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by Enviro 500
Sat Oct 17, 2020 2:09 pm
Forum: Discussion - Perth / WA
Topic: PTA / Transperth & Private Observations - 2020
Replies: 452
Views: 45752

Re: PTA / Transperth & Private Observations - 2020

Squiddy wrote: Sat Oct 17, 2020 4:15 am
Enviro 500 wrote: Sat Oct 17, 2020 2:59 am

Which others are on Covid shuttle duties other than 1347?
It's pretty random, but 1346-1348, 1569-1571 have all been seen running them, along with random B7s (mostly from Beckenham).
I presume those are the CR228 Volvos. Are they used for regular service too?
by Enviro 500
Sat Oct 17, 2020 2:59 am
Forum: Discussion - Perth / WA
Topic: PTA / Transperth & Private Observations - 2020
Replies: 452
Views: 45752

Re: PTA / Transperth & Private Observations - 2020

Squiddy wrote: Fri Oct 16, 2020 10:33 pm
Bus Suggestions wrote: Fri Oct 16, 2020 7:30 pm 1347 returned to service at Shenton Park, still in Tommy Hilfiger AOA.
Are you sure it's returned to service? 1347 was withdrawn from service and has been doing COVID shuttle runs for months and months now
Which others are on Covid shuttle duties other than 1347?
by Enviro 500
Wed Oct 14, 2020 9:18 am
Forum: Discussion - Perth / WA
Topic: Transperth Bus Fleet by Depot / Region
Replies: 68
Views: 22679

Re: Transperth Bus Fleet by Depot / Region

is it the reason why 1414-1416 move there because they replace 109 that is withdrawn or additional service on 960 during peak Drove past truck centre in Welshpool earlier this morning pretty sure I saw 2780, 2978 & 3207 in the workshop Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk 2780 due to be out soon? Wha...
by Enviro 500
Mon Oct 12, 2020 7:18 pm
Forum: Discussion - Perth / WA
Topic: Transperth Bus Fleet by Depot / Region
Replies: 68
Views: 22679

Re: Transperth Bus Fleet by Depot / Region

1414-1416 now in Malaga? Which ones did Malaga give up?

Also, 2571 is supposedly at CV but I have yet to spot it at Thornlie where I currently reside.
by Enviro 500
Sat Oct 10, 2020 10:27 pm
Forum: Discussion - Perth / WA
Topic: Bus Routes - What would you do if you were in charge?
Replies: 601
Views: 103418

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

I think more useful would have been one of the western (Claremont/Stirling Hwy) services routed to Perth Busport, like the 23, 102 and 107 used to be to Wellington St (although there were congestion issues, this could be solved by having one or two of them run via Thomas St and then Wellington or R...
by Enviro 500
Fri Oct 09, 2020 1:20 am
Forum: Discussion - Perth / WA
Topic: PTA / Transperth & Private Observations - 2020
Replies: 452
Views: 45752

Re: PTA / Transperth & Private Observations - 2020

A prime example of this, is its not uncommon to see a Dolphin on normal road running. Saw Dolphin 3 on a 549 a few Saturdays ago. And yet, the person who's lived in Rockingham for a good few years is still yet to see any of the dolphins on anything but! One day! What about RCCTS4? Is it on normal s...
by Enviro 500
Fri Oct 09, 2020 1:18 am
Forum: Discussion - Perth / WA
Topic: PTA / Transperth & Private Observations - 2020
Replies: 452
Views: 45752

Re: PTA / Transperth & Private Observations - 2020

PATH receiving a large portion of Midi's was for the Northern Suburbs Rail Feeder Services. The idea was that they would spend their days pottering between Glendalough and Kinross on the station to station feeders as well as less patronized routes. Same reason I believe Bayswater got the 1864-1875 ...
by Enviro 500
Thu Oct 08, 2020 8:14 pm
Forum: Discussion - Perth / WA
Topic: PTA / Transperth & Private Observations - 2020
Replies: 452
Views: 45752

Re: PTA / Transperth & Private Observations - 2020

I've seen an airport livery bus on 75 last year. Really had to do a double take. Also spotted a NH on 930 that same day.
by Enviro 500
Wed Oct 07, 2020 11:45 pm
Forum: Discussion - Perth / WA
Topic: PTA / Transperth & Private Observations - 2020
Replies: 452
Views: 45752

Re: PTA / Transperth & Private Observations - 2020

Anyway I believe the CR226s are due for retirement soon. You'd be right, though there's only 30 NHs left so you could say they're pretty much all due for retirement soon. Does this include those out in the bush? I think there are about 10 in the Goldfields and several more scattered over the south ...
by Enviro 500
Wed Oct 07, 2020 9:48 pm
Forum: Discussion - Perth / WA
Topic: PTA / Transperth & Private Observations - 2020
Replies: 452
Views: 45752

Re: PTA / Transperth & Private Observations - 2020

I thought Volvo dealership was on Orrong Road in Welshpool? Anyway I believe the CR226s are due for retirement soon.
by Enviro 500
Wed Oct 07, 2020 12:51 pm
Forum: Discussion - Perth / WA
Topic: PTA / Transperth & Private Observations - 2020
Replies: 452
Views: 45752

Re: PTA / Transperth & Private Observations - 2020

Yep, artics are typically prioritised on the 950 and then other Perth-Morley region routes. 3100s have been around since last year, 3100-3102 were the last original B8 artics delivered to Swan. I have heard that there will be a new batch of artics starting with 3103 to be delivered late this year o...
by Enviro 500
Wed Oct 07, 2020 10:35 am
Forum: Discussion - Perth / WA
Topic: PTA / Transperth & Private Observations - 2020
Replies: 452
Views: 45752

Re: PTA / Transperth & Private Observations - 2020

That's a really tight turn for the 60. The drivers often turn left on to Newcastle from the right lane of Beaufort St. Driver probably hasn't seen cyclist and cyclist hasn't realised the bus was turning left. Intersection needs to be upgraded (same for Newcastle and William) or the new 60 routing n...
by Enviro 500
Wed Oct 07, 2020 10:33 am
Forum: Discussion - Perth / WA
Topic: PTA / Transperth & Private Observations - 2020
Replies: 452
Views: 45752

Re: PTA / Transperth & Private Observations - 2020

A cyclist has been hit by a bus and killed on the corner of Beaufort St and Newcastle St. https://www.facebook.com/9NewsPerth/photos/a.135392629806239/3879363608742437/. RIP to the cyclist. As subsequently mentioned, the turn is rather tight. I forsee another PTA inquiry and a bus driver facing man...
by Enviro 500
Tue Oct 06, 2020 8:25 pm
Forum: Discussion - Perth / WA
Topic: PTA / Transperth & Private Observations - 2020
Replies: 452
Views: 45752

Re: PTA / Transperth & Private Observations - 2020

2971 spotted earlier this evening on 511 in Winthrop (Freo-bound).
by Enviro 500
Mon Oct 05, 2020 3:15 pm
Forum: Discussion - Perth / WA
Topic: List of Perth Bus Routes by Contractor
Replies: 11
Views: 724

Re: List of Perth Bus Routes by Contractor

I do not believe such provisions exist anywhere on the Perth network at present. Sometimes, the turnarounds are even 1 or 2 minutes - on paper. In practice, it may be more or less than this depending on the trip and how much recovery time there is at the end (and if the bus was running late). Turna...
by Enviro 500
Mon Oct 05, 2020 12:02 am
Forum: Discussion - Perth / WA
Topic: List of Perth Bus Routes by Contractor
Replies: 11
Views: 724

Re: List of Perth Bus Routes by Contractor

Squiddy wrote: Sun Oct 04, 2020 11:27 pm
Bus Suggestions wrote: Sun Oct 04, 2020 10:46 pm Thanks Mr OC Benz, I'll update the list.
522 and 583 are two others that no longer exist, but that's all I could find other than what's already been mentioned.
And Route 26 was introduced.
by Enviro 500
Sun Oct 04, 2020 10:29 pm
Forum: Discussion - Perth / WA
Topic: List of Perth Bus Routes by Contractor
Replies: 11
Views: 724

Re: List of Perth Bus Routes by Contractor

I doubt busdriver12 has the updated list that shows the current operator for Joondalup.
by Enviro 500
Sat Oct 03, 2020 9:29 pm
Forum: Discussion - Perth / WA
Topic: PTA / Transperth & Private Observations - 2020
Replies: 452
Views: 45752

Re: PTA / Transperth & Private Observations - 2020

As I mentioned in a previous post, Path has the most Midis (at least 30 of them). What is the likely reason for that? Them having the most midis was probably for quick fleet replacement - rather than getting new B7s, those B7s were routed to other operators while Path got ex-CATs in the 0100 range ...
by Enviro 500
Sat Oct 03, 2020 10:25 am
Forum: Discussion - Perth / WA
Topic: PTA / Transperth & Private Observations - 2020
Replies: 452
Views: 45752

Re: PTA / Transperth & Private Observations - 2020

1whoknows wrote: Sat Oct 03, 2020 8:17 am The next batch of Perth CATS will almost certainly be either electric or hydrogen after they see the results of the Joondalup trial. That would suggest standard length but perhaps a few less seats.
We had H2 buses in the early to mid 2000s didn't we?
by Enviro 500
Fri Oct 02, 2020 9:43 pm
Forum: Discussion - Perth / WA
Topic: PTA / Transperth & Private Observations - 2020
Replies: 452
Views: 45752

Re: PTA / Transperth & Private Observations - 2020

[quote="Enviro 500" 2096 and 2097 (12m) were sent to replace 1597 and 1598 wholesale. They could have replaced the written-off vehicles with other Midis but didn't. 2096 and 2097 were transferred to SR, more than likely due to their age and the fact that they are not due for withdrawal any time soo...
by Enviro 500
Fri Oct 02, 2020 5:24 pm
Forum: Discussion - Perth / WA
Topic: PTA / Transperth & Private Observations - 2020
Replies: 452
Views: 45752

Re: PTA / Transperth & Private Observations - 2020

From the look of things, it would appear that Midis will no longer be in production. For the time being, perhaps. Who knows what the future holds. Even SR stopped accepting Midis after losing 3 of them in accidents. What do accidents have to do with anything? 1593 was written off in 2013, and 1597/...
by Enviro 500
Fri Oct 02, 2020 12:41 pm
Forum: Overseas Transport Discussion
Topic: Sealink/Tower Transit Singapore Bus Deal
Replies: 4
Views: 358

Re: Sealink/Tower Transit Singapore Bus Deal

That being said, Sealink in Perth has over 700 vehicles spread over 6 packages while its Singapore branch will be handling the same number of vehicles but distributed between 2 packages.
by Enviro 500
Fri Oct 02, 2020 12:38 pm
Forum: Overseas Transport Discussion
Topic: Sealink/Tower Transit Singapore Bus Deal
Replies: 4
Views: 358

Re: Sealink/Tower Transit Singapore Bus Deal

Pretty good contract worth over 1 billion dollars,fleet over 700 buses. Singapore's smallest depot (the now-defunct Ayer Rajah Bus Park) held more vehicles (200) than Perth's largest (Palmyra with 180). Bulim depot has a capacity of about 400-500 buses. Hougang depot (owned by SBS Transit) is appar...
by Enviro 500
Fri Oct 02, 2020 12:33 pm
Forum: Discussion - Perth / WA
Topic: PTA / Transperth & Private Observations - 2020
Replies: 452
Views: 45752

Re: PTA / Transperth & Private Observations - 2020

From the look of things, it would appear that Midis will no longer be in production. Even SR stopped accepting Midis after losing 3 of them in accidents. Standard length buses also took over CAT operations in Joondalup and Midland.
by Enviro 500
Fri Oct 02, 2020 10:09 am
Forum: Overseas Transport Discussion
Topic: Sealink/Tower Transit Singapore Bus Deal
Replies: 4
Views: 358

Re: Sealink/Tower Transit Singapore Bus Deal

I wonder if TTS will adopt some practices used by its sister company in Perth. Will there be some resources from Mandai deployed on Route 143 which starts from Toa Payoh bus station, for example. Anyway, I can smell the demise of SMRT's bus operations. They lost Bukit Batok to TTS 5 years ago and ha...

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