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Catching a Sydney Double Decker on the weekend

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Catching a Sydney Double Decker on the weekend

Postby BusBuddy » Sun Sep 24, 2017 1:07 pm

I am visiting Sydney on the long weekend ie 30.09.2017-02.10.2017 and will be in the Ryde and City areas. I would like to ride on a new Double Decker. Where would they run from/to...Thanks :)
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Re: Catching a Sydney Double Decker on the weekend

Postby Jurassic_Joke » Sun Sep 24, 2017 3:19 pm

Ooh, thats a good one.

If you have an iPhone, download NextThere as that lets you see live bus fleet information on whats running a certain service.

But as for your topic question, I'm not 100% certain and may actually have to disappoint - today, you primarily see the double decker buses on routes to the Hills District (Hillsbus is the operator), and mostly during rush hours. 607X e.g., is a good candidate. Labour Monday will be counted as a public holiday, and as such, the Sunday timetable + roster will operate instead (no rush hours).

I have seen one or two on a weekend as well,but really, its less likely. I actually just checked NextThere for you, and theres a double decker departing QVB, route 607X in a few mins, so indeed, it does all come down to being at the right place at the right time. Download the app if you can!

Best of luck,
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Re: Catching a Sydney Double Decker on the weekend

Postby Fleet Lists » Sun Sep 24, 2017 3:26 pm

Hillsbus is not the only operator with Double Deckers - Forest, Busways and Transdev also operate them. But mostly used on weekdays and very few if any in the Ryde or CBD areas.
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Re: Catching a Sydney Double Decker on the weekend

Postby VivalaBuses » Sun Sep 24, 2017 7:03 pm

May be worthwhile giving Hillsbus a call and asking which services are scheduled for the DD on that weekend - (02) 9890 0000 is the number.
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Re: Catching a Sydney Double Decker on the weekend

Postby Mr OC Benz » Sun Sep 24, 2017 7:24 pm

Forest have their decker times for this school holidays on their website: https://forestcoachlines.com.au/wp-cont ... t-2017.pdf

CDC deckers are out everyday and you'll generally spot them easily enough (unless you're really unlucky!).
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Re: Catching a Sydney Double Decker on the weekend

Postby gilberations » Sun Sep 24, 2017 11:26 pm

Hillsbus run DD on 607X 7 days a week, from what I’ve caught usually from 6am until 8pm
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Re: Catching a Sydney Double Decker on the weekend

Postby BusBuddy » Mon Sep 25, 2017 7:13 pm

Thanks Gang you gave given me places to start
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Re: Catching a Sydney Double Decker on the weekend

Postby mubd » Sat Sep 30, 2017 6:50 pm

VivalaBuses wrote:May be worthwhile giving Hillsbus a call and asking which services are scheduled for the DD on that weekend - (02) 9890 0000 is the number.


I'd expect the operator to say "huh? no we don't give out that information bye bye".
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Re: Catching a Sydney Double Decker on the weekend

Postby gilberations » Sat Sep 30, 2017 6:51 pm

mubd wrote:
VivalaBuses wrote:May be worthwhile giving Hillsbus a call and asking which services are scheduled for the DD on that weekend - (02) 9890 0000 is the number.


I'd expect the operator to say "huh? no we don't give out that information bye bye".


Hillsbus have good customer service, they’ll help you find a decker
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Re: Catching a Sydney Double Decker on the weekend

Postby Tonymercury » Sun Oct 01, 2017 5:25 am

gilberations wrote:
Hillsbus have good customer service, they’ll help you find a decker


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