Blue is the new green as new look Transport Canberra buses hit the road

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Bus 622 - Bustech VST / Scania K320UB in new Transport Canberra livery on London Circuit
Bus 622 – Bustech VST / Scania K320UB in new Transport Canberra livery on London Circuit

Media Release: Meegan Fitzharris, 15 December 2016

New colours for Transport Canberra were officially unveiled today with the new look blue buses and red design for the light rail vehicles on display for the public for the first time.

“Today we showcased the first of our new Transport Canberra buses that are decked out in the new blue colour scheme, as well as the official design for the Transport Canberra light rail vehicle livery,” Minister Fitzharris said.

“New buses entering the fleet from now on will now carry the blue livery with light rail vehicles to feature the red livery. The two colours come as part of the new Transport Canberra branding launched in July and will form part of our new integrated public transport system.

“The completion and display of the bus and light rail design is an exciting stage of the development of Transport Canberra. The use of individual colours for different modes of transport has been used by other public transport providers around Australia and the world.

“As part of the showcase of Transport Canberra’s new colours, we also launched the first of 20 new Scania Euro 6 buses which will be added to the ACTION fleet.

“They will include a number of great features including:

  • Improved wheelchair accessibility
  • Bike racks
  • Fewer internal steps increasing safety for passengers
  • Dual sensitive edge passenger doors for increased safety
  • Revised air-conditioning ducting for better cooling and heating
  • Full interior and exterior LED lighting
  • Revised and improved access for servicing and maintenance
  • New, low noise interior body design for improved passenger comfort

“These new additions will arrive in 2017 as part of our fleet replacement program. The new buses will improve disability access for passengers, and by the end of 2017 Transport Canberra’s bus fleet will have over 80 per cent of its buses disability compliant.

“The ACT Government will continue to make a number of exciting transport improvements over coming months, including delivering on our election commitment to provide free off-peak travel for senior and concession MyWay card holders – a commitment we will be deliver in the first 100 days of Government – on 14 January 2017.

“In 2017 we will also start introducing new rapid bus services to our network, with passengers on our new routes offered a free two-month trial to encourage more people give public transport a go,” said Minister Fitzharris.