March 1, 2015
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Bus 853 is a Renault (MACK) PR100.2 (Mk1) bus with body by Ansair Tullamarine, which entered service at Kingston Depot in April 1990. It was transferred to Tuggeranong Depot upon the closure of Kingston in July 1992.
This bus is known to have featured five advertising liveries. The first three were painted, with the final two being vinyl wraps placed over the Kahlua livery:
- Canberra Cannons
- Yellow Pages
- Tuggeranong Hyperdome
Following the removal of the Hyperdome wrap in 2004, it was repainted into the “Mk2″ livery which features an orange band below the windows over a blue skirt.
Bus 853 was transferred to Belconnen Depot in November 2005 and as of March 2015 is the oldest bus remaining in service .
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The first bus service to Lyneham commenced on 22 December 1958, when the group of routes – numbers 29, 30, 31 and 33 – previously terminating at the intersection of Miller and Scrivener Streets in O’Connor, were extended along Miller Street and down Wattle Street to the site of the yet-to-be-constructed Lyneham Shopping Centre at the intersection of Brigalow and Wattle Streets.
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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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