Tasmanian based bus operator Tassielink Transit, recently celebrated delivery of their new Custom buses and the opening of the environmentally friendly depot at Derwent Park in southern Tasmania.
The depot was opened by Minister for Sustainable Transport, Nick McKim with the Custom CB80 bus serving as a backdrop to the celebrations.
Mr McKim praised Tassielink and owner John Usher for the multi-million dollar investment in transport and infrastructure. “The depot and buses not only represents a significant investment by a company intent on providing high quality passenger transport services, it is also a demonstration of Tassielink’s commitment to a sustainable Tasmania,” stated Mr McKim.
Tassielink General Manager, Shane Dewsbery (better known as Bubbles) said “by any standard the investment of $3.2 million in a new depot was significant. And these new Custom vehicles are in addition to the eight buses Tassielink has purchased over the past four years, worth an estimated $3.5 million”.
“Tassielink has a great relationship with Custom based on friendship and quality products. The Custom CB80 is a high quality, first of its kind with a spare wheel, luggage compartments and a driver friendly bus to drive” concluded Bubbles.
Custom Sales Director, Steve Jackson with National Sales Manager, Geoff Ross were both there for the opening celebrations. During the celebrations Geoff presented a plaque to John, acknowledging the partnership and friendship between Tassielink and Custom.
The stronger, long lasting, light weight CB80 is a perfect fit for its environmentally friendly surrounding.