1987 saw delivery of the Renault PR100.2 Mk1 buses commence, and planning began for an overhaul of Canberra’s bus network. January Passengers enjoy the 900 series tourist routes, with services to Hall and the Cotter well patronised. However, ACTION Review Manager Ian Cooper refers to a Pine Island picnic special as a ‘write off’ February Read More
A wrap-up of ACT public transport happenings from 2015 as viewed by ACT Bus
[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whilst 515, 516, 517 and 519 enter service Renault PR180.2 Mk1 Articulated Buses 700, 701, 702, 708 and 710 are withdrawn from service Dennis Dart SLF Buses 140, 141 and 142 return to Belconnen Depot from Woden. Buses 120, 121, Read More
Look back over the year that was 2012
Our timeline charts significant events in the history of public transport in Canberra, dating back to 1922.
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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 Read More
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.
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.
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.