From ACT Bus Fleetwiki
|Entered Service||July 1989|
|Removed from Service||24 February 2012|
|Desto Equipment||Alcatel Flipdot|
|Body Date||June 1989|
|Gallery Album||Bus 808|
Bus 808 was a Renault PR100.2
- It was first registered on 12 July 1989
- On 4 July 1992 it was transferred from Kingston Depot to Tuggeranong Depot.
- Bus 808 was fitted with a trial Alcatel Flipdot Destination Display
- Bus 808 was formerly in AOA for the National Gallery's Elvis exhibition, and was known as the "Elvis Bus"
- This vehicle was reportedly popular with drivers (particularly the Elvis fans!)
- It was one of fifty ACTION Buses loaned to the Olympic Road Transport Authority (ORTA) during 2000 for the Sydney Olympics.
- Although Bus 808 is a Mk1 PR100.2, like other former AOAs, it carried the Mk2 Livery.
- A combination of the Mk2 livery and Flipdot desto often lead people to mistake the vehicle for a Mk2. The side flip-dot display however was in the same place as the Mk1 roller, rather than built into the roofline.
- Bus 808 was withdrawn from service at Tuggeranong Depot in early January 2012
- It temporarily returned to service at Tuggeranong Depot between 1 February 2012 and 24 February 2012.
- It left Canberra on 1 March 2012 bound for Sims Metal in Sydney.