Photo of the Month – May 2015

Bus 852 on Northbourne Av, 25 March 2015. Photo by "743"

Bus 852 on Northbourne Av, 25 March 2015. Photo by “743”

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Featured Bus – May/June 2015

Bus 004 operating on William Slim Drive

Bus 004 was a Hino AC140K which operated for ACTION between 1996 and 2013.

This bus was used by the “Special Needs Transport” (SNT) service which carries school students with a disability. This service was previously operated by Totalcare Industries, a government-owned service delivery company. Following a breakup of Totalcare in 1996, operation of SNT was transferred to ACTION together with its fleet of Hino AC140K and Nissan Civilian mini-buses.

This bus was new to Totalcare in 1989 and was originally registered as MO-136.

Bus 004 was loaned to the Olympic Roads Transport Authority in 2000 and was used to transport athletes during the Sydney Olympic and Paralympic Games.

It was withdrawn from service in March 2013 and was replaced by a Fuso Rosa.

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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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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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