HISTORIC TIMETABLE LISTS

MURRAY VALLEY COACHES

Compiled by Steven Haby

Steven.Haby@curriculum.edu.au

19 May 2003

Introduction

This list is the first of a series of historic timetable lists for bus and coach services across Australia. This list includes a brief description of each timetable, the date of publication and the services listed. Like any list this is a work in progress and additions and corrections are always welcomed. The list is in date order.

Some services were combined but were issued with separate service numbers and were shown as short workings within the timetable, e.g. #3 Mildura Albury was combined with #5 Broken Hill Melbourne on the Mildura Echuca leg of the services.

Murray Valley Coaches coordinated their services with Cobb & Co, Greyhound Express and Pioneer Express.

Date

Undated

Description

Printed on green paper

Dimensions 11 x 20cm folded

Published by Sunraysia Daily Print

Svc #

Route

Frequency and notes

 

Adelaide - Mildura

Daily

 

Albury - Mildura

Tue/Thur/Sat/Sun

 

Broken Hill - Mildura - Swan Hill - Melbourne

Tue/Fri

 

Melbourne - Swan Hill - Mildura - Broken Hill

Wed/Sun

 

Mildura - Adelaide

Daily

 

Mildura - Albury

Wed/Thur/Sat/Sun

 

Date

15 March 1971

Description

Printed on glossy paper with black and green text

Dimensions 22 x 9cm folded

Photograph e of (4) Albion / Freighter

Route map

Svc #

Route

Frequency and notes

1

Adelaide Mildura

Daily exc. Sat

2

Mildura Adelaide

Daily exc. Sat

3

Mildura Albury

Sun/Tue/Thur/Sat

4

Albury Mildura

Sun/Mon/Wed/Fri

5

Broken Hill Mildura Swan Hill Melbourne

Mon/Wed/Fri

6

Melbourne Swan Hill Mildura Broken Hill

Tue/Thur/Sun

7

Adelaide Mildura Canberra Sydney

Mon/Wed/Fri/Sun. Extension of Mildura Service. Handwritten changes from twice weekly trips.

8

Sydney Canberra Mildura Adelaide

Tue/Wed/Fri/Sun. Extends to Adelaide. Handwritten changes from twice weekly trips.

 

Brisbane Rockhampton

Operated by Cobb & Co.

 

Brisbane Sydney

Connects with #8

Operated by Cobb & Co.

 

Brisbane Sydney

Connects with #8

Operated by Cobb & Co.

 

Rockhampton Brisbane

Operated by Cobb & Co.

 

Sydney Brisbane

Connects with #7

Operated by Cobb & Co.

 

Sydney Brisbane via New England Hwy

Connects with #7

Operated by Cobb & Co

 

Date

22 August 1971

Description

Published on glossy paper with blue text

Dimensions 22 x 9cm foldedPhotograph of (15) RKZ-55 Albion / Denning on cover

Published by Thornquest Press P/L

Svc #

Route

Frequency and notes

7

Adelaide Canberra Sydney

Mon/Wed/

8

Sydney Canberra Adelaide

Tue/Wed/Fri/Sun

 

Brisbane Gold Coast Sydney

Connects with #8

Operated by Cobb & Co

 

Sydney Gold Coast Brisbane

Connects with #7

Operated by Cobb & Co

 

Date

18 October 1971

Description

Published on glossy paper with green and black text

Dimensions 22 x 9cm folded Photograph of (15) RKZ-555 Albion / Denning on cover

Mentions service Adelaide - Hay - Narrandera - Wagga - Canberra - Sydney - Brisbane - Gold Coast but no times.

Svc #

Route

Frequency and notes

1

Adelaide - Mildura

Daily

2

Mildura - Albury

Daily

3

Mildura - Albury

Sun/Tue/Thur/Sat

4

Albury - Mildura

Sun/Mon/Wed/Fri

5

Broken Hill - Mildura - Swan Hill - Melbourne

Mon/Wed/Fri

6

Melbourne - Swan Hill - Mildura - Broken Hill

Tue/Thur/Sun

 

Date

27 November 1972

Description

Printed on glossy paper with blue and white text

Dimensions 22 x 9cm folded

Route map

Photograph of (17) RKZ-513 Denning-GM / Denning on cover

Spelling error on route map

Svc #

Route

Frequency and notes

7

Adelaide - Canberra - Sydney

Daily exc. Sat

8

Sydney Canberra Adelaide

Daily exc. Sat

9

Adelaide - Junee - Sydney

Sun/Mon/Wed/Fri

10

Sydney Junee Adelaide

Mon/Tue/Thur/Sat

 

Brisbane Gold Coast Sydney

Connects with #8

Operated by Cobb & Co

 

Sydney Gold Coast Brisbane

Connects with #7

Operated by Cobb & Co

 

Date

4 March 1973

Description

Printed on glossy paper with dark green and white text

Dimensions 22 x 9cm folded

Photograph of (17) RKZ-513 Denning-GM / Denning on cover

Svc #

Route

Frequency and notes

1

Adelaide Mildura

Daily exc. Sat (pm)

Mon/Wed/Fri/Sat/Sun (am)

2

Mildura Adelaide

Daily exc. Sun (am)

Tue/Wed/Fri/Sun (midday)

Fri/Sun (pm)

3

Mildura Albury

Sun/Tue/Thur/Sat

4

Albury Mildura

Son/Mon/Wed/Fri

5

Broken Hill Mildura Swan Hill Bendigo Melbourne

Mon/Wed/Fri

6

Melbourne Bendigo Swan Hill Mildura Broken Hill

Tue/Thur/Sat

 

Date

16 March 1973

Description

Printed on glossy paper with brown text

Dimensions 22 x 9cm folded

Photograph of Denning 3 axle on cover.

Svc #

Route

Frequency and notes

7

Adelaide Mildura Canberra Sydney

Daily exc. Sat

8

Sydney Canberra Mildura Adelaide

Daily exc. Sat

 

Brisbane Sydney

Connects with #8

Operated by Cobb & Co

 

Sydney Brisbane

Connects with #7

Operated by Cobb & Co

 

Date

1 May 1973

Description

Printed on glossy paper with red and white text

Dimensions 22 x 9cm folded

Photograph of (17) RKZ-513 Denning-GM / Denning on cover

Notes connection with #8 and #10 to/from Greyhound Express Perth Adelaide service

Route map

Svc #

Route

Frequency and notes

7

Adelaide Mildura Canberra - Sydney

Daily exc. Sat

8

Sydney Canberra Mildura Adelaide

Daily exc. Sat

9

Adelaide Mildura Junee Sydney

Sun/Mon/Wed/Fri

10

Sydney Junee Mildura Adelaide

Mon/Tue/Thur/Sat

 

Brisbane Sydney via New England Hwy

Connects with #10

Operated by Cobb & Co

 

Brisbane Sydney via Pacific Hwy

Connects with #8

Operated by Greyhound Express

 

Sydney Brisbane via New England Hwy

Connects with #9

Operated by Cobb & Co

 

Sydney Brisbane via Pacific Hwy

Connects with # 7

Operate by Greyhound Express

 

Date

1 August 1973

Description

Printed on glossy paper with purple and white text

Dimensions 22 x 9cm folded

Photograph of (17) RKZ-513 Denning-GM / Denning on cover

Notes connection with #8 and #10 to/from Greyhound Express Perth Adelaide service

Route map

Svc #

Route

Frequency and notes

7

Adelaide Mildura Canberra Sydney

Daily exc. Sat

8

Sydney Canberra Mildura Adelaide

Daily exc. Sat

9

Adelaide Mildura Junee Sydney

Sun/Mon/Wed/Fri

10

Sydney Junee Mildura Adelaide

Mon/Tue/Thur/Sat

 

Brisbane Sydney

Connects with #8

Operated by Cobb & Co

 

Brisbane Sydney

Connects with #10

Operated by Greyhound Express

 

Sydney - Brisbane

Connects with #9

Operated by Greyhound Express

 

Sydney Brisbane

Connects with #7

Operated by Cobb & Co

 

Date

19 November 1973

Description

Printed on glossy paper with light green and white text

Dimensions 22 x 9cm folded

Photograph of (17) RKZ-513 Denning-GM / Denning on cover

Note that certain 3/4 and 5/6 services are combined between Echuca Mildura

Svc #

Route

Frequency and notes

1

Adelaide Mildura

Daily exc. Sat (pm)

Daily exc. Tue/Thur (am)

2

Mildura Adelaide

Daily exc. Sun (am)

Tue/Wed/Fri/Sun (midday)

Fri/Sun (pm)

3

Mildura Swan Hill Echuca Shepparton Albury

Mon/Wed

Tue/Thur via Nyah to Echuca only

Fri/Sun to Echuca only

Sat via Nyah

4

Albury Shepparton Echuca Swan Hill Mildura

Mon/Wed/Fri/Sun

Tue/Thur/Sat via Nyah West ex Echuca

5

Broken Hill Mildura Swan Hill Echuca Melbourne

Tue/Thur via Nyah and Echuca

Fri via Echuca

Mon/Wed ex Mildura, via Echuca

Sun via Bendigo

6

Melbourne Echuca Swan Hill Mildura Broken Hill

Tue/Thur/Fri/Sun

Mon/Wed via Nyah to Mildura only

 

Date

2 December 1973

Description

Printed on glossy paper with orange and white text

Dimensions 22 x 9cm foldedPicture of (17) RKZ-513 Denning-GM / Denning on cover

Svc #

Route

Frequency and notes

11

Adelaide Alice Springs

Thur/Sun

12

Alice Springs Adelaide

Tue/Sat

 

Adelaide Canberra Mildura - Sydney

Thur/Mon

 

Adelaide Melbourne

Thur/Mon

Operated by?

 

Alice Springs Darwin

Connection ex Alice Springs

Operated by Greyhound Express

 

Darwin Alice Springs

Connection at Alice Springs

Operated by Greyhound Express

 

Melbourne Adelaide

Wed/Sat

Operated by?

 

Sydney Canberra Mildura - Adelaide

Tue/Fri

 

Date

6 May 1974

Description

Booklet with orange, white and green printing

Dimensions 25 x 10cm

Picture of (17) RKZ-513 Denning-GM / Denning on cover

Route map

Note that certain 3/4 and 5/6 services are combined between Echuca Mildura

Svc #

Route

Frequency and notes

1

Adelaide Mildura

Daily

Sat (am service)

2

Mildura Adelaide

Daily

Fri/Sun (pm service)

3

Mildura - Swan Hill - Echuca - Shepparton - Albury

Mon/Wed

Tue/Thur to Echuca via Nyah

Sun/Fri to Echuca

Sat via Nyah

4

Albury - Shepparton - Echuca - Swan Hill - Mildura

Mon/Wed/Fri/Sun via Nyah

Tue/Thur/Sat/Sun ex Echuca

5

Broken Hill - Mildura - Echuca - Melbourne

Tue/Thur via Nyah

Fri

Mon/Wed ex Mildura

Sun via Bendigo

6

Melbourne - Echuca - Mildura - Broken Hill

Tue/Thur/Fri/Sun

Mon/Wed via Nyah to Mildura

7

Adelaide Mildura Canberra Sydney

Daily

8

Sydney Canberra Mildura Adelaide

Daily

 

Adelaide Alice Springs

Tue/Thur/Sun

 

Adelaide Perth

Sun/Wed

Operated by Greyhound Express

 

Alice Springs Adelaide

Tue/Thur/Sat

 

Alice Springs Darwin

Connects Alice Springs

Operated by Pioneer Express

 

Brisbane Sydney

Connects with #8

Operated by Greyhound Express

 

Darwin Alice Springs

Connects Alice Springs

Operated by Pioneer Express

 

Melbourne Adelaide

Mon/Wed/Sat

Operated by ?

 

Perth Adelaide

Sun/Wed

Operated by Greyhound Express

 

Sydney Brisbane

Connects with #7

Operated by Greyhound Express