Volvo B7RLE


The workhorse of the Transperth fleet. Currently there are more B7s in service than any other bus in Perth, making up over half of the fleet.

Contents:

  • Quick Stats
  • Bus variants
  • Livery variants

Quick Stats

  • Type: Rigid
  • Produced: May ’11 – Sept ’19
  • Number in fleet: 750
  • Fleet numbers:
    • 1462, 1466-1482
    • 1656-1699
    • 2124-2199
    • 2216-2244, 2246-2299
    • 2300-2399
    • 2400-2499
    • 2500-2585, 2590-2599
    • 2600-2609, 2611-2616, 2636-2664, 2681-2699
    • 2700-2752, 2757-2772
    • 2800-2839
    • 2900-2959
  • Depots: At all depots except Southern River
  • USB Chargers: Yes, some buses.
  • B7s with USB chargers:
    • 2391-2396
    • 2540-2599
    • 2608, 2609, 2611, 2612, 2645-2664, 2681-2699
    • 2725-2772
    • 2800-2839
    • 2900-2959
  • Engine: 213KW/290PS 7.1L 6cyl Volvo turbocharged & intercooled SCR diesel
  • Gearboxes:
    • Voith D864.5 4sp Auto (older B7s)
    • ZF Ecolife 6AP1400B 6sp Auto (newer B7s)

Bus Variants


Volgren CR228L Body

1675 2019.06.24 HaymanRd

The oldest B7s, these have the older Volgren CR228L body. These are all identical, except for 1662, 2244 and 2314 which are fitted with a ZF gearbox instead of the Voith found on all the others of this type.

  • Produced: May ’11 – Jun ’13
  • Number in fleet: 154
  • Fleet numbers:
    • 1462, 1466-1482
    • 1656-1699
    • 2124-2147
    • 2216-2244
    • 2300-2322, 2324
    • 2400-2414
  • Depots: Wangara, Mandurah, Beckenham, Midvale, Malaga, Canning Vale and Claisebrook

 


Midi (short-wheelbase)

2143 2019.08.09 WilliamSt

These are short-wheelbase versions built for use on the Perth CAT routes. All have the CR228L body mentioned above and are fitted with the Voith gearbox.

  • Produced: Mar ’13 – Jun ’13
  • Number in fleet: 7
  • Fleet numbers:
    • 2139-2145
  • Depots: Claisebrook only

 


Volgren Optimus Body

2250 2019.07.15 RBusway

These are the newer and more varied B7s, with the newer Volgren Optimus body. These buses have a mix of the Voith and ZF gearboxes.

  • Produced: May ’13 – Sept ’19
  • Number in fleet: 595
  • Fleet numbers:
    • 2148-2199
    • 2246-2299
    • 2323, 2325-2399
    • 2415-2499
    • 2500-2585, 2590-2599
    • 2600-2609, 2611-2616, 2636-2664, 2681-2699
    • 2700-2752, 2757-2772
    • 2800-2839
    • 2900-2959
  • Depots: All depots except Southern River and Claisebrook

 


Volgren Optimus Body (White LED)

2832 2019.08.12 FreoStn

A newer subset of the Volgren Optimus buses, these buses have white LED destination screens instead of the traditional green flip-dot displays. These all have ZF gearboxes installed. All of these buses except the three trial buses (2523, 2636, 2717) have USB chargers installed.

  • Produced: Aug ’16 (trial buses), Aug ’17 – Sept ’19
  • Number in fleet: 185
  • Fleet numbers:
    • 2523, 2557-2585, 2590-2599
    • 2636, 2681-2699
    • 2717, 2741-2752, 2757-2772
    • 2800-2839
    • 2900-2959
  • Depots: All depots except Southern River, Karrinyup, Kalamunda and Claisebrook

 


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

2178 2019.04.17 CollierPs

The ‘original’ livery for the B7s, this is featured on all of the non-CAT CR228L buses, as well as the older Optimus buses.

  • Produced: May ’11 – Mar ’15
  • Number produced (originally): 339
  • Fleet numbers:
    • 1462, 1466-1482
    • 1656-1699
    • 2124-2191
    • 2216-2244, 2246-2284
    • 2300-2370
    • 2400-2474

Green/Black Fleet Numbers

2376 2019.05.13 Causeway

A revision of the original livery, which saw the fleet numbers moved to the green stripe beneath the driver’s window (next to the front door on the other side) and increased in size slightly.

  • Produced: Mar ’15 – Sept ’15
  • Number produced (originally): 59
  • Fleet numbers:
    • 2192-2199
    • 2285-2296
    • 2371-2380
    • 2475-2499
    • 2600-2604

Green/White Fleet Numbers

2664 2019.07.08 MurdochStn

A minor revision of the above black/green livery, which saw the colour of the fleet numbers change from black to white. No other changes.

  • Produced: Sept ’15 – Jul ’19
  • Number produced (originally): 329
  • Fleet numbers:
    • 2297-2299
    • 2381-2399
    • 2499
    • 2500-2585, 2590-2599
    • 2605-2609, 2611-2616, 2636-2664, 2681-2699
    • 2700-2752, 2757-2772
    • 2800-2835
    • 2900-2945

Green/White Fleet Numbers w/updated logo

2950 2019.09.04 GrandPmde

The most recent livery for the B7, featuring an updated ‘Transperth’ logo, which is no longer located on the windows and is now further forward than previously.

  • Produced:  Jul ’19 – Sept ’19
  • Number produced (originally): 18
  • Fleet numbers:
    • 2836-2839
    • 2946-2959