PTA / Transperth & Private Observations - 2020

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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?
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Most shuttle B7s are early Optimus models as far as I've seen, some of Southern River's OCs have been seen assisting in some cases. Basically any spare TP buses from wherever they can be sourced, though it looks like mainly Path and ex/Swan buses were used. Most non-NH buses are still used for regular service.
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2811 has been transferred to Midvale seen it this morning along Morrison rd in Swan view
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2975 and 2976 both entered service at Rockingham today, which should spell the end for the first two CR226Ls 1215 and 1216.
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To me it looks like it was 2229? chassis bent not sure if it’ll be repaired my guess a write off

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TP1462 wrote: Thu Oct 22, 2020 3:29 pm To me it looks like it was 2229?
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The article seems to have been removed. Anyway, 2233 is one of the oldest B7s isn't it?

1566 seen on 60 earlier this evening. Thought it got killed by 2780? Also spotted what looked like 1885. If it was on the road, it means it might never have been impounded for investigations by the crash squad.
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Yes, 2233 is one of the elder B7s. For reference, 1462 was the first B7 for TP, registered in May 2011, while 2233 was registered in April 2012. I'd put at least 60 B7s between the two. Article is here: Dawesville Bypass crash | Mandurah Coastal Times. It seems the picture has been removed, rather than the article. The only picture in the article doesn't show rego or fleet number, although I'll take Squiddy's word for it. While I have my own theories about the crash, I won't share them here. However, if 2233 is written off, it would be the first B7 withdrawn permanently from active PTA service.

1566-1568 are still fairly active out of Malaga, it isn't rare for me to see one of them roaming around Warwick every few days.
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Enviro 500 wrote: Thu Oct 22, 2020 11:59 pm 1566 seen on 60 earlier this evening. Thought it got killed by 2780?
While 2780 has been registered, pretty sure it hasn't been delivered yet. That said, I think 1566-68 were technically replaced already by 2776-2778, but the NHs are sticking around for a little bit longer.
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Hope the Transdev Mandurah driver is fine. From the article, she seemed pretty banged up.
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Enviro 500 wrote: Thu Oct 22, 2020 11:59 pm The article seems to have been removed. Anyway, 2233 is one of the oldest B7s isn't it?

1566 seen on 60 earlier this evening. Thought it got killed by 2780? Also spotted what looked like 1885. If it was on the road, it means it might never have been impounded for investigations by the crash squad.
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Squiddy wrote: Fri Oct 23, 2020 2:30 am
Enviro 500 wrote: Thu Oct 22, 2020 11:59 pm 1566 seen on 60 earlier this evening. Thought it got killed by 2780?
While 2780 has been registered, pretty sure it hasn't been delivered yet. That said, I think 1566-68 were technically replaced already by 2776-2778, but the NHs are sticking around for a little bit longer.

2780 hasn’t been delivered yet.
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Bus Suggestions wrote: Fri Oct 23, 2020 12:21 amThe only picture in the article doesn't show rego or fleet number, although I'll take Squiddy's word for it
Have seen other pics and can confirm it IS, 2233
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2041-44 have returned from refurb. Also, in what I believe is a first for Transit Systems (in Perth), 2561 and 2562 are rocking moustaches for the Movember movement.
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Spotted 2310 down at redcliff depot earlier today
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2495 Canning Vale -> Midvale
2016 Karrinyup -> Southern River
(that would mean this bus move from each depo 4 times. (Karrinyup 2009-2014, Southenr River 2014-2019, Karrinyup 2019-Oct 2020, then Southern River oct 2020).
although i not sure is this bus actually when first deliver is for karrinyup depot.
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pasha241 wrote:2495 Canning Vale -> Midvale
2016 Karrinyup -> Southern River (that would mean this bus move from each depo 4 times. (Karrinyup 2009-2014, Southenr River 2014-2019, Karrinyup 2019-Oct 2020) then Southern River (2020). although i not sure is this bus actually when first deliver is for karrinyup depot.
Pretty sure it was delivered new to Malaga


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TP1462 wrote: Thu Oct 29, 2020 8:34 pm
pasha241 wrote:2495 Canning Vale -> Midvale
2016 Karrinyup -> Southern River (that would mean this bus move from each depo 4 times. (Karrinyup 2009-2014, Southenr River 2014-2019, Karrinyup 2019-Oct 2020) then Southern River (2020). although i not sure is this bus actually when first deliver is for karrinyup depot.
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I believe 2013 onwards were earmarked for Karrinyup.
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It seems 2904 and 2677 are rocking moustaches as well. Any other Swan buses rocking a mo'?
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Bus Suggestions wrote: Fri Oct 30, 2020 11:47 am It seems 2904 and 2677 are rocking moustaches as well. Any other Swan buses rocking a mo'?
So far from what I noticed in Midland Midvales 2533&2535 have got it. 2535 has also kept the Volvo badge and the MO is underneath the bagde, unlike some buses which have (temporary) lost the badge
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Yeah, 2677's mo' is under the Volvo badge as well.
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3024 (Rockingham/Mandurah 558) seen travelling north on Kwinana Freeway near Bateman.
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2418 has the MO sticker too.
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pasha241 wrote: Thu Oct 29, 2020 8:29 pm 2495 Canning Vale -> Midvale
2016 Karrinyup -> Southern River
(that would mean this bus move from each depo 4 times. (Karrinyup 2009-2014, Southenr River 2014-2019, Karrinyup 2019-Oct 2020, then Southern River oct 2020).
although i not sure is this bus actually when first deliver is for karrinyup depot.

2495 seen running a 101TA this evening, so is in fact still at Canning Vale and has not moved to Midvale.
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Pasha, 2016's been back at SR since May.

Other observations - SR's 3007 and 3026 seem to be getting more use compared to their previous permanent shifts, as both have been seen at Armadale Station around 5:30pm and 6:30pm in the last few days.

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