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DECKERS IN THE NIGHT

Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th of June 2024 

Experience the beauty of our vintage double decker buses, and the 110 year old Leichhardt Tram Shed under the atmospheric glow of the incandescent lights as we take you back in time to all those commutes home after dark. Our vintage buses will be in operation from sundown until 10.00pm each night, and will take you on a special route to view the sights of Sydney during the VIVID Festival. 

HOW TO RIDE THE VINTAGE BUSES 

THE ROUTE
The vintage buses will operate from the Museum in Leichhardt, out across the Harbour Bridge and Cahill Expressway for an unmatched view of the VIVID lightshows in Circular Quay, before returning via the CBD. 
 

BUS STOPS
The exact location of our bus stops are being finalised by our Operations Team - check back soon to find out!


SERVICE TIMES
Buses will run approximately every 10 minutes from 5.00pm until 7.00pm, then approximately every 15-20 minutes until 10.00pm. 

 

FARES 

Normal Museum admission applies during the event, and can be paid upon entry. 

Don't want to wait in a queue on the night? You can also book online 

OTHER WAYS TO GET TO THE MUSEUM
 

BY PUBLIC TRANSPORT

 

From the QVB Bus Route 437, from Central Station Bus Route 440, and from Petersham Station or Balmain Bus Route 445. All set down in North Street. at the Pioneer's Memorial Park, which is a 5-minute walk from the Museum.  

Light Rail services to Leichhardt North Station from Central or Dulwich Hill, which is a short walk along the City West Link and through the pedestrian access at the end of Derbyshire Road. 

BY CAR

 

The Museum is located at 25 Derbyshire Road Leichhardt, with access from Norton and William Streets only. Please note there is no parking on site, however parking is available at the carpark on the corner of William and Derbyshire Streets.

SPECIAL GUEST BUSES

Our 2024 special guest buses are yet to be announced - stay tuned for updates on who we'll be collaborating with this year!

EXHIBITS IN OPERATION

Leyland TD4 1579:

 

Built in 1937, 1579 is the oldest operating exhibit not only in this year's event, but within the whole Museum collection. With body by Waddington's of Camperdown, the exhibit was lovingly restored by Museum Member David Griffiths over two decades to its 'as delivered' condition. 

 

You can read more about this exhibit here

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Leyland OPD2/1 2761:

 

Built in 1953, 2761 was in the final batch of  double deckers built for Sydney after the Second World War. With modern features such as its air operated front door, air assisted gear change, air assisted brakes and single-pull passenger bell to not annoy the Driver as much, this bus would be on the road until 1976!

You can read more about this exhibit here

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Mercedes-Benz O305 ME30:

Built in 1985, ME30 is a genuine Hong Kong bus which operated for KMB on the cross-harbour tunnel services, and later into the Kowloon area. Imported to Australia in 2009, an enthusiast restored ME30 to 'as-withdrawn' KMB condition, and subsequently donated it to the Museum in 2020.

You can read more about this exhibit here

AEC Regent III RT3708:

 

Built in 1953, RT3708 is a genuine London Transport RT, having been imported to Australia in 1984. Originally operating at Enfield and Southall Garages, RT3708 even spent a brief period working as a Greenline RT. Imported as a novelty tour bus, it has been with the Museum since 1989.

 

You can read more about this exhibit here

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Leyland Atlantean 1003:

 

Delivered in 1970, 1003 was designed to give high capacity bus service without the two-person operated price tag. At the center of 'One Man Only' disputes throughout the 1970s, Atlanteans were a controversial answer to the problem of modernising Sydney's buses. 1003 would only be in service until 1981.

You can read more about this exhibit here

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Albion CX19 1936 and AEC Regal IV 3414 at Elizabeth Bay Road Terminus, Elizabeth Bay. May 2, 1970. John Ward, SBM Archives.
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