Custom Coaches celebrates 1000 bus deliveries to STA

By: Jason Whittaker


Custom Coaches has delivered its 1000th bus to State Transit in Sydney. A Volvo B12BLE manufactured by the company was

Custom Coaches has delivered its 1000th bus to State Transit in Sydney. A Volvo B12BLE manufactured by the company was the 1000th bus delivered to State Transit.

The manufacturer has been delivering buses to State Transit for 50 years.

The first bus delivered to State Transit was the Leyland Royal Tiger Worldmaster in 1958, which formed part of a 125 bus order for the Department of Transport NSW.

Since then Custom Coaches has provided State Transit with 300 CNG Mercedes buses and 250 Volvo B12 diesel buses (rigid and articulated) prior to the start of the "505" contract.

The "505" contract included 250 diesel Volvo buses and 255 CNG Mercedes buses.

Of the 1000 buses delivered to State Transit by Custom Coaches there are 875 currently operating today. Only the first 125 Leyland Royal Tiger Worldmasters have been decommissioned.

The 1000th bus has a special livery and badging on the outside to commemorate the milestone. Passengers will also notice the difference inside with special celebratory fabric on all the seats supplied by Holdsworth Australia.

Custom Coaches Chief Executive Mark Burgess has thanked staff for their commitment.

"We are very lucky to have great employees, with extensive experience," he says.

"One of our staff members has just celebrated his 50th year at Custom Coaches and we have got many who have been with us for over 35 years."

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