April 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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Bus 670 was a Mercedes-Benz O.305 with body by Ansair Tullamarine. It was delivered to ACTION in April 1985.
This was the last of the 81-strong fleet of O.305 buses to enter service with ACTION.
After it was withdrawn from the ACTION fleet in November 1999, 670 was purchased by Interline (Macquarie Fields NSW) where it operated alongside its sister units 628, 631, 632, 634, 665, 667 and 668.
It was saved from being being scrapped by Interline in September 2010 when it was purchased by a Canberra enthusiast who intended to fully restore it to to its former ACTION condition. In November 2011, it was on-sold to a Sydney bus collector who intends to continue the restoration process.
- Bus 670 on ACT Bus fleetwiki
- Bus 670 on ACT Bus Gallery
- Bus 670 (restoration) on ACT Bus Gallery
- Bus 670 (restoration) article on ACT Bus
- YouTube videos of Bus 670:
- “Bus 670 over Tharwa Bridge” (10 July 2011)
- “Ex-Canberra Mercedes O305 670 on the road“ (21 July 2012)
- “Ex-ACTION Canberra Mercedes O305 670“ (21 July 2012)
- “Me driving ex-Canberra Mercedes O305 670” (21 July 2012)
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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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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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