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Sydney Bus Museum at the Vintage Tramway Festival

Sunday, 25th of February, 2024

The Sydney Bus Museum will be operating some of its historic exhibits in conjunction with the Sydney Tramway Museum at their annual Vintage Tramway Festival. Come for a ride on our 'Tramway Replacement Service' to the Royal National Park and Sutherland,  or experience our genuine Holden taxi as it weaves through the trams of a by-gone era. 

THE TRAM REPLACEMENT SERVICE

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One of our vintage Sydney double decker buses will be providing rides from the Tram Museum to Sutherland and the Royal National Park. Built in the late 1940s and early 50s, the post-war 'deckers' were often used on 'feeder-services' bringing people from outer-Sydney closer to the main tram system. Our bus will be providing the same service all these decades later, taking you right up to the tram stop!

THE BUS STOPS

Sutherland: Eton Street, outside the Performing Arts Centre

Loftus: Old Princes Highway, outside the Sydney Tramway Museum

Royal National Park: The Visitor Centre, off Farnell Avenue

TICKETS

See the conductor for your tickets on the bus, fares are a gold-coin donation by each passenger. 

SERVICE TIMES

The vintage bus will run every half-hour, departing the Tram Museum on the hour and half-hour. Service will operate from 10.00am until 4.00pm. 

THE HOLDEN YELLOW TAXI CAB 

Our 1959 Holden FC taxi, originally registered as T1196, will be providing rides from the Tram Museum to the Sutherland area giving visitors the chance to experience the main competitor to the Government Tram and Bus services!

HOW TO RIDE 

The taxi will take passengers from the vintage Taxi Rank sign on Tramway Avenue, within the Tram Museum, for a gold-coin donation.

ENTRY TO THE TRAM MUSEUM

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Sydney Tramway Museum volunteers will collect entry fares at the Tram Museum entrance off Pitt Street, Loftus. Your Tram Museum ticket entitles you to unlimited rides on the trams and entry to the Tram Museum. Visiting stores and experiences such as the SBM's exhibits require a gold coin donation, in addition to your entry ticket. 

STM TICKET PRICES

Adult, $20.00

Child, $10.00

Concession, $15.00

Family, $50.00

A 'Family' is 2 Adults and 2 Children, any addition children in the family visit free. Children under 5 visit free. 

HOW TO GET TO THE TRAM MUSEUM

The Sydney Tramway Museum is located at 2 Pitt Street, Loftus. 

BY CAR

The Tram Museum is approximately a 45 minute drive from Sydney, and parking is available along the Old Prince's Highway at Waratah Oval. 

 

Please note that there is no parking available on the STM site on this day.  

BY PUBLIC TRANSPORT

The Tram Museum is a two minute walk from Loftus Station, with trains from the City arriving approximately every 30 minutes. 

 

Please check transportnsw.info for precise timetables and trackwork details.  

BY VINTAGE BUS

Our vintage double decker will be stopping outside the Sutherland Performing Arts Centre on Eton Street, at 10 minutes past the hour and 40 minutes past the hour from 10.10am until 4.10pm.

Our stop is a five minute walk from Sutherland Station, with trains arriving at Sutherland from the city approximately every 10 minutes. 

Please note that SBM exhibits will not carry passengers from the SBM to the STM, and passengers can only ride the exhibits once they have arrived at the STM.

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Photos and video courtesy of Liam Brundle, Bradley Jenkins and Joseph Brettig.

Header: Vic Solomons, courtesy City of Sydney Archives A-00058105.

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