2013 in Focus

[notice]Article still under review[/notice] January Scania K360UA Articulated Buses 519, 520 and 521 were delivered, whilst 515, 516, 517 and 519 enter service Renault PR180.2 Mk1 Articulated Buses 700, 701, 702, 708 and 710 are withdrawn from service Dennis Dart SLF Buses 140, 141 and 142 return to Belconnen Depot Read more…

80 years of public transport in Canberra

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A Driving Force in the Story of Canberra

Most Canberrans think of the famous blue, white and orange bus as being synonymous with the national capital.

Whether it was going to the shops with mum, fighting over got to sit on the back seat with school friends or catching the old 333 to work, it seems that ACTION Buses have forever been a part of our lives – moving us from our homes to various destinations and then back again. (more…)

2011 in Focus

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Bus 777 was withdrawn in 2011.

2011 was another big year for ACTION Buses, with the changeover from the dated magnetic tickets to the smartcard based MyWay system, the retirement of over 40 Renault Buses as the new MAN and Scania Buses entered service and industrial action which saw services cancelled on a number of days during April. (more…)

2010 in Focus

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Bus 405, one of many MAN 18.320’s delivered in 2010.

2010 was a busy year for ACTION. A new network, new buses, a reopened depot, withdrawal of older buses, the testing of its new Smartcard ticketing system, heated negotiations on enterprise agreements – the list goes on. (more…)

2009 in Focus

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ACTION Evaluates the 14.5m bus before purchasing their own

February

Bus 108 returns to service after suffering accident damage in October 2008.

ACTION outsource a number of shuttle services to various events including the Canberra Show and NRL following a union dispute over the number of supervisors put on duty. (more…)