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Which depots have you been to?

PostPosted: Tue Dec 20, 2011 10:11 pm
by Off The Rails
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.

Cheers!

Re: Which depots have you been to?

PostPosted: Tue Dec 20, 2011 10:51 pm
by UQB444
rockingham and Morley

Re: Which depots have you been to?

PostPosted: Tue Dec 20, 2011 11:13 pm
by renaultartic
Causeway, Trigg, Malaga, Redcliffe, Wangara, Joondalup, Bayswater, Whiteman Park, Fremantle and Nowergup

Re: Which depots have you been to?

PostPosted: Tue Dec 20, 2011 11:42 pm
by laptop15
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!

Re: Which depots have you been to?

PostPosted: Wed Dec 21, 2011 12:06 am
by PoweredByCNG
For me - all but Jarrahdale, Mundaring and Nowergup.

Re: Which depots have you been to?

PostPosted: Wed Dec 21, 2011 12:13 am
by adx666
Absolutely none unfortunately :oops:

Re: Which depots have you been to?

PostPosted: Wed Dec 21, 2011 12:27 am
by High Floor Bus
Can't say i been everywhere ,but been inside the depot at Karrinyup ,Morley & Bayswater .

Re: Which depots have you been to?

PostPosted: Wed Dec 21, 2011 10:18 am
by Mr OC Benz
Bayswater, Malaga, Morley (well what's left of it), Welshpool, Beckenham and Whiteman Park.

Re: Which depots have you been to?

PostPosted: Wed Dec 21, 2011 10:20 am
by adx666
I wasn't aware there was one in Whiteman Park?

Re: Which depots have you been to?

PostPosted: Wed Dec 21, 2011 10:29 am
by tbc1983
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:


Cheers!

Re: Which depots have you been to?

PostPosted: Wed Dec 21, 2011 10:36 am
by Mr OC Benz
....and a few cents short of a decent education...

Re: Which depots have you been to?

PostPosted: Wed Dec 21, 2011 12:01 pm
by Bus-1809
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...

My 2c worth
Bus-1809

Re: Which depots have you been to?

PostPosted: Wed Dec 21, 2011 1:21 pm
by renaultartic
I disagree. Members of the public are welcome at all depots.

Re: Which depots have you been to?

PostPosted: Wed Dec 21, 2011 1:22 pm
by renaultartic
ADX666 wrote:I wasn't aware there was one in Whiteman Park?

BPSWA

Re: Which depots have you been to?

PostPosted: Wed Dec 21, 2011 1:27 pm
by High Floor Bus
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:

Re: Which depots have you been to?

PostPosted: Wed Dec 21, 2011 3:55 pm
by laptop15
Haha woops... :oops: havent you ever had a chamge over before? :lol:

Re: Which depots have you been to?

PostPosted: Wed Dec 21, 2011 4:29 pm
by Mr OC Benz
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.

Re: Which depots have you been to?

PostPosted: Wed Dec 21, 2011 6:29 pm
by UQB709
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 :)

Re: Which depots have you been to?

PostPosted: Wed Dec 21, 2011 7:29 pm
by Herbert
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

* worked out of there

Re: Which depots have you been to?

PostPosted: Wed Dec 21, 2011 8:25 pm
by PoweredByCNG
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.

Re: Which depots have you been to?

PostPosted: Wed Dec 21, 2011 10:05 pm
by renaultartic
You forgot Joondalup Herb. Remember?

Re: Which depots have you been to?

PostPosted: Wed Dec 21, 2011 10:07 pm
by Herbert
Oh, of course! How could I? LOL!
Actually, I first visited Joondalup the weekend before it was opened.

Re: Which depots have you been to?

PostPosted: Wed Dec 21, 2011 10:10 pm
by adx666
since when was Whiteman Park a TP depot?

Re: Which depots have you been to?

PostPosted: Wed Dec 21, 2011 10:27 pm
by renaultartic
Doesn't have to be a TP depot. That's my understanding of this thread.

Re: Which depots have you been to?

PostPosted: Wed Dec 21, 2011 10:32 pm
by Off The Rails
renaultartic wrote:Doesn't have to be a TP depot. That's my understanding of this thread.


Well your correct renaultartic. I forgot to say any depot that a Transperth bus has been ( e.g Albany ). In that case I also been to Whiteman Park. :P

Cheers!