Observations (Transperth, A & B series)

 
  Mike_in_the_west Chief Commissioner

Location: Perth, WA
Yeah...all the time when on the Joondalup line when TransPerth think its funny to run a 2 car A set (non-refurbed, so the seats are not "side saddle") and the commuters have no where to stand apart from around the doors!! LOL  ah well.

My sightings.

Saw 68 at Platform 5 come in, stop, wait for a signal and head back up to Clarkson on a test run.  Passengers were really getting upset that the doors on Set 68 were not opening.  One woman even kicked the train.  I told her where to do, so did a transit gaurd. haha.

6 car B set around 3pm!  From what i could see, it was definitly 67 and possibly 66.

complex new messages on the A series for the armadale line trains.  "Next station is Oats St, if you would like to get off at Victoria Park, Burswood or Carlislie, please change trains at Oats St.'

New maps on all trains! Very Happy  Looks really good!!  I like how they have put in the zones and the Mandurah line.  One thing though...on the A's...3rd station on the mandurah line, it is going to be called "Canning Bridge".  The A's just have "Canning", where as the B's have "Canning Bridge".

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  Australind Minister for Railways

Location: Perth, Western Australia
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.
bye
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"
"Midland Train Spotter"


The australind carriage must be being serviced or just a spare they do that for some reason
  warailways Chief Commissioner

Location: Perth
[quote="Mike_in_the_west"]Yeah...all the time when on the Joondalup line when TransPerth think its funny to run a 2 car A set (non-refurbed, so the seats are not "side saddle") and the commuters have no where to stand apart from around the doors!![quote]

Well ive also heard this many times as well when you going to the footy on the joondalup line on the weekend on a two car consist and they play it non stop because there is nowhere to stand or even a handle bar to grab hold of. I just dont know why the just dont run four or six car A sets on the Weekend during the footy on all lines except for the B sets which re returning after running some specials on the Freo line.[/quote]
  Auxodium Chief Commissioner

Location: Kickin it in da Gwood aiiiii
66 was with 56 at 4pm on the Clarkson C pattern


B 49 was tagged up with WHY? (they seem to be everywhere this tag)
B 50's doors were havin trouble and 67 and 59 have scratchings on the chairs.
  Mike_in_the_west Chief Commissioner

Location: Perth, WA
I saw 49 yesterday, it looked terrible!!

We need a new law.  Tagging B sets, when caught is 20 years in jail without food and water!!  Twisted Evil
  nachoman Assistant Commissioner

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"


Have Transperth changed the service numbers lately ?

Before it was a three digit number something like (0xx, 1xx Armadale line; 2xx, 3xx, 4xx Clarkson line; 5xx, 6xx, 7xx Fremantle line; 8xx, 9xx Midland line)

Today I was listening (first time for a while) and they were using numbers such as 5147, 7137, 8133, 8138, E101, E102, L805 etc. Can anyone fill us in ? cheers
  Yishun Locomotive Fireman

Not sure hey, I just know the train services are.... 404 Joon, 707 Armadale, 505 Midland, 606 Fremantle.

I even got the route the rail replacement buses travel along.

I know that the train in the morning on Thursday ex-Armadale got told to go express from Cannington to Claisebrook even though it's a C (suppose to stop at Oats Street too).

And my father told me a train this morning got told to go express from Cannington to Perth...yes Perth...skipping Claisebrook and McIver.
  Mike_in_the_west Chief Commissioner

Location: Perth, WA
That would have been a nice ride!!!!!!

I like the Cannington, Oats St, Claisebrook run.  Its good with the older sleepers too.  Its rough, but sounds nice! Very Happy
  Auxodium Chief Commissioner

Location: Kickin it in da Gwood aiiiii
however there are piles of new sleepers waiting to be subbed in, so expect that to happen soon.
  Australind Minister for Railways

Location: Perth, Western Australia
however there are piles of new sleepers waiting to be subbed in, so expect that to happen soon.
"Auxodium"


Is that along the Armadale line? I heard this too
  Yishun Locomotive Fireman

however there are piles of new sleepers waiting to be subbed in, so expect that to happen soon.
"Auxodium"


Is that along the Armadale line? I heard this too
"Australind"


ARGH! Not more interruptions  Sad
  Steph Chief Train Controller

My observations for today:

-A set railcar 47 was being towed by a westrail loco heading down the Midland Line at about 12:15pm-ish. Anyone know what was wrong with it?

-Also I was able to catch the A 34 today to see this different display whihc is used for stations. Was a bit dissapointed that it wasn't on. What is this supposed to do exactly?
  warailways Chief Commissioner

Location: Perth
Yeah that would have been MA1862 doing its usual job hauling A sets to EDI forrestfield for wheel maintienance.
  Australind Minister for Railways

Location: Perth, Western Australia
My observations for today:

-A set railcar 47 was being towed by a westrail loco heading down the Midland Line at about 12:15pm-ish. Anyone know what was wrong with it?
"Steph"


Steph, That would of been MA bringing back that set from forrestfield.
  warailways Chief Commissioner

Location: Perth
Steph, That would of been MA bringing back that set from forrestfield.


If you are aware Australind if you read my last post I already said that.
  Australind Minister for Railways

Location: Perth, Western Australia
Steph, That would of been MA bringing back that set from forrestfield.


If you are aware Australind if you read my last post I already said that.
"warailways"


Yes I did.  Rolling Eyes
  Steph Chief Train Controller

Thanks to BOTH of you Very Happy

It's weird seeing it towed and having its pantograph down.
  Australind Minister for Railways

Location: Perth, Western Australia
Thanks to BOTH of you Very Happy

It's weird seeing it towed and having its pantograph down.
"Steph"


It goes out to Forrestfield to have there wheels grind etc. Heres a shot of 344 at forrestfield: http://australind720.fotopic.net/p16391829.html
  warailways Chief Commissioner

Location: Perth
Yeah the pantograph is down so that when it come back under the wires they can put it up properly.
  Australind Minister for Railways

Location: Perth, Western Australia
Yeah the pantograph is down so that when it come back under the wires they can put it up properly.
"warailways"


Can anyone tell me how they put the pantograph to connect with the wires with out getting electricified!  Laughing
  wasid Locomotive Driver

Maybe with a big wooden stick  Smile

My observation for today: i was on a 6 car set heading to warwick at 16:40 and the driver must of had a lapse in concentration because he overshot the platform by half a carridge. He had to come out and tell people to use the door further down.
  Mike_in_the_west Chief Commissioner

Location: Perth, WA
Yeah the pantograph is down so that when it come back under the wires they can put it up properly.
"warailways"


Can anyone tell me how they put the pantograph to connect with the wires with out getting electricified!  Laughing
"Australind"


Springs.  Hydrolics.
  Steph Chief Train Controller

My observation for today: i was on a 6 car set heading to warwick at 16:40 and the driver must of had a lapse in concentration because he overshot the platform by half a carridge. He had to come out and tell people to use the door further down.
"wasid"


That happened sometime last week to a driver heading towards Perth on the Midland line. He over shot east Guildford station. Luckily there wasn't any passenger who wanted to get in or out by the first door.

What I would be wondering though is would that door be able to open? Wasn't there a conversation a little while back about some sensors being installed so if there is no platform next to the door it won't open (or something like that)
  Mike_in_the_west Chief Commissioner

Location: Perth, WA
Yeah. Freddo was saying about it on the A's, the ladders are being removed and sensors installed.  I dont know how this has progressed, but if installed, the first door would not have opened as this the entire purpose of the sensors. Unless there is an over-ride command for emergencies.
  Steph Chief Train Controller

An observation:

Last night I was at Midland Station. While waiting for my train to Perth I decided to go inside the station for a bit. Between the change machine and the Transwa office they have installed what looks like a Smartrider payment ATM thing.

The top bit had a section to put your Smartrider card, a Debit card slot and a receipt slot.

The bottom section had a screen with buttons on the side (for selecting items) and next to this screens there is an Eftpos mechanism.

Very interesting, if you haven't seen it before go check it out sometime.

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