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by Mr OC Benz
Wed Jul 08, 2020 6:00 am
Forum: Discussion - Perth / WA
Topic: VOLVO’S FIRST ELECTRIC BUSES IN AUSTRALIA DUE MID-2021
Replies: 23
Views: 717

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

There's very limited turnaround time on the Joondalup CAT. In fact looking at the latest timetable, looks like they've increased the run time, so now there is basically only one minute between trips. No time for opportunity charging! Drivers/buses change over during the day even with diesel buses as...
by Mr OC Benz
Thu Feb 20, 2020 11:38 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: [SMH] Public transport growth surges past NSW government....
Replies: 20
Views: 3060

Re: [SMH] Public transport growth surges past NSW government

The patronage claims for Region 6 has since been corrected. It was actually a 9.5 per cent increase... Correction: An earlier version of this story said that trips on inner west bus routes more than doubled last year. Those figures were only for trips taken after the privatisation of Bus Contract 6 ...
by Mr OC Benz
Thu Feb 20, 2020 8:02 am
Forum: Discussion - Perth / WA
Topic: PTA / Transperth Service Changes - 2020
Replies: 51
Views: 13590

Re: PTA / Transperth Service Changes - 2020

Wanneroo Road and Mirrabooka bus changes commence from 8 March 2020. Northern Suburbs Service Changes Sun 08 Mar From Sunday 8 March 2020, there will be changes to services in the northern suburbs, including those running along Wanneroo Rd and services in the Mirrabooka area. These changes include s...
by Mr OC Benz
Fri Jan 31, 2020 11:55 pm
Forum: Discussion - Perth / WA
Topic: WA Transport General Discussion & Questions
Replies: 129
Views: 62908

Re: WA Transport General Discussion & Questions

Yes just to clarify with 1440, it was originally delivered with the half-Perspex screen (back when the cages were not quite mandatory on everything yet). It then trialled a full Perspex screen which I might have photos of... Following the trial it was removed and I can’t remember whether it ended up...
by Mr OC Benz
Wed Jan 08, 2020 1:07 am
Forum: Discussion - Perth / WA
Topic: Transport In Review 2019
Replies: 6
Views: 3553

Re: Transport In Review 2019

PaxInfo wrote:Another thing that appeared to have happened in late 2019 was that the metropolitan pdf network maps (the ones with 10 sheets) were removed from the Transperth website.
Network maps are still available here.
by Mr OC Benz
Wed Jan 01, 2020 8:02 am
Forum: Discussion - Perth / WA
Topic: PTA / Transperth Service Changes - 2020
Replies: 51
Views: 13590

PTA / Transperth Service Changes - 2020

New year, new thread.
by Mr OC Benz
Sun Nov 24, 2019 1:55 pm
Forum: Discussion - Perth / WA
Topic: Thornlie Line Extension
Replies: 17
Views: 15314

Re: Thornlie Line Extension

The Project Definition Plan states the ultimate design for Yanchep is for three platform faces to provide for operational efficiency and to handle expected patronage growth. There will definitely be two platform faces from day 1 but whether the third is also built at the same time remains to be seen...
by Mr OC Benz
Fri Oct 25, 2019 12:01 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Wollongong Rt. 55 Commenced Service & Split into 55A/C
Replies: 447
Views: 125604

Re: Wollongong Rt. 55 Commenced Service & Split into 55A/C

The rules can change, they change all the time. By comparison, the double artics proposed for Brisbane are specified at only 150 pax. I believe Council are proposing a 150 pax capacity for regular services with the ability to carry 180 pax during event mode operations, so it will be very similar to...
by Mr OC Benz
Wed Oct 16, 2019 10:42 am
Forum: Photos - Sydney/NSW
Topic: Transit Systems BYD K9RA Hybrid 8106
Replies: 13
Views: 9630

Re: Transit Systems BYD K9RA Hybrid 8106

The standard E12 is fully low floor, as seen in this video. For some reason the Australian demonstrators have a high floor at the back. The Australian ones also have a valence around the roof to hide from view the batteries and aircon and the rear window is covered by an opaque film. These are the ...
by Mr OC Benz
Mon Sep 30, 2019 3:25 am
Forum: Discussion - Perth / WA
Topic: PTA / Transperth Service Changes - 2019
Replies: 97
Views: 41325

Re: PTA / Transperth Service Changes - 2019

Better still, unlike previous changes, it's not so much a case of robbing Peter to pay Paul like it often is but reinvesting within the same route or corridor itself on different days/times to better meet demand on particular routes/corridors. E.g. Removing 930 short workings and using that to provi...
by Mr OC Benz
Sun Sep 29, 2019 11:28 am
Forum: Discussion - Perth / WA
Topic: PTA / Transperth Service Changes - 2019
Replies: 97
Views: 41325

Re: PTA / Transperth Service Changes - 2019

While this isn't a change (moderators pls don't burn me at the stake), I realised a few days ago that the trial for the 354 that (commenced last August) has run over its twelve-month trial period, anyone heard any info on whether it's continuing or being withdrawn again? Unlike most trial services ...
by Mr OC Benz
Wed Sep 18, 2019 12:47 pm
Forum: Discussion - Brisbane / QLD
Topic: Left Hand Drive (fully) Low Floor Bus
Replies: 7
Views: 4705

Re: Left Hand Drive (fully) Low Floor Bus

Would have been an interesting trip. I mentioned Helsinki before and Tonyp mentioned that he doubted their buses are full low floor and he was correct. Even the 3 door buses are only low entrance and there are naturally quite a number of steps to negotiate at the rear door - I will try and dig up a...
by Mr OC Benz
Thu Sep 12, 2019 2:07 am
Forum: Discussion - Perth / WA
Topic: Next generation railcars for Transperth
Replies: 68
Views: 50164

Re: Next generation railcars for Transperth

In the image of the C series train above, it appears to have lateral seating rather than the longitudinal now pretty standard in Perth. Is this just artistic licence or a reversal of the previous trend? A lot of people don't like riding backwards so that would be a retrograde step. Longitudinal is ...
by Mr OC Benz
Fri Jul 19, 2019 12:45 am
Forum: Discussion - Perth / WA
Topic: Perth Bus Enthusiast Tours - 20/21 July 2019
Replies: 3
Views: 5570

Re: Perth Bus Enthusiast Tours - 20/21 July 2019

Please contact the organiser through the Facebook event page. I am not the organiser of this tour so unfortunately I can only relay information that is provided there.
by Mr OC Benz
Tue Jul 16, 2019 12:24 pm
Forum: Discussion - Perth / WA
Topic: Perth Bus Enthusiast Tours - 20/21 July 2019
Replies: 3
Views: 5570

Perth Bus Enthusiast Tours - 20/21 July 2019

A little late notice but for those not following on Facebook, this weekend there will be an Enthusiast's Tour taking place for those who are interested: We’re a week out from what is shaping up to be a great weekend with bodies from four countries... Chassis from three continents... The takeover of ...
by Mr OC Benz
Sun Jun 30, 2019 12:17 pm
Forum: Discussion - Perth / WA
Topic: PTA / Transperth Service Changes - 2019
Replies: 97
Views: 41325

Re: PTA / Transperth Service Changes - 2019

The improvements are definitely great, particularly given evening services (especially Sundays!) have never had so much attention until recently... Here's a snapshot of the evolution of Flinders St services over the past decade. Such a significant improvement from 10 years ago. Hopefully we continue...
by Mr OC Benz
Sun Jun 30, 2019 11:57 am
Forum: Discussion - Perth / WA
Topic: PERTH TRAMS TO RETURN
Replies: 13
Views: 7490

Re: PERTH TRAMS TO RETURN

The question in my mind is that typically a tram line will be built where the demand is too great for an existing bus link (but not enough to justify a train line), yet there is no direct bus link connecting Curtin-CBD-QE2-UWA, so how do they figure that demand is great enough along this corridor t...
by Mr OC Benz
Tue Jun 25, 2019 7:52 am
Forum: Discussion - Perth / WA
Topic: PTA / Transperth Service Changes - 2019
Replies: 97
Views: 41325

Re: PTA / Transperth Service Changes - 2019

Major changes to train and bus services from 21 July. Train and Bus Network Wide Changes Sun 21 Jul From Sunday 21 July 2019 there will be significant changes to bus and train services across the Transperth network. In preparation for the future Forrestfield-Airport Link, which will connect with the...
by Mr OC Benz
Fri Jun 07, 2019 1:00 am
Forum: Discussion - Perth / WA
Topic: PTA / Transperth & Private Observations - 2019
Replies: 381
Views: 113113

Re: PTA / Transperth & Private Observations - 2019

I personally disagree that boarding via the centre door was "sensible" (let it be said I have nothing against the concept, though!), and it relates to passengers tagging on and off. I believe that attempting to tag on at the centre or rear door(s) can result in passengers being charged a default fa...
by Mr OC Benz
Sun Apr 28, 2019 11:15 am
Forum: Discussion - Perth / WA
Topic: WA Transport General Discussion & Questions
Replies: 129
Views: 62908

Re: WA Transport General Discussion & Questions

i want to ask you. Why does on 2016, transperth decided to change the timetable color of the bus based on the train line to make all uniformly color use grey color At the time, significant budgetary constraints were imposed and cost-cutting targets were set for most/all government agencies. This wa...
by Mr OC Benz
Tue Apr 16, 2019 10:20 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: New bus network arising from SMNW opening
Replies: 290
Views: 63117

Re: New bus network arising from SMNW opening

Back to the old metro bus routes that will become 410/550/340: I wonder whether their timetables will now be fully visible or simply remain as a "frequency guide" service? Sent from my Huawei Mate 20 Pro using Tapatalk I believe the M40 at least, has been incorporated into the stop timetables since...
by Mr OC Benz
Tue Apr 16, 2019 9:47 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: STA Observations 2019
Replies: 700
Views: 145583

Re: STA Observations 2019

marcnut1996 wrote:2074 Metrobus bendy operating on the 310X 8.01am service from Banksmeadow. First time I have seen a bendy on this service.
Since the Green Square service changes in December, artics have been regularly scheduled on selected peak period trips on routes 309, 309X and 310X.
by Mr OC Benz
Sun Mar 24, 2019 9:25 am
Forum: Discussion - Perth / WA
Topic: Local business to help build next generation of Transperth buses
Replies: 24
Views: 20745

Re: Local business to help build next generation of Transper

The Perth CAT network is certainly an ideal operating environment, however, don't forget they just recently renewed the fleet, so the majority of CAT buses are not due for replacement until 2026. The 7 Volvo B7RLE's in the current CAT fleet are likely up for replacement in 2023 though but whether we...
by Mr OC Benz
Sun Mar 24, 2019 8:37 am
Forum: Discussion - Perth / WA
Topic: Local business to help build next generation of Transperth buses
Replies: 24
Views: 20745

Re: Local business to help build next generation of Transper

The tender specifications stipulate a minimum requirement of 18 hours continuous operation or travelling a distance of 500km per day. From the various press releases, it seems that the contract has enough flexibility for technology change if it is deemed appropriate. However, without regulatory/poli...
by Mr OC Benz
Sun Mar 24, 2019 7:49 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Use of Back Door on Buses
Replies: 1615
Views: 333238

Re: Use of Back Door on Buses

That Hydrogen bus is part of the AC Transit fleet. They have a reasonably sized fleet of Van Hool rigid and artic low floor buses with 3 and 4 doors respectively that have been operating for AC Transit in the San Francisco Bay for the past 15 odd years. Other than that, I don't think there has reall...

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