1973 Fleet Summary

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Details of the Canberra Bus Service fleet in 1973, mainly based on details in book "Australian Government and Municipal Buses" by L J Pascoe (ISBN: 0858290073). For more details, refer to ACT Bus website.

In 1973, Canberra Bus Service operated two depots:

  • Stephen Street, Ainslie
  • Wentworth Avenue, Kingston

Regular Route Fleet

Model (Chassis) Body Entered Service Fleet Numbers In service Withdrawn To Be Delivered Total
AEC Reliance
AEC Reliance (AH470)
Commonwealth Engineering 1956-64 001 - 014
016 - 053
066 - 073
036 - 053
066 - 073
001 - 014
016 - 035
- Active:26

With:34

Total in class:60
Freighter 1962 054 - 064 054 - 064 - - Active:11

Total in class:11
Pressed Metal Corporation Sydney 1965-66 076 - 078
091 - 099
101 - 108
076 - 078
091 - 099
101 - 108
- - Active:20

Total in class:20
Total (in service): 57
Leyland Leopard
Leyland Leopard
Freighter 1962 015 015 - - Active:1

Total in class:1
Commonwealth Engineering 1963-64 065
074 - 075
065
074 - 075
- - Active:3

Total in class:3
Pressed Metal Corporation Sydney 1965-66 079 - 084
090
079 - 084
090
- - Active:7

Total in class:7
Total (in service): 11
AEC Reliance
AEC Reliance (AH505)
Athol Hedges 1967-68 111 - 120
124
126 - 142
111 - 120
124
126 - 142
- - Active:28

Total in class:28
AEC Swift
AEC Swift
Athol Hedges 1967-69 121 - 123
125
145 - 154
121 - 123
125
145 - 154
- - Active:14

Total in class:14
Commonwealth Engineering/CVI 1970-71 156 - 185 156 - 178
180 - 185
179<ref>179: Withdrawn in September 1972</ref> - Active:29

With:1

Total in class:30
Freighter 1971-73 186 - 198
200 - 206
209 - 225
186 - 198
200 - 206
209 - 215
- 216 - 225 Active:27

Total in class:37
Total (in service): 70
Volvo B58-50
Volvo B58-50
Freighter 1972 207 - 208 207 - 208 - - Active:2

Total in class:2
Regular Route Fleet Total (in service): 168

Notes

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Special Use Fleet

Model (Chassis) Body Entered Service Fleet Numbers Total in class
AEC Reliance
AEC Reliance (AH470)
Freighter - Coach body 1965 100 1
Bedford VAM
Bedford VAM
Pressed Metal Corporation Sydney 1966 109 - 110 2
Morris LD5
Morris LD5
R Wright 1969 143 - 144
155
3