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Double-decker buses to replace bendies on Sydney streets

Jun 14, 2017Uncategorized

Sydney’s bendy buses will eventually become a thing of the past, the NSW government said on Tuesday, signalling its determination to go high and not long.

“We are replacing those bendy buses with the double-deckers,” said Transport Minister Andrew Constance.

The NSW government has announced a plan to phase out congestion-causing bendy buses and replace them with double deckers. Vision courtesy Seven News.

“This is the way to go, we will just continue to phase them out over time,” he said.

The management of Sydney’s bus network has begun to stoke fierce passions under Mr Constance. This latest announcement, following the recent move to “franchise” the operation of buses in Sydney’s inner west, may prove no exception.

Gladys Berejiklian and Andrew Constance scope the view from the top seat of a double-decker bus Photo: Nick Moir

“I think it’s ridiculous,” said Chris Preston, secretary of the Rail, Tram & Bus Union’s bus division.

“The three-door bendies are faster to load and unload,” said Mr Preston. “And I can’t see double-deckers going around back streets where trees overhang.”

Read the full story on Sydney Morning Herald