Bus Australia Photo Gallery


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1198AO299 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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3538AO309 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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0055AO283 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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7400AO179 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 Now in the Transdev fleet - most have been replaced by Optare Solos.
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7401AO178 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 Now in the Transdev fleet - most have been replaced by Optare Solos.
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7402AO186 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 Now in the Transdev fleet - most have been replaced by Optare Solos.
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7403AO162 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 Now in the Transdev fleet - most have been replaced by Optare Solos.
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7404AO172 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 Now in the Transdev fleet - most have been replaced by Optare Solos.
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7405AO186 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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1744AO251 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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1757AO223 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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7944AO296 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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5851AO167 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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5852AO160 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 6128AO213 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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8262AO142 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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?124 viewsVentura displayed this preserved CAC Bedford at display at Sandown 25/11/2007.
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BEM 451184 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 395171 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 306161 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 001205 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 212201 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 004171 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 444186 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 478199 viewsVentura Bus Lines Demo PMC Mercedes Benz 0405 & is seen here at the Knoxfield Depot.
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ESL 008203 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 036169 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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FRW 113182 viewsVentura Bus Lines (113) Leyland Tiger/PMC ex CDP 113., was a good reliable bus , had chalked up the most kilometres of all the South Oakleogh Tigers. Reregd 2613AO, then sold to Murton's of Broken Hill as MO 4586 and then reregd 4044 MO.
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HLW 245293 viewsVentura Bus Lines [11] was a Leyland Royal Tiger Cub with a Piper Body Bus which was refitted with a Comair front & back and was changed from manual to semi automatic late in its life. Photo by Geoff Mann.
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7397AO176 viewsVentura Bus Lines (287) Iveco Metro Hybrid/Volgren CR228L ex Smartbus livery. ex Grenda livery, in PTV livery in 2016.
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IKP 897169 viewsVentura Bus Lines (97) Leyland Leopard PSU3C/Ansair which Venturatiger liked to drive. It subsequently saw service with Crossley Bus Lines as m/o 7805 and was withdrawn before the takeover by Connex.
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Line up.176 viewsA line up of Ventura PMCA Leyland Leopards at South Oakleigh Depot.
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Line up213 views6 of the 10 Ventura Mk1 ex STA Mercedes operated by Ventura lined up at the Knox Depot.
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NSU 595161 viewsVentura Bus Lines (22) Scania L113/Volgren It was Ventura's 1st Low Floor & was one of four to wear this livery, these buses were in 2007 being painted into standard livery
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OQK 119197 viewsVentura Bus Lines (119) Scania L113CRL/Volgren CR221L. It was one of the first Euro 2's and wears this clean image livery. (This bus is referred to as Flipper by the drivers). In 2013 it become (1161) 2619AO.
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RFS 377176 viewsVentura Bus Lines (103) Scania L94UB/Custom Coaches CB60 which has become (1196) 2603AO, which was the 3rd. ethanol powered bus, delivered a year later than the 1st two & wears this special livery.
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?317 viewsVentura Bus Lines Scania L94/Northcoast with some Christmas decorations in December 2007.
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Lineup.172 viewsA line up of Ventura Tiger Cubs & Leopards at the S.A. & W.A. Border on there way to Karratha [These buses were driven to Adelaide where they were fitted with Air/con then driven to W.A. for use as mine buses at Karratha].
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VFD 512 (sa)195 viewsSeen here in South Oakleigh Depot is an Ansair Gas MAN. The bus could only do 2 or 3 trips before it had to trundle off to get refilled at the local gas works.
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IYI 085214 viewsVentura Bus Lines (85) Leyland Leopard/Domino Hedges – thr only Domino in the fleet which was a comfortable bus to drive. Subsequently saw service with Crossley Buse Lines and Westway as as m/o 7019. Sold for non-PSV at Naree Warren, VIC 6/01; later noted derelict in Tasmania reg EP 7258.
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m/o 1994115 viewsVeolia Transport (469) Volvo B7RLE/Volgren CR228L in Metrobus livery in 2011.
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m/o 2009108 viewsVeolia Transport (476) Volvo B12BLE/Volgren CR228L in Metrobus livery on route M91 in 2011.
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m/o 5060116 viewsVeolia Transport (340) Mercedes O500LE/Bustech VST in Metrobus livery, on route M92 in 2011.
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m/o 5061122 viewsVeolia Transport (351) Mercedes O500LE/Bustech VST in Metrobus livery in 2011.
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m/o 5064138 viewsVeolia Transport (344) Mercedes O500LE/Bustech VST in Metrobus livery in 2011.
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m/o 5064140 viewsVeolia Transport (344) Mercedes O500LE/Bustech VST in Metrobus livery on route M91 in 2011.
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m/o 5079136 viewsVeolia Transport (339) Mercedes O500LE/Bustech VST in Metrobus livery on route M92 in 2011. It was transferred from Bankstown to Menai later that year.
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m/o 5332133 viewsVeolia Transport (477) Volvo B7RLE/Volgren CR228L in Metrobus livery on route M92 to Sutherland in 2011.
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m/o 534795 viewsVeolia Transport (486) Volvo B7RLE/Volgren CR228L in Metrobus livery on route M91 in 2011. Was based at South Granville although still carrying Bankstown accreditation.
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m/o 7445100 viewsVeolia Transport Menai (474) Volvo B7RLE/Volgren CR228L in Metrobus livery in 2011. Has been based at South Granville since it opened.
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m/o 9660106 viewsVeolia Transport (417) Volvo B7RLE/Custom Coaches CB60 Evo II in 2011.
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6332AO123 viewsVictorian Touring Coaches (31} Scania K280IB/Higer A30 ex SB35ET. It became (28) (28) 6229AO before being sold to Driver Bus Lines.
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VYL 846449 viewsDions Fairy Meadow's 1988 Mercedes Benz 0405/PMC "Metro 90" ex Quinces DKA127 at North Wollongong Station. Reregd TV 7788, then TV 8781. De-regd by 4/17.
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8200AO 226 viewsWalters, Euroa MAN 18.360/Coach Design at the Imax Theatre 24 June 2011.
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1868AO228 viewsWandong Bus & Coach (6) Motorcoach Marathon parked in King St, Melbourne 24/6/2011.
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0636AO330 viewsWangaratta Coachlines (36) a 2001 Scania L94IB/Volgren "SC221" ex B/Line Wangaratta, ex Hoys Wangaratta, on rail replacement on the Melbourne-Seymour-Albury Line.
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0638AO275 viewsWangaratta Coachlines (38) a 2010 Scania K280IB/Higer “A30" on rail replacement on the Melbourne-Seymour-Albury Line.
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0640AO518 viewsWangaratta Coachlines (40) a 2010 Scania K310IB/Coach Concepts on rail replacement on the Melbourne-Seymour-Albury Line.

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0644AO510 viewsWangaratta Coachlines (44) a 2009 Scania K420EB/Coach Concepts ex (43) on rail replacement on the Melbourne-Seymour-Albury Line.
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0650AO499 viewsWangaratta Coachlines (50) a 2009 Scania K420EB/Coach Concepts ex (44) on rail replacement on the Melbourne-Seymour-Albury Line.
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