Volvo B8RLEA


An articulated version of the B8RLE, and the most common articulated bus in Perth. All have the Volgren ‘Optimus’ body.

Contents:

  • Quick Stats
  • Bus variants
  • Livery variants

Quick Stats

  • Type: Articulated
  • Produced: Dec ’14 – Jun ’18
  • Number in fleet: 70
  • Fleet numbers:
    • 3033-3102
  • Depots: Bayswater, Canning Vale, Fremantle, Joondalup, Malaga, Mandurah, Midvale, Mount Claremont, Rockingham
  • USB Chargers: Yes, some buses.
  • B7s with USB chargers:
    • 3072-3102
  • Engine: Euro 6 258KW/350PS 7.7L 6cyl Volvo turbocharged & intercooled SCR diesel
  • Gearbox: ZF Ecolife 6AP1400B 6sp Auto (newer B7s)

Bus Variants


Green-Dot Desto

3059 2019.08.28 MirrabookaStn

Earlier B8 artics with a green flip-dot desto display.

  • Produced: Dec ’14 – Jul ’17
  • Number in fleet: 49
  • Fleet numbers:
    • 3033-3081
  • Depots: Bayswater, Canning Vale, Fremantle, Joondalup, Malaga, Mount Claremont

White LED Desto

3089 2019.07.10 DixonRd

Later B8 artics with a white LED desto instead of the flip-dot display. All of these have USB ports installed as well.

  • Produced: Aug ’17 – Jun ’18
  • Number in fleet: 21
  • Fleet numbers:
    • 3082-3102
  • Depots: Bayswater, Fremantle, Mandurah, Midvale, Mount Claremont, Rockingham

Livery Variants

Do note that as buses are maintained over the years, sometimes the liveries (particularly the fleet numbers when large advertisements are placed) are altered so they don’t quite match their siblings. These aren’t included here, this summary covers the liveries the buses had in their original spec.


Silver/Black Fleet Numbers

3033 2019.07.24 v2 MurdochStn

A very early livery, only featured on two buses before being updated to the green/black livery.

  • Produced: Dec ’14, Apr ’15
  • Number produced (originally): 2
  • Fleet numbers:
    • 3033, 3034

Green/Black Fleet Numbers

3042 2019.04.09 MurdyStn

This revision saw the fleet number moved to the green stripe beneath the driver’s window, no other changes.

  • Produced: Apr ’15-Sept ’15
  • Number produced (originally): 17
  • Fleet numbers:
    • 3035-3051

Green/White Fleet Numbers

3092 2019.07.15 RBusway

Same as above, but with a white fleet number instead of green.

  • Produced: Sept ’15-Jun ’18
  • Number produced (originally): 51
  • Fleet numbers:
    • 3052-3102