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PTA / Transperth & Private Observations - 2019

Postby sylar » Tue Jan 01, 2019 12:44 pm

2019 !! Lets do this.
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Re: PTA / Transperth & Private Observations - 2019

Postby Squiddy » Tue Jan 01, 2019 9:22 pm

Oh yeah, 2018 is over already :O
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Postby Zidanehartono » Fri Jan 04, 2019 5:36 pm

B-series 115 was seen operating the Thornlie Line today.
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Postby the c man » Mon Jan 14, 2019 2:31 pm

Sets 10&11 both in service today following refurb
10/36 Thornlie
11/unknown on Midland
16 should be in refurb in the next few days or weeks maybe unless it's already gone in
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Re: PTA / Transperth & Private Observations - 2019

Postby tonyp » Tue Jan 15, 2019 10:37 am

I am wondering how much of the train network is fully step-free accessible, line by line - that's both level access from the platform to the train and accessible access (ramp or lift) between the street and the platform? The Transperth website is not entirely clear. I wish they used little wheelchair pictograms beside station names on the timetables to make this information easy to discover.
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Re: PTA / Transperth & Private Observations - 2019

Postby Squiddy » Tue Jan 15, 2019 11:37 am

tonyp wrote:I am wondering how much of the train network is fully step-free accessible, line by line - that's both level access from the platform to the train and accessible access (ramp or lift) between the street and the platform? The Transperth website is not entirely clear. I wish they used little wheelchair pictograms beside station names on the timetables to make this information easy to discover.


I'm pretty sure every platform is wheelchair-accessible from the street, via ramp or lift. Some are better than others, but wheelchair users shouldn't have any issues at any station.
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Postby tonyp » Tue Jan 15, 2019 11:53 am

Squiddy wrote:
I'm pretty sure every platform is wheelchair-accessible from the street, via ramp or lift. Some are better than others, but wheelchair users shouldn't have any issues at any station.

Then the stations missing from this list below have a non-wheelchair comliant gap between the platform and train door? I am surprised that not every station of the north-south line is listed here. I would have thought that they had addressed this at the time of design and contruction of this modern line.

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Postby Mr OC Benz » Tue Jan 15, 2019 12:06 pm

Leederville, and some stations on the heritage lines may have “step-free” access, but the overpass ramp gradients to the platforms perhaps are not compliant for these stations?

Almost every station has level boarding platform to train with only a few stations having a larger gap than normal or a height discrepancy. It may just be the street to platform access that lags at most of the stations not mentioned on that list. Either way, roaming CSO’s typically assist passengers on the few journeys that can’t be made indepdently.
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Re: PTA / Transperth & Private Observations - 2019

Postby tonyp » Tue Jan 15, 2019 12:13 pm

Yes it's possible that some legacy stations fitted with older ramps built to different standards prior to the DDA may not comply with current gradient standards and would thus not make the Transport list of accessible stations. I would have thought however that the entire north-south line would have been built compliant, yet some stations like Joondalup don't make it to that Transperth list. Odd.
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Re: PTA / Transperth & Private Observations - 2019

Postby Mr OC Benz » Tue Jan 15, 2019 9:13 pm

Actually Joondalup is on that list but I don't think it is up to date. For example, Aubin Grove is not on it.

Without knowing how they define an accessible station, it's possible that their definition is quite stringent. I wonder how tactile tiling, colourings/markings etc come into play. Many more stations than on that list are definitely accessible by wheelchairs for example, however, it could be a different story for vision impaired people who would rely much more on tactile markings to aid their boarding process.
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Re: PTA / Transperth & Private Observations - 2019

Postby Bus-1809 » Tue Jan 15, 2019 11:36 pm

Swan Transit Midvale based Volvo B7RLE No. 1483 was sighted at Swan Transit Bunbury depot today. I know why, but can't say anything at the moment.
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Re: PTA / Transperth & Private Observations - 2019

Postby Squiddy » Wed Jan 16, 2019 12:46 am

Bus-1809 wrote:Swan Transit Midvale based Volvo B7RLE No. 1483 was sighted at Swan Transit Bunbury depot today. I know why, but can't say anything at the moment.


Given that this particular bus is recorded on perthbus.info (and has a matching shot) as belonging to TransBunbury, I think it's fairly obvious why it's there. Older B7s going regional, presumably replacing the older NHs and other miscellaneous buses that are located down that way.
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Re: PTA / Transperth & Private Observations - 2019

Postby Bus-1809 » Wed Jan 16, 2019 1:01 am

Pretty much along the lines, Squiddy... Early Swan B7's to Bunno and Diesel OC's supposedly to Geraldton to replace Early NH's. Don't quote me on that, though.
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Re: PTA / Transperth & Private Observations - 2019

Postby Squiddy » Wed Jan 16, 2019 1:25 am

Bus-1809 wrote:Pretty much along the lines, Squiddy... Early Swan B7's to Bunno and Diesel OC's supposedly to Geraldton to replace Early NH's.


I'm interested to see what happens with the older NHs once they're replaced. I suppose they'd probably make their way back here in the meantime to cover the deficit until they're replaced by newbies? Would be nice to see some older NHs around, even if it is only temporarily!

Just a bit of speculation, it's been too quiet around here lately.
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