Photo of the Month – August 2014

Ex-494 on Putty Road, Mt Thorley en route to Canberra. Photo by 'Bus 400'.

Ex-494 on Putty Road, Mt Thorley en route to Canberra. Photo by ‘Bus 400′.

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Get on the NXTBUS to ACTION’s new info centre


Minister for Territory and Municipal Services, Shane Rattenbury, today officially launched NXTBUS – ACTION’s real time information online system at the opening of a new ACTION Information Centre at the City Bus Station.

“From today, ACTION passengers can access NXTBUS real time bus service information online,” Mr Rattenbury said.

“NXTBUS makes finding out when the next bus departs from your chosen location easier. Passengers can look up bus departure times by bus stop ID, route or location and get live results for the next 90 minutes.

“With Network 14 set to come in from 1 September bringing an increase in bus services, NXTBUS will provide a convenient tool for passengers to familiarise themselves with their new network.

“ACTION customers can access NXTBUS from the ACTION website or via its direct URL which is This real time passenger information can now be accessed from mobiles phones, laptops, tablets or computers.

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Featured Bus – July/August 2014

Bus 320 on Marcus Clarke St Canberra City. Photo by J Tokaji

Bus 320 on Marcus Clarke St.

Bus 320 is a Scania L94UB bus with “CB60″ body by Custom Coaches, which entered service on 2 July 2004.

It was the first of a 54-vehicle fleet of Compressed Natural Gas (CNG)-fuelled Scania L94UBs which were delivered to ACTION between June 2004 and December 2006.

This vehicle was the first CB60 bodied bus ordered by ACTION and the first to be built for ACTION by Custom Coaches since 1981.

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ACTION Policy on taking photos/video of Buses

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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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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