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by dex
Sat May 26, 2018 8:11 am
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Transdev Melbourne News 2018
Replies: 126
Views: 66415

Re: Transdev Melbourne News 2018

From the Manningham Leader 21 May 2018 Bus driver morale ‘very low’ Transdev employee slams commitment Andrew Rogers A TRANSDEV bus driver says the operator’s ongoing commitment to provide rail replacement services is leading to cranky customers and stressed out drivers. Transdev insists it has eno...
by dex
Sun Aug 06, 2017 3:41 am
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Recommendations for survey on bus priority lanes
Replies: 4
Views: 2232

Re: Recommendations for survey on bus priority lanes

Bus priority lights are purley smoke and mirrors. They're on a cycle, not a switch, they are usually last in the cycle as well. In the northern suburbs they are pretty useless and poorly managed. Reality is, pax and drivers think they are getting priority when they're actually being halted. There is...
by dex
Sat Jun 03, 2017 4:16 am
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Transdev Melbourne News 2017
Replies: 305
Views: 121554

Re: Transdev Melbourne News 2017

Saw one of the 500 series from Sunshine depot last week broken down on Millers road, driver was told to either drive the bus back with no acceleration or walk back to the depot. Driver last seen huffing and pufffing towards Altona Gate shops.
by dex
Sat Apr 01, 2017 11:38 am
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Myki
Replies: 74
Views: 37732

Re: Myki

In other words 'dex', cave in to management, which is interested only in its own convenience. The fare structure is good, the ticketing and payment aspects are abysmal. Years ago, your sentiment appeared in the immortal phrase: 'Close your eyes, and think of England'. You cave in to management beca...
by dex
Wed Mar 22, 2017 8:14 am
Forum: General Transport Discussion
Topic: How not to be a professional bus driver.
Replies: 3
Views: 2312

Re: How not to be a professional bus driver.

hahaha!! Every bus driver has always wanted to do that!
by dex
Wed Mar 22, 2017 7:27 am
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Airconditioning temperatures
Replies: 2
Views: 1698

Re: Airconditioning temperatures

Set at 22 degrees, usually all the time, I'm not paying for the running costs and it keeps most people happy. Sometimes I will run it at 25 in summer, it doesn't work the air con as hard and if it gets close to 25 on a 40 degree day, you've won by miles. It might seem crazy...but tit works. It also ...
by dex
Sun Feb 12, 2017 7:58 am
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Transdev Melbourne News 2017
Replies: 305
Views: 121554

Re: Transdev Melbourne News 2017

Transdev was boasting on their Facebook page that they cleaned graffiti off 35 buses at their Sunshine depot on Sunday. https://www.facebook.com/Transdev-Melbourne-188561761286097/photos/?tab=album&album_id=872914669517466 | Shame they let it go for so long, no preventative measures put in place, n...
by dex
Sun Dec 04, 2016 3:54 am
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Transdev Melbourne news July - December 2016
Replies: 169
Views: 33983

Re: Transdev Melbourne news July - December 2016

Heihachi_73 wrote:Hopefully they ditch the SmartBus livery altogether when the buses go in for a repaint, the silver CR228Ls are looking a bit ordinary these days.
That would be the panel damage and lack of cleanliness that make them look ordinary.
by dex
Sun Dec 04, 2016 3:52 am
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: 2017 "fare adjustment" & concession changes
Replies: 3
Views: 1948

Re: 2017 "fare adjustment" & concession changes

"Free travel for children under five – From 30 January 2017, the free travel age for young children will be raised from three to four years old"

I thought that 4 and over, making a child at the age of four inclusive, was already the case?
by dex
Sun Oct 23, 2016 4:26 am
Forum: Photos - Melbourne/Vic
Topic: MISC COACHES -out and about
Replies: 11
Views: 8906

Re: MISC COACHES -out and about

White is a very corporate colour, like silver and black.
It is also easier to keep clean ,sounds weird but have a look at a white car, then a dark car.
by dex
Sun Oct 23, 2016 4:23 am
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Transdev Melbourne news July - December 2016
Replies: 169
Views: 33983

Re: Transdev Melbourne news July - December 2016

Presentation is the key when the bus is on the back of a flatbed.
by dex
Sun Oct 16, 2016 2:33 am
Forum: Photos - Melbourne/Vic
Topic: MISC COACHES -out and about
Replies: 11
Views: 8906

Re: MISC COACHES -out and about

The bloke driving the Tulla coach is awfully familiar.
by dex
Sun Oct 16, 2016 2:30 am
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Airport monorail?
Replies: 37
Views: 14838

Re: Airport monorail?

It was brought up in the mid 90s, out through Mickleham road, then out via Westmeadows/Attwood/Alanbrae.
The Alanbrae estate was new at the time and the residents opposed it, boom, gone.
by dex
Sun Oct 09, 2016 6:33 am
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: 901 at Roxburgh Park
Replies: 7
Views: 2594

Re: 901 at Roxburgh Park

Not related but out of curiosity do you get many problems with the 479? The only trouble we've had was usually the 500, Broady to Sunbury, a run I dubbed 'The loser cruiser'. I should preface that and say I actually live in Broadmeadows. The 479 and 500 had the dubious honour of it's hardened Sunbu...
by dex
Fri Oct 07, 2016 8:35 am
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: 901 at Roxburgh Park
Replies: 7
Views: 2594

Re: 901 at Roxburgh Park

CCTV on buses and the audio is quite good. I know from viewing a lot of footage at work, part of being an Operations Supervisor. That said, once it's downloaded and the authorities have it, it's really up to them and the courts, usually the police are keen to pursue but nothing generally comes of it...
by dex
Fri Oct 07, 2016 5:36 am
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: 901 at Roxburgh Park
Replies: 7
Views: 2594

Re: 901 at Roxburgh Park

You mean Broadmeadows North or Craigieburn South? Paul, as someone who frequented Roxy station as a driver on the 484 quite often, the safest thing to do if you are a driver is to shut your mouth and drive the bus. Many drivers, particularly 901 drivers learnt this after numerous assaults, numerous ...
by dex
Tue Oct 04, 2016 10:22 am
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Question:Touch on for Seniors week
Replies: 6
Views: 2496

Re: Question:Touch on for Seniors week

They need to have a positive myki account and touch on or off, just like on the weekends.
by dex
Sun Sep 11, 2016 1:14 am
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: New 543 service - Roxburgh Park to Greenvale Gardens
Replies: 9
Views: 3219

Re: New 543 service - Roxburgh Park to Greenvale Gardens

Definitely Tulla.
The operator do the timetabling but ultimately the government have the final say and adjust accordingly.
by dex
Thu Sep 08, 2016 9:06 am
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Myki
Replies: 74
Views: 37732

Re: Myki

Pffftt....charts and stats.. Sunbury line never gets checked, a lot like Broadmeadows and surrounding suburbs, most of the time inspectors refuse to go out that way. Fare evasion is massive in the northern suburbs, but fear and recurring assaults keeps the inspectors away. Stats also take into accou...
by dex
Sat Sep 03, 2016 1:21 am
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Pokebus
Replies: 4
Views: 1670

Re: Pokebus

don't you mean 'NightRider'?
by dex
Tue Aug 30, 2016 9:45 am
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Driver safety
Replies: 18
Views: 3319

Re: Blood-covered fighting men terrify bus passengers

The beauty of the eastern suburbs. It's a bit unfair to tarnish the whole of the Eastern Suburbs. :lol: The problem for the 901 route is that given it travels through Frankston, Dandenong, Ringwood, Greensborough, Roxburgh Park and Broadmeadows, it is basically a "Contiki tour" of all of Melbourne'...
by dex
Fri Aug 26, 2016 9:33 am
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Driver safety
Replies: 18
Views: 3319

Re: Blood-covered fighting men terrify bus passengers

Happens a fair bit over our way, 484 has had it's fair share of punch ups on the bus, there is a home for old men in Greenvale, they generally travel to and from the pub and end up punching on in the bus, usually ends in a bloody mess or an ambulance called.
by dex
Sat Jun 25, 2016 7:16 am
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Transdev Melbourne news January - June 2016
Replies: 164
Views: 39563

Re: Transdev Melbourne news January - June 2016

philm wrote:Transdev opens new temporary North Melbourne Depot: https://twitter.com/Transdev_Melb/statu ... 4128262145
Apparently having issues with bogged buses due to the inclement weather.
by dex
Wed May 04, 2016 11:22 am
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Secret Proposal Leaked To Construct Elevated Rail Line!!!
Replies: 143
Views: 62925

Re: SkyRail

You know what else is really bad? Sitting in traffic for hours on end whilst the rest of the city stand still. It's called progress. It's the same reason people upgrade their phone every six weeks, or upgrade their car, move house, get new glasses, watch 3d movies, use free wi-fi...so on. Unless you...
by dex
Wed Apr 27, 2016 11:14 am
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Transdev Melbourne news January - June 2016
Replies: 164
Views: 39563

Re: Transdev Melbourne news January - June 2016

Yeah, but you should see the other guy!

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