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Re: PTA / Transperth & Private Observations - 2019

Postby Bus-1809 » Sat May 04, 2019 1:12 am

1543 regularly operates a 206F that passes through Livingston Shops around 16:00, so would be leaving Murdoch Station around 15:35-15:40

2817-2830 are now all in service at Canning Vale. There was an issue that caused 2823-2829 to be delayed entering service, however this was not related to the chassis/body components of those vehicles. Can definitely confirm 2823 is in service, as I was on it last night.

For the record:
2800-2813 are at Cambridge
2814 - 2816 I believe are at Midvale
2817-2830 are at Canning Vale.

All of the CV ones have their ZF Ecolife's set in stage 3 power settings as well. Makes a difference to how well they go (ie like 2314 when it was at Kalamunda).

Zidanehartono wrote:No one (Besides me) was aware that the Australind Railcars also went for a major maintenance between February and April this year but i think this one might arise from that.


A number of us were well aware of what was going on with the Australind cars. For the record, 102, 121 and 122 are still at Goninnans as far as I am aware. Only 101 and 103 were back in service.

I believe that within the tender for the "C" Series EMU's, there is provision for a new DMU for the Australind service.
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Re: PTA / Transperth & Private Observations - 2019

Postby Merc1107 » Sat May 04, 2019 1:37 am

Bus-1809 wrote:A number of us were well aware of what was going on with the Australind cars. For the record, 102, 121 and 122 are still at Goninnans as far as I am aware. Only 101 and 103 were back in service.

I believe that within the tender for the "C" Series EMU's, there is provision for a new DMU for the Australind service.

Correct regarding the tenders.

It seems the length of the disruption to The Australind is starting to gain at least a degree of media attention (Bunbury Mail article, The West Australian article). I imagine frequent users in the region would like some answers about this, not to mention why they're (still) waiting on replacement DMUs, the relocated railway station plans and an improved service. I guess that train to Ellenbrook is more important... :roll:
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Re: PTA / Transperth & Private Observations - 2019

Postby TP1462 » Sat May 04, 2019 11:10 am

The tender is meant to be finalised this month was supposed to be March according to the actual tender documents, they had a shortlist of three proponents Alstom, CAF & UGL JV (Momentum West) as well as obviously the current Downer Bombardier JV, however nothing has really been mentioned about rolling stock since December last year. Now given how unreliable the Australind DMU is it would be better if they just broke a promise for their 50% local content quota and go with an off the shelf model replacement I don’t think it’s fair for south west commuters to be forced onto buses for the next how many years due to rail car unreliability, NSW is ordering off the shelf models for their ageing regional fleets. Not just that the longer the Australind is run into the ground the less of a chance it is of being preserved, having said all of this consecutive governments are responsible for never having a plan in motion before this became an issue, the state government when in opposition did make a lot of promises for south west commuters and are yet to action on any of them clearly Ellenbrook is more important because it goes through a certain ministers electorate and props up the local Ellenbrook member

https://infrastructurepipeline.org/proj ... ocurement/

http://infrastructure.org.au/wp-content ... cation.pdf


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Re: PTA / Transperth & Private Observations - 2019

Postby TP1462 » Sat May 04, 2019 11:30 am

Also forgot to mention that the tender documents don’t include a timeline for when the Australind will be replaced just states that the first railcar will enter service in 2021 at a rate of 5 per year but given it’s the oldest it should enter service before C set 127.


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Re: PTA / Transperth & Private Observations - 2019

Postby Squiddy » Wed May 08, 2019 10:07 am

1657 has new AOA for Menulog/Hungry Jack's

The other ex-Liquor Barons AOA bus 2426 didn't get a new wrap and is currently driving around in green and silver
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Re: PTA / Transperth & Private Observations - 2019

Postby Zidanehartono » Thu May 09, 2019 10:27 am

The Australind Railcars seems to be undergoing testing as it was on the Armadale Line during am peak today.
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Re: PTA / Transperth & Private Observations - 2019

Postby Bus Suggestions » Thu May 09, 2019 10:32 am

1894 refurbed.
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Re: PTA / Transperth & Private Observations - 2019

Postby the c man » Thu May 09, 2019 1:39 pm

Bus Suggestions wrote:1894 refurbed.

2004 has also been refurbished
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Re: PTA / Transperth & Private Observations - 2019

Postby Squiddy » Thu May 09, 2019 7:10 pm

Bus Suggestions wrote:1894 refurbed.


Heh, little bit slow, I think up to and including 1897* are back from refurb now :P
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Re: PTA / Transperth & Private Observations - 2019

Postby Squiddy » Sat May 11, 2019 8:23 pm

The Joondalup line was closed between Whiftords and Butler all day today, went out to see what was running the rail replacement.

Usually I'll post some sort of list, but other than 3069 and 3072 all of the buses I saw out today were Joondalup/Wangara B7s so I won't bother, it won't be a very interesting list haha
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Re: PTA / Transperth & Private Observations - 2019

Postby TP1462 » Tue May 14, 2019 12:00 pm

Tender is out for the Denny Ave/Davis road grade separation project

https://www.tenders.wa.gov.au/watenders ... pen-tender


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Re: PTA / Transperth & Private Observations - 2019

Postby Squiddy » Wed May 15, 2019 11:48 am

Spotted 2824, 2827 and 2829 in service. Was on 2827 earlier today and only had 700km on the clock so was most definitely not in service almost two weeks ago as stated above, most likely it entered service on Monday. (Edit) Also got a ride on 2824 this afternoon and that had sub-600km showing so looks like that only entered service this week too.

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Re: PTA / Transperth & Private Observations - 2019

Postby Zidanehartono » Wed May 15, 2019 12:15 pm

B-Series 121 is operating on the Fremantle/Midland Line today probably because of AEA/AEB47 undergoing maintenance.
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Re: PTA / Transperth & Private Observations - 2019

Postby TP1462 » Wed May 15, 2019 4:01 pm

Some information regarding the Denny Ave/Davis road

The bridge will allow for a potential second railway or quadding

Slee Avenue will become a Cul de sac, two new 4 way signalised intersections will be installed at Streich & Davis as well as Albany & Davis including some other infrastructure upgrades to railway Ave, Denny Ave, Streich Ave and Third road including some amenity and civic upgrades to Kelmscott station which will also be fitted with Wi-Fi bridge height is 2.6m and 400m long, Denny Ave will be kept open for as long as possible throughout the shutdown local bus routes will most likely deviate along Tonkin highway as needed


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Re: PTA / Transperth & Private Observations - 2019

Postby the c man » Wed May 15, 2019 4:11 pm

Zidanehartono wrote:B-Series 121 is operating on the Fremantle/Midland Line today probably because of AEA/AEB47 undergoing maintenance.
asets 48/22 have since replace bset 121
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Re: PTA / Transperth & Private Observations - 2019

Postby sylar » Wed May 22, 2019 5:59 pm

1968 has been refurbished
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Re: PTA / Transperth & Private Observations - 2019

Postby Squiddy » Wed May 22, 2019 7:54 pm

sylar wrote:1968 has been refurbished


Thanks for that haha, I was 100% certain it had come back from refurbishment but I haven't seen it out yet! I have a feeling 1969 might be back too (or in the very near future), since 1971 has gone away now
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Re: PTA / Transperth & Private Observations - 2019

Postby Squiddy » Sat May 25, 2019 9:32 am

2763 and 64 are in service at Malaga, 2765 & 66 are there too but aren't out yet.

2297, 2677 (first AOA for this one) and 3006 have joined 1657 in having Menulog AOAs

1899 back from refurb
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Re: PTA / Transperth & Private Observations - 2019

Postby Woolies_truck » Mon May 27, 2019 3:10 pm

3083 is now based out of bayswater, previously based out of Redcliffe, swapped for 2375
3080 is now based out of Malaga, previously based out of Redcliffe, swapped for 1434

2000,2001 and 2005 are away at refurb for morley
1376 is away at refurb for Welshpool
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Re: PTA / Transperth & Private Observations - 2019

Postby Zidanehartono » Tue May 28, 2019 9:54 am

B-Series 92 is operating the Thornlie Line this morning peak.
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Re: PTA / Transperth & Private Observations - 2019

Postby sylar » Fri May 31, 2019 6:58 pm

Squiddy wrote:
sylar wrote:1968 has been refurbished


Thanks for that haha, I was 100% certain it had come back from refurbishment but I haven't seen it out yet! I have a feeling 1969 might be back too (or in the very near future), since 1971 has gone away now


Just saw 1969 go past my house, it most certainly is back from refurbishment
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Re: PTA / Transperth & Private Observations - 2019

Postby bjg154 » Sun Jun 02, 2019 9:30 am

panther998 wrote:Does anyone know the operator of the Denning Landseer double-decker registered 1GTB356 (or 536?) which is currently running around Perth as the WA Labor campaign bus for the Federal Election? My guess is Horizons West, the last 'reported' operator of former Deluxe 196 [http://perthbus.info/report.php?vid=DELUXE196], but would appreciate confirmation / alternative gen.

A bit out of date now the election is over, but for the record this coach started life as Deluxe (220). It was most recently (and is believed to still be) owned by the MUA. A summary of its history is at http://perthbus.info/report.php?vid=DELUXE220.
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Re: PTA / Transperth & Private Observations - 2019

Postby Woolies_truck » Wed Jun 05, 2019 11:10 am

2765 and 2766 are still pending entering service due to an AD blue issue. 1782 and 1783 pending withdrawal once they are in service.
3016,3028 and 3029 Kalamunda> Redcliffe
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Re: PTA / Transperth & Private Observations - 2019

Postby Squiddy » Wed Jun 05, 2019 1:11 pm

Also, forgot to mention this but the two NHs in service at CV (1542/43) are now parked in the graveyard so it appears their time with us has come to an end.

Makes sense since all their 2800s have been in service for a little while now
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Re: PTA / Transperth & Private Observations - 2019

Postby Zidanehartono » Wed Jun 05, 2019 5:39 pm

Squiddy wrote:The two NHs in service at CV (1542/43) are now parked in the graveyard so it appears their time with us has come to an end.


Well it's a month now since my last ride on them and almost a week since I've seen one now, so what should i say? But at least these newer Volvo's are great to ride on especially for me sitting at the very back seat.
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