Green bus - John's Story


There used to be green buses on Punt Road that were tramway buses. The bus depot was on the corner of Head and St Kilda Streets – it used to be a tram depot. This was before my time, but you can read about it in My Brother Jack. The tram used to go down Broadway, I don’t where it went after that. I distinctly remember that those buses were old, they were really old.
I left Elwood in 1970, they were certainly there then. But, come the late ‘70s and early ‘80s, I don’t think they were around anymore.

I remember going up the hill, from the river, and the bus couldn’t make it. So we all had to get out and walk up the hill and meet the bus at the top of the hill, because there were too many of us on board.