Waverley Bus Depot

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Waverley Bus Depot
Location
Location Cnr Oxford St & York Rd, Bondi Junction
Coordinates 33°53′26″S151°14′33″E / 33.8906781°S 151.2424359°E / -33.8906781; 151.2424359
Characteristics
Owner(s) Sydney Buses
Operator(s) New South Wales Tramways
History
Opened 7 September 1902

Waverley Bus Depot is a bus depot in the Sydney suburb of Bondi Junction operated by Sydney Buses.

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History

Waverley Tram Depot opened on 7 September as a seventeen road depot on the corner of Oxford Street and York Road, Bondi Junction. It provided trams that operated the Bondi and Bronte routes. [1]

Oxford Street, Sydney road in Sydney

Oxford Street is a major thoroughfare in Sydney, Australia, running from Whitlam Square on the south-east corner of Hyde Park in the central business district (CBD) of Sydney to Bondi Junction in the Eastern Suburbs. Close to the CBD in particular, the street is lined with numerous shops, bars and nightclubs. In recent years, Oxford Street has garnered a reputation as Sydney's primary nightclub strip, and has subsequently seen a large increase in the number of crimes committed in the area.

The depot closed on 27 June 1959 for conversion a to bus depot. Today only the southern section of the car shed remains, the northern section having been demolished. It remains in use as Sydney Buses' Waverley depot. As at January 2016, it had an allocation of 186 buses. [2]

Design

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Parapet barrier which is an extension of the wall at the edge of a roof, terrace, balcony, walkway or other structure

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References

  1. Keenan, David (1979). Tramways of Sydney. Sans Souci: Transit Press. p. 18. ISBN   0 909338 02 7.
  2. State Transit Authority - Waverley Australian Bus Fleet Lists
  3. "Comparative Analysis" (PDF). City of Sydney.