Category Archive: Years in Focus

A look at major events and milestones in given years in ACTIONs past

2013 in Focus

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whilst 515, 516, 517 and 519 enter service Renault PR180.2 Mk1 Articulated Buses 700, 701, 702, 708 and 710 are withdrawn from service Dennis Dart SLF Buses 140, 141 and 142 return to Belconnen Depot from Woden.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, 122, 123, 124, 125, …

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2012 in Focus

Look back over the year that was 2012

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Timeline

Our timeline charts significant events in the history of public transport in Canberra, dating back to 1922.

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Fare comparison

Compare bus fares across the years with our handy table!

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80 years of public transport in Canberra

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 …

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2011 in Focus

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.

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2010 in Focus

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.

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2009 in Focus

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.

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2008 in Focus

February Bus 914 suffers major damage when it collides with a tree and electrical substation on Beaurepaire Crescent in Holt whilst operating Route 44 on 25 February. The only passenger on the bus escaped injury whilst the driver was taken to hospital. You can read further information on the accident and view news footage by …

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1988 in Focus

February Mack/Renault PR 100.2s 698, 699, 750 and 752 were delivered in February as were the PR180.2 articulateds 702 and 703. Workshop staff were very busy modifying and upgrading the bus fleet:

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