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Night Owl Bus Service.

Posted: Sun Apr 19, 2020 2:17 pm
by Fleet Lists
The Night Owl Bus Service, operated by Red Bus Services and Busways, provides transport to Long Jetty on Friday and Saturday nights between 12am and 5am.
I came across this in Wikipedia - I wonder how out of date that is as I have not heard about it for years. If anything I thought it used to operate in the Wollongong area.

Re: Night Owl Bus Service.

Posted: Sun Apr 19, 2020 2:22 pm
by Fleet Lists
I have since found this which is probably dated about 2005 https://acrs.org.au/files/arsrpe/RS050101.pdf so I expect well out of date.

Re: Night Owl Bus Service.

Posted: Thu Apr 23, 2020 1:11 am
by mubd
Yeah, wiki isn't reliable for obscure local articles. Many are either well out of date or total made up nonsense.

Re: Night Owl Bus Service.

Posted: Sat May 02, 2020 9:05 am
by stajourneyman
.....bearing in mind, also, that STA also ran a pair of night owl bus services many years ago.

They had two services that each operated on Friday and Saturday nights.

One was operated by Randwick and ran on a special route that ran past various major pubs and clubs around Coogee between midnight and 5am.

The second service, operated by Brookvale, also operated a special route around the Manly area.

In each case, from memory, a specially wrapped Mark 5 Benz was used.

Initially they were bright orange, and later they were re wrapped into a ‘night sky with owls all over it’ scheme.

I can’t find any photos of them at present.

Re: Night Owl Bus Service.

Posted: Sat May 02, 2020 2:41 pm
by ScaniaGrenda
@STAJourneyman

I had a quick look over in the ATDB photo gallery and found this picture, I can't see any owls on it through

http://www.busaustralia.com/gallery/dis ... at=0&pos=0

Album says it's part of a 2003 set of photos if that helps jog your memory?

There's also this from 2008 but it's on a Volvo B10BLE Ansair and is not a full AOA
http://www.busaustralia.com/gallery/dis ... at=0&pos=2

Re: Night Owl Bus Service.

Posted: Sat May 02, 2020 6:58 pm
by Fleet Lists
The first photo was on the Illawarra version I mentioned and not the Central Coast service.

Re: Night Owl Bus Service.

Posted: Sun May 03, 2020 8:18 pm
by Ray
STA used the NightOwl branding up in Newcastle in the 90s. The more recent Sydney night services were called the Pumpkin Bus.