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Photo of the Month / POTM December 2022
Last post by Barry Drive - November 10, 2022, 12:53:31 PM
Getting in early for once: time for Photo of the Month submissions

The rules –

● two* photographs may be submitted by each member, provided they have not been submitted before

  ◦ * This month we are seeking photos of Woden or City West stations. If you submit a photo meeting this criterion, you may post up to three photos but you may only submit a maximum of 2 photos of the same location.

● photos must be "owned" by the person submitting it (if not, you must have the permission of the photographer to submit the photo - and identify the photographer)

● photos must be have taken legally - ACT Bus does not encourage or condone trespassing

● submitted photographs must prominently feature:

  ◦ public transport infrastructure (such as bus stop, bus station, bus depot, Light Rail line, tram depot) within the ACT / Queanbeyan region (location must be specified)


  ◦ a bus, tram or support vehicle from the ACT or Queanbeyan (taken within the region or a former ACT/Queanbeyan bus) where -
    ▪ the vehicle is in focus
    ▪ the fleet or registration number is identifiable (or supplied by photographer if not visible in photograph)

● photos narrower than 640 pixels will not be accepted

If possible, please supply date or month of photo.

Refer here for full ACT Bus photo submission conditions.

Photos can be submitted by replying to this forum topic and attaching the image; to ensure consistency, photos must be displayed with a width of 640 (or height of 640 if a "portrait" aspect) - photos larger than 640 are required to use the option width=640 or height=640 in the image tag. For example: [img width=640] instead of [img].

To submit photos from Instagram, you must post a reply with a caption and paste the URL of the Instagram image. Photos not publicly visible cannot be submitted. We will not accept unhosted photos - they must be stored on a photo hosting site (such as Instagram, Flickr or Facebook).

Submissions close midnight 26 November, Australian Eastern daylight saving time, unless fewer than 6 photos have been submitted. Voting will commence soon afterwards and will close 30 November.

The winning photo will be loaded to the website and posted to ACT Bus on Facebook and Instagram. The winner and runner(s)-up will also be included in the Photo of the Year vote. By submitting a photo, you are giving permission for it to be loaded onto the ACT Bus Gallery, and Facebook and Instagram pages.

The Playground / Re: What PT did you get today?...
Last post by triumph - November 02, 2022, 06:52:07 PM
002, 010 (R1)

013, 007, 008 (R1)

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709 (53)
685 (R2)
302 (59)
Photo of the Month / Re: POTM November 2022
Last post by Barry Drive - November 01, 2022, 03:12:35 PM
For the next POTM round, photos of Woden Interchange or City West station will be the bonus category, since both will be closing soon.
Photo of the Month / Re: November 2022 - voting ope...
Last post by Barry Drive - October 28, 2022, 10:03:42 PM
Voting has commenced.
Photo of the Month / Re: November 2022 - open for n...
Last post by Barry Drive - October 27, 2022, 09:40:28 PM

Bus 681 (and feathered friend) laying over at The Valley Ave

Bus 436 before commencing an R7 from Chapman Terminus

Bus 712 (with 663) at Belconnen Interchange
Trip Reports. Tours and Events. / Q-city Tour-12 November 2022
Last post by CTM - October 25, 2022, 09:01:44 AM
Join the Canberra Transport Museum for our first tour post COVID, sampling some of the Qcity fleet featuring many interesting vehicles such as the Volvo B9TL decker!

Members $20
Non-Members $30

Tickets Available at

Memberships available on the CTM website, if you sign up as a member and pay the membership fee you will then be emailed a code for members priced ticketing.

As a reminder this account it NOT monitored, if you need to contact CTM regarding the Qcity tour then please fill out the contact form on our website!

Hope to see you all there!
Fleet / 26 Scanias: 2022-23
Last post by Barry Drive - October 24, 2022, 10:11:19 AM
Topic for reporting sightings and similar for the 26 new leased Scania K320UBs
Fleet / Renaults a go go: the final fr...
Last post by Barry Drive - October 24, 2022, 10:06:01 AM
With the (presumed) imminent arrival of 26 new Scanias and the DDA deadline of 31 December fast approaching, this topic is to record the final movements of the remaining Renault PR100.2s

To recap, there are 39 in total: 927-963 at Belconnen (23), 969-982 at Tuggeranong (14) and 943-944 as trainers.

But will 927 be withdrawn first, or will they be removed based on mechanical grounds? And will they keep some as trainers, despite the remainder being withdrawn?
Photo of the Month / Re: November 2022 - open for n...
Last post by Snorzac - October 23, 2022, 11:39:49 PM

BUS511 and BUS654 by Zac Mathes, on Flickr
Scania K360UA/Custom CB80 BUS511 and Scania K320UB/Volgren Optimus BUS654 are seen at Fyshwick Park and Ride Layover

BUS649 by Zac Mathes, on Flickr
Scania K320UB/Bustech VST BUS649 is seen at Canberra Airport which was lit up red for Dyslexia Awareness Month

8723MO by Zac Mathes, on Flickr
TBX Volvo B7R/Volgren Endura 8723MO is seen at Canberra Outlet Centre
Fleet / Re: Bus procurement after 2020
Last post by Barry Drive - October 22, 2022, 01:19:05 PM
Quote from: Barry Drive on October 03, 2022, 11:33:30 AMAnd we're still waiting for details of the leased buses contract;
And very quietly, a contract for 26 leased Scania K320UB diesel buses was published sometime this week.

The contract doesn't reveal much that wasn't already known: the buses are to be Bustech VST bodies.

The delivery schedule is out of date so I can't report on when the buses will be fully delivered. The original schedule was delivery over 4 months, so even if the first bus is delivered next week it might still be February before all 26 are delivered.

What wasn't known before is the length of the lease. The tender (IIRC) asked for 5 and 7 year pricing; however the lease period for these buses will be 10 years from the date of the final bus delivery, with two options to extend by 12 months. This would mean these buses would be withdrawn before the CB80 Scanias (assuming a 20 year life).

The contract assumes that each bus will travel no further than 100,000 km per year - with an extra payment required if that occurs. The "rent" payment is based on time, not distance, so it would make economic sense to utilise these buses as much as possible - all day and every weekend.

No fleet number details were included, and no contracts for the electric buses have been released.