Ferrymead Heritage Park
Christchurch, New Zealand

The Tramway Historical Society Inc.

Type VOLVO B58

Aro St - original livery. Photo T Jones.

Hataitai - In Stagecoach livery: Photo T Jones

258 Arrives at Ferrymead - towed from Lyttelton by Scotts Motors. Photo Alan Roi

Date Built 1986
Written Off Retired November 2009
Acquired by THS 2011
From NZ Bus
Restored donated in running order

  • Body:        Coachwork International, Auckland
  • Motor:         175hp.
  • Controller:    Thyristor Chopper with Telma eddy current retarder
  • Electrical Equipment: Brown Boveri
  • Seats:            40
  • Fleet Numbers: 201 to 268
  • This bus was one of 68 buses built on Volvo Chassis to replace the previous generation of trolleybuses. They entered service between 1981 and 1986. These buses were gradually withdrawn from 2003 and the electrical equipment used to manufacture a new generation of buses built by Designline. The last 4 were withdrawn in November 2009. No 233 is preserved by the Omnibus Society in Wellington and 268 by Wayne Little in Foxton.