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* New AOA on [[BUS 422 (2)|422]] & [[BUS 561 (2)|561]] for '''All Homes''' (20/23 Feb)
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* [[BUS 699 (2)|699]] delivered
* AOA wraps removed from [[BUS 319 (2)|319]] [[BUS 414 (2)|414]] [[BUS 514 (2)|514]] [[BUS 540 (2)|540]] [[BUS 551 (2)|551]] & [[BUS 589 (2)|589]] (Feb)
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* AOAs removed from [[BUS 343 (2)|343]] [[BUS 388 (2)|388]] & [[BUS 400 (2)|400]] (30 Mar)
* AOA wraps removed from [[BUS 387 (2)|387]] [[BUS 409 (2)|409]] [[BUS 410 (2)|410]] [[BUS 428 (2)|428]] [[BUS 432 (2)|432]] [[BUS 462 (2)|462]] [[BUS 500 (2)|500]] & [[BUS 527 (2)|527]] (Jan)
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* '''Entered service:''' [[BUS 490 (4)|490]] (20 Mar) [[BUS 695 (2)|695]] [[BUS 696 (2)|696]] [[BUS 697 (2)|697]] (23/24 Mar)
* New AOA on [[BUS 516 (2)|516]] for '''"Healthier Work" (ACT Government)''' (11 Jan)
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* '''Training buses:''' [[BUS 943|943]] & [[BUS 944|944]]
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* '''Recent withdrawals:''' [[BUS 946|946]] [[BUS 948|948]] [[BUS 949|949]] & [[BUS 964|964]] (tbc)
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[[Fleet Summary]]
 
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<br>[[Monthly Movements|Fleet Changes by Month]]
 
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<br>{{PAGESINCATEGORY:Historic Fleet Summary}} pages of [[:Category:Historic Fleet Summary|Historical Fleet Summaries]]
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{{PAGESINCATEGORY:Historic Fleet Summary}} pages of [[:Category:Historic Fleet Summary|Historical Fleet Summaries]]
  
 
{{PAGESINCATEGORY:Class Leaders}} [[:Category:Class Leaders|Class Leaders]] (incomplete)
 
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** {{PAGESINCATEGORY:Belconnen Depot}} buses garaged at [[:Category:Belconnen Depot|Belconnen Depot]]
 
** {{PAGESINCATEGORY:Belconnen Depot}} buses garaged at [[:Category:Belconnen Depot|Belconnen Depot]]
** {{PAGESINCATEGORY:Tuggeranong Depot}} buses garaged at [[:Category:Tuggeranong Depot|Tuggeranong Depot]]
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** {{PAGESINCATEGORY:Tuggeranong Depot}} buses garaged at [[:Category:Tuggeranong Depot|Tuggeranong Depot]]<br><br>
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**[[File:WC.jpg|link=]]  {{PAGESINCATEGORY:Accessible Buses}} [[:Category:Accessible Buses|wheelchair accessible buses]]  
 
**[[File:WC.jpg|link=]]  {{PAGESINCATEGORY:Accessible Buses}} [[:Category:Accessible Buses|wheelchair accessible buses]]  
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**[[File:CC.jpg|link=]]  {{PAGESINCATEGORY:Climate Controlled Buses}} [[:Category:Climate Controlled Buses|climate controlled buses]]
 
**[[File:Bike.jpg|link=]]  {{PAGESINCATEGORY:Buses With Bike Racks}} [[:Category:Buses With Bike Racks|buses with bike racks]]  
 
**[[File:Bike.jpg|link=]]  {{PAGESINCATEGORY:Buses With Bike Racks}} [[:Category:Buses With Bike Racks|buses with bike racks]]  
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**[[File:wifi.jpg|link=]] {{PAGESINCATEGORY:Buses With WiFi}} [[:Category:Buses With WiFi|buses equipped with ''CBRfree'' Wi-Fi]]
** [[File:wifi.jpg|link=]] {{PAGESINCATEGORY:Buses With WiFi}} [[:Category:Buses With WiFi|buses equipped with ''CBRfree'' Wi-Fi]]
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**[[File:CNG.png|25px|link=]] {{PAGESINCATEGORY:CNG Buses}} [[:Category:CNG Buses|CNG-powered buses]]
** {{PAGESINCATEGORY:Current AOA Buses}} [[:Category:Current AOA Buses|all-over-advertising buses]]
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**[[File:EV.jpg|25px|link=]] {{PAGESINCATEGORY:Electric Buses}} [[:Category:Electric Buses|plug-in electric bus]]
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** [[File:AOA.png|25px|link=]] {{PAGESINCATEGORY:Current AOA Buses}} [[:Category:Current AOA Buses|all over advertising (AOA) buses]]
 
** {{PAGESINCATEGORY:Current Training Buses}} [[:Category:Current Training Buses|training buses]]
 
** {{PAGESINCATEGORY:Current Training Buses}} [[:Category:Current Training Buses|training buses]]
** {{PAGESINCATEGORY:Current Evaluation Buses}} [[:Category:Current Evaluation Buses|evaluation buses]]
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* {{PAGESINCATEGORY:ACTION Heritage Fleet}}  [[:Category:ACTION Heritage Fleet|heritage buses]]
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* {{PAGESINCATEGORY:Expected Buses}} [[:Category:Expected Buses|expected buses]]  
 
* {{PAGESINCATEGORY:ACTION Disposals}} articles on [[:Category:ACTION Disposals|former ACTION buses]]
 
* {{PAGESINCATEGORY:ACTION Disposals}} articles on [[:Category:ACTION Disposals|former ACTION buses]]
  
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* {{PAGESINCATEGORY:Former AOA Buses}} [[:Category:Former AOA Buses|Former AOA buses]]<br>
* {{PAGESINCATEGORY:Evaluation Buses}} [[:Category:Evaluation Buses|Former Evaluation Buses]]<br>
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* {{PAGESINCATEGORY:Evaluation Buses}} [[:Category:Evaluation Buses|Former Evaluation buses]]<br>
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* {{PAGESINCATEGORY:One-off Buses}} [[:Category:One-off Buses|One-of-a-kind buses]]<br>
  
 
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[[ACTION Fleet - Current|Current Fleet List]]
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<br>[[ACTION Fleet - Disposals Summary|Disposals Summary]]
 
<br>[[ACTION Fleet - Disposals Summary|Disposals Summary]]
 
<br>[[ACTION Fleet - Disposals|Disposals List]]
 
<br>[[ACTION Fleet - Disposals|Disposals List]]
<br>[[AOA List|All Over Advertising]]
 
 
<br>[[Expected Bus Deliveries|Expected Deliveries]]
 
<br>[[Expected Bus Deliveries|Expected Deliveries]]
 
<br>[[ACTION Fleet Specifications|Bus Specifications]]
 
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'''Current Bus Models''' (includes withdrawn vehicles) --
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* {{PAGESINCATEGORY:Renault PR100.2 Mk2}} [[:Category:Renault PR100.2 Mk2|Renault PR100.2 Mk2]]
 
* {{PAGESINCATEGORY:Renault PR100.2 Mk2}} [[:Category:Renault PR100.2 Mk2|Renault PR100.2 Mk2]]
 
* {{PAGESINCATEGORY:Renault PR100.3|pages}} [[:Category:Renault PR100.3|Renault PR100.3]]
 
* {{PAGESINCATEGORY:Renault PR100.3|pages}} [[:Category:Renault PR100.3|Renault PR100.3]]
 
* {{PAGESINCATEGORY:Renault PR100.3A}} [[:Category:Renault PR100.3A|Renault PR100.3a]]
 
* {{PAGESINCATEGORY:Renault PR100.3A}} [[:Category:Renault PR100.3A|Renault PR100.3a]]
* {{PAGESINCATEGORY:Dennis Dart SLF}} [[:Category:Dennis Dart SLF|Dennis Dart SLF]]
 
 
* {{PAGESINCATEGORY:Irisbus Agora Line}} [[:Category:Irisbus Agora Line|Irisbus Agora Line]]
 
* {{PAGESINCATEGORY:Irisbus Agora Line}} [[:Category:Irisbus Agora Line|Irisbus Agora Line]]
 
* {{PAGESINCATEGORY:Scania L94UB}} [[:Category:Scania L94UB|Scania L94UB 4x2 (CNG)]]
 
* {{PAGESINCATEGORY:Scania L94UB}} [[:Category:Scania L94UB|Scania L94UB 4x2 (CNG)]]
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* {{PAGESINCATEGORY:Scania K360UA}} [[:Category:Scania K360UA|Scania K360UA 6x2/2]]
 
* {{PAGESINCATEGORY:Scania K320UB|pages}} [[:Category:Scania K320UB|Scania K320UB 4x2]]
 
* {{PAGESINCATEGORY:Scania K320UB|pages}} [[:Category:Scania K320UB|Scania K320UB 4x2]]
* {{PAGESINCATEGORY:BYD Toro ebus}} [[:Category:BYD Toro ebus|BYD Toro ebus]]  
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* {{PAGESINCATEGORY:Hino Poncho}} [[:Category:Hino Poncho|Hino Poncho]]
* {{PAGESINCATEGORY:Volvo B5RLEH}} [[:Category:Volvo B5RLEH|Volvo B5RLEH]]  
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* {{PAGESINCATEGORY:Yutong ZK6131HG1}} [[:Category:Yutong ZK6131HG1|Yutong ZK6131HG1]]
* {{PAGESINCATEGORY:Fuso Rosa}} [[:Category:Fuso Rosa|Fuso Rosa]]
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<th style="background:#F75D59">Canberra Metro Trams</th>
 
  
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* {{PAGESINCATEGORY:CAF Urbos 100}} [[:Category:CAF Urbos 100|CAF Urbos 100]] trams
* {{PAGESINCATEGORY:Mitchell Tram Depot}} [[:Category:Mitchell Tram Depot|delivered tram]]
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[http://fleetlists.busaustralia.com/cdc.php?search=CDC&depotreq=QC Fleet List (Bus Australia)]
 
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<th style="background:#00CED1">Featured Bus - January / February 2018</th>
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<th style="background:#00CED1">Featured Article – April 2020</th>
  
 
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[[File:Feature.jpg|thumb|left|520px|ZIB-123]]
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[[File:670-1.jpg|thumb|left|[[BUS 670 (1)|Bus 670]] at Belconnen Interchange|link=]]  
Between December 1967 and 1969, ACTION received 14 [[:Category:AEC Swift|'''AEC Swift''']] '''MP3R''' buses with body by Athol Hedges.
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In December 1980, Mercedes-Benz was awarded a three year contract to supply buses to Canberra. Ansair was appointed body contractor by Mercedes and the first product of the ‘three pointed star’ manufacturer in the Canberra fleet ([[BUS 585 (2)|ZIB-585]]) was officially handed over on 11 November 1981. Although built essentially to the same basic VOV design as the MANs, a myriad of improvements has been made to the Mercedes unit. They are the first '''Mercedes-Benz O.305'''s built in Australia to a German design although the Canberra buses have the front end from the O.307 intercity bus. A total of 81 O.305 buses were delivered between 1981 and 1985.<br><br>
 
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Five '''Mercedes-Benz O.305G''' vehicles were ordered in March 1981, with the first new-generation articulated bus ([[BUS 614 (1)|ZIB-614]]) delivered to Canberra late in 1982. These buses constitute a break with the previous engineering approach to building articulated buses. Whereas the MAN SG192 has a trailer towed by a prime mover with the drive provided through the second axle of the prime mover, the Mercedes-Benz O.305G has its drive axle in the trailer which acts as a ‘pusher’ to the front section of the bus. Claimed advantages are greater stability and comfort, lower floor height and reduced engine noise.
The Swift was a rear-engined alternative to the AEC Reliance. Initially ACTION ordered four Swifts (Buses 121 122 123 & 125) to evaluate alongside the mid-engined Reliance with the same body and engine specification (AEC AH505). These were the first rear-engined buses to operate in Canberra and were among the first in Australia.
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''For further details and photos, view the full article on [http://actbus.net/mercedes-o-305/ ACT Bus website]''
In 1969 a further 10 units were ordered (Buses 145-154). Unlike later Swifts in the fleet which had a Wilson semi-automatic (self changing gears) transmission, these 14 buses were fitted with a manual gearbox.
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Between December 1967 and 1969, ACTION received 14 [[:Category:AEC Swift|'''AEC Swift''']] '''MP3R''' buses with body by Athol Hedges.
 
  
The Swift was a rear-engined alternative to the AEC Reliance. Initially ACTION ordered four Swifts (Buses 121 122 123 & 125) to evaluate alongside the mid-engined Reliance with the same body and engine specification (AEC AH505). These were the first rear-engined buses to operate in Canberra and were among the first in Australia.
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[[File:670-1.jpg|thumb|left|[[BUS 670 (1)|Bus 670]] at Belconnen Interchange|link=]]
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In December 1980, Mercedes-Benz was awarded a three year contract to supply buses to Canberra. Ansair was appointed body contractor by Mercedes and the first product of the ‘three pointed star’ manufacturer in the Canberra fleet ([[BUS 585 (2)|ZIB-585]]) was officially handed over on 11 November 1981. Although built essentially to the same basic VOV design as the MANs, a myriad of improvements has been made to the Mercedes unit. They are the first '''Mercedes-Benz O.305'''s built in Australia to a German design although the Canberra buses have the front end from the O.307 intercity bus. A total of 81 O.305 buses were delivered between 1981 and 1985.<br><br>
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Five '''Mercedes-Benz O.305G''' vehicles were ordered in March 1981, with the first new-generation articulated bus ([[BUS 614 (1)|ZIB-614]]) delivered to Canberra late in 1982. These buses constitute a break with the previous engineering approach to building articulated buses. Whereas the MAN SG192 has a trailer towed by a prime mover with the drive provided through the second axle of the prime mover, the Mercedes-Benz O.305G has its drive axle in the trailer which acts as a ‘pusher’ to the front section of the bus. Claimed advantages are greater stability and comfort, lower floor height and reduced engine noise.
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''For further details and photos, view the full article on [http://actbus.net/mercedes-o-305/ ACT Bus website]''
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In 1969 a further 10 units were ordered (Buses 145-154). Unlike later Swifts in the fleet which had a Wilson semi-automatic (self changing gears) transmission, these 14 buses were fitted with a manual gearbox.
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The Hedges-bodied AEC Swifts only saw 10 years of service, having been withdrawn in 1977 – 1978.
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Latest revision as of 18:05, 1 April 2020

ACT Bus Fleetwiki

Recent Changes Fleetwiki Information


Bus 490

View all Categories

Fleet Summary
Fleet Changes by Month
Current All Over Advertising list
All Over Advertising & Special Livery List (full)

14 pages of Historical Fleet Summaries

22 Class Leaders (incomplete)
50 vehicles with YouTube videos

ACTION Buses - Pages and Categories

Current Fleet List
Disposals Summary
Disposals List
Expected Deliveries
Bus Specifications

Current Bus Models (number includes withdrawn and disposed buses) –

Canberra Metro Trams Q City Transit

Fleet List (Bus Australia)

Featured Article – April 2020
Bus 670 at Belconnen Interchange

In December 1980, Mercedes-Benz was awarded a three year contract to supply buses to Canberra. Ansair was appointed body contractor by Mercedes and the first product of the ‘three pointed star’ manufacturer in the Canberra fleet (ZIB-585) was officially handed over on 11 November 1981. Although built essentially to the same basic VOV design as the MANs, a myriad of improvements has been made to the Mercedes unit. They are the first Mercedes-Benz O.305s built in Australia to a German design although the Canberra buses have the front end from the O.307 intercity bus. A total of 81 O.305 buses were delivered between 1981 and 1985.

Five Mercedes-Benz O.305G vehicles were ordered in March 1981, with the first new-generation articulated bus (ZIB-614) delivered to Canberra late in 1982. These buses constitute a break with the previous engineering approach to building articulated buses. Whereas the MAN SG192 has a trailer towed by a prime mover with the drive provided through the second axle of the prime mover, the Mercedes-Benz O.305G has its drive axle in the trailer which acts as a ‘pusher’ to the front section of the bus. Claimed advantages are greater stability and comfort, lower floor height and reduced engine noise.

For further details and photos, view the full article on ACT Bus website

About Us

ACT Bus Fleetwiki is the most comprehensive source of fleet information for Transport Canberra - both ACTION buses and Canberra Metro. Our information is presented in a number of ways: summary tables, lists and individual vehicle pages - which include a photograph and additional information. Articles are linked together through categories so that you can find all vehicles that fit certain criteria.

How to search: Enter the vehicle you are searching for into the search box in the format of "BUS 424" or "TRAM 007" (where the number is the vehicle's fleet number). Since many fleet numbers have been re-used, a sequence number will be included for each time the number has been used (e.g. BUS 350 (2) ). You can also browse through the pages and categories above.

How to submit changes: Edit access has been restricted to protect the integrity of our data. If you would like to notify us of a change or an error, please use our Contact Us webpage.

ACT Bus Fleetwiki

Welcome to ACT Bus Fleetwiki

Fleetwiki Information

Fleet Summary
Fleet Changes by Month

View all Categories

ACTION Buses Fleet


Current Fleet List
Current All Over Advertising list
Disposals Summary
Disposals List


Canberra Metro Trams


Featured Article
Bus 670 at Belconnen Interchange

In December 1980, Mercedes-Benz was awarded a three year contract to supply buses to Canberra. Ansair was appointed body contractor by Mercedes and the first product of the ‘three pointed star’ manufacturer in the Canberra fleet (ZIB-585) was officially handed over on 11 November 1981. Although built essentially to the same basic VOV design as the MANs, a myriad of improvements has been made to the Mercedes unit. They are the first Mercedes-Benz O.305s built in Australia to a German design although the Canberra buses have the front end from the O.307 intercity bus. A total of 81 O.305 buses were delivered between 1981 and 1985.

Five Mercedes-Benz O.305G vehicles were ordered in March 1981, with the first new-generation articulated bus (ZIB-614) delivered to Canberra late in 1982. These buses constitute a break with the previous engineering approach to building articulated buses. Whereas the MAN SG192 has a trailer towed by a prime mover with the drive provided through the second axle of the prime mover, the Mercedes-Benz O.305G has its drive axle in the trailer which acts as a ‘pusher’ to the front section of the bus. Claimed advantages are greater stability and comfort, lower floor height and reduced engine noise.

For further details and photos, view the full article on ACT Bus website

About Us

ACT Bus Fleetwiki is the most comprehensive source of fleet information for Transport Canberra - both ACTION buses and Canberra Metro. Our information is presented in a number of ways: summary tables, lists and individual vehicle pages - which include a photograph and additional information. Articles are linked together through categories so that you can find all vehicles that fit certain criteria.

How to search: Enter the vehicle you are searching for into the search box in the format of "BUS 424" or "TRAM 007" (where the number is the vehicle's fleet number). Since many fleet numbers have been re-used, a sequence number will be included for each time the number has been used (e.g. BUS 350 (2) ). You can also browse through the pages and categories above.

How to submit changes: Edit access has been restricted to protect the integrity of our data. If you would like to notify us of a change or an error, please use our Contact Us webpage.

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