$2 million bus upgrade
Wednesday, 5th June, 2019
By Emily McInerney
Buslink will now be known as CDC Broken Hill after a company takeover, which has included the arrival of four new buses worth $2 million.
Operations Supervisor for the Broken Hill branch, Trevor Cutjar, said ComfortDelGro and Cabcharge (CDC) bought Buslink and have been conducting a changeover.
“One bus will go to the Wilcannia run, one to the Menindee service and two for the town route,” Mr Cutjar said yesterday.
“The company bought Buslink some time ago. It’s been a gradual changeover.”
He said there were no staff lost in the Broken Hill branch as a result of the takeover.
“We’ve been able to employ more staff,” he said.
Mr Cutjar said the final process in the changeover included allocating the fleet for each run.
“We now have 15 buses on site. There will be a few changes to happen.”
He said the Menindee and Wilcannia buses have wheelchair access, luggage space and a fridge for medication.
The Broken Hill depot reports to Mildura and then to the CDC office in Melbourne.
In 2005, CDC acquired the businesses and assets of the largest bus operator, the Westbus Group, in Australia’s most populous state, New South Wales.
CDC is a major Australian operator of passenger land transport.
It is one of the largest private operators in Sydney and the only operator that holds Sydney metropolitan and outer metropolitan bus service contracts, country bus service contracts, and contracts with NSW Train Link and Sydney Trains Bus Services.