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PTA / Transperth & Private Observations - May/Jun 2017

Postby sylar » Tue May 02, 2017 10:21 pm

1555 was seen on St Georges Tce running a 2x service (99% sure it was a 24) around lunch time.
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Re: PTA / Transperth & Private Observations - Mar/Apr 2017

Postby >formerWSBS< » Tue May 02, 2017 11:39 pm

I've seen heaps of unusual fleet sightings of late, today saw 2535 at Warwick with I originally thought was at Ellenbrook but now appears to be at Beenyup/Karrinyup,
over the last week also I've sighted 1556 an 1557 both running Claremont services 24/25/27/28/103 so they must have transferred to.
1235, 1236 an 1238 seem to be back at Palmyra from Rockingham as I've seen them around the city on 160/910s ect, on the subject of Palmyra; 2656 an 2658 also seen at Elizabeth Quay so recently entered service it seems,
and lastly 2129, 2130, 2131 I believe are back at Wangara as I've seen them on Mirrabooka runs throughout the last few weeks.
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Re: PTA / Transperth & Private Observations - Mar/Apr 2017

Postby Merc & Renault Bus_1 » Fri May 05, 2017 5:22 pm

>formerWSBS< wrote:I've seen heaps of unusual fleet sightings of late, today saw 2535 at Warwick with I originally thought was at Ellenbrook but now appears to be at Beenyup/Karrinyup,
over the last week also I've sighted 1556 an 1557 both running Claremont services 24/25/27/28/103 so they must have transferred to.
1235, 1236 an 1238 seem to be back at Palmyra from Rockingham as I've seen them around the city on 160/910s ect, on the subject of Palmyra; 2656 an 2658 also seen at Elizabeth Quay so recently entered service it seems,
and lastly 2129, 2130, 2131 I believe are back at Wangara as I've seen them on Mirrabooka runs throughout the last few weeks.


1234-1236, 1238, 1239, 1985, 1994-1996 have gone from Rockingham to Fremantle
2254-2261 have gone to Rockingham, 2291 has gone to Mandurah
2129-2131 returned to Wangara (as you said above)
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Re: PTA / Transperth & Private Observations - Mar/Apr 2017

Postby TP1462 » Sun May 07, 2017 8:04 pm

B sets 054 & 089 are running Armadale today set 054 running all stops, set 089 the C pattern


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Re: PTA / Transperth & Private Observations - Mar/Apr 2017

Postby >formerWSBS< » Sun May 07, 2017 9:02 pm

Merc & Renault Bus_1 wrote:
>formerWSBS< wrote:I've seen heaps of unusual fleet sightings of late, today saw 2535 at Warwick with I originally thought was at Ellenbrook but now appears to be at Beenyup/Karrinyup,
over the last week also I've sighted 1556 an 1557 both running Claremont services 24/25/27/28/103 so they must have transferred to.
1235, 1236 an 1238 seem to be back at Palmyra from Rockingham as I've seen them around the city on 160/910s ect, on the subject of Palmyra; 2656 an 2658 also seen at Elizabeth Quay so recently entered service it seems,
and lastly 2129, 2130, 2131 I believe are back at Wangara as I've seen them on Mirrabooka runs throughout the last few weeks.


1234-1236, 1238, 1239, 1985, 1994-1996 have gone from Rockingham to Fremantle
2254-2261 have gone to Rockingham, 2291 has gone to Mandurah
2129-2131 returned to Wangara (as you said above)


Great thanks, 1900 sighted refurbed an 2659 also in service on Friday.
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Re: PTA / Transperth & Private Observations - May/Jun 2017

Postby TP1173 » Wed May 10, 2017 3:37 pm

I'm pretty sure 1908 is also now refurbished. That makes 3 19xxs at Freo that are refurbished in my books, despite some 12xxs (ie. 1286 - which is in absolutely appalling condition) not having been done yet.

I've also noticed a couple more 19xxs prepped for refurb.
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Re: PTA / Transperth & Private Observations - May/Jun 2017

Postby >formerWSBS< » Wed May 10, 2017 9:13 pm

Add 1901 to that list sighted yesterday at EQBS having been refurbed ....... it was extremely shiny! So say only just come back on road.
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Re: PTA / Transperth & Private Observations - May/Jun 2017

Postby Merc1107 » Wed May 10, 2017 11:16 pm

I've noticed a few of those 19xx's are have had the mesh screens covering windows (aft of the rear doors) removed - you can tell because of the screw holes, and cleaner surface where the screen was mounted.

Probably what TP1173 is referring to.
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Re: PTA / Transperth & Private Observations - May/Jun 2017

Postby the c man » Wed May 10, 2017 11:21 pm

Merc1107 wrote:I've noticed a few of those 19xx's are have had the mesh screens covering windows (aft of the rear doors) removed - you can tell because of the screw holes, and cleaner surface where the screen was mounted.

Probably what TP1173 is referring to.
i noticed it on 1543&1544 aswell yesterday as both were on 950
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Re: PTA / Transperth & Private Observations - May/Jun 2017

Postby Mr OC Benz » Wed May 10, 2017 11:30 pm

I don't believe there have been any buses fitted with the mesh screens for a number of years now (not since the spike in rock attacks warranted the increased protection around 2010/11) and indeed it now seems none of the recent refurbs have had the screens retained. 1861, the sole CNG 18xx at Path also had the mesh screens removed at time of refurbishment and I'd imagine that the few 200x at Path will also have them removed once their turn for refurb comes.
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Re: PTA / Transperth & Private Observations - May/Jun 2017

Postby >formerWSBS< » Thu May 11, 2017 1:09 am

Forgot to mention also saw Canning Vale's 707 running the 790 ex Perth Busport about 8.10am yesterday morning on Wellington St, in recent times I usually only see Volvo artics from Swan in the city... or anywhere for that matter nowadays.
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Re: PTA / Transperth & Private Observations - May/Jun 2017

Postby >formerWSBS< » Tue May 16, 2017 1:26 am

2660 in service running a 372F this afternoon so seems delivered to Wangara or Joondalup
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Re: PTA / Transperth & Private Observations - May/Jun 2017

Postby Transperthpaperbus » Tue May 16, 2017 11:38 am

>formerWSBS< wrote:2660 in service running a 372F this afternoon so seems delivered to Wangara or Joondalup

Wangara has it
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Re: PTA / Transperth & Private Observations - May/Jun 2017

Postby TP1462 » Tue May 16, 2017 5:22 pm

1611 back from refurb


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Re: PTA / Transperth & Private Observations - May/Jun 2017

Postby sylar » Wed May 17, 2017 4:34 pm

Approx 1.30pm today I saw 2424 on a 999 service along Karrinyup Road, looks like it has moved back to Canning Vale after a four month stint at Karrinyup.
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Re: PTA / Transperth & Private Observations - May/Jun 2017

Postby Squiddy » Thu May 18, 2017 2:26 am

2661 seen running a 562 at Rockingham Station this afternoon so looks like its Palmyra or Rockingham?

Edit: Saw it again this morning on a 558 so looks like it's Rockingham

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Re: PTA / Transperth & Private Observations - May/Jun 2017

Postby Fleet Lists » Thu May 18, 2017 3:55 pm

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PTA / Transperth & Private Observations - May/Jun 2017

Postby TP1462 » Thu May 18, 2017 5:28 pm

Looks like B set 077 has gone in for its upgrade to B3 standard just leaves sets 074, 076 & 078 & 079


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Re: PTA / Transperth & Private Observations - May/Jun 2017

Postby the c man » Fri May 19, 2017 7:24 pm

072 is now back in traffic following upgrades
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Re: PTA / Transperth & Private Observations - May/Jun 2017

Postby TP1173 » Tue May 23, 2017 10:11 am

1901 has been refurbed.
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Re: PTA / Transperth & Private Observations - May/Jun 2017

Postby TP1462 » Tue May 23, 2017 12:52 pm

TP1173 wrote:1901 has been refurbed.


Whilst we're on the topic of refurbs 1612 is back as well


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Re: PTA / Transperth & Private Observations - May/Jun 2017

Postby esperanceguy » Thu May 25, 2017 10:51 pm

Perth & Kalgoorlie visit, May 14-24... in the absence of any dedicated "Diary"-type post, here are just a few of my observations.
Sunday 14th: having flown in to Perth & wanting to save money on taxi fares, I was wanting to catch the 380 but wasn't quite sure where it actually left from... and then I found out the stand is pretty much opposite the Arrivals exit, and I just made it! The driver (an African fellow) was very appreciative of my showing my concession card.

Monday 15, Mandurah bus station, the 588 just after 10am: two drivers (one a passenger), both very surprised (as was I) to see the 747, which had done or was doing a route 558. This driver was also very appreciative of the showing of my concession card.

Friday 19, Stirling station: route 415 to Mirrabooka, a service that I for one would certainly have appreciated being around back in the early 90s! (pre-Joondalup line)
4.30pm route 960: not necessarily the quickest way to get back to the city, especially at that time of day...

Wednesday 24: my first ride on a Transwa bus since 2015 & thus, my first ride on the new buses, and of note was the instruction by Brian to please stand at least 6 metres away from the bus if you feel the need to have a cigarette... that, and as he's away for a few weeks from Monday coming, two Perth drivers will be taking over the Esperance-Kalgoorlie run and for people to thus please show their concession cards!

Also of note during my time in Perth, the sighting of at least two artics on the Circleroute, and former Morley buses out Booragoon way.
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Re: PTA / Transperth & Private Observations - May/Jun 2017

Postby TP1462 » Sun May 28, 2017 6:07 pm

B sets on Armadale again the 16:15 C pattern and 16:30 all stops are timetabled as 3car sets
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PTA / Transperth & Private Observations - May/Jun 2017

Postby shinjiman » Tue May 30, 2017 7:24 pm

Just been around the Glendalough Station, and noticed that the layout of bus stand design had been changed, omitting the Transperth logo, also contains a huge route numbers listed below.

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Re: PTA / Transperth & Private Observations - May/Jun 2017

Postby TP1462 » Tue May 30, 2017 7:55 pm

shinjiman wrote:Just been around the Glendalough Station, and noticed that the layout of bus stand design had been changed, omitting the Transperth logo and the Timed Stop mark on the black row, also contains a huge route numbers listed below.

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Yes the new style totems are being rolled out gradually system wide


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