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From the Archives, 1954: Double-decker buses to go from Melbourne

A conductress punches the Bundy clock from the double-decker bus number 201 in October 1942.

A conductress punches the Bundy clock from the double-decker bus number 201 in October 1942. Credit:Australian War Memorial

An official tramways report said passengers “whose agility was on the wane” found the stairs difficult.

Some Bourke Street verandahs were struck by the high double-deckers and it was expensive for the board to repair both buses and verandahs.

The buses sold already have brought about £400 each and have been converted into caravans, bungalows and farm trucks.

Melbourne will not see the last single-decker buses in Bourke Street until the electrification programme is completed in about 18 months.

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