Cairns Coach Station had a wonderful tropical feel to it back in the nineties. It was the main departure point for Coral Coaches express services northwards along the coast to Cape York. Two coaches are seen here mid-morning awaiting departure.
A recent addition to the fleet in 1989 was this Scania, leaving Cairns Coach Station for Port Douglas.
Seen twenty years later, Coral Coaches has subtly changed its name to Coral Reef Coaches. The company was still responsible for the bus service to Port Douglas from Cairns, but Toyota minibuses seem the order of the day on the route. On the left is 419HDN, an Austral Pacific bodied coach, at what appears to be a multi operator facility in an industrial area in the south west sector of Cairns.
This 1998 vintage Express bodied Spartan 14.230 was new to Coral as 643FLB. It is seen in February 2019 on the apron of Tasmanian Redline's Launceston depot in February 2019 bedecked in pink promoting the National Breast Cancer Foundation.
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