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by wayfarer
Sun Aug 19, 2018 7:06 pm
Forum: Discussion - Perth / WA
Topic: Perth Transport Costs (Perthnow)
Replies: 9
Views: 7674

Re: Perth Transport Costs (Perthnow)

There's just no comparison. Especially when you can be on the buses for over 4 hours, make over 5 transfers, go to the other side of the city and back to the coast, and still spend less than $10 / proably less than 5 on concession .. You'd burn 2 to 3 times the amount in fuel doing the same journey ...
by wayfarer
Sun Aug 19, 2018 6:47 pm
Forum: Discussion - Perth / WA
Topic: Mercedes-Benz O 405 NH Tour (Ft. Diesel + CNG) - 28/07/2018
Replies: 11
Views: 10386

Re: Mercedes-Benz O 405 NH Tour (Ft. Diesel + CNG) - 28/07/2

Where will these be sold?
One would think they would be sold in a job lot to another country like New Zealand?
I doubt they want such new tech buses getting into the hands of private operators just yet...

I could be completely wrong! but we shall see..
by wayfarer
Sun Jul 08, 2018 7:25 pm
Forum: Photos - Perth/WA
Topic: CNG High-Floor Bus Farewell + CNG Surprise
Replies: 6
Views: 25448

Re: CNG High-Floor Bus Farewell + CNG Surprise

This seems to be a good point to emphasize that the MTT / Transperth & now the PTA have always been very supportive of the bus preservation movement in Perth. Indeed. She's always been one of my favourites of the last of a dieing breed, since the 0305's were withdrawn en masse . Even the Renaults s...
by wayfarer
Sun Apr 22, 2018 2:12 pm
Forum: Photos - Perth/WA
Topic: CNG High-Floor Bus Farewell + CNG Surprise
Replies: 6
Views: 25448

Re: CNG High-Floor Bus Farewell + CNG Surprise

Is anyone taking 1133 into Preservation?? Has any consultation been made? DO transperth know that the preservation community would be interested in this bus? I mean, it IS probably one of the most talked about Renaults and one of the (was) stars of a now pretty bland fleet.. Shame if it gets broken ...
by wayfarer
Thu Mar 09, 2017 3:47 pm
Forum: Photos - Perth/WA
Topic: Photo request - ZF 0405's and 1288
Replies: 8
Views: 24139

Re: Photo request - ZF 0405's and 1288

I'd love to get hold of one of these for a camper conversion. What did they go for at auction? Any Ideas?
by wayfarer
Tue Feb 14, 2017 9:21 pm
Forum: Discussion - Perth / WA
Topic: B8 Volvo artic feedback please.....
Replies: 7
Views: 3320

Re: B8 Volvo artic feedback please.....

Thats why most of the TransWA long distance coaches use manual transmissions still I guess.. Having said that, I can't believe Dual Clutch or IVT / Continuously Variable transmissions haven't caught on in truck / bus markets yet. I had a go at driving a John Deere tractor with a ZF IVT transmission ...
by wayfarer
Tue May 05, 2015 7:08 pm
Forum: Discussion - Perth / WA
Topic: Perth and Peel@3.5million
Replies: 23
Views: 8291

Re: Perth and Peel@3.5million

I reckon there should be 3 different circle routes that come on line at night after normal services finish (say between 10:30 to 11:30) and run until they resume again ( say 4:30 am?) on weeknights and saturday nights. They all go through the city at some stage and have 1 covering southern suburbs, ...
by wayfarer
Mon May 04, 2015 7:16 pm
Forum: Discussion - Perth / WA
Topic: PTA / Transperth observations - April 2015
Replies: 17
Views: 5154

Re: PTA / Transperth observations - April 2015

Hey guys, seeing this month isn't up yet, I'd thought maybe somebody here might be interested in this, I have just spotted on Facebook.

link : https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid ... =1&theater
by wayfarer
Sun Jul 27, 2014 12:49 pm
Forum: Discussion - Perth / WA
Topic: Transperth service changes - Up to the end of 2015
Replies: 698
Views: 110197

Re: Transperth service changes

Does anyone know what is the deal with the stand changes at the busport? This may be old news to alot of members here, but it seems that they have put their most frequently used services right at the other end of the terminal. I know, shut up and do the exercise, but is this in place due to some ong...
by wayfarer
Thu Jun 05, 2014 9:05 pm
Forum: Discussion - Perth / WA
Topic: Transperth Train happenings
Replies: 264
Views: 82307

Re: Transperth Train happenings

Why do they say the motors can't handle the short distances bnetween stops running on freo line, yet the distance between esplanade and perth is shorter than most of the hops on the 3 oldest suburban lines. When south perth opens, that will mean a 4 stop bunch-up where they are supposedly putting th...
by wayfarer
Sun May 11, 2014 8:12 pm
Forum: Photos - Perth/WA
Topic: AOAs in Perth
Replies: 296
Views: 320025

Re: AOAs in Perth

*edit* 2nd attempt..

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by wayfarer
Sun Apr 27, 2014 7:46 pm
Forum: Discussion - Perth / WA
Topic: Scania DAB Midcity Series 2
Replies: 1
Views: 924

Re: Scania DAB Midcity Series 2

god there's some scum around, I wonder also what happened to the 0305G that was parked up around gnangara that had it's windscreen kicked in a year a so back.
by wayfarer
Sun Apr 27, 2014 7:28 pm
Forum: Photos - Perth/WA
Topic: AOAs in Perth
Replies: 296
Views: 320025

Re: AOAs in Perth

Gee, do you ever wonder how much they actually get paid to put the adverts on the buses versus how much the vinyl costs? and does the operator get the money or does it go to the govt?
by wayfarer
Sun Apr 27, 2014 7:22 pm
Forum: Photos - Perth/WA
Topic: Brookton Old Time Motor Show 2014
Replies: 7
Views: 3405

Re: Brookton Old Time Motor Show 2014

Methinks the model A ford has got something like a modified flathead v8 or a smallblock ford or chevy although they've kept it looking stock from the outside. I mean you wouldnt want a stock one around at 90 with the cable operated brakes ('juice' brakes or hydraulic didn't come out until the 1940 m...
by wayfarer
Sun Apr 27, 2014 5:39 pm
Forum: Photos - Perth/WA
Topic: New Infocentre at Roe Street Bus Station
Replies: 8
Views: 2192

Re: New Infocentre at Roe Street Bus Station

I'mn just fed up with all the changes to street directions and closures. Especially when they change their mind again 18 months down the track. And the marina should have never happened, when it gets silted up every six months due to lack of tide through flow that'll give them a bit of cause for con...
by wayfarer
Sun Apr 27, 2014 5:35 pm
Forum: Photos - Perth/WA
Topic: Volvo with Volgren Optimus Body - A Passenger Perspective
Replies: 18
Views: 3822

Re: Volvo with Volgren Optimus Body - A Passenger Perspectiv

noisy? the noisiest things are (as reluctantly as I say it) the Volvo artics. My friend lives in Yokine, a couple of blocks back from Alexander Dve, When there is one at the lights on a summers day with both of the a/c units going flat out, I can tell what sort of bus it is by ear
by wayfarer
Fri Apr 25, 2014 6:39 am
Forum: Photos - Perth/WA
Topic: Volvo with Volgren Optimus Body - A Passenger Perspective
Replies: 18
Views: 3822

Re: Volvo with Volgren Optimus Body - A Passenger Perspectiv

The optimus primes (yes I know that's not their correct name :P~ also have the thicker seat squabs like the volvo artics
by wayfarer
Fri Apr 25, 2014 6:36 am
Forum: Photos - Perth/WA
Topic: New Infocentre at Roe Street Bus Station
Replies: 8
Views: 2192

Re: New Infocentre at Roe Street Bus Station

2016 meaning actually late 2017 / into 2018 once all the teething problems are fixed.. but hey, i'm an optimist. I'm just getting sick of this constant harlem shuffle 'improvements' the city always decides to make and then changes it's mind ten years later.
by wayfarer
Fri Apr 25, 2014 12:47 am
Forum: Photos - Perth/WA
Topic: 60s MTT Buses in Mitchell Fwy construction video
Replies: 3
Views: 2022

60s MTT Buses in Mitchell Fwy construction video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hb9hjWn2Zrs Check this out guys, thought some on here might have like it. I spot (I think) a leyland lion and a worldmaster. Gee, Perth was a different place thenn, I can't recognize or pick the location really any of those little streets and old buildings. (and yes ...
by wayfarer
Tue Apr 15, 2014 10:28 pm
Forum: Discussion - Perth / WA
Topic: Obscure & forgotten services/other - who remembers?
Replies: 398
Views: 99645

Re: Obscure & forgotten services/other - who remembers?

They were still running worldmasters on the 265 route through innaloo in like at when i was about 5 when I would go to the city with my mum
by wayfarer
Tue Apr 15, 2014 10:22 pm
Forum: Discussion - Perth / WA
Topic: Missing person - last seen around morley bus station
Replies: 0
Views: 786

Missing person - last seen around morley bus station

**Please Share** Cannington Police are seeking information regarding the whereabouts of missing 14 year old Jordan MASSEY (pictured). Jordan was last seen at the Morley Bus Station about 12:45pm on Sunday 13 April 2014. It is believed Jordan was catching a bus home, however he never arrived. Despite...
by wayfarer
Tue Jan 21, 2014 12:23 am
Forum: Discussion - Perth / WA
Topic: WA Transport Questions thread
Replies: 1496
Views: 145995

Re: WA Transport Questions thread

Why can't they get a bloody CAT that runs from Roe St terminus or Wellington St that goes the most direct route to the Busport?? I get on the blue cat the other day and its stops no where near perth underground where it says it stops, and I end up at the Perth Ferry Terminal. Not Happy Jan!! get you...
by wayfarer
Sat Jan 11, 2014 8:28 pm
Forum: Discussion - Perth / WA
Topic: **FAREWELL TO THE WELLINGTON STREET BUS STATION 11/01/2014**
Replies: 29
Views: 4396

Re: **FAREWELL TO THE WELLINGTON STREET BUS STATION 11/01/20

Well there was a waste of a day. was supposed to be a ride from 339 at 1:30. waited till 1:45. no show. nice one.
by wayfarer
Mon Jan 06, 2014 10:56 am
Forum: Discussion - Perth / WA
Topic: PTA / Transperth bus observations - January 2014
Replies: 78
Views: 9864

Re: PTA / Transperth bus observations - January 2014

Didn't see any buses saying happy new year! what's going on with that?
by wayfarer
Mon Jan 06, 2014 10:55 am
Forum: Discussion - Perth / WA
Topic: **FAREWELL TO THE WELLINGTON STREET BUS STATION 11/01/2014**
Replies: 29
Views: 4396

Re: **FAREWELL TO THE WELLINGTON STREET BUS STATION 11/01/20

Yes, I'd very much like to go too. I won't mind joining the association if that is a prerequisite. Just let us know how that is being handled. Regards, Tom.

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