Buses with doors on both sides

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Myrtone
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Buses with doors on both sides

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Have there been examples in this country of buses with extra doors on the other side, say to be able to dwell on both sides of a one-way street?

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A lot of coaches had them
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There was a CB30 built for carbridge with an o/s door behind the front axle..

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And a Ford airporter bus for TAA at Launceston bac k in 1971
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1whoknows wrote:And a Ford airporter bus for TAA at Launceston back in 1971
Yes and the bus The Freighter bodied bus replaced - the MBA bodied AEC Reliance, now restored at the Tasmanian Transport Museum. Here are two in-service shots of them from the Ken Food Collection:
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Re: Buses with doors on both sides

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Are there photos of the other side too? Apparently, Hobart has quite a few one-way streets where the offside doors would be useful.

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As you can see, in the MBA Reliance, the doors are opposite each other. This was the normal place for the near side door in the 20 MBA bodied buses built for TAA:
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In the Freighter bodied bus, the front door is also in the normal position:
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