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Re: PTA / Transperth & Private Observations - 2019

Postby Zidanehartono » Thu Nov 14, 2019 6:49 pm

B-series 60, 72, 89, 92, 112 and 119 are seen operating the Armadale/Thornlie Line today which brings the number of those railcar units to 6. B-series 49 was also seen this Monday too.
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TP3085 always operates the first 654 trip to Perth Stadium.
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Re: PTA / Transperth & Private Observations - 2019

Postby kaplan_thornhill » Thu Nov 14, 2019 7:54 pm

The Bs are out as a result of recent trespasser off platform vs train incidents which have shone light on an issue with the way some of the A's front windscreens are bonded. While this is being addressed (it will take a while) surplus Bs are plying Armadale/Thornlie links which run non stop through platforms to minimise potential hazards to drivers.

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Re: PTA / Transperth & Private Observations - 2019

Postby TP1462 » Fri Nov 15, 2019 11:53 am

The new Ferry will be named Tricia after the 62 year old Asian pachyderm


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Re: PTA / Transperth & Private Observations - 2019

Postby TP1462 » Fri Nov 15, 2019 11:53 am

The new Ferry will be named Tricia after the 62 year old Asian pachyderm


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Re: PTA / Transperth & Private Observations - 2019

Postby Bus Suggestions » Mon Nov 18, 2019 12:54 pm

2010 refurbed
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Re: PTA / Transperth & Private Observations - 2019

Postby Squiddy » Mon Nov 18, 2019 3:26 pm

1393 refurbed also.
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Re: PTA / Transperth & Private Observations - 2019

Postby Squiddy » Mon Nov 25, 2019 5:24 pm

1981 refurb'd
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Re: PTA / Transperth & Private Observations - 2019

Postby Zidanehartono » Fri Dec 06, 2019 7:08 am

2680 is at Mandurah. Is this just temporary?
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Re: PTA / Transperth & Private Observations - 2019

Postby Squiddy » Fri Dec 06, 2019 12:27 pm

Zidanehartono wrote:2680 is at Mandurah. Is this just temporary?


It's at Rockingham, and yeah it's just on loan (especially seeing as it's due to be transferred to Swan Joondalup in a few weeks)

Edit: Saw 2680 in Fremantle today (Saturday) on a 502 so it is back that way now.

While I'm here, 1394 and 1395 back from refurb too
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Re: PTA / Transperth & Private Observations - 2019

Postby Bus Suggestions » Mon Dec 09, 2019 10:41 pm

Visual/aesthetic changes with new B8s so far, taken on my ride today on 2774:
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Fairly minor; change from the NO STANDING AREA

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New camera type

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New door mech and layout; slower to open/close.

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Different A/C vent thingy

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New padding around priority area.

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Fairly talked about, the Thoreb's position has moved. Where it was is now a useless black panel.
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Re: PTA / Transperth & Private Observations - 2019

Postby Zidanehartono » Mon Dec 09, 2019 11:08 pm

So after all TP1649 was the trial unit for the DTI CCTV's? Seems like none of this year's refurb buses or newer B7RLE's come with this.
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Re: PTA / Transperth & Private Observations - 2019

Postby sylar » Mon Dec 09, 2019 11:29 pm

With the aircon intake it's just a different type of filter that's been placed inside, some of Rockingham's B7's and OC's have had the same filter type installed over the last 6 months and Karrinyup started installing them in their OC's about 12 months ago.
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Re: PTA / Transperth & Private Observations - 2019

Postby Squiddy » Mon Dec 09, 2019 11:52 pm

Bus Suggestions wrote:Visual/aesthetic changes with new B8s so far, taken on my ride today on 2774:


You missed that the yellow pressure mat in front of the rear door is gone too!

Additionally, a very very minor exterior change I've noticed mid-production. On the first few the reversing camera has a white shell like the interior cameras, but very recent ones (I believe 2843 was the first) have seen the reversing camera changed to silver. A very minor but very welcome change imo, looks much better
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Re: PTA / Transperth & Private Observations - 2019

Postby TP1462 » Mon Dec 09, 2019 11:53 pm

Bus Suggestions wrote:Visual/aesthetic changes with new B8s so far, taken on my ride today on 2774:
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Wow there is a lot going on with that drivers dash


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Re: PTA / Transperth & Private Observations - 2019

Postby TP1462 » Mon Dec 09, 2019 11:57 pm

Squiddy wrote:
Bus Suggestions wrote:Visual/aesthetic changes with new B8s so far, taken on my ride today on 2774:


You missed that the yellow pressure mat in front of the rear door is gone too!

Additionally, a very very minor exterior change I've noticed mid-production. On the first few the reversing camera has a white shell like the interior cameras, but very recent ones (I believe 2843 was the first) have seen the reversing camera changed to silver. A very minor but very welcome change imo, looks much better


That reversing camera really does looks like it was an after thought


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Re: PTA / Transperth & Private Observations - 2019

Postby Merc1107 » Tue Dec 10, 2019 12:05 am

TP1462 wrote:Wow there is a lot going on with that drivers dash

Just different placement of the Thoreb screen. Much of the indicators (e.g. doors open, stop request etc) are mirrored on the display with various symbols (in a way it surprises me the input keypad wasn't altered to reflect the relocation of the display). It will definitely save drivers reaching to the left while looking up and to the right at the Thoreb screen while changing their destinations.
It didn't look too intrusive when I was on a B8 last week at night, either, which is a good thing (you need good night vision to see people at stops sometimes!)

sylar wrote:With the aircon intake it's just a different type of filter that's been placed inside, some of Rockingham's B7's and OC's have had the same filter type installed over the last 6 months and Karrinyup started installing them in their OC's about 12 months ago.
The trains have pleated filters installed, too.

You'll also notice the air-conditioner's fan speed is a lot more variable than the three speeds (nothing, okay, cyclone) we had previously with B7 deliveries. On a nighttime ride last week I found 2775's was all over the show - although it almost seemed as though the vehicle's road speed had something to do with it.
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Re: PTA / Transperth & Private Observations - 2019

Postby Bus Suggestions » Tue Dec 10, 2019 8:08 am

Squiddy wrote:You missed that the yellow pressure mat in front of the rear door is gone too!

Caught a glimpse of some red floor panelling around the back door, but I was sitting right up the front to attempt to get a good photo of the dash. See if I find a B8 prowling Warwick today...
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Re: PTA / Transperth & Private Observations - 2019

Postby Bus Suggestions » Tue Dec 10, 2019 10:33 am

Didn't find a B8 this morning, however 2017 has been refurbished, Swan Karrinyup's first OC refurb.
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Re: PTA / Transperth & Private Observations - 2019

Postby TP1462 » Tue Dec 10, 2019 1:05 pm

2454 is at SR not sure if on loan or transfer


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Re: PTA / Transperth & Private Observations - 2019

Postby Bus Suggestions » Tue Dec 10, 2019 7:04 pm

Zidanehartono wrote:So after all TP1649 was the trial unit for the DTI CCTV's? Seems like none of this year's refurb buses or newer B7RLE's come with this.

Pretty sure a refurb from Malaga got the new cameras, but I can't seem to recall which one.
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Re: PTA / Transperth & Private Observations - 2019

Postby Off The Rails » Tue Dec 10, 2019 7:18 pm

1921 also has the new cameras - whether or not that's a trial bus or has just had new ones put in, is another question.

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Re: PTA / Transperth & Private Observations - 2019

Postby Squiddy » Tue Dec 10, 2019 7:45 pm

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Zidanehartono wrote:So after all TP1649 was the trial unit for the DTI CCTV's? Seems like none of this year's refurb buses or newer B7RLE's come with this.

Pretty sure a refurb from Malaga got the new cameras, but I can't seem to recall which one.


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Re: PTA / Transperth & Private Observations - 2019

Postby Bus-1809 » Tue Dec 10, 2019 9:16 pm

Squiddy wrote:You missed that the yellow pressure mat in front of the rear door is gone too!


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Re: PTA / Transperth & Private Observations - 2019

Postby Zidanehartono » Tue Dec 10, 2019 10:36 pm

Carbridge Perth Airport onboard announcements seem to have changed as the voiceover is now a younger male (With softer voice than before) and with an added announcement of what bus you are on (Eg. It says "This is the Terminal Transfer Bus" on an Terminal Transfer service).
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Re: PTA / Transperth & Private Observations - 2019

Postby Woolies_truck » Tue Dec 10, 2019 10:55 pm

Just a Quick refurb update.
1397,1398,1399,1414,1415 and 2011 are away for PATH
2016 and 2018 are away for sWAn
Nothing is currently away for transdev.
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