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Eight Very Extra, Tinsel-Filled Christmas Buses Are Currently Cruising Around Sydney

Keep an eye out on your commute — the buses have been decked out with tinsel, baubles and handmade decorations from local school kids.
By Libby Curran
December 16, 2019
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Eight Very Extra, Tinsel-Filled Christmas Buses Are Currently Cruising Around Sydney

Keep an eye out on your commute — the buses have been decked out with tinsel, baubles and handmade decorations from local school kids.
By Libby Curran
December 16, 2019
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Your daily commute isn't something that normally screams festive cheer — unless you happen to board one of Sydney's most extra buses this month. Eight public buses currently doing the rounds have been decked out top-to-toe in Christmas finery, courtesy of some local primary school kids.

Filled to the brim with colourful, handmade decorations, the select buses are cruising around on their usual routes, ready to surprise commuters with a whole lotta Christmas joy. It's an annual Christmas tradition for the city's bus operator State Transit, which each year invites different primary schools to pimp out eight buses — one from each depot — with tinsel, stickers, baubles and other shiny things.

The eight buses will be parading their festive looks until December 31 — but since they'll be switching up routes regularly, finding one is a bit of a lucky dip situation. To see whether you'll be travelling on a festive bus on any given day, keep an eye on your go-to real-time travel app, where they'll be signified. If you're using NextThere, you'll spy a party and bus emoji next to the bus number (below).

 

The best-looking bus is always judged by a patient from Sydney Children's Hospital — and this year, five-year-old Kai decided North Sydney depot's bus was the most impressive as it had "lots of tinsel and baubles".

The whole thing is very wholesome and quite possibly the nicest thing about catching a bus all year. So if you're catching the bus this week, keep your eye out for one on your commute.

Published on December 16, 2019 by Libby Curran

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