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page 1 page 2 was designed as a yield management low fare operation based on the same model as Megabus. The name derived from their tag line "we have stripped out the costs that you don’t need." Operations started in October 2006 out of Auckland and expanded to the South Island the following February. The company was started by Hamish Nuttall, an entrepreneur with IT skills, and operator, Pavlovich. In May 2015 the operation, which had secured a 40% share of the New Zealand express coach market, was taken over by Brian Souter's, but operations ceased in July 2018, with the two companies being sold to Ritchies.
Naked Bus in Auckland
A brief glimpse from early Nakedbus days in Auckland, with an Asian bus following a Birkenhead Transport bus through heavy traffic in the city.
Ritchies Scania K114EB Coach Design Naked Bus 599
Seen on Quay Street by Auckland Harbour in March 2013 is this ten year old Coach Design bodied Scania K114EB, 599 (GSH210) new to Johnston Coachlines and 599 is their fleet number. The coach passed into Souter's ownership but was sold to Wadsworth Motors in Tapawera before thr Ritchie takeover.
Reesbys BCI Explorer 96 Nakedbus
This BCI Explorer was new to Rotorua based Reesby as 96 (FGU243). Presumably the BCI was under contract to Nakedbus when seen in March 2013. Two years later Reesbys became part of Souter's New Zealand portfolio and the coach came under the ManaBus division as 296. It reverted to 96 when transferred to another Souter fleet, Howick & Eastern.
Nakedbus MANA Volvo B11R Kiwi 104
Seen in Rotorua in November 2017 was this three year old Kiwi bodied Volvo B11R, 104 (HLW701), allocated to the local Reesby fleet. It has since passed to MANA as 188 sporting Transdev green.
Picture ref B8543
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