Observations (Transperth, A & B series)

 
  Mike_in_the_west Chief Commissioner

Location: Perth, WA
Just let you all know if you have not noticed that they have now removed the service number display box on the A sets
"warailways"


GOOD!!!  Those made the A's look ugly!! Very Happy

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  warailways Chief Commissioner

Location: Perth
Yeah i so agree mike about the service number display screens on the As. They sure made them look ugly.
  Mike_in_the_west Chief Commissioner

Location: Perth, WA
So with no boxes now, are they putting the service number in the destination display like they did in Fastrack days?
  warailways Chief Commissioner

Location: Perth
No just the Destination which will include the pattern letter if the train is running on a pattern if not just the destination will be displayed.
  wasid Locomotive Driver

Do they even list service numbers anywhere? There not on timetables.

While i was travelling to perth from whitfords i made a note of what trains i saw coming the other way. From 12:00 to 12:30 i saw in order - A, B, A, B, A, B, A, B, A, B. Then coming back to whitfords from perth at 3:20 i saw A, A, B, B, B, A, B, - i think thats right, one of the first A's i saw i think was out of service.

One other thing i noticed was the A's on the armadale line actually showed on their displays that they stopped at belmont park.

And i dont have to wait long at claisebrook and perth anymore. so many trains.
  Mike_in_the_west Chief Commissioner

Location: Perth, WA
Transperth needs to know that its spelt ABBA, not ABBBA!!

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  Australind Minister for Railways

Location: Perth, Western Australia
I have noticed that all fremantle trains have on there destinations saying Perth instead of Midland, arent they running striaght though to Midland now?
  andy-wa Locomotive Fireman

Location: Perth Western Australia
The trains which have Perth on the displays probely terminate in Perth. But also since the the introduction of the new Thornlie Spur all train numbers have changed and the displays could be only programed that way. But Im not exactly sure if that is the case I could wrong on that one. Perhaps Freddo might know

Regards
Andy
  Wallip Chief Commissioner

Location: Perth
I think they are just et that way, as I have caught a couple of Midland line trains this week, with the ones I noticed displaying Perth, but continuing to Freo once at Perth station



Question
Does anyone know why on the new system maps in the railcars, the Northern suburbs line is still being displayed as the Joondalup Line. Aa I remember it was only in the first 6 months of the line being open that Joondalup was the terminus, and snce then its been Currambine or now Clarkson. The station anouncement also calls it the Clarkson line, so why lable it the Joondalup line.
I know its a bit finicky, but when its a brand new disign it wouldnt be that hard to change before printing.
  Steph Chief Train Controller

I would be guessing it's because Joondalup is the main station on the line.
  Freddo Chief Commissioner

Location: Junee NSW
The trains which have Perth on the displays probely terminate in Perth. But also since the the introduction of the new Thornlie Spur all train numbers have changed and the displays could be only programed that way. But Im not exactly sure if that is the case I could wrong on that one. Perhaps Freddo might know

Regards
Andy
"andy-wa"


The announcement might say to Midland or Freo, but has always displayed Perth, on the outside,  this changes when you reach Perth as your run number changes, which you punch into the computer, then once that is done the display will change to Midland or Freo.  2 reasons why they do this, 1st is that people see the train a commith and it says Perth, so they hop on, you would be shocked on how many people would not get on a train that displays, lets say Midland at Freo, because they think it does not stop at Perth and visa versa, 2nd, if the train has to terminate they know it is just going to Perth, now, on the Clarkson line when you punced the info into the computer, it always said it's destination, ie Armadale, dont ask, I do not know why, but then again, people would still ask if it stopped at Perth.  Now you and I know all trains go through Perth, but most memebrs of the public are creatures of habit, put them out of that zone and they are like sheep.  To prove this comment, next time watch people very closely at peak times at Perth when there is a change, due to timetables failures etc, it is a very interesting subject and great obeservations on watching them and have a giggle to boot.
  Mike_in_the_west Chief Commissioner

Location: Perth, WA
LMAO yeah, I agree Freddo about the passengers in peak hour.  Some good humour!

My favorite is when I get on an express from Perth to Warwick, then all stations to Clarkson.  I dont think anyone listens to the announcement and/or understands what express means.  There is always at least 5 passengers I see crap themselves when the train passes through Stirling at 100kph and its the station they have to get off at.

Remember back in the old fastrack days when Peter Jackson (now a newsreader on 96fm) did the annoucements?  It just was "This train runs from Currinbine to Armadale stopping all stations".  Now with the Transperth announcements for the past 8 years or so, its been "This train runs from Clarkson to Armadale stopping all stations, including Perth.  For the exact reasons as Freddo mentioned.
  Auxodium Chief Commissioner

Location: Kickin it in da Gwood aiiiii
I think they are just et that way, as I have caught a couple of Midland line trains this week, with the ones I noticed displaying Perth, but continuing to Freo once at Perth station



Question
Does anyone know why on the new system maps in the railcars, the Northern suburbs line is still being displayed as the Joondalup Line. Aa I remember it was only in the first 6 months of the line being open that Joondalup was the terminus, and snce then its been Currambine or now Clarkson. The station anouncement also calls it the Clarkson line, so why lable it the Joondalup line.
I know its a bit finicky, but when its a brand new disign it wouldnt be that hard to change before printing.
"Wallip"


yeah but it isn't the Clarkson line as Joondalup is like a Perth, Subiaco, Fremantle, Midland & Armadale........these are DESTINATION stations and Clarkson is just another Bus transfer station which will not be a destination station like the others. Plus if you look at some of the lines on the London Underground they name some lines after the stop it passes through (like Joondalup for example)
  andy-wa Locomotive Fireman

Location: Perth Western Australia
Thanks Freddo

I should have known that I will slap myself
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  Australind Minister for Railways

Location: Perth, Western Australia
Cheers for that, They use to display Midland all the time.
  Auxodium Chief Commissioner

Location: Kickin it in da Gwood aiiiii
yeah thanks for that also Smile
  Auxodium Chief Commissioner

Location: Kickin it in da Gwood aiiiii
yeah thanks for that also Smile
  Mike_in_the_west Chief Commissioner

Location: Perth, WA
Sightings today.

Set 14 - All stations Clarkson - Perth
Set 6   - All Stations Perth - Clarkson

Set 62 - Whitfords - Perth
Set 55 - Perth - Clarkson
Set 49 - Perth Whitfords
Set 66 - Perth - Clarkson Very Happy (hasnt been on 66 yet)
  warailways Chief Commissioner

Location: Perth
Also you may have noticed that they have added extra advertisment frames at the Drivers cab ends on the Bsets and it make the drivers cab end look very ugly.
  Mike_in_the_west Chief Commissioner

Location: Perth, WA
Might have to look at this on my next outing on Thursday!!
  warailways Chief Commissioner

Location: Perth
Good idea.
  Steph Chief Train Controller

I saw a railcar/carriage at the claisebrook yard today at about 2pm which wasn't an A or a B set. I only was able to see a tiny bit of it from where i was standing, bit I know it was silver and it had a small swirly logo on the side in colours.

Anyone know what it was?
  Mike_in_the_west Chief Commissioner

Location: Perth, WA
QR Track grinder??
  Midland Train Spotter Station Master

Location: Swan View
hi,
I seen one of the australind carriages stored there last week it is probably still there. Also B set #69 left the workshops monday for claisebrook then Nowergup.
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I saw a railcar/carriage at the claisebrook yard today at about 2pm which wasn't an A or a B set. I only was able to see a tiny bit of it from where i was standing, bit I know it was silver and it had a small swirly logo on the side in colours.

Anyone know what it was?
"Steph"
  Steph Chief Train Controller

Thanks. I was able to get a better look today and it was an Australind carriage.

My observation for today:

On the way to Perth on the 7:12am this morning on the Midland line I heard an announcement I have not heard before. When it was getting a bit packed it said (not sure if these are the exact words of it):

"Please move down the car away from the doors"

Have any of you heard this one before?

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