Transdev #298: AOAs

A history of liveries worn by Transdev #298 (ex National #298, ex National #358, ex The Met #358) (M.A.N. SL200, Ansair “Mk2”) over the years:

  • August 1990 – Bus delivered as #358 in The Met yellow & green livery
  • 29 December 1993 – Bonsjak family takes over multiple government bus runs, trading as National Bus Company
  • 1994 – Bus resprayed in National red & yellow livery
  • May 1999 – National Express takes over National Bus Company from Bonsjak family
  • September 2004 – Ventura takes over National Bus Company from National Express
  • September 2005 – Fleet renumbering to integrate former National Bus fleet sees #358 become #298
  • August 2013 – Contract for Melbourne Bus Franchise given to Transdev Melbourne
  • August 2016 – Received AOA for “Telstra – Get home faster on Australia’s fastest mobile nework. Thrive on.”
  • October 2016 – Received AOA for “Rimmel London – Scandaleyes Reloaded Mascara
  • December 2016 – Received AOA for “MRP”
  • February 2017 – Received updated AOA for “MRP”
  • 1 March 2017 – Last day in revenue service

Transdev Melbourne #298 (M.A.N. SL200, Ansair “Mk2”) advertises Telstra, seen at North Fitzroy depot alongside #294 (August 2016) (Lucas Mayr)

Heading up Queen St towards the market, Transdev Melbourne #298 (M.A.N. SL200, Ansair “Mk2”) in a Rimmel London AOA (16/11/2016) (Craig Halsall)

Transdev Melbourne #298 (M.A.N. SL200, Ansair “Mk2”) in a Rimmel London AOA at Garden City returning to North Fitzroy Depot (16/11/2016) (Craig Halsall)

Rear angle of Transdev Melbourne #298 (M.A.N. SL200, Ansair “Mk2”) in a Rimmel London AOA, seen at Garden City early evening (16/11/2016) (Craig Halsall)

In the first version of the MRP AOA, Transdev Melbourne #298 (M.A.N. SL200, Ansair “Mk2”) seen at Queen Vic Market (8/122016) (Bradley Matthews)

Rear of the first version of the MRP AOA as seen on Transdev Melbourne #298 (M.A.N. SL200, Ansair “Mk2”) at Queen Vic Market (8/122016) (Bradley Matthews)

Crossing the Westgate Fwy at Salmon St, Transdev Melbourne #298 (M.A.N. SL200, Ansair “Mk2”) in an MRP AOA (20/122016) (Craig Halsall)

Transdev #298 (M.A.N SL200, “Ansair Mk2”) promotes MRP on Williamstown Rd, Port Melbourne after 8pm on a summer’s evening (20/12/2016) (Craig Halsall)

In the second MRP AOA, Transdev #298 (M.A.N. SL200, Ansair “Mk2”) between trips at La Trobe Uni (Michael Fedor)