BUS 674 (1)

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Bus 674
Chassis Renault PR100
Depot Tuggeranong
Entered Service July 1985
Removed from Service May 2000
Desto Equipment Alcatel/STC Cannon flip-dot
VIN PR100MI.PN100001
Body Renault Vehicules Industriels
Body Number ---
Body Date 1980
Seating B41D
Fuel Diesel
Gallery Album Bus 674

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Also known as ZIR 888 and Bus 672 (1)

See Also:
* BUS 672 (2) – MAN SG192
* BUS 674 (2) – Scania K360UA

Bus 674 was a Renault PR100


  • The bus was built in 1980 by Renault Vehicules Industriels (RVI), Lyon France as a PR100 demonstrator unit for the Singapore Bus Service
  • It was first displayed at the 1980 International Motor Show in Birmingham.
  • From 1980-84 it was a demonstrator in the United Kingdom before being stored in the Lyon factory.
  • Mack Australia then had the unit upgraded to PR100.2 standard with various body changes to suit an Australian life.
  • The bus was first at ACTION from 4-15 March 1985 registered as ZIR-888 however it was never put into service.
  • The bus then went to MTT Perth (No. 10) from 26 April 1985 to 10 June 1985, and then returned to Mack and deregistered.
  • The bus was returned to ACTION for full evaluation in July 1985, as ZIB-672.
  • The bus was renumbered 674 and re-registered ZIB-674 on 11 February 1986.
  • ACTION purchased the unit on 25 June 1986.
  • A Gulton flip-dot destination display was installed in the bus during February 1988. (This was later replaced by STC Cannon flip-dot display.)
  • It was re-registered as BUS 674 during May 1989.
  • On 4 July 1992 it was transferred from Kingston Depot to Tuggeranong Depot.
  • When it was withdrawn from service, the flip-dot display was removed and installed into BUS 869, and was replaced by Brose roller blind equipment.
  • In May 2000 it was sold to Cavanagh's of Kempsey
  • In May 2014, Cavanagh's sold the vehicle to Sydney-based bus enthusiasts. It was registered 48316 H on 31 May 2014.
  • In June 2019, it was sold to another NSW-based private owner. It is currently unregistered.
  • It has since been acquired by the Canberra Transport Museum.


All Over Advertising

Photo.png SummernatsDecember 1994 to December 1995

  • the first vinyl wrap AOA
  • following removal of the wrap, Bus 674 was repainted into the Mk2 Renault livery

Other Australian Owners

Owner/Operator Location Registration Fleet # Date From Date To Notes
MTT Perth, WA 7BD 174 10 26 Apr 1985 10 Jun 1985 Demonstrator, prior to joining ACTION
Cavanagh's Kempsey, NSW 4215 MO
MO 5083
~ May 2000 25 May 2014
Private Owners Oakville, NSW 48316 H May 2014 Jun 2019
Private Owner NSW Jun 2019 present unregistered