Photo of the Month – December 2015

Bus 323 approaching Westfield Belconnen Bus Station. Photo by "King of Buses"

Bus 323 approaching Westfield Belconnen Bus Station. Photo by “King of Buses”

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Nightrider 2015

2014 Nightrider map. Click for full size.

Nightrider area map.
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Nightrider is back for another year. Services will operate during December and also on New Year’s morning.

Route numbers are the same as for 2014, with ten services operating. Please check the map or details below to find your suburb.

There will be three departures for each route, with six departures on New Years Day.

Services will operate just after midnight on Saturday and Sunday mornings: 5/6 December, 12/13 December and 19/20 December 2014 and also on New Year’s Day.

Nightrider services have a flat fare of $5 – cash only, no concessions.

All routes depart from City Bus Station Platform 7.

Each route operates only to the designated suburbs – passengers must notify the driver of their destination when boarding and the driver will plan the route to ensure patrons are dropped off at the bus stop closest to their home.
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Christmas Day Services – 2015

Bus 317 operating a Christmas Route from Tuggeranong

While ACTION operates every day of the year, a heavily reduced service runs on Christmas Day.

In 2015, the Christmas Day services have been revised to provide additional routes to newer suburbs.

There will be 13 special routes operating on Christmas Day along with routes 900 and 950 providing town centre links.

All services are operated by wheelchair-accessible buses.

All travel on Christmas Day is fare-free.




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Featured Bus – November/December 2015

Bus 374 is the class leader of the MAN 18.310 fleet.

Bus 374 is the class leader of the MAN 18.310 fleet – as seen at its media launch.

Bus 374 is an MAN 18.310 with a Custom Coaches ‘CB60 Evo II’ body. It is powered by Compressed Natural Gas.

Arriving at ACTION in 2008, it was the first of sixteen CNG powered 18.310s to join the fleet. It entered service on 29 July 2008, having featured in a media launch earlier that day.

The MAN18.310/CB60 Evo II features a number of improvements over the previous class (Scania L94/CB60), including a revised wheelchair area layout, extra stop buttons, improved seat padding, external LED lights, automatic dimming of interior lights, rear destination signs, a larger driver’s cabin, and redesigned passenger air conditioning and driver heating systems.

374 has been based at Tuggeranong Depot since delivery, and in 2014 carried an all-over-advertising livery for the National Home Doctors Service.

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Welcome to ACT Bus

Bus 716 in the streets of West Macgregor. Photo by J Tokaji.

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 6,000 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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