Mona Vale Depot
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.
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.
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