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by TP1462
Wed Jul 08, 2020 2:51 pm
Forum: Discussion - Perth / WA
Topic: VOLVO’S FIRST ELECTRIC BUSES IN AUSTRALIA DUE MID-2021
Replies: 23
Views: 816

Re: VOLVO’S FIRST ELECTRIC BUSES IN AUSTRALIA DUE MID-2021

Dynamic braking is standard on electric buses. Drivers have to be re-indoctrinated that it's actually OK to use the brake as much as possible rather than a retarder! Yes well aware not just BEV buses but cars too the single pedal operation will take some getting used to for the drivers you don’t re...
by TP1462
Wed Jul 08, 2020 12:49 pm
Forum: Discussion - Perth / WA
Topic: VOLVO’S FIRST ELECTRIC BUSES IN AUSTRALIA DUE MID-2021
Replies: 23
Views: 816

Re: VOLVO’S FIRST ELECTRIC BUSES IN AUSTRALIA DUE MID-2021

A few other factors that haven’t been taken into consideration the range varies on topography, climate and driving conditions Volvo offers three battery capacities 150, 200 and the beefy 250kW with the 12.0 metre model naturally of course driving in a hot summers or cold winters day with the aircon/...
by TP1462
Fri Jul 03, 2020 1:40 am
Forum: Discussion - Perth / WA
Topic: PTA / Transperth & Private Observations - 2020
Replies: 256
Views: 31256

Re: PTA / Transperth & Private Observations - 2020

Thought it may have been a website bug the TP live times no longer shows the railcar consist for that particular service
by TP1462
Wed Jul 01, 2020 9:59 am
Forum: Discussion - Perth / WA
Topic: PTA / Transperth & Private Observations - 2020
Replies: 256
Views: 31256

Re: PTA / Transperth & Private Observations - 2020

Was driving earlier and saw B set 074 passing through Welshpool road on a Perth bound Thornlie T service A B-set on a heritage line? I thought we all stopped posting about these given that it happens practically every day now... Does it seriously matter? didn’t know it was a crime to post an observ...
by TP1462
Wed Jul 01, 2020 7:04 am
Forum: Discussion - Perth / WA
Topic: PTA / Transperth & Private Observations - 2020
Replies: 256
Views: 31256

Re: PTA / Transperth & Private Observations - 2020

Was driving earlier and saw B set 074 passing through Welshpool road on a Perth bound Thornlie T service
by TP1462
Tue Jun 30, 2020 1:15 pm
Forum: Discussion - Perth / WA
Topic: Forrestfield-Airport Link Project
Replies: 59
Views: 38915

Re: Forrestfield-Airport Link Project

Maybe I should be more specific. Would the Airport Line be having its own colour code and timetable, making it the exact opposite of the Thornlie Line that shares the same colour code and timetable with the Armadale Line? [/quote Maybe I should be more specific. Would the Airport Line be having its...
by TP1462
Mon Jun 29, 2020 9:43 am
Forum: Discussion - Perth / WA
Topic: Forrestfield-Airport Link Project
Replies: 59
Views: 38915

Re: Forrestfield-Airport Link Project

I don’t know how many times it needs to be mentioned, it’s a branch or spur line at Bayswater same with Ellenbrook & Thornlie on the Armadale at Beckenham although that’ll more than likely be tackily renamed the Cockburn Line *trains will run every 5 minutes in peak between Bayswater & Claremont or ...
by TP1462
Mon Jun 22, 2020 1:17 pm
Forum: Discussion - Perth / WA
Topic: Tonkin GAP MORLEY ELLENBROOK LINE (MEL)
Replies: 30
Views: 9992

Re: Tonkin GAP MORLEY ELLENBROOK LINE (MEL)

It would also be hard to to schedule connecting buses, as that means connecting bus frequencies would also need to have odd frequencies of 12 or 24 to connect every service with a train, 6 to connect every 2nd bus to a train and 18 to connect each bus to every 3rd train. I suspect they can get away...
by TP1462
Mon Jun 22, 2020 11:58 am
Forum: Discussion - Perth / WA
Topic: Tonkin GAP MORLEY ELLENBROOK LINE (MEL)
Replies: 30
Views: 9992

Re: Tonkin GAP MORLEY ELLENBROOK LINE (MEL)

It’s certainly odd agreed if this makes sense Fremantle/Midland & Forrestfield will have a slight reduction by 2 minutes so Ellenbrook trains can run into the city running trains empty to Daglish is wasteful and illogic trains will run every 12 minutes during peak times between Claremont & Fremantle...
by TP1462
Mon Jun 22, 2020 6:40 am
Forum: Discussion - Perth / WA
Topic: Tonkin GAP MORLEY ELLENBROOK LINE (MEL)
Replies: 30
Views: 9992

Re: Tonkin GAP MORLEY ELLENBROOK LINE (MEL)

In order to achieve the 15TPH goal Fremantle/Midland & Forrestfield will have their service reduced to every 12 minutes this will see stations east of Bayswater have an additional 2 minute wait and same with west of Claremont this will see trains run every 3 minutes between Daglish & Bayswater & eve...
by TP1462
Mon Jun 22, 2020 5:13 am
Forum: Discussion - Perth / WA
Topic: Tonkin GAP MORLEY ELLENBROOK LINE (MEL)
Replies: 30
Views: 9992

Re: Tonkin GAP MORLEY ELLENBROOK LINE (MEL)

The PDP summary has been uploaded to the metronet website. Ellenbrook trains will run through to Perth then terminate at Daglish. The show express would have been to be withdrawn in the future and timings will be very tight during football
by TP1462
Thu Jun 18, 2020 8:36 am
Forum: Discussion - Perth / WA
Topic: PTA / Transperth & Private Observations - 2020
Replies: 256
Views: 31256

Re: PTA / Transperth & Private Observations - 2020

Should be a temporary arrangement until the 7900s are delivered and commissioned. The refurbishment of Joondalup depot should be about to get underway soon which includes the 4x 100kW EV charging stations. I’m regularly in Joondalup for work now so can check it out
by TP1462
Wed Jun 17, 2020 9:33 am
Forum: Discussion - Perth / WA
Topic: PTA / Transperth & Private Observations - 2020
Replies: 256
Views: 31256

Re: PTA / Transperth & Private Observations - 2020

Not sure why bus Bus Australis forums is no longer communicating with the Tapatalk app anyway looks like a siding is being installed at Gosnells-Seaforth land has been cleared ballast waiting to laid and track fenced off not sure if this relates to the Denny Ave/Davis road project
by TP1462
Wed Jun 17, 2020 3:15 am
Forum: Discussion - Perth / WA
Topic: METRONET Level Crossing Removals
Replies: 4
Views: 507

Re: METRONET Level Crossing Removals

Wasn't Beckenham redeveloped not too long ago? Anyway, elevated rail is also pretty common in Singapore and Kuala Lumpur. And yes, Oats Street crossing has been really busy since Thornlie station became operational. Maybe it was a good thing the Mandurah Line wasn't branched off from the Armadale L...
by TP1462
Wed Jun 17, 2020 3:05 am
Forum: Discussion - Perth / WA
Topic: METRONET Level Crossing Removals
Replies: 4
Views: 507

Re: METRONET Level Crossing Removals

Very happy to see the Oats Street crossing on the list, that area is one very disorganized mess and a traffic nightmare. The reasoning behind the grade separation of the inner Armadale is because of the Thornlie Cockburn link this will essentially kill two birds with one stone the new platforms wil...
by TP1462
Tue Jun 16, 2020 11:35 am
Forum: Discussion - Perth / WA
Topic: PTA / Transperth & Private Observations - 2020
Replies: 256
Views: 31256

Re: PTA / Transperth & Private Observations - 2020

So all the taxpayers money that’s been wasted on repairs, refurbishments, mechanic repairs for these piles of sh** obviously hasn’t worked may as well cut their losses and just start withdrawing them Same could be said about your car... When the fleet covers over 100 million km per year, occasional...
by TP1462
Tue Jun 16, 2020 10:18 am
Forum: Discussion - Perth / WA
Topic: PTA / Transperth & Private Observations - 2020
Replies: 256
Views: 31256

Re: PTA / Transperth & Private Observations - 2020

So all the taxpayers money that’s been wasted on repairs, refurbishments, mechanic repairs for these piles of sh** obviously hasn’t worked may as well cut their losses and just start withdrawing them
by TP1462
Fri May 22, 2020 4:24 am
Forum: Discussion - Perth / WA
Topic: PTA / Transperth & Private Observations - 2020
Replies: 256
Views: 31256

Re: PTA / Transperth & Private Observations - 2020

1439 refurbished this should complete refurbishments at Southern River just sighted on seventh road on a 245 Armadale bound


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by TP1462
Tue May 19, 2020 6:47 am
Forum: Discussion - Perth / WA
Topic: Tonkin GAP MORLEY ELLENBROOK LINE (MEL)
Replies: 30
Views: 9992

Re: Tonkin GAP MORLEY ELLENBROOK LINE (MEL)

https://youtu.be/q7PSdUcskf8


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by TP1462
Tue May 12, 2020 4:49 am
Forum: Discussion - Perth / WA
Topic: PTA / Transperth & Private Observations - 2020
Replies: 256
Views: 31256

Re: PTA / Transperth & Private Observations - 2020

Off The Rails wrote:3026 seen on the first 220 round trip this morning, having passed it inbetween Seaforth and Kelmscott. Also seen is 1438 refurbished.

Cheers! :wink:
1439 is refurbished now too that’s SR complete [emoji736] and 3007 is back had a change off with 3034


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by TP1462
Wed May 06, 2020 1:14 pm
Forum: Discussion - Perth / WA
Topic: Lakeland’s station
Replies: 13
Views: 4307

Re: Lakeland’s station

The tender for this has gone out and does include Karnup station as an additional works package a review on the concept design is due in July however there is no commitment from PTA towards the additional works package it’s options based on project synergies. Lakelands station is a split 6car statio...
by TP1462
Tue May 05, 2020 12:47 am
Forum: Discussion - Perth / WA
Topic: PTA / Transperth & Private Observations - 2020
Replies: 256
Views: 31256

Re: PTA / Transperth & Private Observations - 2020

This isn’t really a PTA observation per say but I’m going to post it anyway I was driving through Bellevue on Saturday and saw 679 at the PUMA on Clayton street


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by TP1462
Mon May 04, 2020 12:43 pm
Forum: Discussion - Perth / WA
Topic: Tonkin GAP MORLEY ELLENBROOK LINE (MEL)
Replies: 30
Views: 9992

Re: Tonkin GAP MORLEY ELLENBROOK LINE (MEL)

Now doesn't that suggest the whole line is a waste of time? Services potentially poorer than existing bus service for nearly the first decade!? They haven’t even released the PDP yet based on the information provided by the Infrastructure Australia report one could make the assertion that trains wi...
by TP1462
Mon May 04, 2020 6:28 am
Forum: Discussion - Perth / WA
Topic: Tonkin GAP MORLEY ELLENBROOK LINE (MEL)
Replies: 30
Views: 9992

Re: Tonkin GAP MORLEY ELLENBROOK LINE (MEL)

Seems as though Ellenbrook trains won’t run be running the 10 minute peak and 15 minute off peak frequency until at least 2031

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by TP1462
Thu Apr 30, 2020 2:53 am
Forum: Discussion - Perth / WA
Topic: WA Transport General Discussion & Questions
Replies: 130
Views: 63089

Re: WA Transport General Discussion & Questions

For those interested PTA have gone out to tender for the delivery of a new narrow gauge shunter for Bellevue depot operations obviously it’ll be commissioned at the Nowergup depot the shunter will be able to travel at speeds of up to 140km/h be capable of shunting B, C series EMUs with the Scharfenb...

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