|Service area||Sunshine Coast|
|Service type||Bus operator|
|Hubs|| Kawana Shoppingworld |
University of the Sunshine Coast Landsborough
|Fleet||91 (May 2018)|
Sunbus Sunshine Coast is an Australian operator of bus services on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland. It operates 25 services under contract to the Government of Queensland under the TransLink banner. Sunbus is owned and operated by Transit Australia Group. It is one of Sunbus' operations.
In 1995, Harry Blundred, the proprietor of Thames Transit in the United Kingdom, was awarded the operating rights to route services in the Sunshine Coast region, taking over the services around Caloundra and Maroochydore that had been provided by Sunshine Coast Coaches.In 1996, Tewantin Bus Service was purchased with the services between Maroochydore and Noosa.
As part of the deal, Sunbus was also responsible for the operation of school bus services in the region, however these were sold in 1997 to fellow British bus operator Stagecoach.
In April 2008, Blundred sold Sunbus Sunshine Coast along with the other Sunbus operations to Transit Australia Group.
In April 2019, Transit Australia Group was purchased by AATS Group, parent company of Skybus and majority owned by OPTrust.In August 2019, AATS Group was rebranded the Kinetic Group.
Sunbus operate 27 services under contract to the Government of Queensland under the TransLink banner.
Sunbus introduced a fleet of Mercedes-Benz Vario midibuses and Toyota Coaster minibuses. These have since been replaced by Bustech bodied Volvo B12BLEs and Bustech MDi and XDis.
As of May 2018, the fleet consisted of 91 buses.Sunbus introduced a light blue livery. This has been replaced by the TransLink livery of white body, green ends, a green and blue wavy stripe down each side and the TransLink logo toward the back. However, buses 5701-5728 (excluding 5707), and 5533 still sport the original livery.
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