Old bus route revived for special run

Otago Heritage Bus Society volunteer Michael Jarka stands alongside a Leyland Leopard bus, built in 1976.

On Saturday afternoon about 15 members of the society took a trip on the bus, driven by Mr Jarka, from the Dunedin Railway Station, via the Octagon, Princes and Maclaggan Sts to Russell St, and return.

It revived a former short suburban bus route to Russell St that was offered once in the morning and once in the afternoon each day, before being ended in the 1980s.

"It was a great day," Mr Jarka said.

This was one of about six historic trips offered to society members and friends each year, he said.

This bus went out of service in 1992, and is now maintained and operated by the society.

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