Balmain's ageing bus fleet

In Parliament | 23.08.16

Documents obtained by the NSW Opposition have identified buses in Balmain that are now well and truly past their prime. 

The documents obtained under Freedom of Information (FOI) have shown the wear and tear on Sydney’s ageing bus fleet with the Baird Government responding at a snail’s pace to replace the worn out old buses. 

The oldest bus in Balmain is 21 years old and has travelled more than 1,082,000 kilometres. 

In Balmain the buses with the most kilometres are: 

  1. 1,137,382 km
  2. 1,126,848 km
  3. 1,115,236 km
  4. 1,113,369 km
  5. 1,109,890 km 

Despite Sydney’s fleet becoming increasingly worn down the Baird Government has only added 13 new buses into the city-wide fleet in the last six months. 

However Balmain missed out with no buses added to service the area.