ACTION’s 1991 Fleet

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Bus 736 at City West
Bus 736, a Mercedes O.405, was one of six evaluation buses in the fleet during 1991

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.

Model (Chassis / Body)

Entered Service

Fleet Numbers

Belconnen

Kingston

Tuggeranong

Woden

Total

MAN SL200

Various (see notes)

1975-81

410-449
451-509
511-531
553-567
569-584

470 – 471
477 – 488
490 – 499
509
511 – 513

Training: 431
473 – 476 

410, 419
424 – 430
432 – 441
443 – 446
505 – 508
514 – 515

447 – 455

456 – 469
472, 489
500 – 504
516 – 531
553 – 567
569 – 584

Belc: 28
King: 29
Tugg: 9
Woden: 67
Active: 133

Training: 5
Withdrawn: 13

Total in class: 151

 MAN SG192

Various (see notes)

1976-86 450, 510
532-551
671-673
 671 – 673

Woden: 3
Withdrawn: 22

Total in class: 25

Mercedes-Benz O.305

Ansair

1981-85

585-612
618-670

585 – 609
612
618 – 670

Belc: 79

Not in service: 2

Total in class: 81

Mercedes-Benz O.305G

Ansair

1982-83

613-617

613 – 617

Belc: 5

Total in class: 5

Renault PR100

Renault (France)

1985

674

674

King: 1

Total in class: 1

Renault PR100.2 Mk1

Ansair

1988-90

675-699
750-869

675 – 699
750 – 782
798, 808
835,  840
847 – 859

783 – 786
805 – 807
809 – 815
825 – 834

787 – 797
799 – 804
816 – 824
836 – 839
841 – 846
860 – 869

King: 75
Tugg: 24
Woden: 46

Total in class: 145

Renault PR100.2 Mk2

Ansair

1990- ongoing

870-957

880 – 895
897 – 915
926

896
921 – 925

870 – 879 916 – 920

Belc: 36
King: 5
Woden: 16
Active: 57

To be delivered: 31

Total in class: 88

Renault PR180.2

Ansair

1988-89

700-726

700 – 704
706 – 708

713 – 715

716 – 719

709 – 712
720 – 725

Belc: 8
King: 3
Tugg: 4
Woden: 10
Active: 25

Not in service: 2

Total in class: 27

Leyland Lynx

Leyland UK

1991 730-731 731 Belc: 1Not in service: 1

Total in class: 2

Scania N113CRB

Ansair

 1991 732 732 Tugg: 1Total in class: 1

Scania K113

Volgren

 1991 733 733

 King: 1

Total in class: 1

 MAN SL202

Ansair

 1991 734  734

 Woden: 1

Total in class: 1

 Mercedes-Benz O.405PMC  1991 736 736 Belc: 1Total in class: 1

Totals (active)

158

114

38

143

453

 

Notes

  • Details supplied by ACTION as at 27 September 1991
  • Excludes 25 buses withdrawn for sale (13 Leyland Nationals and 12 MAN SL200s) and 4 buses in the heritage fleet.
  • MAN SL200s withdrawn from fleet: 411-418, 420-423 and 442 (written off)
  • MAN SL200s body builders – All numbers to 567: Commonwealth Aircraft Corporation, 569-579: Smithfield, 580-584: Custom Coaches
  • 580-582 were commenced by Smithfield and completed by Custom Coaches
  • All remaining MAN SG192 are ex-demonstrator models; body builders – 671: MAN/Goppel, 672: Custom Coaches, 673: Commonwealth Aircraft Corporation
  • Buses 558, 674 & 808 are fitted with Gulton flip-dot destination sign
  • All buses from number 514 onwards fitted with driver’s cabin air conditioning
  • 553-565, 567, 569-580, 582, 584-609 have all been refurbished by ACTION
  • Buses 610 & 611 not in service – body reconstruction in process
  • PR180.2 buses 700-704, 709-711 & 713-715 have been modified to remove centre door.
  • Buses 705 & 726 not in service – presumed for centre door removal
  • Buses 585 & 669 fitted with “Woolplush” fabric seats (in place of Frontrunner fabric); buses 563 & 820 fitted with moulded VRT seats
  • As at 27 September 1991, a further 31 Renault PR100.2 buses and 2 Mitsubishi FK417 replica tram buses are on order.
  • Promotional and Advertising Buses
    690 Jewel Food Stores
    695 Fyshwick Markets
    775 ACT Policing
    798 KIX-106
    808 Australian National Gallery
    835 National Science and Technology Centre
    840 Australian War Memorial
    853 Canberra Cannons
    869 CSIRO
    872 National Film and Sound Archive
    873 National Trust of Australia
    875 Keep It Local
    880 National Botanic Gardens
    896 3M

Further details

For more details, view the full fleet list here (PDF).