Observations (Transperth, A & B series)

 
  Kafoopsy Chief Commissioner

Location: Perth, WA
That list of worst level crossings is interesting.  Henty Road seems like such a quiet little road.

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  thewaratahtrain Chief Train Controller

What actually happened to 46 and am I correct in saying 36's parts are going to be swapped over to 46 and 36 will get 46's?
  drwaddles In need of a breath mint

Location: Newcastle
did you ask the people in the picture if you could take their photo and then post it on the internet.
wn514
doggie15 is not required to ask permission, especially since the people are simply incidental to the photo. It's a different story if he's taking portraits of people but even then he's not necessarily required to ask for permission.
  wn514 Chief Commissioner

Location: at a skyhooks concert living in the 70's
doggie15 is not required to ask permission, especially since the people are simply incidental to the photo. It's a different story if he's taking portraits of people but even then he's not necessarily required to ask for permission.
drwaddles

if it is taken in the publics interest the it is probably quite legitimate, if it isn't then it is not. doggie15  could have got up closer to the subject being photographed to take the photo and not included the travelling public in the photo.
  hello Station Master

Not a train obsevation but, at midland station theres new sleepers ready to go down, it looks like they mite be laying tracks down the otherside ov platform
3? Highly doubt it but anybody have info?
  thewaratahtrain Chief Train Controller

Could just be upgrading the TransWA tracks so that the prospector and avonlink are level with the platform, platforms 2 & 3 were recently completed, the PTA has the strictest DDA policies that's why all the older stations are progressively being rebuilt well that and to improve safety.
  crisfitz Chief Commissioner

Location: Enroute somewhere
Not a train obsevation but, at midland station theres new sleepers ready to go down, it looks like they mite be laying tracks down the otherside ov platform
3? Highly doubt it but anybody have info?
hello
These are left overs from some track upgrades a few years ago. Been there for ages.
  thewaratahtrain Chief Train Controller

New caution stickers have started to appear on the A series gangway doors this is A set 40!
All of the A series are getting these stickers.
http://m.flickr.com/#/photos/95551024@N04/8742738537/
  fastrak44 Junior Train Controller

Location: 100 metres from what will be electrified railway in the next 5 years.
New caution stickers have started to appear on the A series gangway doors this is A set 40!
All of the A series are getting these stickers.
http://m.flickr.com/#/photos/95551024@N04/8742738537/
thewaratahtrain
Not surprised, those things can be brutal at times!
  thewaratahtrain Chief Train Controller

Yea the amount of times I've had one slam shut on me it's not exactly the nicest of things, I've only just made a Flickr account, also just checked the bus forums A set 46 isn't too far away from re-entering revenue service it was tested yesterday on the Armadale line and should be ready to enter revenue service tomorrow it just needed a detailing
  AvonLink Train Controller

Location: Kingsgrove NSW
Can I ask the following people who read this section of the forum what is so special in regards to set 46? Yes it's been in the shed receiving an general overall after its 'incident'...this is worse with set 79 postings prior to the SSR opening Esplanade-mandurah.

Anyways I've heard a rumor the next batch of trains are three doors to improve the passenger flow and loading times at stations and due for delivery later this year...anyone care to confirm this?
  thewaratahtrain Chief Train Controller

The next batch of trains are three car B series trains with 2x2 doors, it's the next generation trains after the B series that'll have six doors per carriage the PTA are apparently looking at the Alstom X'Trapolis.



http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=i0dybeHz0Eo
The B series train fleet will grow from 46 three car sets to 68 three car sets



http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Q210WttZxp0

http://www.downergroup.com/Investors/ASX-Announcements/2011/Downer-Bombardier-secures-contract-with-Western-Australias-Public-Transport-Authority.aspx?iframe=true&innerWidth=584&innerHeight=550&lightbox=true
  thewaratahtrain Chief Train Controller

The next B series will be of a third generation variety, they'll have a reduced perimeter seating layout in the middle carriage as well as a more advanced passenger information system, the government is looking at international train types similar to the ones that operate in Brazil or the Alstom X'Trapolis from Melbourne which is a possibility, Downer EDI & Bombardier have a strong partnership with the PTA & state government from rolling stock asset management to rolling stock maintenance, Downer & Bombardier are both bidding for contract.
http://www.wa.liberal.org.au/article/more-rail-cars-perth-transport-system
  doggie015 Junior Train Controller

Location: On a bus going from esplanade busport to canning bridge so I can catch a train to Esplanade station
""The intent is that, within a few years, almost every peak-hour service on the city's network will be either a six-car or four-car set to get the maximum passenger capacity when it is most needed."

That's a decent enough goal but what of the trains stuck in the depot due to maintenance and/or repairs?
  thewaratahtrain Chief Train Controller

I still don't think there's enough A series to run four car sets without reducing the amount of services, 68 B series is a lot of trains for two lines, I wonder how many new generation trains will be ordered and what type of formation they'll consist of... three or four car sets, if a train is in the depot for maintenance it just means one less four or six car train.
  Mouse Chief Train Controller

Location:
B Series trains operating on the Fremantle Line today due to the Perth station closure - 56, 65, 89 and others.
  doggie015 Junior Train Controller

Location: On a bus going from esplanade busport to canning bridge so I can catch a train to Esplanade station
The network is becoming like Beaufort Street in Mount Lawley! The trains are barely organized chaos and nobody has the same idea as to what the heck is going on. You can listen in to the chatter at http://www.broadcastify.com/listen/feed/4708
  thewaratahtrain Chief Train Controller

#46 has returned to revenue service was out and about on the Midland line today.
  dw54 Assistant Commissioner

Location: Devonport, Tas
""The intent is that, within a few years, almost every peak-hour service on the city's network will be either a six-car or four-car set to get the maximum passenger capacity when it is most needed."

That's a decent enough goal but what of the trains stuck in the depot due to maintenance and/or repairs?
doggie015
A public transport system almost always has provision for traffic and engineering spares. The engineering spares represent the number of units which are in Depot for programmed attention during traffic peaks plus a breakdown reserve. Traffic spares are to meet extraordinary levels of demand. The timetable is designed around a fleet strength of total fleet minus these spares.

As a rough rule of thumb, a combined spares level around 10% has traditionally been carried. If the Transperth bus timetable needed 900 buses, then Transperth would own 1000 buses for its contractors to operate.

The A series would have five spares (10% of 48 ). The B series probably seven. Some people in the know at PTA might be able to elaborate on this with the specifics for Perth.

What will likely happen is that all A series will be confined to the historical lines, and the B series to the N-S route. There may end up some B series running 6-car on limited stops to Armadale and/or 3-car local to Thornlie as well as the A series.
  dw54 Assistant Commissioner

Location: Devonport, Tas
The network is becoming like Beaufort Street in Mount Lawley! The trains are barely organized chaos and nobody has the same idea as to what the heck is going on. You can listen in to the chatter at http://www.broadcastify.com/listen/feed/4708
doggie015
And your thinking is like a doggie's hind leg. It seems it's you who has no idea. Maybe you should spend more time reading and less typing.
  Wool Stores Locomotive Fireman

Location: Perth
And your thinking is like a doggie's hind leg. It seems it's you who has no idea. Maybe you should spend more time reading and less typing.
Hey, no need to be rude!

I think he is referring to the reopening of Perth Station on the morning of Monday May 20 after Midland services were due to be moved from platform 7 to platform 8. There were problems and Midland services had to be redirected through the Armadale platforms at McIver into the platform 4 dock at Perth Station during peak hour, hence causing chaos.
  dw54 Assistant Commissioner

Location: Devonport, Tas
Hey, no need to be rude!

I think he is referring to the reopening of Perth Station on the morning of Monday May 20 after Midland services were due to be moved from platform 7 to platform 8. There were problems and Midland services had to be redirected through the Armadale platforms at McIver into the platform 4 dock at Perth Station during peak hour, hence causing chaos.
Wool Stores
That's clearer, but Doggie has been posting comments for quite a while now. It's clear he/she has very limited knowledge, and it would better if he/she spent more time absorbing what knowledge is offered to share - and ask questions to fill the gaps.

I very much doubt whether he/she would have any ability to deal with such a situation, and to heap insults as he/she did on the PTA/Transperth teams was the height of ignorance on his/her part. Quite clearly, it was none of his/her business to be eavesdropping on employees seeking to give of their best to make a service work. And certainly, if eavesdropping, to keep his/her observations to him/herself.
  Wool Stores Locomotive Fireman

Location: Perth
That's clearer, but Doggie has been posting comments for quite a while now. It's clear he/she has very limited knowledge, and it would better if he/she spent more time absorbing what knowledge is offered to share - and ask questions to fill the gaps.

I very much doubt whether he/she would have any ability to deal with such a situation, and to heap insults as he/she did on the PTA/Transperth teams was the height of ignorance on his/her part. Quite clearly, it was none of his/her business to be eavesdropping on employees seeking to give of their best to make a service work. And certainly, if eavesdropping, to keep his/her observations to him/herself.
dw54
Well how about expanding his knowledge, rather than criticising it. As stated in the forum rules everyone is "entitled to their own opinion".
  doggie015 Junior Train Controller

Location: On a bus going from esplanade busport to canning bridge so I can catch a train to Esplanade station
Hey, no need to be rude!

I think he is referring to the reopening of Perth Station on the morning of Monday May 20 after Midland services were due to be moved from platform 7 to platform 8. There were problems and Midland services had to be redirected through the Armadale platforms at McIver into the platform 4 dock at Perth Station during peak hour, hence causing chaos.
Wool Stores
Yes; in this instance I was referring to that. They seem to be rather intent on reading stuff that is not there regarding my posts. I don't even dignify them with a direct response. However insulting other forum users is not tolerated. I know that they are reading this message so hopefully they stop insulting and cyber-stalking me before they get banned for it
  hello Station Master

Ive noticed east end of claisebrook depot has had some work. Anybody know wats happening? Laying more tracks? The new trains are due soon arnt they?

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