Sonter's Bus Service - Laurieton

This is a historic listing of vehicles owned and operated by Sonter's Bus Service - Laurieton.

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Accreditation: Sonters Travelways Pty Ltd, Acc No. 3961, Laurieton (coach)
Sonters Pty Ltd, Acc No. 3982, Laurieton (bus)
Depot Address/s: Lot 5 Hoschke Road, Laurieton
Livery: Two tone green & white
Service Runs: 331 Port Macquarie - Laurieton - Kendall
Website: www.sonters.com.au

Sonter's Pty Ltd sold out to King Bros Bus Service Port Macquarie Pty Ltd, Laurieton on 19 December 2000.


Sonter's MO 7771 Domino DC113 - Ken Magor collection.

Sonter’s Pty Ltd bus runs as introduced 3 October 2000:
Peak Vehicle Requirement AM & PM = 23 buses:-
- 17x local runs (5 of which are double runs)
- 6x Port Macquarie runs (1x route service trip)
- 4x Wauchope runs
- Additional shifts to cover route services outside school peak are Bus 6 (Saturdays), 14, 19, 26 & 30.

Run Summary:
Port Macquarie runs = (peak) Bus 10, 11 (AM), 31 (PM), 13, 20, 21 & 23; (off-peak) 6, 14, 19, 26 & 30.
Wauchope runs = Bus 7, 8, 9 & 25.
Local runs = All other Bus numbers.

Bus 1: Finish Run ?? Camden Haven High, then Kendall - Brother Glen – Lakewood - St Joseph’s - Laurieton Primary - North Haven Public: PM in reverse.
Bus 2: Finish Bus 3 Kendall Primary, then Kendall - St Josephs - Laurieton Primary: PM in reverse
Bus 3: Lake Cathie - Bonny Hills - Laurieton - Camden Haven High - Kendall Pu, then onto Bus 2.. PM in reverse.
Bus 4: Camden Head - Dunbogan - Laurieton - Camden Haven High. PM in reverse.
Bus 5: Moorland - Kew - Kendall Primary - Camden Haven High - St Joseph’s: PM in reverse except not via Kendall Primary & transfer to Eggins at Moorland.
Bus 6: (Saturdays) 4x return passenger service trips Kendall - Port Macquarie.
Bus 7: Laurieton - Wauchope schools via Kendall, Bago & King Creek: PM in reverse.
Bus 8: Laurieton - Wauchope schools via Lake Innes: PM in reverse.
Bus 9: Laurieton - Wauchope schools via Lake Cathie & Bonny Hills: PM in reverse.
Bus 10: Laurieton - Port Macquarie schools (St Pauls, Westport High, Heritage Christian & Port Macquarie High) via Coast Road : PM in reverse.
Bus 11: Kendall (7:25am) - Port Macquarie (8:45am) passenger service (serves Mackillop College & Port Macquarie TAFE), then Port Macquarie (8:20am) - Kendall (9:40am) passenger service: PM covered by Bus 31.
Bus 12: Finish Bun 22 North Haven Public, then Bonny Hills - North Haven Public: PM operates as combined Bus 12/22 (see under Bus 22).
Bus 13: Camden Head - Port Macquarie schools (St Pauls, Westport Primary, Westport Tech, St Josephs Vocational & Port Macquarie High) via Coast Road: PM in reverse.
Bus 14: Kendall (11:45am) - Port Macquarie (12:58pm) passenger service, then Port Macquarie Private Hospital (12:35pm) - Kendall (2:00pm) passenger service.
Bus 15: Stewarts River Rd - Lorne - Black Creek - Kendall Primary - Camden Haven High: PM in reverse except does not travel down Stewarts River Rd.
Bus 16: Lakewood - Kendall - Kew - Lakewood - Dunbogan - North Haven Public - St Josephs - Laurieton Primary: PM serves same areas in a different order.
Bus 17: Lake Cathie - Bonny Hills - North Haven Public - St Josephs - Laurieton Primary: PM in reverse.
Bus 18: Herons Creek - Kendall Primary - Camden Haven High - St Joseph’s - Laurieton Primary - North Haven Public: PM in reverse, except does not serve Kendall Primary.
Bus 19: North Haven (4:35pm) - Port Macquarie (5:30pm) passenger service, then Port Macquarie Private Hospital (5:05pm) - West Haven (6:30pm) via Kendall passenger service.
Bus 20: Laurieton - Port Macquarie schools (Westport High, Port TAFE, Westport High, Heritage Christian, St Josephs Primary & High, St Agnes Public, St Josephs Vocational, Port Macquarie Primary & High, Mackillop College, St Peters Primary, St Pauls High & SDA School) via Herons Creek, Kings Creek & Sarahs Crescent, King Creek: PM in reverse.
Bus 21: Laurieton - Port Macquarie schools (SDA School, St Peters Public, St Pauls High, Tacking Point Public, Hastings Public, Eastport Primary & St Agnes Primary) via Lakewood & Coast Road: PM in reverse.
Bus 22: Bonny Hills - North Haven Public, then onto Bus 12: PM operates as combined Run 12/22, serving area covered by Run 22 first, followed by Run 12.
Bus 23: Kendall - Port Macquarie schools (St Pauls High, Westport High, Heritage Christian, St Josephs, St Josephs Vocational, Port Macquarie high & Heritage Christian) via Kew, Laurieton & Coast Rd: PM in reverse.
Bus 24: Unknown location - Camden Haven High, then onto Bus 27.
Bus 25: Laurieton - Wauchope schoolsvia Sarahs Crescent, King Creek: PM in reverse.
Bus 26: Kendall (8:40am) - Port Macquarie (10:03am) passenger service, then Port Macquarie Private Hospital (9:40am) - Laurieton (Queens Lake Village - 10:48am) passenger service.
Bus 27: Finish Run 24 Camden Haven High, then Lakewood - Mountainview Rd - Camden Haven High: PM in reverse.
Bus 29: North Haven - Laurieton - Camden Haven High: PM in reverse.
Bus 30: Kendall (10:15am) - Port Macquarie (11:35am) passenger service, then Port Macquarie Private Hospital (11:10am) - Kendall (12:30pm) passenger service.
Bus 31: Kendall (2:00pm) - Port Macquarie (3:20pm) passenger service, then Port Macquarie Private Hospital (2:55pm) - West Haven (4:30pm) via Kendall (service Port Macquarie TAFE & Mackillop College).
Bus 32: Bonny Hills - St Joseph’s - Mission Terrace - Brother Glen - St Josephs - Camden Haven High: PM operates as a double run, 1 St Josephs - Bonny Hills & 2 Camden Haven High - Brother Glen - Mission Terrace - Bonny Hills.
Bus 33: Batar Creek - Kendall Primary - Camden Haven High - St Joseph’s - Laurieton Primary: PM in reverse except not via Laurieton Primary & St Joseph’s.
Bus 35A: Bonny Hills - Laurieton - Kew - Kendall Primary, then onto Bus 35B: PM in reverse.
Bus 35B: Finish Run 35A Kendall Primary, then Kendall- Kew - Camden Haven High: PM in reverse.

Notes:
- Bus 33 formerly a minibus run until end of Term 3 2000.
- Bus 13 and probably other Port Macquarie runs laid over behind Port Macquarie Basketball Stadium during the day.


Sonter's TV 940 Autobus - Ty Manning.

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