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Which depots have you been to?

Postby Off The Rails » Tue Dec 20, 2011 10:11 pm

Hi all,

I'm wondering which depots you've been in your life. I've been to sWAn's Southern river depot, SCT's Palmyra depot, sWAn's Beckenham depot and sWAn's North Fremantle depot.

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Re: Which depots have you been to?

Postby UQB444 » Tue Dec 20, 2011 10:51 pm

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Re: Which depots have you been to?

Postby renaultartic » Tue Dec 20, 2011 11:13 pm

Causeway, Trigg, Malaga, Redcliffe, Wangara, Joondalup, Bayswater, Whiteman Park, Fremantle and Nowergup
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Re: Which depots have you been to?

Postby laptop15 » Tue Dec 20, 2011 11:42 pm

Funny enough on Sunday the 889 had a bus change over at Malaga (heading to Perth) so thats the first and only time I have been in a depot!
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Re: Which depots have you been to?

Postby PoweredByCNG » Wed Dec 21, 2011 12:06 am

For me - all but Jarrahdale, Mundaring and Nowergup.
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Re: Which depots have you been to?

Postby Stig! » Wed Dec 21, 2011 12:13 am

Absolutely none unfortunately :oops:
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Re: Which depots have you been to?

Postby High Floor Bus » Wed Dec 21, 2011 12:27 am

Can't say i been everywhere ,but been inside the depot at Karrinyup ,Morley & Bayswater .
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Re: Which depots have you been to?

Postby busdriver12 » Wed Dec 21, 2011 8:05 am

In chronological order:

Causeway, K Street (CATs), Palmyra, Malaga (Morley), Karrinyup/Trigg (Old and new depots), Joondalup, Wangara, Bayswater, Canning Vale, Redcliffe, Southern River, Beckenham, Shenton Park, North Fremantle, Welshpool, Midvale, Ellenbrook, and Kalamunda.
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Re: Which depots have you been to?

Postby Mr OC Benz » Wed Dec 21, 2011 10:18 am

Bayswater, Malaga, Morley (well what's left of it), Welshpool, Beckenham and Whiteman Park.
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Re: Which depots have you been to?

Postby Stig! » Wed Dec 21, 2011 10:20 am

I wasn't aware there was one in Whiteman Park?
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Re: Which depots have you been to?

Postby tbc1983 » Wed Dec 21, 2011 10:29 am

ADX666 wrote:I wasn't aware there was one in Whiteman Park?


Obviously, someone's a few cents short of a bus fair...

Gosnells, Palmyra, Bayswater, Malaga, Causeway and Whiteman Park! :wink:


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Re: Which depots have you been to?

Postby Mr OC Benz » Wed Dec 21, 2011 10:36 am

....and a few cents short of a decent education...
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Re: Which depots have you been to?

Postby Bus-1809 » Wed Dec 21, 2011 12:01 pm

This is probably not something you should all be bragging about, nor a thread that should be on a transport forum. Remembering that some of us (me included) are not employees of the Public Transport Authority, we have no reason to be in any PTA Depot... A lot of Depot Managers, Operations Officers etc... read this forum and seeing this post imo, will give them plenty of reason to start questioning drivers...

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Re: Which depots have you been to?

Postby renaultartic » Wed Dec 21, 2011 1:21 pm

I disagree. Members of the public are welcome at all depots.
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Re: Which depots have you been to?

Postby renaultartic » Wed Dec 21, 2011 1:22 pm

ADX666 wrote:I wasn't aware there was one in Whiteman Park?

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Re: Which depots have you been to?

Postby High Floor Bus » Wed Dec 21, 2011 1:27 pm

This is probably not something you should all be bragging about, nor a thread that should be on a transport forum. Remembering that some of us (me included) are not employees of the Public Transport Authority, we have no reason to be in any PTA Depot... A lot of Depot Managers, Operations Officers etc... read this forum and seeing this post imo, will give them plenty of reason to start questioning drivers...


I can see where your coming from , but i can see at minimum of atleast two legit reasons why any joe blow from the public can walk right into a depot.
1. Picking up lost property.
2. Job application.
And all by chance , you can end up at a depot like Laptop 15 did.
Funny enough on Sunday the 889 had a bus chamge over at Malaga (heading to Perth) so thats the first and only time I have been in a depot


Now that my 2 cent + 1 worth, that does'nt add up to much . :roll:
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Re: Which depots have you been to?

Postby laptop15 » Wed Dec 21, 2011 3:55 pm

Haha woops... :oops: havent you ever had a chamge over before? :lol:
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Re: Which depots have you been to?

Postby Mr OC Benz » Wed Dec 21, 2011 4:29 pm

Which makes me wonder, I believe this has been a common practice in other cities in Australia and New Zealand, where buses on route with passengers goes into a depot to be refueled, and then drivers are changed also at the same time.

Which also makes me wonder, I wouldn't of thought that it'd be a good idea to be changing buses over and passengers in a bus depot where a lot of buses are going in and out to start runs.
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Re: Which depots have you been to?

Postby UQB709 » Wed Dec 21, 2011 6:29 pm

Where in Australia on urban services is it common practice for buses (with passengers on) to go via a depot and be fuelled mid trip?

No operator I have ever been associated with would even consider that. Changing over a defective bus in the depot mid trip with passengers on - yes, I've done that or arranged that many a time... (and with trams also) but never to fuel the bus with passengers on board.

By the way - I don't see an issue with this thread - just so long as no one says last week "Bob" took me to depot X :)
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Re: Which depots have you been to?

Postby MTT384 » Wed Dec 21, 2011 7:29 pm

I visited Penang within the first week of RapidPenang starting & one of their supervisors diverted a heavily loaded service trip off course specifically so that I could see one of their new depots. Refuelling mid-trip is also a common enough feature in Penang. I've also visited a depot in Kuala Lumpur.

But I presume the question relates to Perth depots, and I guess with a Transperth / MTT focus, so...

Bayswater *
Causeway
Claisebrook
Claremont *
Fremantle Clontarf Rd
Gosnells
Joondalup *
Kalamunda
Malaga *
Mandurah
Midvale *
Morley
Mundaring
Nowergup
Palmyra
Redcliffe *
Rockingham
Shenton Park
Trigg/Karrinyup *
Wangara

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Re: Which depots have you been to?

Postby PoweredByCNG » Wed Dec 21, 2011 8:25 pm

Now that I think of it, I *HAVE* been to Mundaring depot, a few years ago. That means that the only depots that I haven't been to would be Jarrahdale and Nowergup.
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Re: Which depots have you been to?

Postby renaultartic » Wed Dec 21, 2011 10:05 pm

You forgot Joondalup Herb. Remember?
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Re: Which depots have you been to?

Postby MTT384 » Wed Dec 21, 2011 10:07 pm

Oh, of course! How could I? LOL!
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Re: Which depots have you been to?

Postby Stig! » Wed Dec 21, 2011 10:10 pm

since when was Whiteman Park a TP depot?
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Re: Which depots have you been to?

Postby renaultartic » Wed Dec 21, 2011 10:27 pm

Doesn't have to be a TP depot. That's my understanding of this thread.
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