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Route 950: Morley - Beaufort St - Perth - UWA - QEII

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Re: Route 950: Morley - Beaufort St - Perth - UWA - QEII

Postby Mr OC Benz » Thu Mar 30, 2017 6:48 pm

Route 950 continues to get boosted with extra trips being added from 23 April. These include:

Monday to Friday
- Extra AM trip with first bus now departing Morley at 4:20am (currently 4:50am) and departing QEII 5:07am (currently 5:33am)
- Extra PM contra-peak trips from Morley, extending the 10 min PM peak frequency until around 6pm
- Extra PM trip from QEII at 10:46pm extending the 15 min frequency to Morley until 11:15pm (for departures ex-Perth).

Sunday
- Extra AM trip with first bus now departing Morley at 6:01am (currently 6:32am).

Essentially these changes mean that on weekdays, 950 operates for 20 hours (in any one direction). Or 22 hours if you count from first service in one direction to last in opposite direction. Getting closer and closer to 24 hour operation it seems...
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Re: Route 950: Morley - Beaufort St - Perth - UWA - QEII

Postby Mr OC Benz » Fri Jun 09, 2017 10:47 pm

Another boost to the 950 from 25 June. This time in the form capacity with additional articulated buses operating, particularly between Morley and QEII during the AM peak period.

Good to see and makes much more sense in the peak periods to build up capacity within existing services rather than add additional services.
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Re: Route 950: Morley - Beaufort St - Perth - UWA - QEII

Postby TP1462 » Sun Jun 11, 2017 11:40 am

Mr OC Benz wrote:Another boost to the 950 from 25 June. This time in the form capacity with additional articulated buses operating, particularly between Morley and QEII during the AM peak period.

Good to see and makes much more sense in the peak periods to build up capacity within existing services rather than add additional services.


The extra artic capacity is definitely a welcomed addition


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Re: Route 950: Morley - Beaufort St - Perth - UWA - QEII

Postby Mr OC Benz » Sat Jul 21, 2018 2:54 pm

It's worth noting that as opposed to adding additional peak trips, there is now a significantly increased presence of articulated buses on the 950 now to handle demand, primarily a direct result of two of the depots that operate this service having received new artics. Shenton Park now has three and Bayswater has five dedicated to the service. In addition, another dozen or so at Malaga are also available to serve the route in addition to their requirements to meet high demand on other routes.
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Re: Route 950: Morley - Beaufort St - Perth - UWA - QEII

Postby Bus-1809 » Tue Jul 24, 2018 12:54 am

Artics at each depot:

Cambridge: 3100-3102
Malaga, 3001, 3002, 3035, 3038, 3041, 3044, 3047, 3050, 3053, 3056, 3059, 3062, 3065
Bayswater: 3068, 3071, 3096-3098

This means that a total of 22 artics are avaliable to run 950's, however this obviously doesn't mean that all 21 are assigned to them, as both Malaga and Bayswater have requirements for artics on other running.

Just for the record, 3001 and 3002 both quite often appear on the 950's amongst the sea of Swedes.
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Re: Route 950: Morley - Beaufort St - Perth - UWA - QEII

Postby Off The Rails » Tue Jul 24, 2018 4:24 am

Best count the Karrinyup B12's as well - they've been sighted on full 950 trips now.

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Re: Route 950: Morley - Beaufort St - Perth - UWA - QEII

Postby Bus-1809 » Tue Jul 24, 2018 11:33 am

Interesting observation, Off the rails. Glad you've noted that!

In that case, by adding Trigg's allocation of 3003, 3004, 3009, 3013 and 3014, that gives 27 possible artics for 950's.
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Re: Route 950: Morley - Beaufort St - Perth - UWA - QEII

Postby sylar » Tue Jul 24, 2018 7:32 pm

About time, there have be some occasions where I have cringed witnessing jammed packed OC500LE Midi's on the 950 entering EQ Bus Station.
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