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Photo of the Month – April 2015

Bus 977 arriving at Woden. Photo by "King of Buses"

Bus 977 arriving at Woden. Photo by “King of Buses”

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New timetable adjustments and service improvements for ACTION buses

Minister for Territory and Municipal Services, Shane Rattenbury, today announced that on Monday 18 May, ACTION will launch new weekday timetables for a number of services to improve on-time running and reduce waiting times between services.

“Since Network 14 was introduced last year ACTION have been analysing commuter behaviour based on data from the MyWay system and will be making some changes to the scheduling of services to create more efficient and effective timetables,” Mr Rattenbury said.

“These changes will include improvements based on both network analysis and passenger feedback we have received since the introduction of Network 14.

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The Graham Dodge Charabancs

 Two Graham Dodge Charabancs purchased by Department of Works in 1922. These were the first buses to operate in Canberra. Photo — DCT Collection.

Two Graham Dodge Charabancs purchased by Department of Works in 1922. These were the first buses to operate in Canberra. Photo — DCT Collection.

In 1922, the Commonwealth Department of Works had two 25 passenger Dodge charabancs which were used to carry construction workers and school children. They were also used for community purposes and did special trips for forestry students. They were numbered C94 and C166.

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Featured Bus – March/April 2015

Bus 853 in Canberra Cannons special livery

Bus 853 in Canberra Cannons special livery

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
  • Canturf
  • Kahlua
  • 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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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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