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Public Transport Frequencies and Links

Post by vk6hgr » Fri Feb 25, 2005 5:05 pm

WA PUBLIC TRANSPORT
Public Transport Authority of WA Web site

Perth Train security and Transperth operations streaming scanner
http://www.broadcastify.com/listen/feed/4708

WESTRAIL
Old Westrail Frequencies (for reference)

OTHER RAILWAY COMPANIES
Australian Railroad Group
Bennett Brook Railway Tourist Railway operating in Whiteman Park
Hotham Valley Tourist Railway
Pemberton Tramway Company Operates tourist and freight trains around Pemberton
South Spur Rail

MAPS
PTA WA Railway Map
Transperth Train Line Map
Transperth Fare Zone Map
Transperth Free Transit Zone and CAT bus map
Transperth map of City station platforms
Transperth Timetable Guide
WA Railway Map Source: Australian Rail Maps

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Post by Australind » Sun Oct 30, 2005 12:14 pm

Is there a list of ARG, PACNAT or South Spur radio frequices?
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Post by vk6hgr » Sun Oct 30, 2005 1:35 pm

Australind wrote:Is there a list of ARG, PACNAT or South Spur radio frequices?
Not sure but perhaps they use the Westrail VHF channels?
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Post by Steve » Sun Oct 30, 2005 2:45 pm

I've done a bit of searching - with both radio and computer - and found (i.e heard) Westnet Rail on 418.400 and Pacific National on 418.950.

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Post by nachoman » Fri Nov 18, 2005 10:32 am

ok here's my effort for the day to get this thread back in order.

Westrail was no longer as of about year 2000. The freight business was sold to a new company called Australian Railroad Group (ARG). In the early days they were known as Australian Western Railroad (AWR) so you may see that name on ACA etc. The freight track was leased to a new entity (also under ARG) called Westnet Rail.

PTA is the overall body for Transwa (country bus and Prospector, Australind trains) and Transperth. This is really the new 'WAGR'.

Here are some frequencies, feel free to state any corrections, additions etc:

Westnet Rail Eastern Control (Avon Yard Northam to Canning Vale)
418.4 Forrestfield
419.075 Millendon
419.1 Bullsbrook
419.05 Forrestfield / Toodyay
419.025 Cockburn / Toodyay

Westnet Rail SouthWest Control (Canning Vale to Coolup)
419.7 Cockburn
419.575 Serpentine
419.625 Pinjarra
418.5 Kwinana
419.525 Kwinana

Westnet Rail Northam Control (Northam to west of Merredin)
418.2 Doodlakine
418.125 Northam
418.1 Northam
418.175 Kellerberrin
418.15 Cunderdin
418.275 Avon Yard
418.425 Nangeenan

Westnet Rail Merredin Control (Merredin to west of Kalgoorlie)
418.725 Darrine, Bonnie Vale
418.7 Jaurdi
418.75 Koolyanobbing
418.775 Merredin, Southern Cross
418.275 West Merredin Yard

Westnet Rail Picton Control (Coolup to Bunbury, Collie)
419.3 Collie/Beela
419.4 Harvey
419.425 Picton
419.45 Worsley

Westnet Rail Narngulu Control (Geraldton)
168.73 Narngulu

ARTC (National Track east of Kalgoorlie)
418.6 Kalgoorlie

Transperth Metro Train Control
418.2 Midland
418.725 East Perth
418.125 Claremont
418.175 East Perth
418.7 Martin
418.775 Northbridge
418.6 Doubleview

PTA (Transperth Transit Guards, CSAs etc)
419.2 Maylands
419.475 Claremont
418.45 Guildford
419.75 East Perth
418.8 Maylands
418.9 Carlisle
419.325 Thornlie
419.5 Cannington/Cottesloe
419.55 Martin
419.85 Subiaco/Bayswater
418.1 North Freo
418.275 Whitfords
419.47 Claremont
418.25 Armadale/Doubleview
419.95 Midland/Fremantle
418.3 Joondalup
418.375 Daglish
418.425 Warwick
418.325 Perth

Transperth unknown (either Control or PTA)
418.225 Nowergup
418.625 Warwick
418.75 Perth/Nowergup

ARG (channels for most yards)
418.475 shunt Forrestfield
418.875 shunt Forrestfield
418.575 shunt Forrestfield
418.57 shunt Kalgoorlie
418.92 shunt Kwinana
418.85 shunt Kwinana
418.925 shunt Kwinana/Forrestfield
410.625 ARG portable
411.625 ARG portable
450.05 ARG portable (maybe WNR portable)

Pacific National (train freight company, big yard at Kewdale)
418.95 shunt channel
419.375 loaders?
418.65 shunt channel

South Spur Rail
450.25 portables

Great Southern Railways (Indian Pacific)
410.825 portable
148.3375 portable?

they are also some VHF frequencies still in use for the GSR line (Northam to Albany), wheatbelt lines (north of Northam) etc.

For example: 166.475 at Toodyay for the narrow gauge lines north of Northam
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Post by Zebedee » Fri Nov 18, 2005 11:19 am

Nachoman,

Fantastic! That's just the sort of thing we need.

If you have no objections, I'll turn that into a nice PDF in the style of the other ones for Police, St John Ambulance, FESA and the old Westrail one. That way there's a nice handy list that people can print out :-)

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Re: Public Transport Frequencies and Links

Post by wascanner » Sat Jan 28, 2006 11:28 am

vk6hgr wrote:WA PUBLIC TRANSPORT
Public Transport Authority of WA Web site

WESTRAIL
Westrail website (Removed as no longer active. Westrail renamed to WAGR but there's no site at that address yet...)
Old Westrail Frequencies (for reference)

OTHER RAILWAY COMPANIES
Australian Railroad Group
Bennett Brook Railway Tourist Railway operating in Whiteman Park
Hotham Valley Tourist Railway
Pemberton Tramway Company Operates tourist and freight trains around Pemberton
South Spur Rail

MAPS
PTA WA Railway Map
Transperth Train Line Map
Transperth Fare Zone Map
Transperth Free Transit Zone and CAT bus map
Transperth map of City station platforms
Transperth Timetable Guide
WA Railway Map Source: Australian Rail Maps
Since Late December 2000 the WA Govt. Sold Westrail Freight and they became ARG: ARG Website www.arg.net.au

The government kept the Passenger division which was renamed WAGR but is now known as the Public Transport Authority: www.pta.wa.gov.au who trade as Transperth/Transwa

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Post by Zebedee » Mon Jan 30, 2006 3:51 pm

Yep and as you'll see, both ARG and the PTA are both linked to from the first posting in this thread ...
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Post by JG-103 » Thu Feb 23, 2006 12:14 pm

Transperth buses in the freo district (ie circle route buses 98 and 99 and d rest) are using 472.7500, pretty busy in the morning

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Post by Australind » Sat Aug 19, 2006 7:55 pm

Can some one give me a list of what controler controls? eg: Eastern control from Canningvale to Near avon yard etc

With Merriden control closing down a few years back where is west Merredin controlled from now?
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Post by Australind » Mon Oct 02, 2006 11:48 am

From what I can work out now the controllers now are:

Eastern Control: From Canningvale to Avon
Central Control: From Avon/Northam to Merredin
Avon Control: Avon Yard and Merredin Yard
GSR (Great Southern Railways): Merredin to West Kalgoorlie

Can anyone please confirm this is correct and who operates the West Kalgoorlie/Kalgoorlie operations and Kallgoorlie to Esperance line and Avon to Albany line?
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prospector

Post by silk200611 » Wed Nov 29, 2006 8:50 pm

Can someone please help with the new prospector freq's

cheers

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Post by nachoman » Sat Dec 02, 2006 5:50 pm

The Prospector will use the Control channel for whatever area it is in, ie Metro Control: East Perth to Midland, Eastern Control: Midland/Forrestfield to Northam, Central: Northam to Kalgoorlie?

see the above frequencies for a guide and report any updates as I haven't been east of Northam since Merredin and Northam Control was collapsed into Central or whatever they did.

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AWR Control Channels

Post by A1501 » Sun Dec 17, 2006 9:21 pm

These are the control voting channels used by trains travelling from Perth/ Forrestfield to West Kalgoorlie:

CH52 - EASTERN CONTROL - F/F to Avon
419.025
419.050
419.075
419.100

CH51 - CENTRAL CONTROL Avon to W. Merredin
418.100
418.125
418.150
418.175
418.200
418.250

CH55 - MERREDIN CONTROL W.Merredin to Southern X
418.775
418.800
418.850

CH54 - MERREDIN CONTROL Southern X to West Kal.
418.650
418.725
418.750
418.775

(CH54 and 55 are linked and Merredin Control is now operated from Avon, also known as EGR Control)

The following are local/ shunting channels used along the route:
CH50 - Roll-by (train to train)
450.050

CH7 - Signal Cabins at Avon Yard and West Kal. (Also used for shunting)
418.275

CH17 - Yard shunting
418.575

CH27 - Yard shunting
418.875

Past Kalgoorlie, trains are handled by ARTC Control in Adelaide.
ARTC UHF CH5 can be heard on 418.600 in the Kalgoorlie/ Parkeston area. The train to train communications utilise VHF CH2 - 168.580.
Also keep an ear out on GSR88 - 410.825, this channel is used extensively by crews talking to each other between the loco and crew coach. Also used for on board coms. on the Indian Pacific passenger train.

I apologise if I seem to have repeated info from other posts, but I think this puts it all in perspective. I hope it helps :)

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Post by nachoman » Sat Sep 22, 2007 8:22 pm

PTA Security Guards for the Mandurah line (eg Esplanade Station and the Tunnel) on 414.825

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