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Old April 27th, 2016, 11:17 PM   #61
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The orange line
And a video of a ride on that line:

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Old April 28th, 2016, 05:02 AM   #62
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That video is of an A-series which only has a maximum speed of 110km/h. They're only good for the shuttles on that line due to the low maximum speed. I believe there's only one A-series left operating along the Mandurah-Joondalup Line since the latest timetable change with the rest now all operated by B-series which travel at 130km/h.
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Old April 28th, 2016, 12:10 PM   #63
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Just released today for airport link
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Old May 26th, 2016, 08:30 PM   #64
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Railway Station by iainrmacaulay, on Flickr


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Works on new Aubin Grove station on Mandurah Line, planned opening - early 2017:

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Old June 17th, 2016, 03:38 AM   #66
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New underground Perth Busport opens for operations on 17 July. A public open day on Saturday 16 July will allow passengers to familiarise themselves with the new facility.

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Perth Busport to open Sunday, July 17

$217 million Perth Busport will commence operations on Sunday, July 17
  • Smart transport project will make public transport even more convenient
  • Transperth services will begin operating from the new $217 million
  • underground Perth Busport on Sunday, July 17, 2016

Transport Minister Dean Nalder said the Liberal National Government's smart transport project would revolutionise bus travel in the CBD.

"The new busport has been designed to accommodate 50 per cent more bus movements than the old Wellington Street Bus Station," Mr Nalder said.

"This means we can move more people, more efficiently around our modern, growing city.

"This project has involved demolishing the old, above-ground Wellington Street Bus Station in 2014 and replacing it with a world-class underground facility.

"Sinking the complex railway track system and the bus station has significantly transformed the centre of our capital city.

"The State Government has delivered a long-term plan and vision to reconnect Northbridge and the CBD and set the stage for a blend of open space, plazas and walkways, and existing, new and future developments."

Passengers will have the opportunity to familiarise themselves with the new facility at a public open day on Saturday, July 16, before it opens for operations the next day.

The Perth Busport is fully air-conditioned, features 160 seats, 16 bus stands, two bus entrance-exits, toilets and baby change facilities, and two kiosks.

There are three entry points at Yagan Square, Queen and King streets. Each entry point has lifts, stairs and escalators to move passengers between the ground level and underground lounge levels.

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  • A public open day will be held at the Perth Busport on Saturday, July 16
  • For more information about the Perth Busport and public open day, visit www.transperth.wa.gov.au
  • By 2031, more than 200 buses per hour will use Perth Busport
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Old June 17th, 2016, 08:22 AM   #67
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Is this part of TransPerth commuter rail?

How often do the trains run in Perth and what's the ridership like?
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Is this part of TransPerth commuter rail?

How often do the trains run in Perth and what's the ridership like?
There's five urban rail lines and one spur line (Thornlie Line).

Trains run from about 5am to midnight daily (From about 7am on Sundays) with all lines running every 10-15 minutes (more frequent in peak times) during the day and typically 15-30 mins at night.

There is talk about the train lines starting an hour earlier for when the new Forrestfield-Airport Line opens, to enable commuters to get to the airport in time for early FIFO flights. The addition of the Forrestfield Line will mean the inner-stations of the Midland Line will have a 5-8 min daytime frequency from 2020, following the lead of some stations on the Armadale/Thornlie Line already having an 8 min daytime frequency and 15 min night time frequency.

In 2014-15, trains made up 64.2 million boardings from a total of 148.7 million boardings.

There has been an ongoing program over the past five years to convert trains to have less seats and more standing room to increase capacity in peak periods. They want to further increase this by purchasing new trains with 4 doors per (side) carriage to enable more capacity and faster dwell times, however funding has been deferred for a few years.

Planning is also underway for a new underground line through the north-eastern suburbs.
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Thanks for the info.

So how many take the trains on a regular business day?
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Some photos of the new Stadium Station that's under construction.

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Old June 23rd, 2016, 09:49 PM   #71
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From Railway Gazette:

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More EMUs for Perth
23 Jun 2016



AUSTRALIA: Western Australia's Public Transport Authority has awarded the EDI Rail Bombardier Transportation joint venture a contract to supply an additional 10 B-Series three-car electric multiple-units for use on Perth commuter services.

Deliveries are scheduled to start at the end of 2019, ahead of the planned opening of the Forrestfield-Airport Link in 2020

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Old July 1st, 2016, 09:48 AM   #72
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Thanks for the info.

So how many take the trains on a regular business day?
Approximate boardings (per day - so would be higher for a working day and lower for weekend)...
Armadale/Thornlie Line: 24,840
Fremantle Line: 22,543
Joondalup Line: 46,865
Mandurah Line: 56,712
Midland Line: 18,250

In comparison, Route 950 is the busiest bus route and currently averages 18,000 boardings per day.


New introductory video for users of the Perth Busport:
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Old July 18th, 2016, 12:47 PM   #73
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Perth Busport commenced operations on Sunday but the real tester was with the commuter peak today. The completion of the new underground bus station along with the sinking of the railway lines marks a century long dream to reconnect the Central Business District with Northbridge.

I'm not in the city for the occasion unfortunately, but I've linked some shots from today by various local media outlets.

720 ABC Perth






96Fm Perth
Deputy Premier Liza Harvey with 96Fm, local radio station at the Yagan Square entrance.


There's a cafe and food outlets as well as vending machines.


A video from a couple of weeks ago:


Unveiling of the Perth Busport by Premier Colin Barnett:


And one from a local enthusiast of the Busport in operation:
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Ellenbrook rail line could be three decades away: new report

THE good folk of Ellenbrook could be waiting three decades for a rail line to the city, if successive WA governments adopt a $1.3 million transport plan[...]

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According to sources, the plan — to be released Friday — will not recommend a rail line to the award winning suburb until after Perth’s population reaches 3.5 million.

That could be 2050.
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The Perth Transport Plan for 3.5 million people (expected to be reached by 2050), Transport @ 3.5 million was released yesterday (and as mentioned above, Ellenbrook is not of high priority for rail).
The full documents are available here:
http://www.transport.wa.gov.au/proje...-5-million.asp

Some of the key public transport infrastructure proposals include:
Heavy Rail - Suburban
New radial line - East Wanneroo Rail Link (3 stages)
- Stage 1: in tunnel between Perth City and Morley (with station at ECU Mt Lawley), surfacing to terminate at a station at Marshall Road, Beechboro
- Stage 2: surface rail connect to Joondalup Line between Clarkson and Butler
- Stage 3: spur rail to connect the main line to Ellenbrook
Main purpose of this line is to:
- To connect the under-served north east quadrant to the wider rapid transit network and relieve pressure on complementary public transport services such as the popular Route 950 bus.
- To relieve pressure off the Joondalup Line, which will reach practical capacity limits

The line would have very few stations to enable a journey from north of Clarkson to be completed at higher speeds than using the Joondalup Line.

Stirling-Murdoch Orbital line (4 stages all underground)
- Stage 1: Stirling to UWA-QEII
- Stage 2: UWA-QEII to Murdoch
- Stage 3: Murdoch to Thornlie
- Stage 4: Stirling to Morley
Main purpose of this line is to:
- Relieve pressure off the inner-sections of the Joondalup, Fremantle and Mandurah Lines
- Connect the majority of the radial network to the orbital rail to provide easier access to major activity centres without transfers through highly patronised CBD stations

Various radial extensions
- Joondalup Line from Butler to Yanchep (final extension proposed for this line)
- Midland Line from Midland to Bellevue (final extension proposed for this line)
- Armadale Line from Armadale to Byford

Thornlie Link Extension (TLE)
- Thornlie to Cockburn Central with stations at Nicholson Road and Ranford Road

Heavy Rail - Metro/Subway
Work still required to determine if such a system will be required. It would be designed to move people quickly over short distances within the inner-city area and thus is deemed most likely incompatible with the existing suburban network due to the different rolling stock and station design needs.

Perth Light Rail
Basically a reincarnation of the "Knowledge Arc" proposal. A light rail line linking UWA-QEII with Curtin-Bentley and eventually Canning Bridge.

Bunbury Fast Train
More work still required here to determine the alignment north of Ravenswood Riverfront into Perth. Most likely option is for separate intercity/regional tracks along the Armadale Line corridor to serve this need.

Here's some screenshots of the public transport related maps from the suite of documents.






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Perth Mayor Lisa Scaffidi laments $25 million spent on cancelled MAX light rail


Lord Mayor Lisa Scaffidi has criticised the Barnett Government for the millions of dollars and thousands of hours of staff time that went into the now-cancelled MAX light rail project[...]
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