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Photo of the Year – 2014

Bus 716 in the streets of West Macgregor. Photo by J Tokaji.

Photo of the Month – February 2014: Bus 716 in the streets of West Macgregor. Photo by J Tokaji.

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Bus Manuals

Manuals for buses that were previously a part of the ACTION bus fleet can be downloaded via the links below.

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Lyneham’s first bus services

C-006 was an AEC Reliance, a bus commonly seen operating services to Lyneham.

C-006 was an AEC Reliance, a bus commonly seen operating services to Lyneham.

The first bus service to Lyneham commenced on 22 December 1958, when the group of routes – numbers 29, 30, 31 and 33 – previously terminating at the intersection of Miller and Scrivener Streets in O’Connor, were extended along Miller Street and down Wattle Street to the site of the yet-to-be-constructed Lyneham Shopping Centre at the intersection of Brigalow and Wattle Streets. Read the rest of this entry »

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Featured Bus – January/February 2015

MAN demonstrator bus 735

MAN demonstrator bus 735

Bus 735 was a Natural Gas-powered MAN SL202 Evaluator Bus.

The bus was built by Ansair in 1991. Internally it was similar to ACTION’s Renault PR100.2 vehicles which were built at the same time.

It was intended to be part of ACTION’s bus evaluation program of the early 1990’s, operating alongside trial vehicles from Leyland, Scania, Mercedes-Benz and a diesel-powered MAN SL202. However the order for this vehicle was cancelled and it instead became a demonstrator vehicle for MAN Australia.

During 1992, Bus 735 was loaned to ACTION for a six week trial, with Natural Gas donated by AGL.

This vehicle is known to have also operated at Bathurst Coaches, NSW and Highway Hiker, Murray Bridge SA.

Further details:

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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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