2013 in Focus

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January

  • Scania K360UA Articulated Buses 519, 520 and 521 were delivered, whilst 515, 516, 517 and 519 enter service
  • Renault PR180.2 Mk1 Articulated Buses 700, 701, 702, 708 and 710 are withdrawn from service
  • Dennis Dart SLF Buses 140, 141 and 142 return to Belconnen Depot from Woden.
  • Buses 120, 121, 122, 123, 124, 125, 983, 984 and 989 are transferred to Tuggeranong Depot.

February

  • Timetable changes introduced, including revised weekend routes and increased peak-hour 200 (2 February)
  • Bus fares increase: adult cash fare now $4.20 (4 February)
  • Route 100, free Centenary Loop service to Canberra attractions commences on 4 February.
  • ACTION launches revised website (14 February)
  • Program of passenger seat refurbishments commences
  • Bus 886 fitted with Hanover LED
  • Bus 522 is delivered
  • Buses 518 and 521 enter service
  • Buses 711 and 712 are withdrawn from service

March

  • Free bus travel from Canberra Day (11 March)
  • Rimmer St bus lane opens (16 March)
  • Buses 523 and 524 delivered
  • Bus 520 enters service
  • Buses 781, 861, 015 and 021 are withdrawn from service with 878 and 879 transferred to training duties

April

  • Woden Bus Station temporarily closed due to suspected gas leak from Bus 338 (17 April)
  • Bus 525 delivered
  • Buses 522 and 523 enter service, together with eight SNT Fuso Rosas
  • Buses 849, 850 and 851 are withdrawn from service along with six Hino AC140Ks

May

  • Ten new MyWay recharge agents announced

June

  • ¬†ACTION Minister Shane Rattenbury takes buses out for a drive (12 June)
  • Bunker shelters on Commonwealth Ave removed

 

July

  • CDC rename Deane’s Buslines as Qcity Transit and reinstate Transborder Express as a separate brand (8 July)
  • “NXTBUS” (real time passenger information system) equipment installation commences on buses.
  • New AOAs on 418: ActewAGL, 108: Bus Advertising; 947 AOA removed

August

  • Bus 101 returns to service
  • Development application for Woden Bus Station re-development submitted
  • New bus stop blade installation commences for NXTBUS
  • Bus 130 involved in collision in Monash. Subsequently scrapped.

September

  • Network ’14 proposals released for public consulatation
  • Gungahlin Town Centre bus stop upgrade commences
  • NXTBUS passenger information displays installed at City Bus Station

October

  • Bus 883 fitted with Hanover LED
  • Canberra Capitals AOA on Bus 394 refreshed for new season
  • New AOAs on 313 and 355 for allhomes.com,au

November

  • Ex-Westbus Irisbus Agora Lines start appearing at QCity Transit
  • Tender for supply of 77 new buses awarded to Scania / Custom
  • Nightrider for 2013/14 announced as fare-free services

December

  • New Gungahlin Town Centre bus stops opened
  • Installation of NXTBUS bus stop blades completed