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1957::New Buses To Service Victoria, British Columbia

Updated: May 7

New transit buses service Victoria in the days after the streetcars.

1957::New Buses Line Up to Service Victoria, British Columbia

"1957::New Buses Line Up to Service Victoria, British Columbia"

Photo Clip: Victoria Daily Times (1957)

1957::Advertisement For Air-Ride

When Victoria's streetcar system was removed in the late 1940s, a new bus transit system was entirely in place. In 1957, the city purchased ten new buses, each seating 45 passengers and featuring a new technology called Air Ride. This technology replaced the springs in seats with air for a more comfortable ride. Each bus was available for special events or private charters, but most operated on the busiest routes throughout Victoria.

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