Westway / transit First - Bankstown Airport

This is a historic listing of vehicles owned and operated by Westway / transit First - Bankstown Airport.

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Accreditation: Accreditation number 8263 - Demerton Pty Ltd.
Depot Address/s: 127 Link Road, Bankstown Airport.
Livery: Green Front with Diagonal Blue Pin stripe and Logos. (Low Floor Vehicles as well as some others )
Ex STA Mercedes with # are all white with narrow green and blue strips near bottom of body. However MO.1986 and m/o 8746 carry more blue and green stripes while m/o 7238 is in full transit First livery.
R - Red livery
S - Bankstown Strathfield livery
W - all over white with Transit First signage
Other buses are white with Blue and Green stripe with some Hinos cream instead of white.
Service Runs: 900 Liverpool-Burwood via Bankstown
901 Liverpool-Holsworthy
902 Liverpool-Holsworthy
902X Holsworthy-Sandy Point
903 Liverpool-Chipping Norton
904 Liverpool-Fairfield
905 Bankstown-Fairfield
909 Bankstown-Parramatta via Regents Park
911 Bankstown-Auburn via Bass Hill
913 Bankstown-Strathfield
914 Greenacre-Strathfield
915 Lidcome-TAFE & Sydney University Campus
925 Bankstown-East Hills
Shopping Services
S1 Lansvale-Cabramatta Shops
S2 Auburn Botanic Gardens-Auburn
S5 Milperra-Padstow
Additional Nightride Routes
N30 City to Macarthur
N40 City to East Hills
Note: Routes N30 and N40 were contracted to Punchbowl Bus Co but operated by transit First.

Previous liveries:
Westway: White with red and blue stripes except ex STA Mercedes which had red and blue strips near the bottom of the body.
ex West Bankstown buses: Orange and cream, black stripe
ex Bankstown Strathfield buses: Red and cream black stripe
ex Baxters buses: Fawn with orange stripes

Trading as Westway, the Threkeld family took over route 42 Liverpool - Hammondville / Holsworthy (occasional trips to East Hills Hostel & Sandy Point) from F & M Grueicic's Holsworthy Bus Service in August 1982.

Route 858 Liverpool - Warwick Farm, route 859 Liverpool Chipping Norton Milperra Bridge & Liverpool Milperra Bridge via Newbridge Rd & route 860 Liverpool - Bankstown were taken over from Milperra Bus Service on 1 July 1987. On 1 March 1992, route 858 was transferred to Oliveri Transport Services Pty Ltd, Green Valley and renumbered 849. Ex Milperra vehicle retained separate accreditation up until Westway became transit First.

The following services were taken over from Crossley Bus Lines, Chester Hill on 29 January 1997 with a variety of Leyland Leopards and two Hino RG197Ks.
915 Lidcombe - Cumberland College
916 Auburn - South Granville (Blaxcell St)
917 Auburn - Regents Park - Guildford
918 Auburn - South Auburn (Cumberland Rd)
919 Auburn - Regents Park - Bankstown
920 Lidcombe - Potts Hill - Bankstown
921 Lidcombe - Berala - Regents Park - Bankstown

On 5 May 2003, West Bankstown Bus Service Pty Ltd (rouites 935-937) and Bankstown-Strathfield Bus Service (Fairtown Pty Ltd - routes 484-486), Greenacre were taken over from the Truer family with 23 vehicles and the following routes:
484 Strathfield - Greenacre
485 Strathfield - Bankstown via Roberts Road
486 Strathfield - Bankstown via Waterloo Road
935 Bankstown - Condell Park
936 Bankstown - Yagoona West
937 Bankstown - Airport - Georges Hall

Westway Bus & Coach Service was relaunched as transit First (spelt deliberately with an uncapitalised "t") on Monday 7 July 2003. The red stripe toward the rear of the Westway livery was repainted green (m/o 4303 was the prototype for this livery) and a new livery of a green front with a diagonal blue pin stripe was introduced onto the low floors.

On 1 January 2005, the Bankstown and Fairfield district services of Baxter's Bus Lines (Holroyd Bus Lines Pty Ltd) were purchased 16 vehicles and the following routes:
817 Fairfield - Cabramatta
818 Fairfield - Chester Hill
930 Bankstown - Bankstown Showground
932 Bankstown - Georges Hall via Yagoona West

Demerton Pty Ltd t/as transit First was taken over by Veolia Transport (NSW) Pty Ltd as from 1 February 2007 with 86 vehicles.

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