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WA Transport General Discussion & Questions - 2018

Postby Mr OC Benz » Sun Jan 07, 2018 10:50 pm

Please check back to the 2017 thread to see if your topic or question has already been discussed.
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Re: WA Transport General Discussion & Questions - 2018

Postby the c man » Mon Jan 08, 2018 10:09 pm

Has the trial ended on asets 43&44 bsets 115&116 for the USB charging points, now that most of the recent delivered buses have them?
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Re: WA Transport General Discussion & Questions - 2018

Postby TP1462 » Tue Jan 09, 2018 10:22 am

the c man wrote:Has the trial ended on asets 43&44 bsets 115&116 for the USB charging points, now that most of the recent delivered buses have them?



Aah yeah the trial was deemed a success but it’s never been officially mentioned by the Minister or PTA, set 049 should be getting charging ports whilst in refurb sets 117 and up should come with them or have them fitted at Nowergup, the A sets probably won’t get charging ports as they’re due for withdrawal starting from 2024
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Re: WA Transport General Discussion & Questions - 2018

Postby Shoudy Chen » Sat Mar 03, 2018 5:38 pm

Yesterday, I noticed TP0107 (ex-CAT Bus) operating the 362F at the Perth Busport. I noticed that there were air vents being placed at the back of the OC500LE CNG bus. I believe that a few ex-CAT OC500LE buses have been retrofitted with the air vents at the back.
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Re: WA Transport General Discussion & Questions - 2018

Postby busdriver12 » Sun Mar 04, 2018 1:48 pm

Shoudy Chen wrote:Yesterday, I noticed TP0107 (ex-CAT Bus) operating the 362F at the Perth Busport. I noticed that there were air vents being placed at the back of the OC500LE CNG bus. I believe that a few ex-CAT OC500LE buses have been retrofitted with the air vents at the back.


I think that's a Path thing. When I worked for them, some of the O405NH's (gas and diesel) were fitted with them as well. There were also extra air vents installed in the driver's cab for better circulation.
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Re: WA Transport General Discussion & Questions - 2018

Postby Bus Suggestions » Wed Mar 14, 2018 12:09 pm

Hi all, just something quick to ask. Is it normal for late trains to skip stations? (The 7:51 AM from Butler skipped Warwick due to late-running)
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Re: WA Transport General Discussion & Questions - 2018

Postby pasha241 » Wed Mar 14, 2018 1:02 pm

hi just want to ask why Thornlie line is made for not stopping at beckenham
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Re: WA Transport General Discussion & Questions - 2018

Postby Squiddy » Wed Mar 14, 2018 4:18 pm

Bus Suggestions wrote:Hi all, just something quick to ask. Is it normal for late trains to skip stations? (The 7:51 AM from Butler skipped Warwick due to late-running)


It doesn't happen often, but in my years of catching the Mandurah line I've seen it happen a few times. Usually they keep repeating it over the loudspeaker every 30 seconds til the train leaves.

I remember one case when I was leaving Mandurah, the train must have had some pretty severe technical issues. They were like 'The next train will not stop at Warnbro Station'... then two minutes later they said 'The next train will not be stopping at Warnbro or Rockingham, it will run express to Wellard'... Then after another couple minutes they were saying 'The next train will be running express from Mandurah to Cockburn Central Stations...' At that point they must have given up because the next announcement was 'The next service has been cancelled, the next departure is from platform 2 in X minutes.'

I've seen them skip one station a few times though, only that one time above have I ever seen a late-running train skip more than one. It seems pretty normal, but infrequent due to how on-time the trains usually are (plus it's not worth skipping a station if a train is only a couple of minutes late)
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Re: WA Transport General Discussion & Questions - 2018

Postby Perth Jaywalker » Mon Apr 09, 2018 10:41 pm

Crossing Beaufort St Bridge northbound this evening I noticed orange-taped square signs on the traffic light posts at Roe St. I suspect these are No Right Turn signs soon to be uncovered. If so this is a much needed change, since the two northbound lanes are filled up quite easily in the pm peak, and also buses entering the city rarely make it through both lights (Roe St and Wellington St) at this time (or any time other than the am peak) due to the split phasing favouring northbound traffic.
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Re: WA Transport General Discussion & Questions - 2018

Postby Perth Jaywalker » Mon Apr 23, 2018 11:38 pm

Confirmed No Right Turn (northbound) and removal of protected turn (southbound) today.

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Beaufort St looking north before Roe St
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For the first time since 2013, a To Perth bus and a From Perth bus can pass Roe St simultaneously.

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Beaufort St looking south before Roe St
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Re: WA Transport General Discussion & Questions - 2018

Postby Squiddy » Thu May 24, 2018 1:38 am

So, for my own curiosity (And for practical reasons since I require them a lot when out and about), does anyone have a detailed list of the buses with USB charging ports installed?

From my own observations I know of:

2391 - 2398
2546 onwards
2645 onwards (including all of the CATs in this number range as far as I'm aware)
2725 onwards
3072 onwards

However I'm sure my list is missing some. I don't know if any of the earlier 25xx, 26xx or 30xx buses had them trialed in early 2016 along with the 2300s, and I also don't know with which recent deliveries they resumed adding them again, other than it was in late 2016. From my research into the chassis numbers on perthbus.info I get the newer ones as 2533+, 2645+ and 3067+ but I don't have the observations to back them up. Does anyone know for sure?

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