Canberra Transport Museum and its members proudly own a number of historic vehicles which previously operated for government and private bus operators in the ACT and Surrounds, Sydney and the Central Coast of NSW.

Bus 108 is a 1994 Renault PR100.3 with Austral Denning “Starliner” bodywork.

  • It was in service with ACTION from 8 July 1994 to 22 May 2020
  • VIN: VF6PS08A200000550
  • Body Number: M200270
  • Bus 108 was delivered in a special livery for Floriade, the Canberra Flower Festival.
  • Bus 108 was taken off the road on 30 October 2008 after it collided with a low wall at Belconnen Interchange, damaging the front left corner of the vehicle, door and stairwell.
  • It was fitted with a Sportworks DL2 bike rack in October 2010.
  • On 20 June 2014, Bus 108 commenced service in the ACTION corporate orange/blue livery for the first time.
  • As at February 2017, Bus 108 was fitted with a Hanover LED destination display, replacing its Alcatel/STC Cannon flip-dot signs.
  • In Mar/Apr 2018, its bike rack was updated to a new DL2 model (with black handle).

Bus 114 is a 1994 Renault PR100.3 with Austral Denning “Starliner” bodywork.

  • It was in service with ACTION between 1994 and 26 June 2020
  • VIN: VF6PS08A200000556
  • Body Number: M200330
  • It was fitted with a Sportworks DL2 bike rack in October 2010.
  • Its STC Cannon / Alcatel flip-dot destination signs were replaced with Hanover LED in December 2014.

Bus 674 is a prototype 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 CTM members and it is currently unregistered and undergoing restoration works.

Bus 675 is a Renault PR100.2 Mk1 with Ansair bodywork.

  • Bus 675 was the first Renault PR100.2 at ACTION, operating from Kingston Depot.
  • It is the class leader of the 145 Renault PR100.2 Mk1 vehicles – the Mk1 designation applies to PR100.2 vehicles up to Bus 869.
  • It was first registered on 16 April 1987.
  • On 4 July 1992 it was transferred to Tuggeranong Depot, due to the closure of Kingston Depot.
  • It was withdrawn from service in May 2000.
  • As of January 2012 it is in private ownership, for restoration to Canberra standards.

Bus 717 is a Renault PR180.2 Mk1 with Ansair bodywork.

  • Bus 717 was delivered to ACTION in July 1988
  • In September 1989, Bus 717 was transferred from Belconnen Depot to Tuggeranong Depot along with Buses 716718 and 719 as extra shifts were created at Tuggeranong following the extension of the 333 to Tuggeranong Station.
  • It was withdrawn from service at Tuggeranong Depot in June 2013.
  • In February 2021, it was purchased by the Canberra Transport Museum for preservation. It is registered as (NSW Historic) 16343-J.

Bus 967 is a 1992 Renault PR100.2 Mk2 with Ansair bodywork.

  • Since delivery in August 1992, Bus 967 has been in special livery for ACTION. A common misconception is that the bus (along with sister units 963 and 971) advertises the National Dinosaur Museum, however the dinosaur skeletons that make up the livery actually encourage people to “Take ACTION (to) Conserve our fossil fuels”
  • 967 spent most of its life at ACTION based out of Belconnen Depot. However, it operated out of Tuggeranong Depot when new for a brief period and returned to Tuggeranong in 2014, where it stayed until withdrawal.
  • This vehicle was fitted with a Sportworks DL2 bike rack around mid 2008, and retained this until withdrawal, with the exception of a brief period in late 2008/early 2009.
  • In July/August 2016, its Alcatel/STC Cannon flip-dot destination signs were replaced with Hanover LED equipment.
  • 967 was named “Rexy” in October 2017.
  • On July 6 2020, 967 was privately purchased for preservation by the CTM Treasurer and now forms part of the CTM fleet. It is currently the sole representative of the many “special” painted liveries worn by Renault PR100.2 and PR100.3 buses in the 1980s/1990s.

BOB is a A Custom Coaches 238 bodied Volvo B10M, previously operated for Gladesville (North & Western), Burwood (STA), Newcastle (STA & Newcastle Transport).

  • It entered service in 1996, and was withdrawn from service in 2020.
Image Courtesy of M. Browne

A Volvo B10M with Custom Coaches bodywork. Previously operated by (CDC) Qcity Transit before being donated for preservation.

  • Prior to operating for City Transit, it was based at Dural (CDC/Glenorie bus CO)
  • VIN: YV31M2B18WX048051
  • Body: Custom Coaches 516
  • Body Number: 99-146
  • Body Date: August 1999
  • Destination equipment: Mobitec Flip-Dot
  • Seating: B55F
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Transmission: Manual