Lysaght roof for new age bus shelter

A newly completed $16.5 million state of the art bus depot in the outskirts of Canberra creates a new benchmark for the design of environment – and user-friendly transport services, it is claimed. The Tuggeranong Bus Depot uses Lysaght steel roofing materials to set a new standard for form and function in a design that is both an architectural and engineering triumph. The series of buildings which comprise the depot all feature Lysaght Spandek Hi-Ten Read more…

ACTION knows where it went wrong

It is refreshing to see a major Government transport undertaking admitting that it has made a couple of ‘blues’. Generally, the Government and the bureaucracy never admit to making mistakes although the boners might be of monumental and hugely costly proportions. I suppose that’s a development of the old principle drilled into cadet journos in days gone past: ‘Never admit you’re wrong, wriggle out of making a correction with some other approach!’ This is by Read more…

Bus plan for Canberra

Canberra, Tuesday.—A two-man inquiry into Canberra’s bus system has recommended the introduction of one-man buses to ease present heavy losses. The report has been sent to the Minister for the Interior, Mr. W. S. Kent Hughes, whose department runs Canberra buses. The report also discusses economies in the ministerial and special car pools run by the department. ECONOMICAL The report says there are sixty-five 39-passenger buses now operating in Canberra. It says 47 would be Read more…

New bus services for Canberra

A new omnibus time table embracing the Canberra City area will operate as from Monday. Features of the new service will be the introduction of shopping buses, speedier transport from the north to the south side of the river and improved services to outlying suburbs. The introduction of the new service has come as the result of representations by public bodies over a long period A route traversing Commonwealth Bridge has been introduced. Three additional Read more…

Canberra bus overcrowding worst in Australia

Commenting on a statement made at the Industrial Board, that there was no comparison between the work of Sydney and Canberra omnibus drivers and conductors, the Federal Vice-President of the Transport Workers Union (Mr. M. F. Macdon- ald) said that conditions for crews in Canberra, during peak hours, were amongst the worst in Australia. Buses were dangerously overcrowded at peak hours. Conductors had sometimes complained that wo- men became distraught and cried under the strain Read more…

Increased bus fares in Canberra next month

Canberra bus fares will be increased within the next four weeks. Increases will average about Id. a trip but the higher fares will not be made applicable to certain sections. This was announced yesterday by the Minister for the Interior (Mr. Johnson) who said the increase would be made in attemps to stop the continuous losses on the Canberra bus service. The announcement was made in reply to a question by Mr. Ryan (Flinders) in Read more…

Producer gas unit trial on large bus

Canberra: February 22 (1940) A 40-passenger bus powered by a producer gas unit will be tried out in Canberra by the Department of the Interior shortly. It will be the first bus in Australia so eqiopped. The producer unit, costing £255, will arrive from England shortly. If the experiment is successful all petrol-driven buses in Canberra will be converted to charcoal burners. A motor truck equipped by the De- partment with a producer gas unit Read more…