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Bus-1809 wrote:Cracking shot of 1424 there, Squiddy!
Cheers! If only I could figure out how to compress images (to be within the 1000px/300kb limit) without completely ruining them... :|

*Tried to upload a better one... it kinda worked but not really?

os91 wrote:1744 was seen on route 114 the other day, and at Fremantle on a 148 this evening.
http://perthbus.info/report.php?vid=TP1744# says it's been decommissioned, but it is definitely still out there carrying passengers around...
1743 and 44 have had an interesting past few weeks. They were briefly stored before heading to Mandurah for a week or two, then headed up to Freo. I think 1196 swapped with 1743 (ie. 1743 went back to Joondalup and 1196 went down to Freo), but I have no idea why :P

1178 - 80 also are back home at Freo (since Mandurah had 2906-8 delivered which replaced them).
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Noticed that 3034 has a ZF EcoLife badge on its rear. Any explanation as to why this may be here or any other buses have it?
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TP3076 was seen operating the 3:28PM 210 trip to Thornlie Station today.
The one who catches the Perth Stadium bus like an illegal immigrant by only to gunzel for buses & trains and/or to go anywhere else.

TP3085 always operates the first 654 trip to Perth Stadium.

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Bus Suggestions wrote:Noticed that 3034 has a ZF EcoLife badge on its rear. Any explanation as to why this may be here or any other buses have it?
From memory, 3034 was shown off to ABC Magazine by Volvo. It may have had something to do with that, so that in photos, it shows the gearbox manufacturer. Looks good either way
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3034 was a demo unit for the media that’s all


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So which one did ABC Magazine use for their article?
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3034 was used for the media, while 3048 was used by ABC Magazine.

3034: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QIe2BJEBy8o
3048: https://www.busnews.com.au/bus-reviews/ ... lvo-b8rlea

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Looks like set 47 is getting repaired. So much for going to the "scrappers" that people claimed it was heading to

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As people have said, it moves around under it's own steam, so there's probably not that much damage.
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the c man wrote:Looks like set 47 is getting repaired. So much for going to the "scrappers" that people claimed it was heading to
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099 is working Midland/freo line this evening

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Observation Comfort Del Gro are in transition to own Purple Coaches as getting into buses in Western Australia, they already own Swan Taxis. I know that this fact as I started working with since Monday and the transition started the previous Friday.
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Transperthpaperbus wrote:...they already own Swan Transit.
Rubbish. CDC does NOT own Swan Transit. Transit Systems does!
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CDC owns Swan Taxis, not Swan Transit.

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busrider wrote:CDC owns Swan Taxis, not Swan Transit.
sorry I knew that, not sure why I wrote it that way.
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B-Series 77 was seen operating the Armadale Line this morning, departing Armadale at around 7:40AM. Told by a Railcar Driver that there was a shortfall of A-Series units.
The one who catches the Perth Stadium bus like an illegal immigrant by only to gunzel for buses & trains and/or to go anywhere else.

TP3085 always operates the first 654 trip to Perth Stadium.

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Zidanehartono wrote:B-Series 77 was seen operating the Armadale Line this morning, departing Armadale at around 7:40AM. Told by a Railcar Driver that there was a shortfall of A-Series units.
086 was also on armadale/thornlie lines today

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Asets 03/29 took new bset 121 to nowergup depot this evening

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1364 has been refurbished


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Transperthpaperbus wrote:Observation Comfort Del Gro are in transition to own Purple Coaches as getting into buses in Western Australia, they already own Swan Taxis. I know that this fact as I started working with since Monday and the transition started the previous Friday.
They only brought the school bus work an buses used for that not the coach work owned by General Buses

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Guy_Arab wrote:
Transperthpaperbus wrote:Observation Comfort Del Gro are in transition to own Purple Coaches as getting into buses in Western Australia, they already own Swan Taxis. I know that this fact as I started working with since Monday and the transition started the previous Friday.
They only brought the school bus work an buses used for that not the coach work owned by General Buses
I can double check that on Monday when I am at work.
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Had a ride on 1198 a couple of days ago, the windows would rattle like mad for a good 5-8 seconds after hitting a speed bump!
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I know I'm not a moderator but can I please remind people that the observations thread is meant for NEW and UNUSUAL sightings...

In regards to 1198, just to answer the question, those bonded windows on the Volgren bodies have really bad flex.
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B-Set 119 in service.
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Saw a three-car B series on the Fremantle line today.
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