Townsend's Bus Travel Pty Ltd, Renmark

The following list is of known buses both current and those previously operated by Townsend's Bus Travel Pty Ltd, Renmark.

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Accreditation: New South Wales - 13477
Victoria - AC 359
Depot Address/s: 364 Renmark Ave, Renmark.
Bobs Barn, Old Sturt Hwy, Glossop.
Roberston Ave, Loxton.
Livery: Yellow roof and body to skirt line, green body under skirt line.
Service Runs: Contract DTEI 020238 - Provision of passenger transport services in the Eastern Riverland area commencing 14/6/2011 and expiring 13/6/2016.
- Renmark Loxton (Mon, Tues, Fri).
- Renmark - Loxton via Berri (Tues, Wed).
- Berri - Paringa via Renmark (Wed).
- Berri Morook Loxton (Thurs).
School Runs: Renmark - Chaffey (DECS200)
Renmark - Cooltong (DECS201)
Renamrk - Murtho (DECS218)
Renmark - Pike River (DECS232)
Renmark South - Renmark West (DECS241)
Loxton High School- Bookpurnong (DECS1846)
Loxton High School - Kingston - Moorook (DECS1847)
Loxton High School - Nangari - Taplan (DECS1848)
Loxton High School - Payp - New Residence (DECS1849)
Loxton - Bugle Hut - Taldra (DECS1850)
Loxton Primary School - Pata East (DECS1851)
Loxton Primary School - Wunkar (DECS1852)
Renmark - Paringa (DECS1853)
Glossop - Barmera - Loveday (DECS1868)
Glossop - Monash - Monash North (DECS1869)
Renmark School- Lindsay Point (Victorian contract 1122-001)

Business founded by E.T. and V.A. Townsend, Renmark in 1974 with the Renmark - Lindsay point Victorian school contract. The Chaffey Travel club was established in 1987. Fleet size grew to 7 buses. Operations comprised a single Victorian school contract, extended and day tours, coach and mini bus charter, plus hire-drive mini bus services.

A travel agents licence was obtained in 1998.

he business was incorporated as Townsend Riverland Tours Pty Ltd on 30/4/1998.

The shareholding in Renmark Bus Service Pty Ltd, Renmark was purchased in 1/2000 which included 6 school contracts and 10 buses.

In 2002 ownership of the business passed to Tony and Cherie Townsend with the first overseas tour was operated in 2004.

The 2 school contracts and buses of P.K and B.R. Gwiazda t/a Southern Star Tours Glossop were purchased in 2004/2005. He became workshop manager at the Renmark depot. A new purpose built depot/office was opened 10/2006 following a depot fire.

The business of J.H. and L.J. Formby t/a JLM Buses, Loxton with 9 school contracts and 11 buses was purchased 10/2008. The buses purchased here were depoted behind the BP Service Station on Bookpurnong Rd, Loxton.

Greg Townsend, Tony's brother has been involved in the business since 1999 including as the initial owner of the Gwiazda school contracts.

The business was successful in retaining all fifteen of their South Australian school bus contracts during the tendering exercise carried out by the South Australian government in 2011,2012 and 2013.

During 2012 the Loxton based fleet was relocated to a new depot in Robertson Ave, Loxton.

The company was renamed Townsend Bus Travel Pty Ltd during 2014.

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