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Photo of the Month – June 2016

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Bus 508 travels along Hibberson Street on an ANZAC Day shuttle. Photo by “King of Buses

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Featured Bus – May/June 2016

MAN

Clockwise from top: SL200, 18.310 CNG, SG192, 18.320

Since 1975, ACTION has been home to 283 buses made by MAN Truck & Bus of Munich, Germany (previously known as Maschinenfabrik Augsburg-Nürnberg AG).

The first MAN was a SL200, Bus 410 (1), which was delivered in July 1975 as part of an initial order of ten. The most recent MAN was Bus 502 (2), a A69 18.320 which entered service in July 2012.

The full fleet of MANs is as follows:

  • SL200, Commonwealth Aircraft Corporation body (1975-79), 410-449, 451-509, 511-531, 553-567 – 135 buses
  • SL200, Smithfield body (1980-81), 569-579 – 11 buses
  • SL200, Custom Coaches body (1981), 580-584 – 5 buses
  • SG192, MAN/Goppel body (1976-78, 1985), 450, 510, 532, 671 – 4 buses
  • SG192, Commonwealth Aircraft Corportation body (1979. 1986), 533-551, 673 – 20 buses
  • SG192, Custom Coaches body (1986), 672 – 1 bus
  • SL202, Ansair body (1991), 734-735 – 2 buses
  • 18.310 CNG, Custom Coaches body (2008), 374-389 – 16 buses
  • 18.310/18.320 Diesel, Custom Coaches body (2009-12), 390-463, 491-505 – 89 buses

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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 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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