Archive for March, 2009

Bus without front cover

March 24, 2009

Early morning while walking along the Jurong East MRT station walkway (across Jurong East Street 12), I heard a loud scrapping sound, something being dragged on the road. Looked down at the street below and saw this Scania bus with the right front cover flipped open, exposing a black gapping hole at the front. The cover was dragged along the road divider for quite a while before the driver realise something was wrong. He got off at the pedestrian crossing and push the cover back in place :
Everything OK and ready to roll again :

Causeway Link tram bus

March 10, 2009

Saw this Causeway Link bus on the way home today at Jurong East bus interchange :

Old bus terminus – Balestier

March 3, 2009

This stretch of road in front of the demolished shophouses used to be the bus terminus of UBC’s 130 and 131 in the 70s :

Here is the old map of the location :

Both the services, which uses Mercedes LP1113 buses, travel along Balestier Road, turn into Ah Hood Rd, Jalan Toa Payoh, Thomson Road and finally terminates at Balestier Road, near the traffic junction with Thomson Road.
This is a modern day Mercedes O405 on service 130 passing by the old terminus on the way to town: