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Driver Coaches 90th Anniversary

April 10, 2021 @ 12:30 pm - April 11, 2021 @ 5:30 pm AEST

$2.50 – $30

Join the BCSV as we celebrate 90 years of operation for Driver Bus Lines in Melbourne’s eastern & south-eastern suburbs. The tour weekend over two days will include visits to the depots in both Mt Waverley and Hastings and opportunities to photograph and ride the extensive Driver Classics heritage fleet, especially on Saturday afternoon.

Saturday 10th April
MT WAVERLEY DEPOT including DRIVER CLASSICS FLEET SHOWCASE
* Suburban pick up at Oakleigh Station (south side Route 733 stop) 12.30pm.
* Commence at 45-53 Ricketts Road by 1.00pm (street parking is available for those travelling by car).

Opening ceremony, inspection of depot area and small group photography of a variety of pre posed buses around the depot.
During the afternoon there will be further posing buses for photos and bus rides in both heritage and modern vehicles.

Event will conclude around 5.00pm with a transfer available back to Oakleigh Station.

Please note there will be no catering for this afternoon other than the availability of soft drinks so please ensure you have lunched beforehand. No food is to be consumed on site.

Sunday 11th April.
HASTINGS DEPOT
* CBD (Flinders Street near Elizabeth Street westbound V/Line bus stop) pick up 8.30am – UPDATED due to tram works 
* Caulfield Station (north side route 900 bus stop) pick up 8.55 am.
* Glen Waverley Bus Interchange (623 bay) pick  up 9.00am (Bus 2) – ADDITIONAL STOP ADDED
* Depart Ricketts Rd Mt Waverley (street pick up, no entry to depot this morning) by 9.20am.
* Travel to Hastings depot 6B Bray Street, arriving approx. 10.30am. Street parking in Bray Street is available for those travelling direct to Hastings by car.

10.30am-12 noon depot inspection, posing of buses for photos, bus rides
12 noon – 1.30pm Travel to Hastings foreshore for BBQ lunch.
1.30pm-4.00pm further bus rides and posing of buses for photos.

4.00pm depart Hastings for return to Caulfield, City (approx. 5.30pm) and Ricketts Rd, Mt Waverley.

Costs:
Saturday: Members $5, Non-Members $10. U/18s half price.
Sunday: Members $10, Non-members $20, including BBQ lunch. U/18s half price.

Safety and Covid Requirements (Please read carefully)

Please note that as Driver Coaches are required to have a comprehensive Covid Safe Plan in place for their business, the BCSV event covid plan is required to be consistent with that as far as is possible. A copy of the plan is available for download.

Our sincere thanks to Mark Driver for his guidance and co-operation and to Gary Driver, Ben Knight and Jason Lipszyc for much of the organisation.

Hi Viz vests will be required to be worn inside depot premises and additional Covid safe rules will apply. Be aware that these may be subject to change if there are any changes to Government Health directions.

In addition to recording names in the attendance book, your email address or phone number will also need to be recorded. This applies to both members and non-members.

Masks are to be worn on board the transfer coach, on board any Driver buses taken out for a run but are now not required in buildings. The only exceptions will be those who have demonstrated a medical exemption from mask wearing. Masks will not be required whilst out in the depot yards.

Supplies of hand sanitiser will be available at the depots and on board transfer buses. Please use it regularly during the day and especially before eating lunch. Coughing etiquette (into your elbow) should also be observed.

Please observe social distancing requirements as far as is possible. Please distribute yourselves more or less equally between transfer buses and those used for rides. Opportunities to change bus will be provided.

RSVP
Please advise your attendance on the Facebook event page (BCSV: Bus and Coach Society of Victoria) or email the Secretary at secretary@bcsv.org.au

Fare payment (cash) on the day.

Details

Start:
April 10, 2021 @ 12:30 pm AEST
End:
April 11, 2021 @ 5:30 pm AEST
Cost:
$2.50 – $30
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Website:
https://www.facebook.com/events/493027581714864
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