The Featured Bus for July/August 2018 is Bus 491 – a MAN A69 18.320

Bus 491 is a MAN A69 18.320 HOCL-NL/E5 with a Custom “CB60 Evo II” body, which entered service in December 2011.

📷 ‘King of Buses’

It was the first of an additional order of 15 low-floor Euro V diesel MAN A69 18.320s for delivery between November 2011 and May 2012 (following on from Buses 390-463). It features several changes from the earlier batch of MANs including LED lights in the driver’s cabin, external CCTV cameras and Prima “EasySTOP” bus stop signal buttons (the Prima ultrasonic bus stop buttons proved to be unreliable and were later replaced with Teknoware RF wireless buttons).

Bus 491 included decals to denote it was the 75th Custom-bodied MAN delivered to ACTION. While it was the 75th diesel MAN A69/CB60, it is actually the 96th MAN chassis to be bodied by Custom/Custom Coaches for ACTION (not counting demonstrator and evaluation buses).

To date, Bus 491 had had three all over advertising wraps: two for Transport Canberra and one for the University of Canberra.

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