BUS 808

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Bus 808
Chassis Renault PR100.2
Depot Tuggeranong
Entered Service July 1989
Removed from Service 24 February 2012
Desto Equipment Alcatel Flipdot
VIN VF6PS08A200000205
Body Ansair
Body Number R2040
Body Date June 1989
Seating B42D
Fuel Diesel
Gallery Album Bus 808

Bus 808 was a Renault PR100.2

Notes

  • 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  • Bus 808 was withdrawn from service at Tuggeranong Depot in early January 2012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.