Anjali Behl

FROM COUNTRY TO COAST – COOLUM COACHES

OPERATOR: Next year Glynn Ross will mark his 50th work anniversary in the bus and coach industry. We chat with the veteran operator and driver about his successful business, Coolum Coaches, and how he found his true calling behind the wheel and never looked back - adapting to a new life and new business on the Sunshine Coast, far away from his roots in Toowoomba, Queensland.
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TRUE BLUE AUSSIE – BLUE BUS TOURS

OPERATOR: Blue Bus Tours director and founder Geoff Jacob loves driving coaches and sharing his love of the Australian outback. He and his wife, Sandra, run a school bus and tour charter business in Queensland. ABC magazine caught up with the couple to talk about what it is like running a bus company in the present environment.
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FROM THE ASHES – ST MARY BUS NSW

OPERATOR: Many small bus and coach companies have been reeling under the repercussions of the pandemic, but there is something good that is happening too. Ehab Ibrahim found an opportunity in this otherwise hard-hit market to realise his long-standing dream of starting a coach business in Australia.
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HERALD OF THE FUTURE – Mahu City Express, NZ

OPERATOR: Ten years ago Julian Ostling moved to New Zealand from the UK and started a car pool to Auckland’s CBD from a neighbouring town. The experience was such a success he expanded the idea with a luxury daily commuter service and, six years later, his business is continuously expanding, recently taking delivery of a new luxury JW Group electric coach.
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LIGHT IN THE DARK – GLENORIE COACHES

OPERATOR: Two hard-working blokes from different segments of the bus and coach market have come together to give a new lease of life to an MAN double-decker. With Covid hitting the industry hard, having the time to spruce up this piece of history has been a positive outcome for owner Glenorie Coaches and refurbisher Coachcare.
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WHEREVER YOU ARE – NEAR OR FAR BUS AND COACH, NSW

OPERATOR: Husband and wife duo Rod and Justine Williams are doing their best to weather the current storm that has hit the bus industry so hard. Despite their four-year-old business being severely affected by the restrictions brought on by the pandemic, they remain upbeat and are using the time to refurbish their fleet.
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SUNNY SIDE UP – CABOOLTURE BUS LINES

OPERATOR: Over three decades on, Grant and Janette Craike’s family run business, Caboolture Bus Lines, is continuing to expand its footprint in Queensland. The recent purchase of Bribie Island Coaches is yet another feather in the cap of the business that was first established with just two buses.
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