March 1, 2014
A new park and ride and bike and ride facility was officially opened in North Weston today
Minister for Territory and Municipal Services, Shane Rattenbury, today announced that another 15 LED display screens will be installed over coming weeks at ACTION bus stations and selected major bus stops as part of the roll out of the NXTBUS real time system for ACTION Buses.
ACTION’s Network 14 will include over 100 more trips into the Parliamentary Triangle each work day, Minister for Territory and Municipal Services, Shane Rattenbury, said today.
The successful Centenary Loop service, also known as Route 100, operated its last service on Sunday 5 January 2014
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In 1991, ACTION operated four depots and a body workshop in Fyshwick (at which MAN and Mercedes bus bodies were being reconstructed and the PR180.2s were being converted to 2 door operations).
During this time, ACTION were evaluating buses from four manufacturers to determine whether any were suitable as replacements for the MAN fleet.
Also during 1991, ACTION were installing new aluminium shelters and experimental bus stop signs.
The oldest bus in the fleet was 410, which was built in 1975.
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ZIB-261 was a Leyland National 10951/2R bus with body by Leyland National Company Ltd (Workington, England).
It commenced with Canberra Bus Service in 1974 and was withdrawn from service in 1990.
ACTION had a fleet of 70 Leyland Nationals, the first 16 of which (256 – 271) were imported from England with a complete body. Subsequent buses (272 – 325) were assembled by Leyland Australia from kits supplied by the parent company in England.
Buses 261 and 262 were the first ACTION buses with all-over-advertising. 261 featured a hand painted advertisement for Civic Permanent Building Society which debuted on 1 November 1977.
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Following a request from ACT Bus, ACTION supplied a copy of their policy on taking photos and/or video of its Buses. It has been reproduced below as supplied:
ACTION would like to acknowledge that there is no law in place to prevent a person from collecting photographs or video in public areas. However, ACTION’s operational staff have special responsibilities to maintain a high degree of diligence and to investigate suspicious incidents such as a person taking photographs or videos.
ACTION employees are advised to enquire after the reason for collecting photos. If the activities of the person collecting the photos are causing, or likely to cause a safety issue, nuisance, annoyance or unacceptable invasion of privacy to other people they will be requested to cease collecting photos or video.
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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 4,400 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 1,000 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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