Mandurah timetables

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Smartrider_user Station Master

Here's a sneak peak of the new Mandurah train timetable
http://www.transperth.wa.gov.au/timetablePDFs/Mandurah%20Line%2020071223.pdf

 
koolbardi2 Locomotive Driver

Location: Rockingham, WA

All the New timetables are online through the Section "Destanation Mandurah" on the Transperth website, and has been online since about 11 this morning.

What I found real interesting on the Timetable is that Services From Mandurah are running on peak period patterns from 6:45am until 1:45pm

 
NMR watcher Assistant Commissioner

What I find interesting is that when the DMU's were runnng it took 35 minutes from Perth to Fremantle and now with these super-dooper "B' sets it takes only 15 minutes longer to get to Mandurah ExclamationExclamationExclamation

 
tomohawk Chief Commissioner

Location: Getting The Met to get around

What I find interesting is that when the DMU's were runnng it took 35 minutes from Perth to Fremantle and now with these super-dooper "B' sets it takes only 15 minutes longer to get to Mandurah ExclamationExclamationExclamation

- NMR watcher

Then again, how many stops are there on the Mandurah line! And there was an extra stop on the Fremantle line then (Leighton Beach).

(However, I was all of about 4 years old when the A-series sparks were introduced.......)

 
Q4004 Chief Commissioner

Location: Thornlie

There is

Esplanade

Canning bridge

Bullcreek

Murdoch

Cockburn Central

Kwinana

Wellard

Rockingham

Warnbro

Mandurah

4:08pm yesterday, B Set 69 flew past me @ Bullcreek station whilst I was looking at the station

 
NMR watcher Assistant Commissioner

What I find interesting is that when the DMU's were runnng it took 35 minutes from Perth to Fremantle and now with these super-dooper "B' sets it takes only 15 minutes longer to get to Mandurah ExclamationExclamationExclamation

- NMR watcher

Then again, how many stops are there on the Mandurah line! And there was an extra stop on the Fremantle line then (Leighton Beach).

(However, I was all of about 4 years old when the A-series sparks were introduced.......)

- tomohawk

Let us take the Fremantle line as an example The peak-hour pattern has trains skipping certain stations, Now taking the timings of the existing service and making the stopping places City West, Subiaco and Claremont that sevice would take 19 minutes. An all stations trip takes 26 minutes. That means that the 10 additional stops have a dwell time of 7 minutes. As I have previously mentioned the DMU's took 35 minutes so the 9 additional minutes which is accounted by the fact that the EMU's have a faster acceleration and decelleration ability. From thi I deduce the dwell time  is 42 seconds per stop. Leighton would have had a minimal effect on timings  of the DMU's other than on the Perth-bound trains which had the up- gradient to Victoria Street to contend with.

To give you a measure as to the slowness of the DMU's.The off-peak service was 20 minutes. From West Leederville  where I lived to Fremantle took 30 minutes therefore if you just missed a train it would take you 50 minutes to go from station to station.On Friday mornings I used to cycle from my home which was 5 minutes walk from W-L station and get to the Fremantle Markets in 45 minutes which is an 8 minutes  walk from the Fremantle station When the easterly winds were blowing strongly I could do the trip in 40 minutes and later in the day take advantage of the Fremantle Doctor on the run home and enjoy the health benefits of cycling and not inhaling the acrid diesel fumes the DMU's were notorious for.

 
tomohawk Chief Commissioner

Location: Getting The Met to get around

Let us take the Fremantle line as an example The peak-hour pattern has trains skipping certain stations, Now taking the timings of the existing service and making the stopping places City West, Subiaco and Claremont that sevice would take 19 minutes. An all stations trip takes 26 minutes. That means that the 10 additional stops have a dwell time of 7 minutes. As I have previously mentioned the DMU's took 35 minutes so the 9 additional minutes which is accounted by the fact that the EMU's have a faster acceleration and decelleration ability. From thi I deduce the dwell time  is 42 seconds per stop. Leighton would have had a minimal effect on timings  of the DMU's other than on the Perth-bound trains which had the up- gradient to Victoria Street to contend with.

To give you a measure as to the slowness of the DMU's.The off-peak service was 20 minutes. From West Leederville  where I lived to Fremantle took 30 minutes therefore if you just missed a train it would take you 50 minutes to go from station to station.On Friday mornings I used to cycle from my home which was 5 minutes walk from W-L station and get to the Fremantle Markets in 45 minutes which is an 8 minutes  walk from the Fremantle station When the easterly winds were blowing strongly I could do the trip in 40 minutes and later in the day take advantage of the Fremantle Doctor on the run home and enjoy the health benefits of cycling and not inhaling the acrid diesel fumes the DMU's were notorious for.

- NMR watcher

Thanks for that. I find it interesting to learn about the "DMU days" as I really have no memories of trains in Perth prior to the EMUs.

 
Tyler Chief Commissioner

Location: Perth

The Mandurah timetable is great with services more even during the day at 7/8mins opposed to the Joondalup's 5 and 10 min intervals. Services every 15 mins to Perth from 6:07am to 6:52pm Saturdays with an hour earlier on Sundays. Great stuff.

Here's a few comparisons with the current bus services operating on Saturdays:

- An additional 55 services from Mandurah

- An additional 52 from Rockingham and Kwinana

- An additional 34 from Cockburn Central

- A loss of one service from Murdoch with only 30 mins services evenings opposed to the 15 min bus services.  

I think it's a little unfair that the last Sunday train from the city is 11:45pm when Joondalup's is 12:15. Surely the 12:10 service arriving at Perth could continue onto Mandurah and if it's something to do with the maximum driver hours then change the shifts a little. If someone missed there last train and they wan't to get off at Canning Bridge then the trick would be to catch the 11:48 940.

 
Route8 Junior Train Controller

Where can I find info re. connecting buses, namely from Murdoch?  I'm not entirely sure about where to look on the Transperth website.

 
Q4004 Chief Commissioner

Location: Thornlie

Where can I find info re. connecting buses, namely from Murdoch?  I'm not entirely sure about where to look on the Transperth website.

- Route8

check the timetables

 
Smartrider_user Station Master

Where can I find info re. connecting buses, namely from Murdoch?  I'm not entirely sure about where to look on the Transperth website.

- Route8

This will help Route 8
http://www.transperth.wa.gov.au/DestinationMandurah/Stationinformation/CanningBridgeBullCreekMurdoch/tabid/303/Default.aspx

 
Smartrider_user Station Master

Now hard copies of the Mandurah train timetable are now avaliable*. Got mine last night.

* Exclamation only if you ask nicely because they are not officially avaliable yet.[/u]

 
denshaotoko Chief Train Controller

Location: Perth, Australia

Now hard copies of the Mandurah train timetable are now avaliable*. Got mine last night.

* Exclamation only if you ask nicely because they are not officially avaliable yet.[/u]

- Smartrider_user

I've been printing them out and passing them to coworkers in my office as there's a fairly large contingent of people who live along the new line.

Everyone's eagerly waiting...

 

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