Leyland RT Intercity Bus
Location: Egged Historical Center, Holon, Israel
Operator of Vehicle: Egged
Date of Photo: April 1, 2010
Many places have transit museums to commemorate the vehicles and systems of old, and Israel is no exception to this. Its largest bus operator, Egged, operates the Egged Historical Center in a corner of its bus depot in Holon, just outside Tel Aviv. Until recently, it was known as the Egged Museum, which is probably a more apt description of the attraction. It consists of over 60 buses and other vehicles that have been preserved and are on display to the public during the museum’s opening hours. This bus was built by Leyland in 1963 on a Greek chassis, earning it the nickname Yavaniya (lit: Greek woman). Egged operated 50 of these buses for about 10 years, at which point they were withdrawn from service. In the photo, you can see the continuation of the line of buses on display at the museum. If you’re a transit fan and you find yourself in Israel, provided you can get to the museum while it is open, it is definitely worth a visit.
The Egged Historical Society is located in the bus depot at the corner of Moshe Dayan and Dan Shomron. At the time of this posting, the museum is open to the public on Friday mornings from 8 AM until noon and also during the intermediate days of Sukkot (October 8-10, 2017) and Passover from 8 AM until 12:30 PM. The museum can be reached by taking a short bus ride from central Tel Aviv, and since September 2011, it is also accessible by Israel Railways’s Bat Yam-Kommemiyut Station. From Jerusalem, one should travel to Rishon LeTzion and take a local bus to the museum from there.
For more photos from the Egged Historical Society, please click here.