mercedes O405NH/Volgren in Jasper Road Bentleigh on rail replacement 25th June 2016.
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4711AO82 viewsVentura Bus Lines (111) Volvo B10M/Volgren ex Grenda (14), is leading an exceptionally charmed life whereas most of its younger siblings have been sold or scrapped, seen here at Dandenong Depot on BCSV Tour on Sunday 28/05/2017.
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4475AO137 viewsVentura Bus Lines (475) Scania L94UB/Volgren CR221L ex (75), ex PEX 075, on Mordialloc-Frankston Rail still in Peninsula Bus Lines Livery 30/4/2016.
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4522AO125 viewsVentura Group (522) Mercedes O405/Volgren ex Grenda Group (Morrabbin Transit) (522) ex (22) at Oakleigh Station during the Mercedes O405 farewell tour 28 May 2016 – these days relegated to School Buses, School Charter or as rail replacement bus.
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5265AO57 viewsVentura Bus Lines Scania L94UB/Custom Coaches CB60 C-Max not long back from having all its dents & scratches fixed & is seen here in Burwood Highway January 2007.
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5834AO170 viewsNational Bus Co/Ventura (538) MAN 15.220/Custom Coaches "CB30" ex (638) which was transferred to Transdev, Melbourne, seen here in Ventura livery 24/5/2007.
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5942AO 43 viewsVentura Bus Lines (558) MAN 15.220/Designline Citybus seen here in the livery for the Melbourne Tourist Shuttle, this bus has since gone into standard livery with the loss of the run and then Smartbus livery and then to Transdev.
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6537AO155 viewsVentura (575) MAN 16.220/Designline Shown here 28/12/2007 new at North Fitzroy before being transferred to Oakleigh depot to start duty. Later it received Smartbus livery and was transferred to Transdev when those services were transferred to that operator.
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6538AO143 viewsVentura (576) MAN 16.220/Designline Shown here 28/12/2007 new at North Fitzroy before being transferred to Oakleigh depot to start duty. Later it received Smartbus livery and was transferred to Transdev when those services were transferred to that operator.
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6540AO146 viewsVentura (577) MAN 16.220/Designline Seen here 28/12/2007 in Huntingdale Rd. before heading into Oak;leigh depot when new. Later it received Smartbus livery and was transferred to Transdev when those services were transferred to that operator.

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6541AO145 viewsVentura (578) MAN 16.220/Designline Seen here 28/12/2007 around the corner from South Oakleigh Depot in Huntingdale Rd when new. Later it received Smartbus livery and was transferred to Transdev when those services were transferred to that operator. It is followed by similar unit (577) 6540AO.
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6541AO140 viewsVentura (578) MAN 16.220/Designline Seen here 28/12/2007 in Huntingdale Rd when new. Later it received Smartbus livery and was transferred to Transdev when those services were transferred to that operator.
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6541AO176 viewsVentura (578) MAN 16.220/Designline Seen here 28/12/2007 being filled at South Oakville depot before entering service. Later it received Smartbus livery and was transferred to Transdev when those services were transferred to that operator.
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5850AO77 viewsVentura Bus Lines (155) Scania L94UB/Custom Coaches CB60 C-Max in a modified livery for the Tram Shuttle from Vermont South to Knox City. It has since become (886) and into PTV livery.
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5942AO100 viewsVentura Bus Lines (558) MAN 15.220/Designline Citybus seen here in the livery for the Melbourne Tourist Shuttle, this bus has since gone into standard livery with the loss of the run and then Smartbus livery and then to Transdev.
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6365AO127 viewsVentura Bus Lines (574) MAN 16.240/Custom Coaches CB30 in 2007.
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6518AO75 viewsNational Bus Co (Ventura) (914) Scania K230UB/Custom Coaches CB60 on display at Sandown 25/11/2007.
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6522AO73 viewsNational Bus Co (Ventura) (920) Scania K230UB/Custom Coaches CB60 Evo II laying over in Melbourne City between runs in December 2007.
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6656AO56 viewsVentura Bus Lines MAN 16.220.Designline seen here in Hanover Rd Vermont South on a 736 trip to Mitcham January 2008.
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6659AO58 viewsVentura Bus Lines (582) MAN 16.220/Designline the fourth such bus received, seen resting at Vermont South before doing a run to Knox City on the Tram Shuttle. Since repainted into Smartbus livery and transferred to Transdev, Melbourne, Victoria.
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689 65055 viewsFrom Ventura was their REO with a replica body built in the Ventura Workshops, at display at Sandown 25/11/2007. (Was driven by Venturatiger for the day).
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1198AO229 viewsNational Bus Co/Ventura (700) MAN 10.150/Volgren ex (101) VTS818 (SA) Serco, Adelaide, SA; ex (313) TA1313 (SA) Trans Adelaide, Adelaide, SA which was transferred to Transdev, Melbourne. Seen here still in National livery 24/5/2007.
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3538AO95 viewsVentura Bus Lines (732) Scania L94UA/Volgren CR224L ex Grenda (32), on Tram replacement near Domain Interchange on Saturday 08/07/2017.
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0055AO78 viewsVentura Bus Lines (735) Scania L94UA/Volgren CR224L ex Grenda (35), on Tram replacement near Domain Interchange on Saturday 08/07/2017.
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7400AO54 viewsNational Bus Co (Ventura) (400) Enterprise Bus Limited/ Designline "Plasma" one of 6 such buses used on Manningham Mover runs 280/282 but not thought to have been a great success. Now in the Transdev fleet - most have been replaced by Optare Solos.
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7401AO55 viewsNational Bus Co (Ventura) (401) Enterprise Bus Limited/ Designline "Plasma" one of 6 such buses used on Manningham Mover runs 280/282 but not thought to have been a great success. Now in the Transdev fleet - most have been replaced by Optare Solos.
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7402AO46 viewsNational Bus Co (Ventura) (402) Enterprise Bus Limited/ Designline "Plasma" one of 6 such buses used on Manningham Mover runs 280/282 but not thought to have been a great success. Now in the Transdev fleet - most have been replaced by Optare Solos.
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7403AO40 viewsNational Bus Co (Ventura) (403) Enterprise Bus Limited/ Designline "Plasma" one of 6 such buses used on Manningham Mover runs 280/282 but not thought to have been a great success. Now in the Transdev fleet - most have been replaced by Optare Solos.
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7404AO39 viewsNational Bus Co (Ventura) (404) Enterprise Bus Limited/ Designline "Plasma" one of 6 such buses used on Manningham Mover runs 280/282 but not thought to have been a great success. Now in the Transdev fleet - most have been replaced by Optare Solos.
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7405AO43 viewsNational Bus Co (Ventura) (405) Enterprise Bus Limited/ Designline "Plasma" one of 6 such buses used on Manningham Mover runs 280/282 but not thought to have been a great success. Now in the Transdev fleet - most have been replaced by Optare Solos.
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1744AO171 viewsNational Bus Co/Ventura (744) Mercedes Benz O405NH/Custom Coaches "CB60" ex PWW340, which was transferred to Transdev, Melbourne. Seen here still in National livery 24/5/2007.
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1757AO150 viewsNational Bus Co/Ventura (757) Mercedes Benz O405NH/Custom Coaches "CB60" ex PWW340, which was transferred to Transdev, Melbourne. Seen here in Ventura livery 24/5/2007.
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7944AO84 viewsVentura Bus Lines (842) Scania N310UA/Volgren CR228L ex Grenda, on Tram replacement near Domain Interchange on Saturday 08/07/2017.
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5851AO39 viewsVentura Bus Lines (887) Scania L94UB/Custom Coaches CB60 C-Max ex (156) seen here in the livery for the Melbourne Tourist Shuttle, this bus has since gone into standard livery with the loss of the run and then PTV livery.
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5852AO38 viewsVentura Bus Lines (888) Scania L94UB/Custom Coaches CB60 C-Max ex (157) seen here in the livery for the Melbourne Tourist Shuttle, this bus has since gone into standard livery with the loss of the run and then PTV livery.
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6127AO and 6128AO115 viewsVentura Bus Lines (907) and (908) Scania L94UB/Custom Coaches CB60 passing each other with little room to spare, in 2007. Both have since been transferred to Transdev.
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8262AO35 viewsVentura Bus Lines (980) a new Volgren bodied Scania K280UB is performing as Ventura's Christmas Bus in 2011, seen this day on a Doncaster based 286 run. Renumbered 1213.
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?48 viewsVentura displayed this preserved CAC Bedford at display at Sandown 25/11/2007.
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BEM 45194 viewsVentura Bis Lines Leyland Leopard PSU3E/PMCSA liked by Venturatiger, was the last of this batch to be regular on the 700 run. It subsequently became m/o 9209 and m/o 333 with Canterbury Bus Lines then sold to Logan Coaches (Crossley), Logan Village, QLD, then Gatton Bus Service, Gatton, then Beaudesert Bus Service, Beaudesert as (18), all registered 087 EJZ. Resold with company to Cavbus Pty Ltd, Logan Village as (18) 087 EJZ, then to Executive Coachlines, Bundaberg as 274 IPL.
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BQO 39588 viewsVentura Bus Lines (95) Leyland Leopard/PMC which Venturatiger was the first to drive this bus in service and liked driving this bus. It went to Canterbury Bus Lines (unused), then became (33) EIG with Logan Coaches and then Cavbus Logan Coaches.
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BRP 30685 viewsVentura Bus Lines Leyland Leopard PSU4A/4R/Custom Coaches rebody ex Potteries UK which Venturatiger drove from Sydney to Melbourne on its delivery run. It subsequently operated with Crossley Bus Lines and Westway as m/o 6417 before being sold to private buyer, Richmond NSW 31/5/2006 and listed for sale on Ebay 4/08.
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CVB 001119 viewsVentura Bus Lines (1) Leyland Tiger/PMC & was the 50th Tiger – was still in service in September 2007 but by then in standard livery.
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CXB 21297 viewsVentura Bus Lines (122) Elwood HFA/PMCSA which was a stalwart on the short 706 run & was one of three manual Elwoods aquired with Bentleigh Bus Lines.
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CYQ 00479 viewsVentura Bus Lines (4) Leyland Tiger PMC along with sister unit [5] were the last two Tigers delivered new to South Oakleigh & when delivered in 9/86 were the last new buses until [73] arrived in 7/92, both buses did a lot of miles in their early years. This was another bus Venturatiger drove from Sydney to Melbourne. Reregd FRW 004 and then 2504AO. Withdrawn in 2010.
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DFM 44497 viewsVentura Bus Lines (138) was on trial for 6 months & is a PMC Mercedes 1625, this bus was later purchased by Bell St. Bus Co. and ran in Ventura livery for a while before being repainted.
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DWM 47893 viewsVentura Bus Lines Demo PMC Mercedes Benz 0405 & is seen here at the Knoxfield Depot.
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ESL 00898 viewsVentura Bus Lines (8) Mercedes O305/PMC ex STA Sydney 1852, not a bus Venturatiger drove in service , but did drive it from Sydney to Melbourne in the middle of winter, very cold & not very fast. Reregd FRW 008 and then became 267 FJC with Coomera Bus Lines-(Hill/Crossley)[11/99-],Qld. Subsequent whereabouts not known.
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FRW 03686 viewsVentura Bus Lines (36) Leyland Tiger/PMC ex CZA 336 wearing a colorful Livery for Knox Council promoting community activities, this bus was withdrawn by 2007 after being reregd 2536AO.
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