Greyhound Australia


Greyhound Australia
Greyhound Australia
Type Privately held corporation
Industry Coach services
Founded 1905
Headquarters Brisbane, Queensland
Area served Adelaide, Brisbane, Canberra, Darwin, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney and various regional destinations
Parent Chapman Group, ANZ
Website www.greyhound.com.au

Greyhound Australia is the largest long distance bus operator in Australia, operating in all mainland states and territories. It is owned by the Chapman Group and ANZ.

Today's Greyhound Australia is the result of many buy-outs and mergers of various bus/coachline companies. Its earliest origin was in the form of Pioneer Tours, later to become Pioneer Coachlines, formed in 1905. [1]

The original Greyhound buslines were formed in 1928 as a passenger service in Toowoomba. They would merge with Pioneer in 1992 as Greyhound Pioneer. Other companies that are now a part of Greyhound Australia were McCaffertys (founded 1940), Travel Coach, Suncoast Pacific Coaches and Bus Australia brands. [1]

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Routes

Greyhound Australia Scania K380IB coach in at the Wagga Wagga Railway Station.

Greyhound Australia's routes are as follows: [2]

*Note - Sydney to Canberra services do not include services to Melbourne/Adelaide*

Competition

Greyhound Australia's direct competitors include:

Greyhound Lines

Although sometimes mistaken with the American busline of the same name, they are not related to the North American Greyhound Lines.

References

  1. ^ a b "Greyhound Australia unveiled". Travel Weekly. 2004-11-01. http://www.travelweekly.com.au/news/greyhound-australia-unveiled. Retrieved 2008-06-04. 
  2. ^ Routes and Destinations "Greyhound Australia". Greyhound Australia. 2008-06-04. http://www.greyhound.com.au/ServiceInformation/routes-destinations-australia.aspx Routes and Destinations. Retrieved 2008-06-04. 

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