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Moonee Valley Coaches

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Parent  Higginson family
Headquarters  Tullamarine
Service type  Bus & coach operator
Founded  1964
Service area  North Melbourne
Routes  2
Moonee Valley Coaches

Moonee Valley Coaches is a bus and coach operator in Melbourne, Australia. As a Melbourne bus company, it operates two bus routes under contract to the Government of Victoria.

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History

In 1964 Ray Higginson bought a bus serving Dawson Street, Brunswick. By 1966 the business was named Moonee Valley Bus Lines, and in 1969 a partnership with Joe Bellafiori was formed.

Charter services commenced in 1968, expanding to Australia wide touring and camping tours in 1970 when the first new dedicated charter coach was bought. The early 1970s saw more expansion with the purchase of Nuline Bus Service, Caulfield. In 1985 the partnership was dissolved with Bellafiori taking Nuline Bus Service and Higginson Moonee Valley. In 1987 Cunningham Bus Lines was purchased with route 503 Essendon station - Brunswick East.

In November 2014, a heritage museum was established within the company's Tullamarine depot.

Fleet

As at February 2015, the fleet consisted of 32 buses and coaches. Fleet livery is white with red stripes and blue signwriting.

References

Moonee Valley Coaches Wikipedia


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