BUS 319 (2)

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Bus 319 - Big Merv
Chassis Irisbus Agora Line
Depot Belconnen
Entered Service 2 February 2004
Removed from Service --
Desto Equipment Mobitec LED
VIN VNEPS09B700200500
Body Custom Coaches "CB60"
Body Number 02-043
Body Date Jun 2003
Seating B46FW
Climate Control ThermoKing LRT-II
Bike Rack Sportworks DL2
Fuel Diesel
Gallery Album Bus 319

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See Also:
* BUS 319 (1) – Leyland National

Bus 319 is an Irisbus Agora Line based at Belconnen Depot.


  • Bus 319 is named "Big Merv" after a deceased long-time driver for ACTION. It is signed on the rear of the vehicle, as well as having a sticker just above the inside of the windscreen, above the driver.
  • Bus 319 was transferred from Belconnen to Tuggeranong in September 2006. It has since returned.
  • There are three differing emergency exit layouts on the Agora Lines. Bus 319 has the emergency exit windows offset from each other. The offside exit is one window further forward than the nearside exit window.
  • In October 2017, its Mobitec ICU400 destination controller was replaced with a Hanover DG3.
  • This vehicle was originally fitted with a Sportworks DL2 bike rack
    • In January 2018 it was fitted with a VeloPorter 2 model bike rack. It has previously been fitted with DL2 and VeloPorter 2 models.
  • In July 2018, its Mobitec flip-dot destination displays were replaced by Hanover LED displays.
  • On 24 May 2019, Bus 319 collided with a car at Alinga St / West Row.
    • It was repaired and returned to service on 6 June 2019 with a new DL2 (black handle) model bike rack replacing the VeloPorter 2 rack.
  • As at July 2020, its bike rack is a Sportworks DL2.

All Over Advertising

Catholic Care4 March 2017 to 11 July 2017

  • was a "Total Cover" wrap which did not cover the windows
  • later applied to Bus 315

Amart Furniture11 July 2017 to 12 October 2017

Menulog13 October 2017 to 10 February 2018

Cartier: The Exhibition (National Gallery of Australia)10 March 2018 to 22 July 2018

American Masters Exhibition (National Gallery of Australia)24 July 2018 to 9 December 2018

Love & Desire Exhibition (National Gallery of Australia)10 December 2018 to 24 March 2019

Defence Bank27 March 2019 to 6 April 2020

  • Army camouflage pattern with slogan "We count on our defence force. And they can count on us."
  • similar wraps on Buses 367, 371, 515 & 558
  • later applied to Bus 558 & Bus 346


ACTION buses at Belconnen layover (0:51) – YouTube

ACTION Buses - Bus 319 (0:27) – YouTube

One Female Rescued After Collision In The City (1:05) – Facebook Video