Observations (Transperth, A & B series)

 
  Steph Chief Train Controller

I think we need a thread dedicated to any observations you make while travelling on Transperth trains.


Some observations I made yesterday:

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      Mike_in_the_west Chief Commissioner

    Location: Perth, WA
    Good idea!! Very Happy  Been meaning to start a thread like this for a while now! Wink

    I'll add some observations tommorow...but currently...

    Car 212(or was it 213??) has been tagged, quite small, but noticeable! GRRRR!!

    313/213 has a new panograph.  Sticks out in bright red.



    EDIT:  Post sightings of B series that have just come into revenue service too!  Possibily give a date of the first service if you can.
      Mike_in_the_west Chief Commissioner

    Location: Perth, WA
    Also, around 11am, Set 68 was doing a trial run through Perth station.  Gave a nice long blast of the horn at guys working on the William St Tunnel.  I was going to bring my camera, but didnt bother with it!!

    Set 8 for clarification does NOT have blue seating. It was the last A set overhauls to be equipped with the older red/grey stripes.

    Set 12 was on the Clarkson line, rides brilliantly. No scratches on the windows, chairs and carpet is all brand new! Very Happy
      3foot6 Minister for Railways

    Location: Unknown
    I might as well add some observations of the B Series from here in Queensland ...

    B Series EMU 70 was sitting in the Testing Shed at EDI Rail in Maryborough on Monday, 1 August, 2005.

    B Series EMU 71 Trailer Car BET 671 was undergoing water seal testing at EDI Rail in Maryborough on Monday, 1 August, 2005.  Driver-Motor Car A BEA 471 was also sitting outside the EDI Workshops.
      Yishun Locomotive Fireman

    Could you also put the station your at, the time and the way of travel (eg. perth to armadale or armadale to perth) thanks  Very Happy
      Mike_in_the_west Chief Commissioner

    Location: Perth, WA
    With Set 68, it looks like it had just done a trial run up to Nowergup.  Arriving on platform 5 at Perth and waited for the A set to Armadale ahead of it to clear.  If that helps? Wink
      wasid Locomotive Driver

    03/04 August
    Smartrider boxes (actual green boxes with LCD) are installed at perth.
    Platform 5 has a LED display now.
    Signals have been installed between plafrom 2 & 6, but are rotated 90 degrees. also a 40km/h speed limit sign.
    B sets have an automated announcement saying that platforms will change on monday.
    set 67 test train was heading down the armadale line at about 2:15. A set test train came back and headed towards perth around the same time. this was at claisebook station.
      3foot6 Minister for Railways

    Location: Unknown
    Could you also put the station your at, the time and the way of travel (eg. perth to armadale or armadale to perth) thanks  Very Happy
    "Yishun"


    Why not describe the direction of travel by using Up or Down.

    I'm assuming it is the same as in Queensland.  That is ...
    DOWN - Perth to Armidale
    UP - Armidale to Perth

    DOWN - Perth to Midland
    UP - Midland to Perth
      Steph Chief Train Controller

    Set 69 (I presume) has been sitting at Midland Workshops for the past couple of days.

    I've turned this thread into a sticky. Is everyone happy with that?
      WAGR Chief Commissioner

    Could you also put the station your at, the time and the way of travel (eg. perth to armadale or armadale to perth) thanks  Very Happy
    "Yishun"


    Why not describe the direction of travel by using Up or Down.

    I'm assuming it is the same as in Queensland.  That is ...
    DOWN - Perth to Armidale
    UP - Armidale to Perth

    DOWN - Perth to Midland
    UP - Midland to Perth
    "MichaelJ"



    Well not sure what it is these days, but it used to be UP Midland & Armadale to Fremantle and of course Down from Fremantle to Midland & Armadale.
      Auxodium Chief Commissioner

    Location: Kickin it in da Gwood aiiiii
    noticed that some of the new B sets have been tagged up on the windows.  Crying or Very sad  why do people do it? Surprised
      Mike_in_the_west Chief Commissioner

    Location: Perth, WA
    noticed that some of the new B sets have been tagged up on the windows.  Crying or Very sad  why do people do it? Surprised
    "Auxodium"


    Cos they are freaking idiots and need to be deported from the country who tag B's!!!  Twisted Evil
      Australind Minister for Railways

    Location: Perth, Western Australia
    or they just dont like trains and have nothing better to do with there time.
      Midland Train Spotter Station Master

    Location: Swan View
    Hi,
    it is set #69 at the workshops, EDI was doing some work on the line (road 6 ) so the EMU was able to camp out for a few nights.
    bye
    Set 69 (I presume) has been sitting at Midland Workshops for the past couple of days.

    I've turned this thread into a sticky. Is everyone happy with that?
    "Steph"
      Yishun Locomotive Fireman

    noticed that some of the new B sets have been tagged up on the windows.  why do people do it?


    We need the cane in Perth!
      Mike_in_the_west Chief Commissioner

    Location: Perth, WA
    B set notes as of 08/08/05.

    Set 68 was caught doing an "all stations to clarkson" run today. It stopped at Whitfords, got an amber light departing north out of Whitfords.  Red light half way been Whitfords Stn and Ocean Reef Road. I was expecting to see an A set between the red light and the next green signal at Edgewater.  NOTHING.  And I have perfect vision!! Laughing

    What was going on here?!?!

    Also, A's are still running on the Joondalup line, dispite some saying today would be the B set invasion! Wink
      Auxodium Chief Commissioner

    Location: Kickin it in da Gwood aiiiii
    B set notes as of 08/08/05.

    Set 68 was caught doing an "all stations to clarkson" run today. It stopped at Whitfords, got an amber light departing north out of Whitfords.  Red light half way been Whitfords Stn and Ocean Reef Road. I was expecting to see an A set between the red light and the next green signal at Edgewater.  NOTHING.  And I have perfect vision!! Laughing

    What was going on here?!?!

    Also, A's are still running on the Joondalup line, dispite some saying today would be the B set invasion! Wink
    "Mike_in_the_west"



    ahh yes everyone stay calm and do not question your eyesight as there WILL be more B's running from now on. as i said for every 5 B's there will be 2 A's on the Joondalup line.
      warailways Chief Commissioner

    Location: Perth
    last thursday iwas watching A four car A set consist eparting whitfords on the down platform to clarkson. The lead set was no.29 and when it was about 1km away from the station there was suddenly a huge blinding light blue flash which i believe was caused by the pantograph on set 29 or the catenary. But does anyone know or why this happens or what is the reason for this or is it just a major fault?
      Mike_in_the_west Chief Commissioner

    Location: Perth, WA
    Sometimes its just caused by dirt on the wires killing the contact between the wire and the panograph.
      Steph Chief Train Controller

    Woah, that would have been interesting to see warailways.

    My observations for the 8/8/2005

    -Noticed in the A sets the doors closing message has changed. Instead of *ding* doors closing *ding* it just goes *ding* doors closing

    -On some of the A sets doing the Thornlie and Armadale runs they have new stickers of the new Transperth layout.

    -Are there too many Railcars on the Clarkson line during peak hour? I caught a B at about 4:15pm at Warwick which went express to Perth. When it reached Leederville it slowed quite a lot and trickled towards Perth. When it got past the underground part and just about at Perth it stopped for about 5mins. During this time two railcars on the Clarkson line went past which freed up the platfroms for the railcar I was on. Seems a bit congested at the moment. Was this just teething probs for the new timetables?

    -At Perth station and station along the Armadale line they had people wearing Transperth t-shirts and hats handing out the new timetables and assisting people who needed help about the new system.

    -Some track teething problems at the changing track towards Thornlie. Was standing at Beckenham and saw workers working on that part of the track at about 1pm-2pm. An A set going express had to slow down pretty fast as the workers took their time to move for some reason.

    -Thornlie station looks good. It has a really nice design. Not a lot of patronage during the day but I think that's expected only being a spur line and being only the first day in service. It will pick up in time. The freight line right beside it is really cool. I was standing right near it when a freight train went past. I don't think I've ever been that close to a freighter going that fast. It was really loud but really cool! Could this be a new photo opportunity for photographers of freight and the likes?

    It was a good day Very Happy
      warailways Chief Commissioner

    Location: Perth
    I traveled on the northern line this morning and afternoon and there were many sixcar sets running all stations to Perth/ Clarkson and some three car sets doing the Whitfords shuttle and C pattern services. Also there were still some A sets running C pattern and all stations but there were very few. Also Perth Station is currently to congested as well andin the future the a sets will still run on the northern line especially on Sundays. Now going to the A sets you may have noticed that the driver passenger intercom panels have changed and also that the doors closing announcement has changed.
      Yishun Locomotive Fireman

    I travelled the north line too, and I was on the B set there and back, nice 6-snake too. I did saw a couple of A sets on my journey, one there and one back.
      Mike_in_the_west Chief Commissioner

    Location: Perth, WA
    Could this be a new photo opportunity for photographers of freight and the likes?
    "Steph"


    Killer idea Steph!! Very Happy  Never thought of that one! Wink  Might have to meander my way down there when i got free time (which isnt now).  It was probably an ARG Forrestfield - Kwinana freighter you saw.
      Auxodium Chief Commissioner

    Location: Kickin it in da Gwood aiiiii
    i took some snaps of my visit to Thornlie put them up soon Smile
      warailways Chief Commissioner

    Location: Perth
    Just let you all know if you have not noticed that they have now removed the service number display box on the A sets and that they still have not put up the new rail network maps on the A sets as well at the moment.

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