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by Enviro 500
Thu Jul 02, 2020 3:03 pm
Forum: General Transport Discussion
Topic: Volvo electric bus
Replies: 6
Views: 245

Re: Volvo electric bus

I only hope the trial goes further than the Joondalup CAT routes. The CATs are self-contained with any concerns over range and on-road recharging easily dealt with versus regular services elsewhere; which can involve driver reliefs, limited downtime in the depot between shifts (when buses aren't re...
by Enviro 500
Thu Jul 02, 2020 3:02 pm
Forum: General Transport Discussion
Topic: Volvo electric bus
Replies: 6
Views: 245

Re: Volvo electric bus

I wouldn't write off the Yutong E12 or the BYD K9 just like that, if I were you.
by Enviro 500
Thu Jul 02, 2020 9:12 am
Forum: Discussion - Perth / WA
Topic: PTA / Transperth Service Changes - 2020
Replies: 51
Views: 13329

Re: PTA / Transperth Service Changes - 2020

915 should extend to Cannington via current 507 route, making it a joint Palmyra and Beckenham operation.
by Enviro 500
Mon Jun 29, 2020 2:20 pm
Forum: Discussion - Perth / WA
Topic: Forrestfield-Airport Link Project
Replies: 59
Views: 38737

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?
by Enviro 500
Fri Jun 26, 2020 2:23 pm
Forum: Discussion - Perth / WA
Topic: Forrestfield-Airport Link Project
Replies: 59
Views: 38737

Re: Forrestfield-Airport Link Project

Is the Airport Line run as a separate line or a branch of the Midland Line just as how the Thornlie Line is run in tandem with the Armadale Line.
by Enviro 500
Thu Jun 25, 2020 11:59 am
Forum: Discussion - Perth / WA
Topic: PTA / Transperth & Private Observations - 2020
Replies: 256
Views: 30742

Re: PTA / Transperth & Private Observations - 2020

1415 currently broken down on Charles Street northbound.
by Enviro 500
Thu Jun 18, 2020 2:01 pm
Forum: Discussion - Perth / WA
Topic: PTA / Transperth & Private Observations - 2020
Replies: 256
Views: 30742

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 Would love to see 7900s in Dolphi...
by Enviro 500
Thu Jun 18, 2020 4:58 am
Forum: Discussion - Perth / WA
Topic: PTA / Transperth & Private Observations - 2020
Replies: 256
Views: 30742

Re: PTA / Transperth & Private Observations - 2020

It won't be much longer before we see B7s getting Joondalup CAT colours. Word on the street (and on perthbus.info) that 2880 and 2881 are the current Joondalup CAT buses... Cheers! :wink: Do they have special livery too? I'd take it that 1824 and 1825 are now in storage awaiting decommissioning.
by Enviro 500
Wed Jun 17, 2020 2:58 pm
Forum: Discussion - Perth / WA
Topic: PTA / Transperth & Private Observations - 2020
Replies: 256
Views: 30742

Re: PTA / Transperth & Private Observations - 2020

1466 is now the Midland gate shuttle, just seen it arriving into Midland station, branding has also been put in, looks like 1352 is now withdrawn It won't be much longer before we see B7s getting Joondalup CAT colours. Word on the street is 0109's time is up. It's to be scrapped. Given its age (≈13...
by Enviro 500
Tue Jun 16, 2020 11:28 pm
Forum: Discussion - Perth / WA
Topic: PTA / Transperth & Private Observations - 2020
Replies: 256
Views: 30742

Re: PTA / Transperth & Private Observations - 2020

Path OCs 1855-73 are among the first to be registered.
by Enviro 500
Tue Jun 16, 2020 1:58 pm
Forum: Discussion - Perth / WA
Topic: METRONET Level Crossing Removals
Replies: 4
Views: 369

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 Li...
by Enviro 500
Tue Jun 16, 2020 1:51 pm
Forum: Discussion - Perth / WA
Topic: PTA / Transperth & Private Observations - 2020
Replies: 256
Views: 30742

Re: PTA / Transperth & Private Observations - 2020

https://www.perthnow.com.au/news/perth/driver-passenger-flee-bus-after-it-bursts-into-flames-in-malaga-ng-b881580219z 109 caught fire this afternoon in Ballajura. Given the pretty advanced age of this bus and the extent of the damage it's almost certainly a write-off. 0109 was one of the first OCs ...
by Enviro 500
Tue Jun 16, 2020 1:50 pm
Forum: Discussion - Perth / WA
Topic: PTA / Transperth & Private Observations - 2020
Replies: 256
Views: 30742

Re: PTA / Transperth & Private Observations - 2020

Merc1107 wrote:
Tue Jun 16, 2020 9:05 am
1297 survived it's one, but that was 12yrs ago; nearly-new!
I think 1889 also suffered minor fire damage during the same period. 1610 wasn't so lucky, though. I've seen its charred shell at the back of CV Depot. Looks like an impossible job to repair.
by Enviro 500
Tue Jun 16, 2020 1:44 pm
Forum: Discussion - Perth / WA
Topic: PTA / Transperth & Private Observations - 2020
Replies: 256
Views: 30742

Re: PTA / Transperth & Private Observations - 2020

We haven't had any major bus fire in the last few years, which is a rather good sign. If 0109 is written off, it would be Path Transit's fourth OC500LE (and fifth vehicle) to be destroyed by fire. Surprisingly, Path hasn't been known to lose any vehicles to accidents. Swan Transit had 1313, 1564 and...
by Enviro 500
Sat Jun 13, 2020 2:37 pm
Forum: Photos - Perth/WA
Topic: What if...
Replies: 7
Views: 13947

Re: What if...

I see that the 910 and 930 eventually came to fruition based on that map. The 935 and 955 weren't predicted yet, and their proposed 970 most likely became what we know as 950 (northern leg).
by Enviro 500
Sun Jun 07, 2020 8:54 am
Forum: Photos - Perth/WA
Topic: This month in Marmion...
Replies: 12
Views: 2064

Re: This month in Marmion...

I've taken a 18xx OC on 870 before. 18xx OCs are all allocated to Morley package. Never saw any SR bus on 34 but used to see CV ones rather often. Back then Claremont and Belmont were one area, a remnant of the through routing era. It was only about 10 years ago that Belmont was merged with Kalamun...
by Enviro 500
Thu Jun 04, 2020 3:10 pm
Forum: Discussion - Perth / WA
Topic: PTA / Transperth & Private Observations - 2020
Replies: 256
Views: 30742

Re: PTA / Transperth & Private Observations - 2020

Off The Rails wrote:
Thu Jun 04, 2020 2:03 pm
Most random Karrinyup shift? Hmm, how about a 461F at 1532? 2059 did that today (albeit I slept most of the route).

Cheers! :wink:
Pretty sure Path did something similar when they still had control of the northern bus routes. A 44x route could interline on a 46x route easily.
by Enviro 500
Thu Jun 04, 2020 7:08 am
Forum: Discussion - Perth / WA
Topic: PTA / Transperth & Private Observations - 2020
Replies: 256
Views: 30742

Re: PTA / Transperth & Private Observations - 2020

I think most random Karrinyup shifts are those on 44x routes in Greenwood and Hillarys region and possibly the 450 that serves Landsdale.
by Enviro 500
Tue Jun 02, 2020 8:45 am
Forum: Discussion - Perth / WA
Topic: WA Transport General Discussion & Questions
Replies: 129
Views: 62779

Re: WA Transport General Discussion & Questions

I think having a full gas fleet in Morley contract area was an experiment by the PTA back in the day. Several diesel vehicles were converted to gas. Three H2 fuel cell buses were also based in Malaga for a trial.
by Enviro 500
Mon Jun 01, 2020 6:07 pm
Forum: Discussion - Perth / WA
Topic: COVID-19 response
Replies: 16
Views: 3870

Re: COVID-19 response

I saw an unidentified NH with a blue engine hatch that had a sticker on the rear window that appeared to have the words "Covid-19 Snapshot" this morning on the freeway heading south.
by Enviro 500
Sun May 31, 2020 12:17 am
Forum: Discussion - Perth / WA
Topic: Bus Routes - What would you do if you were in charge?
Replies: 573
Views: 95752

Re: Bus Routes - What would you do if you were in charge?

It probably wasn’t helped by only being every second trip (so an hourly frequency) and was only during the middle of day - but we had limited funding and couldn’t cost any peak buses, so that was the only option. The intent was to enable shoppers to get to Booragoon, but the demand proved to be ver...
by Enviro 500
Sun May 31, 2020 12:15 am
Forum: Discussion - Perth / WA
Topic: Transperth Bus Fleet by Depot / Region
Replies: 58
Views: 19676

Re: Transperth Bus Fleet by Depot / Region

1721 may be at Redcliffe as it was recently spotted on 935.

Have 1719 and1720 been decommissioned? What about the 15xx in the western suburbs?
by Enviro 500
Sat May 30, 2020 2:17 pm
Forum: Photos - Perth/WA
Topic: This month in Marmion...
Replies: 12
Views: 2064

Re: This month in Marmion...

Karrinyup OC's did 354's and 870's, but not Malaga ones. Also Gosnells used to do some 34's. Another interesting one was that during summer, 102's used to run so late on a Sunday, that they ended up linking them up with the 30 and 31 services, to allow time to catch up. This meant that 13xx Shenton...
by Enviro 500
Tue May 26, 2020 11:44 am
Forum: Discussion - Perth / WA
Topic: PTA / Transperth & Private Observations - 2020
Replies: 256
Views: 30742

Re: PTA / Transperth & Private Observations - 2020

With the Morley contract area being the busiest in Perth, personally I don't agree with concentrating the Midi fleet there. Inevitably, they'll end up operating along on busy routes during the peak like the 950, 960, 60, Guildford Rd. and Alexander Dr. services - not a win for the passengers, the d...
by Enviro 500
Tue May 26, 2020 11:38 am
Forum: Discussion - Perth / WA
Topic: PTA / Transperth & Private Observations - 2020
Replies: 256
Views: 30742

Re: PTA / Transperth & Private Observations - 2020

Zidanehartono wrote:
Tue May 26, 2020 8:26 am
Saw 1343 at Perth Airport this afternoon.
Domestic or International section? I saw a NH featured on a news clip about a ChiNazi Flu outbreak on a livestock carrier this arvo.

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