Downtowner

Downtowner Bus Stop in the City ACTION’s “Downtowner” bus service was introduced on 9 December 1991. Two “tram buses” were specially built by Howard Porter Pty Ltd of Fremantle WA, and were actually built on Mitsubishi Truck chassis. Two buses were initially purchased and were given fleet numbers 001 and Read more…

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 Read more…

Summernats

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 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 Read more…

Nightrider

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 Read more…

Intertown

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 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 Read more…

Flexibus

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 Read more…