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BCSV: Driver Convoy to Yarra Glen
November 12, 2016 @ 1:15 pm - 5:00 pm AEDTFree
The annual HCVCA display day was held at Yarra Glen Racecourse on Sunday 13 November 2016.
Some operators and owners setup on the Saturday to secure prime parking postions. Many vehicles in Driver Bus Lines‘ hertiage fleet travelled in convoy from Mt Waverely to Yarra Glen on Saturday 12 November.
Gary Driver invited BCSV members and interstate guests to ride along if they wish.
The convoy of Driver Heritage vehicles left the Driver depot at 45 Rickett’s Road, Mt Waverley at 1.15pm on Saturday 12th November. There will be an opportunity to change vehicles on the way.
A current day coach will return attendees to the depot at around 5pm.
Unfortunately the convoy route did not pass by stations on the Glen Waverley Line before entering the Monash Fwy. The Driver Depot (45 Ricketts Rd) is within modest walking distance of several bus routes for those without a car:
693 (Oakelgh – Ferntree Gully – Belgrave)
703 (Blackburn – Syndal – Monash Uni – Clayton – Bentleigh – Middle Brighton)
733 (Box Hill – Mt Waverley – Monash Uni – Clayton – Oakleigh)
737 (Croydon – Boronia – Knox City – Glen Waverley – Monash Uni)
742 (Chadstone – Oakleigh – Glen Waverley – Eastland)
Use Google Maps or the PTV journey planner to find your best route.
The convoy passed through Lilydale arond 2pm – if anyone wanted to board here for a shorter ride, they were advised let us know.
This was a free event but donations were welcome.
On Sunday 13 November Driver provided a transfer aboard a regular coach to Yarra Glen, departing their depot in Ricketts Rd at 8:30am and meeting the 9:14am train arrival at Lilydale.
The return journey from the display, using the heritage vehicles, left Yarra Glen at about 3pm and drop off at Lilydale Station before travelling back to the depot, arriving around 4:30pm.
The 685 bus provided alternative options to/from Yarra Glen but operates to an infrequent timetable on Sundays.