The History of ComfortDelGro Cabcharge
In 2005, ComfortDelGro and Cabcharge (CDC) acquired the businesses and assets of the largest bus operator, the Westbus Group in Australia's most populous state, New South Wales. This venture marked ComfortDelGro's entry into the Australian market. Our partner in this venture was Cabcharge Australia Limited who owns 49% of ComfortDelGro Cabcharge Pty Ltd.
In July 2006, CDC acquired bus routes and assets of Holroyd Bus Lines Pty Ltd in the New South Wales' Metropolitan Region 3. A year later, the Group acquired the business and assets of Toronto Bus Services, a bus and coach operator in the Newcastle region of New South Wales.
In November 2008, CDC purchased the Kefford Corporation in Victoria. With a fleet of 328 buses and six depots, was the third-largest bus operator in Geelong and Ballarat, in Melbourne.
In September 2012 Deane's Transit Group including Deane's Bus lines was purchased in Queanbeyan NSW and now known as Qcity Transit. Operating in the local areas of Queanbeyan and Canberra, and Transborder Express with services between Yass and Canberra.
From 1 December 2014 CDC commenced operations of Blue Mountains Bus Company. It operates depots in Emu Plains, Leura and Valley Heights and now known as Blue Mountains Transit.
CDC is a major Australian operator of passenger land transport. CDC is one of the largest private operators in Sydney, NSW and the only operator that holds a:
- Sydney Metropolitan and Outer Metropolitan bus service contracts
- Rural and Regional
bus service contracts
- NSW Train Link and
- Sydney Trains Bus Services.
CDC operates services under contracts within NSW via our Hillsbus, Hunter Valley
Buses and Blue Mountains Transit brands. In Queanbeyan regional NSW, CDC operates under the Qcity Transit and Transborder Express brands and in Melbourne as CDC Victoria.
Hillsbus Region 4
Serving the areas of Blacktown, Rouse Hill, Castle Hill, Dural & Parramatta. This region is operated solely by CDC’s Hillsbus.
Hunter Valley Buses Regions 2 & 4
Region 2 cover the areas of Singleton, Maitland, Raymond Terrace and Newcastle and Region 4 cover the areas of Barnsley, Minmi, Edgeworth, Toronto, and Morisset. These regions are operated solely by CDC’s Hunter Valley Buses.
Chief Executive Officer - Jim Glasson
Mr Jim Glasson joined the Group in June 2009 and is the Chief Executive Officer of ComfortDelGro Cabcharge Pty Ltd. Prior to joining the Group, he was Director General of the Ministry of Transport (MoT) in New South Wales (NSW) since February 2006. Before his appointment as Director General, Mr Glasson was MoT's Deputy Director General and Executive Director Policy & Strategic Co-ordination Group where he was responsible for the leadership and direction of the Ministry’s policy functions and Ministerial support unit.
Mr Glasson was previously Acting Chief Executive Officer of the Port Kembla Port Corporation. Mr Glasson holds a Bachelor of Urban and Regional Planning (Hons) from the University of New England, NSW, Australia.
To contact Jim Glasson you may email the Office of the CEO at firstname.lastname@example.org.
ComfortDelGro Cabcharge Corporate Plans
CDC - Passenger Relations Plan_2014.pdf (78.51kB)
CDC - Environmental Plan_2014.pdf (63.43kB)
CDC - Accessible Transport Plan_2014.pdf (54.45kB)