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Photo of the Month – August 2015

Bus 397 operating Route 11 on Scherger Drive. "Zac Mathes Photography"

Bus 397 operating Route 11 on Scherger Drive. “Zac Mathes Photography”

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New ACTION timetable is performing above target

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Network 2014 timetable improvements have led to an improvement in on-time running.

Media Release: Shane Rattenbury MLA

The Minister for Territory and Municipal Services, Shane Rattenbury, today announced the new ACTION bus weekday timetable has led to improved on time running and service reliability.

“Since introducing the new weekday timetable, 79 per cent of bus services have been on time. That has exceeded our network target of 75 per cent and improved on the figure of 73 per cent for the previous timetable,” Mr Rattenbury said.

“Service reliability is also tracking well at 99.6 per cent, and ACTION is on target to deliver 99.6 per cent reliability for June.

“These figures build on the findings of our municipal services survey, which found that 76% of people who use ACTION bus services are satisfied with the service. That’s up from 65% last year. ACTION was also ranked higher than 67% of public transport providers across Australia,” Mr Rattenbury said.

Mr Rattenbury said that performance data from the MyWay system, which records running times, has been used to improve the latest timetable and bus services in the ACT.

“Exceeding the on time running target is a great result, but it’s only the first step in improvements to our bus services.

“We’re continuing to improve our services to ensure that ACTION delivers the best possible service to customers.”

ACTION will continue to monitor the timetable for improvements. Suggestions for improvement are welcomed and can be made at www.action.act.gov.au

Released: 24 June 2015

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Featured Bus – July/August 2015

Bus 539 on London Circuit during its Media Launch.

Bus 539 on London Circuit during its Media Launch.

Bus 539 is a Scania K320UB 4×2 with Custom Bus “CB80″ body. It was delivered to ACTION on 30 May 2014 and entered service on 15 July 2014.

It is the class leader of an order of 77 vehicles to be delivered from May 2014 to July 2017.

The 539 class are the first Euro VI-standard buses in the ACTION fleet, and are among the first Euro VI buses in Australia.

As at 30 June 2015, 36 K320UB 4x2s are in service.

Further details:

Photo courtesy of Transit Graphics

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Welcome to ACT Bus

ACT Bus is a Canberra-based Transport Enthusiast Website. Given that buses are the primary mode of public transport in Canberra, the site has a heavy emphasis on ACTION Buses.

We aim to provide a place for transport enthusiasts to discuss their hobby and contribute to the preservation of the history of buses in the Canberra region.

Our site is split into a number of key areas:

  • Website – Articles covering infrastructure, routes, fleet specifications, news items and historic events and service initiatives
  • Gallery – Over 5,000  images of current and former ACTION Buses, plus infrastructure and historic timetables.
  • Fleet Wiki – In-depth fleet information dating back to the 1920s, with individual articles on over 1,400 buses together with fleet lists and summaries for both the current and former fleet.
  • Forum – A place where people who have an interest in public transport can gather and discuss their hobby
  • Retired Employees Club Website – ACT Bus also hosts the Retired ACT Transport Employees Club Website.

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