History

Since 2005, CDC has grown from an operator of essential bus services in NSW to being one of Australia’s leading transport providers, including one of the nation’s largest bus operators.

2005

CDC acquires Westbus, Sydney NSW and enters the Australian market with 642 vehicles.

2006

CDC acquires Holroyd Bus Lines Pty Ltd, Sydney NSW.

2007

CDC acquires Toronto Bus Services, Newcastle NSW.

2008

CDC acquires Kefford Corporation, Melbourne VIC and establish CharterPlus business, NSW.

2009

The NSW Government Bus Growth Program in Sydney sees CDC receive 128 new buses.

2010

ComfortDelGro acquires Swan Taxis, Perth WA.

2012

CDC acquires Deanes Bus Lines, Queanbeyan NSW.

2013

CDC acquires Driver Group, Melbourne VIC route bus services and rebranded into Eastrans.

DriverGroup

2014

CDC acquires Blue Mountains Transit, NSW.

BlueMountainsBus

2017

ComfortDelGro purchases Cabcharge’s 49% shareholding and establishes ComfortDelGro Corporation Australia (CDC).

ComfortDelGroAus

April 2018

CDC acquires Tullamarine Bus Lines and broadens footprint in Melbourne, Victoria

May 2018

CDC enters the non-emergency patient transport business with the purchase of National Patient Transport, operating in VIC, NSW and WA.

NPT

August 2018

CDC purchases the bus and coach assets of Coastal Liner coaches, broaden its footprint in Sydney and the coastal region.

September 2018

CDC acquires Forest Coach Lines to increase presence in Sydney and regional NSW.

Forest Coach Lines

November 2018

CDC acquires Buslink and strengthen foothold in Australia with presence in the Northern Territory, Queensland, regional Victoria and NSW.

April 2019

CDC launches the taxi fleet business in Melbourne with the establishment of CDC Fleet.

CDC Fleet

May 2019

CDC acquires B&E Blanch, operating under Blanch’s Bus company and Brunswick Valley Coaches to further increase footprint in regional NSW, in specific the North Coast region.

2020

CDC today operates across 6 of Australia’s 8 states and territories, steadily grown to be one of Australia’s largest bus operators.

In 2005, ComfortDelGro entered the Australian market with the acquisition of Westbus Group’s 642 buses in Sydney, New South Wales. Within four years, we grew significantly and expanded operations within New South Wales and interstate to Melbourne, Geelong and Ballarat in Victoria. This expansion has continued in New South Wales with 2012’s acquisition of Deanes Bus Lines and 2014’s acquisition of the business operated by Blue Mountains Bus Company.

Today, ComfortDelGro Australia (CDC) is a key provider of essential bus services to millions of commuters in metropolitan and regional communities across Victoria, New South Wales, the Australian Capital Territory, Queensland, the Northern Territory and Western Australia.

In the past couple of years, CDC has consolidated our bus portfolio expansion into many new towns, cities and states. In 2018, we acquired Tullamarine Bus Lines and Forest Coach Lines, expanding our Victorian and New South Wales footprints respectively. In 2018, we boosted CDC’s bus credentials further with the purchase of Buslink’s operations in the Northern Territory, Queensland, regional Victoria and regional New South Wales. In 2019, we purchased Blanch’s Bus Company in New South Wales.

CDC’s transport portfolio also includes the purchase of National Patient Transport in 2018 and Swan Taxis was acquired by ComfortDelGro in 2010.


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