BUS 113 (2)

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Bus 113
Chassis Renault PR100.3a
Depot Belconnen
Entered Service 28 August 1995
Removed from Service --
Desto Equipment Hanover LED
VIN VF6PS08A200000555
Body Austral Denning "Starliner"
Body Number M200320
Body Date 24 Jun 1994
Seating B49D
Bike Rack Sportworks DL2
Fuel Diesel
Gallery Album Bus 113

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Bus 113 is a Renault PR100.3a based at Belconnen Depot.

Notes

  • Bus 113 was loaned to Brisbane Transport from 1 September 1994 until March 1995 as an evaluation vehicle. (Registration 997 COQ, Fleet Number 997). The front was painted into BT livery, with the rest of the vehicle maintaining ACTION Livery.
  • Following its loan to Brisbane, this vehicle was modified by Austral Denning to be a prototype "easy access" bus. Its front steps were removed and a Bode electric ramp was installed for wheelchair access; the seating was rearranged to accommodate two wheelchairs and kneeling suspension was installed.
  • It was designated as a "PR100.3a" due to the modifications to make it an accessible bus.
  • Buses 126 to 131 were later built and delivered as accessible buses and were also designated as PR100.3a - however these were fitted with plug doors and a Tieman electric ramp. They also had a different seating layout.
  • Bus 113 was later modified to remove the wheelchair spaces and access ramp, however the kneeling suspension remains.
  • It was originally fitted with trial Hanover flipdot destination signs, but they were subsequently changed to Alcatel/STC Cannon.
  • This bus was fitted with a DL2 bike rack in November 2010.
  • As at December 2016, Bus 113 is the only Renault PR100.3a remaining in service.
  • In February 2017, the Alcatel/STC Cannon flip-dot destination signs were replaced with Hanover LED equipment.

Transfer History

Date From To Reason
23 Apr 2005 Tuggeranong Belconnen