Mona Vale Depot
50th Birthday

Monday 27 January 2020
10am to 2pm
Come and join State Transit as they mark 50 years of operations at Mona Vale. 
Monday 27th January will be a rare opportunity to see inside a working bus depot, with the community invited to a ride-along through Mona Vale Depot on two historic double-decker buses from the Sydney Bus Museum. 
Between 10am and 2pm there will be regular tour departures from the City-bound B-Line bus stop at Mona Vale (Pittwater Rd).
The round trip will take around 15 minutes. 
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A donation on your bus ride is requested towards the Bushfire Relief Fund. 
The Sydney Bus Museum will be providing these rides using two former Northern Beaches double deckers: an Albion Venturer SPCX19W and a Leyland PDR1A/1 Atlantean. 
A bit of history:
On January 26th 1970, Mona Vale Depot opened with an initial allocation of 60 buses, comprising a mix of AEC and Leyland Underfloors, Leyland 'Green' Leopards and Leyland OPD2/1 double deckers. 
 
Today it houses 121 buses - Volvo B10BLEs, Volvo B12BLEs of both rigid and articulated types, and 'B-Line' MAN ND323F double-deckers. It operates all B-Line B1 services as well the majority of other services on the Northern Beaches together with Brookvale Depot. 
Photographs: Click to expand and navigate the slide show:

© 2020 Sydney Bus & Truck Museum Limited

 

Images courtesy:
David Wilson, Liam Brundle, Greg Travers, John Ward, Steve Burrows, Dean Jones