State Transit Authority Disposal Lists

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Chassis / Body: Mercedes Benz O305/PMC Mark 3
Fleet Numbers: 2516-2549, 2580-2716, 2718-2727
Total Built: 182
Entered Service: 1981-1983
Withdrawn from Service:Commenced in 2005, with the bulk withdrawn between December 2008 and December 2009.
Notes: These vehicles followed on from the Mark IIs, changes with the chassis included the introduction of push button gear selectors (these had been trialled on a handful of mkII mercs and as well on some Leopards) and there was not an exhaust brake either (they were disconnected on the mkI and mkII's during the early 80's).
There were a few body design changes were brought in with these, they were the reintroduction of four piece windows following complaints about the 2 piece windows on the Mark II's. The route numbers on the front and rear went back to the 203mm size, this lead to the roof rising by 45mm. Seat frames were stainless steel and the upper conductor bell was removed. They were the first bus delivered with anti lock braking system (ABS), but this was only in the Willoughby batch which were the last.
They were new to Ryde, Enfield, Pagewood, Kingsgrove, Hamilton/Belmont, Brookvale and Willoughby
They were to eventually serve at every depot, in some cases the type leaving that depot early on and returning towards the end of the types life. There was an early withdrawal in 1988 when 2516 ended up in the harbour at Balmain's Darling St Wharf. One or two in the intervening years due to accident damage but most of the fleet saw long service with the STA. They were replaced with the 505 bus order of 2007 and there had been delivery issues with part of that order, the Mercedes Benz O500LE leading to the stockpiling of new vehicles, the issues were eventually resolved and the Mark III's were withdrawn very quickly. Unlike with previous types of government vehicle, most recently the Mark II O305, there was no longer the after government service life with a private route operator, possibly with a charter operator, but since 2005, the state government had been assisting private operators with the purchase of new vehicles, so with that market gone a large proportion of the fleet was sold for scrap
Last run by 2712 on the 1st December 2009
Ex Ryde Depot @ 4:39 Y030 520 to Parramatta. Arrive Parramatta 5:16. Ex Parramatta @ 5:30 L20 to Circular Quay. Arrive Circular Quay 6:32, Spl. to Ryde Shops. Ex Ryde Shops 7:14 510 to Wynyard. Arrive Wynyard 7:57. Spl. to Gladstone Park (Balmain).Ex Balmain 8:28 598 Sch. Spl. to Riverside Girls. Arrive 8:41 Spl. Shed, Arrive 8:53.

BodyPressed Metal Corporation "Mark III"
EngineMercedes Benz OM 407h, rear mounted 6 cylinder direct injection
Output147kw at 2200 rpm of 11.1 litres displacement.
TransmissionMercedes-Benz W3D080 3-speed automatic with torque converter
FuelDiesel
Low-floorNo
Air ConditioningNo
Length10.67m
Wheelbase5.33m
Seating capacity43
SeatsPMC bench seats with blue & black vinyl trim (tartan pattern)
see individual list for exceptions
Doorsfront and centre double-width glide-away doors
Windowsrubber mounted Beclawat 4-part sliding windows
VentilationTwo roof hatches
Destination EquipmentTwin roller blinds with 3 track route number front and near side. 3 Track route number on rear.
Supplementary destination roller blind under the nearside windscreen

Fleet No Current
Fleet No
Current RegoNotesWithdrawn
PARTSFearnes Wagga Wagga NSW - stripped at PMC Revesby 89-9112/88 Y
u/rParker Family Oakville - for preservation 9/05 Y
Transquol Training Wickham Newcastle7/07 B
PARTSPubtrek Tours, Leppington NSW1/09 Y
SCRAPPEDPurchased by Custom Coaches in the late 80's, for study into bodying integral chassi types. Chassi then went to Alnor in the early 90's possibly for the same reason1/87 Y
?Sold on via dealer in Queensland[3/11-]
ex TV 6020 Manly Coaches, Brookvale [10/09-3/11]
1/09 Y
?TV 4740 Skenners Bus Lines - Kirrawee NSW [-L'10] rego expired 1/14
ex TV 4740, TV 4627, Coachline's Tours[6/06], Bonnyrigg N.S.W.
12/05 R
-Parker Family, Oakville 3/09
SCRAPPEDby Sydney Bus Museum-H.C.V.A. Tempe N.S.W.[5/02] for STA.11/01
FOR SALEUnknown owner, Geebung Qld - listed on eBay 6/12
ex TV 4626 Coachline's Tours[6/06], Bonnyrigg N.S.W.
12/05 R
SCRAPPEDTop Dollar Metal Recyclers3/09 W
SCRAPPEDTop Dollar Metal Recyclers 4/09 K
-Police Training Centre, Goulburn4/09
SCRAPPEDTop Dollar Metal Recyclers4/09 L
PARTSSTA Leichhardt, then to Top Dollar Metal Recyclers4/09 L
PARTSSTA Leichhardt, then to Top Dollar Metal Recylers6/09 L
SCRAPPEDTop Dollar Metal Recyclers [12/09]6/09 L
SCRAPPEDTop Dollar Metal Recyclers [2/10]6/09 L
SCRAPPEDTop Dollar Metal Recyclers [12/09]6/09 L
?Donated to Kurri Kurri TAFE College6/09 L
SCRAPPEDTop Dollar Metal Recyclers (1/10)1/09 K
SCRAPPEDTop Dollar Metal Recyclers 8/07 B
?Sold on via dealer in Queensland
ex TV 5897 Manly Coaches, Brookvake [5/09-L'11]
2/09 P
2539 70546HS. Ford, Sydney [9/16] For restoration
ex TV 4676 Manly Coaches, Brookvale [6/09-9/16]
Centre door filled in, reseated to be B50F
2/09 P
SCRAPPEDTop Dollar Metal Recyclers [11/09]8/07 B
SCRAPPEDTop Dollar Metal Recyclers12/08 K
SCRAPPEDTop Dollar Metal Recyclers [12/09]6/09 Y
SCRAPPEDDepartment of the Army Holsworthy

Blown up at Holsworthy Army base in Nov '08 alongside V set car DMT 9204 as part of an emergency services exercise
SCRAPPEDTop Dollar Metal Recyclers1/09 Y
-Panthers on the Prowl, Penrith11/06 Y
2546 46118HParker Family, Oakville1/09 L
AH52MEBet Nahrain Transport[11/05], St Johns Park N.S.W.9/05 Y
PARTSSTA Leichhardt, then to Top Dollar Metal Recyclers4/09 L
SCRAPPEDTop Dollar Metal Recyclers 12/08 K?
?Aussie Bush Camps, Karuah (on contract)
ex 3123 MO, MO 6726 Port Stephens Coaches[12/05-L'09], Nelson Bay N.S.W.- with extended body
9/05 Y
SCRAPPEDTop Dollar Metal RecyclersK
SCRAPPEDTop Dollar Metal Recyclers [1/10]4/09 L
SCRAPPED ?TV 5717 North Sydney Bus Charters - North Ryde [3/09-3/14] B39D for Artarmon Loop (no longer carries the signage)3/08 L
PARTSManly Coaches - Brookvale NSW [1/09]

Withdrawn after crane collapsed onto it at Leichhardt depot in May '08
5/08 L
SCRAPPEDTop Dollar Metal Recyclers [10/09]4/09 L
SCRAPPEDTop Dollar Metal Recyclers4/09 W
SCRAPPEDTop Dollar Metal Recyclers [11/09]5/09 B
SCRAPPEDTop Dollar Metal Recyclers [12/09]5/08 K
XBM 541Drop Bear Buses Clarinda, Vic (appears to be unreg as at 1/11)12/08 K
SCRAPPEDTop Dollar Metal Recyclers12/08 K
PARTSTV 5715 North Sydney Bus Charters - North Ryde [-3/13]12/08 K
PARTSSTA Leichhardt, then Top Dollar Metal Recyclers12/08 K
SCRAPPEDTop Dollar Metal Recyclers [11/09]1/09 K
SCRAPPEDTop Dollar Metal Recyclers [10/09]12/08 K
SCRAPPEDTop Dollar Metal Recyclers12/08 K
SCRAPPEDTop Dollar Metal Recyclers12/08 K
SCRAPPEDTop Dollar Metal Recyclers12/08 K
PARTSSTA Leichhardt, then to Top Dollar Metal Recyclers1/09 K
SCRAPPEDTop Dollar Metal Recyclers12/08 K
PARTSTV 5006 North Sydney Bus Charters, North Ryde [5/07-3/11]10/06 K
BC 98 MZR O'Brien, Taree12/08 K
SCRAPPEDTop Dollar Metal Recyclers [11/09]12/08 K
PARTSSTA Leichhardt - Operations and Fleet division, then Top Dollar Metal Recyclers3/09 K
SCRAPPEDTop Dollar Metal Recyclers2/09 P
SCRAPPEDTV 5714 North Sydney Bus Charters - North Ryde, signwritten for the Artarmon Loop [3/09-3/15]L08 Y
SCRAPPEDTop Dollar Metal Recyclers [1/10]6/09 Y
?D. Parish, Herrons Creek NSW
Last mkIII to be disposed of from STA Operations and Fleet division, Leichhardt. 15/2/10
2/09 P
SCRAPPEDTop Dollar Metal Recyclers [12/09]5/09 B
FOR SALE ex TV 7238, TV 5160, White Dove Charter - K, Abdelsayed, Glenmore Park - 1st reg 11/12 [?-3/17] on grays online auctions 3/172/09 P
SCRAPPEDTop Dollar Metal Recyclers [11/09]2/09 P
2611 Parker Family, Oakville [9/16]
ex TV 5535 Manly Coaches Brookvale [10/07 - reg 7/08 -9/16]Centre door filled in and reseated to B51F
8/07 Y
SCRAPPEDTop Dollar Metal Recyclers [1/10]6/09 Y
PARTSSTA Leichhardt - Operations and Fleet division then to Top Dollar Metal Recyclers6/09 Y
u/rS. North, Junee NSW undergoing restoration, part of The Omnibus Preservation Society collection[10/11]
ex TV 6022 Manly Coaches, Brookvale [L09-8/11]
7/09 Y
PARTSSTA Ryde (accident damaged)3/06 Y
BD49JLAussie Bush Camps, Karuah NSW7/09 Y
PARTSSTA Port Botany then Top Dollar Metal Recyclers7/09 L
SCRAPPEDTop Dollar Metal Recyclers1/09 K
2619 16362619MB K. Threlfo Canberra
ex 2619MB J. Doran & K.Threlfo [2/12-'14] restored to mid 1990's condition
ex D. Wilson, Sydney [7/09-2/12]
7/09 Y
BD53JLAussie Bush Camps, Karuah NSW7/09 Y
B.Gioia, Newcastle [2/18] via auction
ex BD69GP Belmont Christian College, Belmont North NSW [09-12/17]
7/09 Y
2622 46360HBK54XG K. Lindbeck Junee, for preservation, part of The Omnibus Preservation Society collection[12/09]7/09 Y
?Belmont Christian College, Belmont North NSW7/09 Y
SCRAPPEDTop Dollar Metal Recyclers [12/09]30/11/09 T
SCRAPPEDTop Dollar Metal Recyclers [1/10]11/09 Y
78 7378AOMansfield Mt.Buller Bus Lines, Mansfield3/08 L
SCRAPPEDTop Dollar Metal RecyclersK
SCRAPPEDTop Dollar Metal RecyclersK
?Disposal after Sisil's unknown
(19)722 KUT, 633 JJQ Sisils Bus Lines, Lindum Qld ['08-7/12]
ex (3) 633 JJQ Toowoomba Transit Coaches, Qld.-(on lease to Unknown School[10/06-], Rosalie Qld.
ex lease as (3) 633 JJQ Red & White Buses[2/06-10/06], Sandgate
12/05 L
SCRAPPEDTop Dollar Metal Recyclers6/09 L
SCRAPPEDTop Dollar Metal Recyclers [12/09]10/09 Y
SCRAPPEDTop Dollar Metal Recyclers2/09 P
SCRAPPEDTop Dollar Metal Recyclers2/09 P
SCRAPPEDTop Dollar Metal Recyclers2/09 P
SCRAPPEDTop Dollar Metal Recyclers [11/09]2/09 P
SCRAPPEDTop Dollar Metal Recyclers2/09 P
BY13ZNUnknown owner, Kellyville [3/14] listed on gumtree 4/14
ex TV 376 Bankstown Coaches, Bass Hill [12/07-3/14]
10/07 P
SCRAPPEDTop Dollar Metal Recyclers [1/10]2/09 P
SCRAPPEDTop Dollar Metal Recyclers [2/10]2/09 P
SCRAPPEDTop Dollar Metal Recyclers [2/10]2/09 P
SCRAPPEDTop Dollar Metal Recyclers [12/09]2/09 P
SCRAPPEDTop Dollar Metal Recyclers [1/10]1/09 K
SCRAPPEDTop Dollar Metal Recyclers [2/10]6/09 L
SCRAPPEDTop Dollar Metal Recyclers (1/10)6/09 L
?Sold on via dealer in Queensland
ex TV5542 Manly Coaches - Brookvale [2/09]

1st generation of Airport Express
1/09 K
Parker Family, Oakville

1st generation of Airport Express
6/09 Y
SCRAPPEDTop Dollar Metal Recyclers [11/09]

1st generation of Airport Express
2/09 P
SCRAPPEDTop Dollar Metal Recyclers [12/09]

1st generation of Airport Express
2/09 P
PARTSSTA Leichhardt - Operations and Fleet division, then Top Dollar Metal Recyclers

1st generation of Airport Express
5/09 W
SCRAPPEDTop Dollar Metal Recyclers [1/10]

1st generation of Airport Express
2/09 P
EXPORTMercy Secondary School, Papua New Guniea1/09 K
SCRAPPEDTop Dollar Metal Recyclers [12/09]3/09 P
PARTSSTA Leichhardt - Operations and Fleet division then Top Dollar Metal Recyclers3/09 P
SCRAPPEDTop Dollar Metal Recyclers [2/10]3/09 W
SCRAPPEDTop Dollar Metal Recyclers6/09 L
SCRAPPEDTop Dollar Metal Recyclers [12/09]10/09 Y
SCRAPPEDTop Dollar Metal Recyclers [12/09]6/09 L
SCRAPPEDTop Dollar Metal Recyclers [10/09]5/09 W
SCRAPPEDTop Dollar Metal Recyclers6/09 K
SCRAPPEDTop Dollar Metal Recyclers7/09 K
SCRAPPEDTop Dollar Metal Recyclers [11/09]5/09 K
SCRAPPEDTop Dollar Metal Recyclers [12/09]6/09 K
SCRAPPEDTop Dollar Metal Recyclers [1/10]4/09 K
SCRAPPEDDonated to Dubbo TAFE College
Motor and gearbox retained for teaching purposes, remainder scrapped in early 2011

"50 years of Government Bus Services" Livery
7/09 K
SCRAPPEDTop Dollar Metal Recyclers4/09 K
PARTSSTA Kingsgrove, remains removed 10/095/07 K
SCRAPPEDTop Dollar Metal Recyclers [1/10]11/09 Y
SCRAPPEDTop Dollar Metal Recyclers [12/09]6/09 L
SCRAPPEDTop Dollar Metal Recyclers [12/09]6/09 L
SCRAPPEDTop Dollar Metal Recyclers (1/10)5/09 W
EXPORTMercy Secondary School, Papua New Guinea 1/09 K
M, Delohery6/09 L
SCRAPPEDTop Dollar Metal Recyclers1/09 K
SCRAPPEDTop Dollar Metal Recyclers [12/09]6/09 L
SCRAPPEDTop Dollar Metal Recyclers [11/09]1/09 K
SCRAPPEDTop Dollar Metal Recyclers1/09 K
TV 6718TV 5943 Hens Bus (Saturn CD Roms Pty Ltd), Rozelle.NSW 1/09 K
SCRAPPEDTop Dollar Metal Recyclers1/09 K
SCRAPPEDTop Dollar Metal Recyclers [1/10]1/09 K
SCRAPPEDTop Dollar Metal Recyclers1/09 K
SCRAPPEDTop Dollar Metal Recyclers1/09 K
SCRAPPEDTop Dollar Metal Recyclers [12/09]1/09 K
SCRAPPEDTop Dollar Metal Recyclers [11/09]1/09 K
SCRAPPEDTop Dollar Metal Recyclers [12/09]3/09 K
PARTSSTA Leichhardt - Operations and Fleet division, then Top Dollar Metal Recyclers3/09 K
SCRAPPEDTop Dollar Metal Recyclers [12/09]3/09 K
SCRAPPEDTop Dollar Metal Recyclers10/09 Y
SCRAPPEDTop Dollar Metal Recyclers [12/09]10/09 Y
PARTSSTA Kingsgrove, remains removed 10/095/07 K
SCRAPPEDTop Dollar Metal Recyclers3/09 W
?ex MYTHOS Mythos Taverna Bar, Leichhardt NSW (stored Lachlan Street, Waterloo) ['12-?] rego expired 3/14
ex Canterbury Leagues Club [?-'12] unused
3/09 W
SCRAPPEDTop Dollar Metal Recyclers (1/10)

one of the last withdrawn buses to leave the Tempe site after the depot was reactivated.
3/09 W
SCRAPPEDTop Dollar Metal Recyclers [11/09]7/09 K
SCRAPPEDTop Dollar Metal Recyclers [12/09]3/09 W
SCRAPPEDTop Dollar Metal Recyclers [11/09]3/09 W
PARTSWestfield Sports High School (Fairfield West, Sydney) 3/1/08 8/07 Y
SCRAPPEDTV 5007 North Sydney Bus Charters, North Sydney [5/07-3/15] withdrawn after accident12/06 M
SCRAPPEDTop Dollar Metal Recyclers [1/10]11/09 Y
SCRAPPEDTop Dollar Metal Recyclers [1/10]4/09 K
PARTSParker Family-(bus enthusiasts)[11/05-], Oakville N.S.W.-(parts used for restoration of mk2 1976)1/05 L
SCRAPPEDTop Dollar Metal Recyclers [12/09]6/09 L
SCRAPPEDTop Dollar Metal Recyclers [12/09]7/09 K
SCRAPPEDTop Dollar Metal Recyclers [1/10]25/9/09 K
SCRAPPEDTop Dollar Metal Recyclers (1/10)10/09 Y
SCRAPPEDTop Dollar Metal Recyclers (1/10)25/9/09 K
SCRAPPEDTop Dollar Metal Recyclers [12/09]30/11/09 Y
SCRAPPEDTop Dollar Metal Recyclers [1/10]10/09 Y
SCRAPPEDTop Dollar Metal Recyclers10/09 Y
Parker Family, Oakville10/09 Y
SB91DT 'Mischief & Mayhem' Unknown owner, Mt Gamber S.A [2/13] stored at McCormicks Bus Service's yard
ex SB35BPUnknown owner, Glynde, SA - noted for sale in trading post 7/10
11/09 T
SCRAPPEDTop Dollar Metal Recyclers [12/09]10/09 Y
Unknown owner, South Australia - noted on ebay

Last STA mark III in service - AM peak services on 1st December 2009
1/12/09 Y
PARTSSTA Leichhardt - Operations and Fleet division, then Top Dollar Metal Recyclers4/09 K
?Unknown owner/location - possibly scrapped
ex TV 5716 North Sydney Bus Charters - North Ryde, [3/09-3/14] B39D for Artarmon Loop (no longer carries the signage)
12/08 M
77 7377AOMansfield - Mt Buller Bus Lines [3/09-12/08 M
2716 52546HBH19VN, BC36VF N. Lyons, Sydney - for preservation [9/09]
Gamers Motor Auctions Newcastle - noted on eBay 6/09
12/08 M
SCRAPPEDTop Dollar Metal Recyclers [1/10]1/09 M
SCRAPPEDTop Dollar Metal Recyclers [12/09]12/08 M
SCRAPPEDTop Dollar Metal Recyclers [1/10]12/08 M
?Bilambil Jets Junior Rugby League , Tweed Heads NSW 12/08 M
XXT 202Unknown owner, Gymea Bay NSW ['09-], motorhome? Victorian registration
Gamers Motor Auctions Newcastle - noted on eBay 6/09

Fitted with mk2 windows from 2272 during PMC refurbishment
12/08 M
PARTSSTA Leichhardt - Operations and Fleet division, then Top Dollar Metal Recyclers12/08 M
WITHDRAWN(8002) TV5814 Telfords Bus and Coach (Marrickville Bus Lines), Turrella NSW [3/09]12/08 M
SCRAPPEDTop Dollar Metal Recyclers [1/10]12/08 M
PARTSTransit Scenic Tours Chullora NSW12/08 M
2727 B.Gioia, Newcastle [7/18]
ex TV 5935 Transit Scenic Tours - Bendy Bus Sydney, Bankstown [5/09-7/18] dereg 7/15
12/08 M
Total Vehicles = 181

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