The first bus service to Lyneham commenced on 22 December 1958, when the group of routes – numbers 29, 30, 31 and 33 – were extended from O’Connor to the yet-to-be-constructed Lyneham Shops.
Until the launch of the ACTION trading name in 1977, the ‘owners’ of the bus service had used, with little consistency, a great variety of names to describe the operation of public transport in Canberra.
Only six houses in Kambah were occupied when the Canberra City Omnibus Service first ran to the then new suburb on 24 June 1974.
Shelton Newman, ACTION Transport Officer, tells of the events at Tuggeranong Depot during Canberra’s worst natural disaster. On Saturday 18 January 2003 I just happened to be the supervisor on duty, but no matter which officer was on duty would have been the same. I do feel, however, that this story should be told for Read More
From: Canberra Times BY GRAHAM DOWNIE 01 Jul, 2002 07:42 AM New ACTION fares begin today with the abolition of the zonal system. The change means about 70 per cent of current passengers will pay about 6 per cent more and about 30 per cent will pay up to 46 per cent less. The Government Read More
A decision on new ACTION buses is imminent, with the choice between Scania and MAN. At a cost of $350,000 to $400,000 each, the Government has budgeted for 10 new buses next year and three for each of the next three years. The Labor Party has stopped short of a commitment to this program, but Read More
Seventeen extra school buses will hit Canberra’s roads today, with existing services expected to be full to bursting as the Government’s pre-election school bus scheme kicks off. Just under 17,400 students have already received their free bus passes, with about 900 applications rejected. Urban Services Minister Brendan Smyth said 17 extra buses had been hired Read More
The ACT Government’s free bus travel scheme discriminates against some students and will destabilise government schools, leading to some closures, according to an Australia Institute report. Given to The Canberra Times two days before the scheme swings into action, the report slams the pre-election policy as money-wasting and biased towards richer families. Commissioned by the Read More
In just six days as many as 17,000 Canberra schoolchildren will walk through the morning chill to the bus stop and catch a free ride to school, courtesy of the ACT taxpayer and a Liberal Government very keen on winning another term. Public servants and staff at ACTION buses have been working overtime to get Read More
The $1.4 million fee to hire buses to cope with the start of the free school bus travel scheme on September 3 has been labelled a “waste of money” by Labor MLA Wayne Berry.