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Balmain East 442/445 Terminus

Postby Eurostar » Sat Nov 25, 2017 9:31 am

Has an articulated bus ever had to turn around at the Balmain East 442/445 terminus?
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Re: Balmain East 442/445 Terminus

Postby boronia » Sat Nov 25, 2017 1:36 pm

Hope not :oops: , it might still be down there LOL :lol:
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Re: Balmain East 442/445 Terminus

Postby stajourneyman » Mon Nov 27, 2017 3:00 pm

Where, exactly, is the point of no return?
Is it the roundabout just after Gladstone Park, or even before that?

A related question is, do bendys operate 442s or 433s to Gladstone Park??
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Re: Balmain East 442/445 Terminus

Postby transport1400 » Tue Nov 28, 2017 5:46 pm

I've seen a bus try to turn around in there while cars were illegally parked. That didn't seem like the easiest of manoeuvres to perform.
I've also read stories (can't remember if it was here or in a facebook group) where buses made it to the wharf and couldn't engage reverse gear to make the 3 point turn.

I'm sure there's also a photo around of a mk2 merc that ended up in the water at Balmain East.
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Re: Balmain East 442/445 Terminus

Postby Linto63 » Tue Nov 28, 2017 8:11 pm

IIRC, it was relatively new Mk3 2516 that ended up in the harbour. Think it was beyond repair.
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Re: Balmain East 442/445 Terminus

Postby captainch » Tue Nov 28, 2017 8:30 pm

over the years 3 mercs have crashed throught the fence 2516 was rescued by crane one merc was new & pulled out by the ryde tow truck from the rear & engine came out!
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Re: Balmain East 442/445 Terminus

Postby casualdriver » Fri Jan 12, 2018 8:33 pm

what has happened to captain ch very quite latley
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