Apparantly TransPerth used to run double-decker busses...

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Apparantly TransPerth used to run double-decker busses...

Post by doggie015 » Sat Jan 12, 2013 8:36 am

I've stumbled across these images... Image Image

Why did TransPerth stop using these busses? With overcrowding becoming a real problem on many bus routes they should really start using them again... at least as a stopgap until light rail comes in!

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Re: Apparantly TransPerth used to run double-decker busses..

Post by noddy » Sat Jan 12, 2013 8:43 am

They used to run the mandurah Perth line before trains were invented.

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Re: Apparantly TransPerth used to run double-decker busses..

Post by LighteningCrashes » Sat Jan 12, 2013 9:48 am

noddy wrote:They used to run the mandurah Perth line before trains were invented.
Mandurah and Perth weren't invented before trains were invented.

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Re: Apparantly TransPerth used to run double-decker busses..

Post by doggie015 » Sat Jan 12, 2013 11:52 am

LighteningCrashes wrote:
noddy wrote:They used to run the mandurah Perth line before trains were invented.
Mandurah and Perth weren't invented before trains were invented.
Besides which; the question I am asking is why they STOPPED running them!

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Re: Apparantly TransPerth used to run double-decker busses..

Post by jezza » Sat Jan 12, 2013 11:55 am

These weren't hop-on, hop-off busses. They were coaches, and went from Mandurah to Perth almost nonstop.

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Post by 6stbase » Sat Jan 19, 2013 6:13 pm

Jezza has pretty much summed it up.

They were a Coach, not a route service bus. They had a 12L V8 Engine designed for coaches. They had coach seating and were equipped with toilets for long distance work. They are not designed for stop-start work.
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Re: Apparantly TransPerth used to run double-decker busses..

Post by doggie015 » Tue Jan 22, 2013 1:50 pm

6stbase wrote:Jezza has pretty much summed it up.

They were a Coach, not a route service bus. They had a 12L V8 Engine designed for coaches. They had coach seating and were equipped with toilets for long distance work. They are not designed for stop-start work.
It's a shame really... If they had some double deckers designed for stop-start work on heavily trafficked routes like the circleroute then there would be less demand for trains because the busses are too crowded!

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Post by yorky » Tue Jan 22, 2013 4:10 pm

Isn't that really why they purchased more artics? Maybe not at the capacity of a double but still.
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Re: Apparantly TransPerth used to run double-decker busses..

Post by doggie015 » Wed Jan 23, 2013 8:19 am

yorky wrote:Isn't that really why they purchased more artics? Maybe not at the capacity of a double but still.
Better than nothing I guess... If only they actually ran the artics on the routes with frequently crowded/standing-room-only busses such as the 37 (Trust me; it is an absolute NIGHTMARE to find a seat... and this is only at about 1/5th of the journey from the domestic airport to the CBD!)

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Re: Apparantly TransPerth used to run double-decker busses...

Post by Joshek » Sat Nov 10, 2018 5:05 pm

Ma, the Mandurah Train Station hasn't changed at all since that first photo was taken!
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