The Metropolitan Transport Trust was established in 1955 to operate the road-based public transport systems in Hobart and Launceston and from that date it took control of the tram, trolley bus and conventional bus systems that operated in those cities.

Today the MTT operates as Metro and it is the largest bus operator in Tasmania. Metro operates all suburban and many school services in Hobart, Launceston and Burnie and it currently uses a mixed fleet of MAN, Mercedes Benze, Volvo and Scania buses to maintain these services. In the past buses from AEC, Bedford, Hino, Leyland and Volvo have also been used in the MTT/Metro fleet.

MTT/Metro management was quick to realise the potential of bus advertising and has operated buses in special schemes for a number of years.

For details on past and present buses from the MTT/Metro fleet as well as photos of the advertising buses just follow the links below.









My thanks to Dave Chambers and Nick Gulliver - both busy Metro staff - for their assistance in compiling these pages.

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