Tuggie Bus

The Tuggie Bus was a short-lived community bus service that commenced operation in Kambah and Wanniassa on Monday 9 June 1980. Routes 555 and 556 operated in anti-clockwise and clockwise loops respectively. Whilst they travelled along parts of existing bus routes, they also travelled along streets that were not previously serviced. On those streets, new Read More


ACTION runs a service to the Summernats car festival held at EPIC every January. Since the 50 series of routes passes by here, ACTION only runs one shuttle bus to EPIC. Route 995 runs on a continuous loop between CIty Interchange and EPIC via Northbourne Avenue. The service runs between 10am and Midnight on festival Read More

School Student Transport Scheme

On 3 September 2001 the ACT Government introduced a subsidised transport scheme that provided eligible primary, high school and college students with free public bus transport to and from school on school days. Application forms were made available online, and through schools. The form had to be stamped by the school before being submitted to Read More

REDEX and Red Rapid

The initial Announcement In April 2009, the ACT Government announced a new Rapid Express bus service that would operate every fifteen minutes in peak period, and every thirty minutes in the off peak. Known as REDEX, the Government committed $1 Million to the service, which would commence in October and run between 0630 and 1930 Read More


Nightrider is a set of services which run during the festive season. For a flat fare with no concessions, patrons can catch a bus home from the City Bus Station. From 1999 to 2005, and again in 2010, a ‘Club Loop’ service operated between the City, Kingston and Manuka. For most years the services run on the Friday Read More


Prior to the introduction of the 312-317 series of Routes in 1998, the dumping of the 316 and 317 and the introduction of the 300, 318 and 319, ACTION’s intertown service (now known as Blue Rapid) was one route – the famous 333. The route, serviced by the iconic articulated buses, ran between Woden and Read More

GMC 400

The GMC 400 ran in Canberra in 2000, 2001 and 2002. The track was on streets in the area known as the Parliamentary Triangle. In it’s final year, the race was known as the Canberra 400 after GMC declined to continue sponsorship of the event. For the GMC 400 V8 Super Car Race, ACTION ran Read More


Remember it’s nine for night! In 2005, ACTION trialled a new “area service” for the Weston Creek area, with two services, the 725 and the 727 replacing all Weston Creek suburban services after 7.30pm at night. Weston Creek was divided into two halves for this service, with one route serving each side. Patrons wishing to Read More


Introduced on 9 December 1991 was ACTION’s “Downtowner” bus service. Two “tram buses” were specially built by Howard Porter Pty Ltd of Fremantle WA. Two buses were initially purchased and were given fleet numbers 001 and 002, although these buses did not have visible fleet numbers on the outside of the bus, apart from their Read More

Christmas Day

As normal bus services do not operate on Christmas Day, ACTION run free loop services on hourly frequencies between 9am and 4pm (with a gap between 12noon and 1pm). In addition to this, an Blue Rapid (300 route) service is also run, allowing people to connect to the services across town if required. The Christmas Day Read More