TNSTC – Coimbatore is the public transport bus operator mainly in the districts of Coimbatore, Erode, Tirupur, Nigiri’s. TNSTC – CBE was formed with merger of erstwhile Cheran transport corporation, Jeeva Transport Corporation and Bharathiyar Transport corporation
Cheran Transport corporation(CTC) was incorporated on 17.02.1972 after taking over buses from Anamalais Bus Transport(ABT-Coimbatore). It also got buses from other 19 operators from Coimbatore, Nilgiris and Erode districts. Later CTC was splitted and Jeeva Transport corporation(JTC) having erode as headquarters. CTC was looking after Coimbatore(United) and Niligiris districts. Later Cheran was splitted and Mahakavi Bharathiyar transport corporation for formed having Udhagai(Ooty) as headquarters.
Cheran, Jeeva and Mahakavi bharathiyar were later merged to for TNSTC-Coimbatore. Currently Cheran and Bharathiyar were merged to form TNSTC-CBE(Coimbatore) region and Jeeva is named as TNSTC-CBE(Erode) region.
Tirupur region was formed on 17-Dec-2010 by taking the Tirupur district based depots from Coimbatore and Erode regions along with two Palani depots.
Registration Nos: TN38, TN43, TN33 and TN39
Presently TNSTC-CBE operates city buses in three important industrial cities (Coimbatore, Erode, Tirupur) of Tamilnadu. It also operates long distance services from Coimbatore, Tirupur, Erode, Mettupalayam, Pollachi, Gopi, Sathy to Chennai, Bangalore, Mysore, Pondichery, Thiruchendur, Marthandam, Sengottai, Guruvayoor, Hassan etc.,
It also got 240 SLF buses through JNNURM fund for Coimbatore city.
Body Building Units:
Coimbatore region has its body building unit at Pollachi. This body building unit was earlier known as Cheran engineering corporation. CEC was also formed after taking buses from ABT. CEC has main unit at Good Shed Rd, Pollachi. FC for the buses are done at Pollachi and Udumalpet units.
Tamilnadu Fire service Trucks are built at Udumalpet and Pollachi body building units.
Erode region’s Body building unit is located at Pallipalayam.
Coimbatore: HOB, Uppilipalayam, Sungam-1, Sungam-2, Ondipudhur-1, Ondipudhur-2, Ukkadam-1, Ukkadam-2, Marudhamalai, Karumathampatti, Pollachi-1, Pollachi-2, Pollachi-3, Valparai, Uthagai-1, Uthagai-2, Gudalur, Kothagiri, Coonoor, Mettupalayam-1 and Mettupalayam-2.
Tirupur: Tirupur-1, Tirupur-2, Palani-1, Palani-2, Udumalpet, Dharapuram, Palladam, Kangeyam
Erode: Erode-1, Erode-2, Bhavani, Karur, Nambiyur, Sathy, Gopi, Anthiyur, Perundhurai, Kavundhapadi, Thalavadi
Type of services:
City bus: Normal, LSS, Express and SLF
Moffussil: Normal, PP, Express, Ultra deluxe, Ultra deluxe AC, Hill Rider(9M Chasis)
TNSTC – Coimbatore has more hill riders than any other corporation in TN. It runs Hill riders mainly in Pollachi-Valparai and Nilgiris district. These hill riders were built with AL 9M chasis.
Express services from 2010 Models
TNSTC-CBE AC and UD services parade on one fine morning @ CMBT