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Re: What gives you the S&#T's!?

Postby TA3001 » Mon Jan 07, 2019 7:17 pm

BanksfielderIdiot823 wrote:
I'm of a Fijian family and as expected, we're quite big folks. So what my poor sister had was a mixture of a STA Bustech with the sloped floor, upright seating and little legroom, mixed in with a driver who goes violent on the pedals and the wheel, and the roughness of this city's Scanias. That mix had made her so dizzy when she got off the bus and got into our mum's car. She's better now.


I didn't notice anything on 1973 except the hardness of the seat at the front when I went on it on Dec 23rd. But then, the driver behind the wheel wasn't by any means a lunatic. Like any modern bus, they're on the list to avoid unless there is no other option. I don't pay much attention to minor details with these Deloreans when boarding them, and I haven't noticed a potential lack of slanted seats. The Custom Coaches CB80 seats are admittedly not the worst I've sat on on a bus, but they're almost the same as on the L94UBs which are a much less dull chassis.

This experience sounds horrible, and is totally unacceptable on a public service. You need to file an official complaint, and you could even mention it via talk back radio if you're daring enough. If nobody finds out, it will just go undetected. It's good to hear that your sister has recovered from this ordeal. Public transport is not like what you'd expect in a limo, but it is not meant to inflict discomfort or health issues either.

'Bustech' has already been brought to the attention of the media due to the window line, but it doesn't mean anything to the SA government who just want the cheapest option available regardless of the design flaws.
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Re: What gives you the S&#T's!?

Postby BanksfielderIdiot823 » Mon Jan 07, 2019 7:30 pm

TA3001 wrote:This experience sounds horrible, and is totally unacceptable on a public service. You need to file an official complaint, and you could even mention it via talk back radio if you're daring enough. If nobody finds out, it will just go undetected. It's good to hear that your sister has recovered from this ordeal. Public transport is not like what you'd expect in a limo, but it is not meant to inflict discomfort or health issues either.

'Bustech' has already been brought to the attention of the media due to the window line, but it doesn't mean anything to the SA government who just want the cheapest option available regardless of the design flaws.


Thank you. And trust me, so many complaints have been sent, so many discussions on the radio and yet, Transport for NSW just tosses every single complaint out the window every time and continue doing things their way like any arrogant group would.
I mean, anyone that does go for a complaint will get given back the same old copy+paste message around the terms of...
"Thank you for your feedback. We have taken it into consideration." ...and nothing happens.

But then again, that's Sydney for you, the New South Welsh land of bureaucrats and corporate scumbags that only do what they feel like and don't give a damn about the people they serve.
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Re: What gives you the S&#T's!?

Postby TA3001 » Mon Jan 07, 2019 8:54 pm

Wasn't aware that they had copped media flak. Sounds awful. I wonder if a drop in patronage would do anything to persuade them to get their act together? Sounds like they have a DILLI*** attitude towards patrons and only care about how much $ they make. Which actual company runs the service?

Torrens Transit in Adelaide seems to be more friendly towards those putting complaints through, and seem to be fairly strict compared to Light City Buses who finally left the scene mid last year. At least they question the driver behind the wheel of the vehicle when somebody complains, going by what I've heard.

One driver got the sack for doing 22kph over the speed limit, but there are still a few duds that are willing to exceed the posted speed limits on occasion. I have no idea what causes drivers to do 70+kph in 60 zones in 23-24 year old high floor buses, but it seems to occur with drivers from Mile End and Morphettville (also recognised with a similar but not identical name which I won't mention here).
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Re: What gives you the S&#T's!?

Postby BanksfielderIdiot823 » Tue Jan 08, 2019 12:31 pm

Yep. Radio, Daily Telegraph, and a whole load of bad rap on the local newspapers. That Inner West region that has the 420 is under Transit Systems; the same parent company for Torrens Transit, but they've only had them for about six months now. Before that, they were under the government-operated State Transit Authority (they still have the Eastern Suburbs, Lower North Shore and North East Parramatta) and oh boy, not just the passengers but the drivers themselves as well; they would get put under so much stress by TfNSW, tying them to observe unrealistic timetables, threatening disciplinary action for not meeting a certain benchmark despite the fact that Sydney traffic means they can do nothing about the situation they're in at the moment.

To make it worse, when Transit Systems got that Inner West contract, Transport for NSW would offer some big bonus pay or something to the drivers that stay on time. This led to some of the drivers making dangerous maneuvers around the city to try and meet that benchmark even though in reality it's impossible. I'm just glad that at least Transit Systems' Region 3 operation in my area Fairfield City; some of the more local management, the drivers and the public can all sympathise with each other.

And to think, after all that, Transport for NSW STILL refuses to accept any responsibility. Everything that's happened across the modes, every major incident, they've blamed the drivers, they've blamed frontline, they've blamed everyone and everything else, they have refused every call to reimburse passengers if a major incident occurred, the beef they're having with the company they've leased off the CBD/South East tramway to is going back and forth, they had so much money before to fix problems and give the necessary upgrades such as lifts to stations which have a lot of elderly folks and families but wasted it all on new signage and liveries, and they keep proclaiming themselves to be "world-class". Damn crooks...
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Re: What gives you the S&#T's!?

Postby BanksfielderIdiot823 » Tue Jan 08, 2019 9:12 pm

But anyway, how about the damned parents (if they even qualify as such) who lock their children inside the car during a heatwave???
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Re: What gives you the S&#T's!?

Postby mcmuttley » Wed Jan 09, 2019 2:58 am

Staff that don't turn up for shifts and one lovely person has just rang and said that I'm finished with the job bad enough with shortage of people wanting to work dole is to easy for them to get lazy people I cant stand especially if I just had to do a double shift.
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Re: What gives you the S&#T's!?

Postby Merc1107 » Wed Jan 09, 2019 10:42 am

BanksfielderIdiot823 wrote:The better-built than any other bus body award easily goes to Volgren, since they can actually build stuff properly, something that I'm aware that Custom has ceased doing upon working on the CB80s.
It'd be interesting to hear your thoughts after a visit to Perth.

I've rode on a number of Darwin's CB80-bodied Mercedes-Benz O 500 LEs that operate for TerritoryTransit. Haven't found any niggle with them to date. Both TerritoryTransit and the other Darwinbus contractor Buslink operate a number of Volgren-bodied buses, so it's quite easy to make a comparison between vehicles of equal age and fairly similar usage.
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Re: What gives you the S&#T's!?

Postby TA3001 » Fri Jan 18, 2019 11:28 pm

Feeling as though I'm breaking the law by wanting to transfer some .mp3 files to my phone.

The socket has sh!t itself, as in I can only connect it to the PC for charging (no file transfer options appear). I can't even do an internet search due to the pathetic mobile signal in this area, and even connecting to the internet at this address gives no result. Just attempts to load for infinity without a bar even appearing.

So incredibly frustrating! I have seven .mp3 files sitting on the PC, and I can't even look up some app called wifi file transfer for download onto my phone. Mobile dropbox is useless as it just hangs infinitely when loading.

I much preferred to be able to transfer these files from my PC directly to the phone. I don't want to replace the phone, as it is not even 2 years old yet. It's just the USB socket that has aged due to frequent use.

Not what I'd call enjoyable exactly.

BanksfielderIdiot823 wrote:And to think, after all that, Transport for NSW STILL refuses to accept any responsibility. Everything that's happened across the modes, every major incident, they've blamed the drivers, they've blamed frontline, they've blamed everyone and everything else, they have refused every call to reimburse passengers if a major incident occurred, the beef they're having with the company they've leased off the CBD/South East tramway to is going back and forth, they had so much money before to fix problems and give the necessary upgrades such as lifts to stations which have a lot of elderly folks and families but wasted it all on new signage and liveries, and they keep proclaiming themselves to be "world-class". Damn crooks...


Some bus depots/departments just get to me so much that I give them an official name that describes them almost perfectly. This situation with NSW PT sounds comparable to what I've described.

Your last comment reminds me of each time I go through Adelaide Railway station, with the stupid ticket barriers that charge you for a journey you haven't commenced. If you complain about it, they just say 'Oh that's how it works'. I try to avoid going there at all, but unfortunately it's the only place to recharge the alleged 'smart card' after hours in the Adelaide CBD. And regarding this particular depot, I am more than willing to elaborate on it if you wish.
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Re: What gives you the S&#T's!?

Postby Merc1107 » Sat Jan 19, 2019 8:43 pm

"Airplane!" movie being mauled by the PC-brigade for broadcast TV. The average person makes far more crude remarks than this movie alludes to.

Why can't the bastards go after a real problem!?
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Re: What gives you the S&#T's!?

Postby TA3001 » Mon Jan 21, 2019 2:13 am

Those Farcebook posts that are essentially an image with a question engraved in it. Honestly, what the hell is behind this unusual trend?

I wonder what would occur if I posted on this forum in the same style.
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Re: What gives you the S&#T's!?

Postby Off The Rails » Tue Jan 22, 2019 4:00 pm

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Re: What gives you the S&#T's!?

Postby scott » Thu Jan 24, 2019 9:20 am

Clive Palmer's constant radio and TV ads.
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Re: What gives you the S&#T's!?

Postby Swift » Thu Jan 24, 2019 9:31 am

Walk out live Clive. Always walks out on interviews whenever a question challenges him.
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Re: What gives you the S&#T's!?

Postby Bus Suggestions » Thu Jan 24, 2019 9:49 am

scott wrote:Clive Palmer's constant radio and TV ads.

Not to mention YouTube.
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Re: What gives you the S&#T's!?

Postby Swift » Thu Jan 24, 2019 9:53 am

Why do so many Australians buy Subaru cars? I just heard one go past the bus stop and they are loud raucous things.
Nothing I hate worse than a young guy tearing around in a decade+ old Liberty with fancy mags and lowered suspension and acting like he drives an Impreza WRX.
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Re: What gives you the S&#T's!?

Postby TA3001 » Thu Jan 24, 2019 2:09 pm

****ing climate change. Hottest day ever recorded here in Adelaide, reaching a lovely 46.2C degrees. I don't think it will take another 79 years for this record to be broken again though.
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Re: What gives you the S&#T's!?

Postby TA3001 » Sat Jan 26, 2019 11:32 am

The (Adelaide) DPTI's DILL**** attitude towards the metro card and ticket vending machines on trains that don't accept notes!
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Re: What gives you the S&#T's!?

Postby Newcastle Flyer » Sun Jan 27, 2019 1:34 pm

Why was it changed from "global warming" to "climate change"?

What about overseas with some countries, and or towns/cities etc getting record snow falls?

TA3001, not Adelaide's, but Australia's hottest ever RECORDED reliable temperature: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oodnadatta#Climate
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Re: What gives you the S&#T's!?

Postby busrider » Sun Jan 27, 2019 6:34 pm

It was Adelaide's hottest day on record.
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Re: What gives you the S&#T's!?

Postby TA3001 » Sun Jan 27, 2019 8:56 pm

Newcastle Flyer wrote:Why was it changed from "global warming" to "climate change"?

What about overseas with some countries, and or towns/cities etc getting record snow falls?

TA3001, not Adelaide's, but Australia's hottest ever RECORDED reliable temperature: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oodnadatta#Climate


From what I've heard, William Creek makes Oodnadatta seem like the South Pole. But there is no weather station located in the district, hence no records.
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Re: What gives you the S&#T's!?

Postby Newcastle Flyer » Mon Jan 28, 2019 8:49 pm

No quoting whole posts please

• Okay what does Hollywood done?

What an awful remake of Beaches (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt5918926). It's more of an "insult" to the original 1988 movie. Changing the second main character to black, altering the story line by adding a character, etc. The actors couldn't even act, and has for their so called singing. . .

• Sydney Trains cancelling a number of train services on Friday (at least 3 cancelled) but announcing it at stations, eg: Central & Musuem. Usually they would say that XYZ service(s) is / are cancelled. Hmm, . . .

• Yet again, replacing trains with coaches/buses on a long weekend.
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Re: What gives you the S&#T's!?

Postby Off The Rails » Mon Jan 28, 2019 10:27 pm

Newcastle Flyer wrote:No quoting whole posts please

Didn't realise this became a dictatorship...

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Re: What gives you the S&#T's!?

Postby Bus Suggestions » Tue Jan 29, 2019 1:25 am

This article which Merc1107 has kindly pointed out in the WA Discussion.
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Re: What gives you the S&#T's!?

Postby Newcastle Flyer » Tue Jan 29, 2019 3:53 pm

^^ At Off The Rails, because it makes it hard to read, especially quotes within quotes within quotes & so on.

• Fat young mothers who have their big bakooza of a pram in the way of the aisles. She made it hard for me & others to get pass. She had this big pram right next to the steps preventing passengers from getting pass, as if she has a right to "hog" the aisle. I think at the next main stopping station, it would've been passed onto the guard/station staff. Why on earth would you need such a large pram just for one?
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Re: What gives you the S&#T's!?

Postby ScaniaGrenda » Tue Feb 05, 2019 9:28 pm

I hate those miniature open stores inside shopping centres that are in the middle of a busy walkway.

I'm referring to something like this
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At Stockland Greenhills some of these miniature stores are deadset in the middle of a tight walkway. If tight space wasn't a concern I wouldn't mind or care. Of course with these kind of stores being where they are that of course means the occasional customer is looking around the store and that even reduces more space and clogs up the walkway. And let's not about some people who don't stop far from these mini open stores and block the walkway even more with their gathering of friends or family and chit chat. I already hate going to the shopping centre enough as it is :/

Also Stockland Greenhills for knowing a well known MLM company / business inside their shopping centre. Guess as long as money talks & walks they don't care what pops up.

Partly myself, could've done a "2 birds one stone" scenario today if I had the DSLR with me, two rare buses from HVB showed up at different times around Stockland Greenhills today, if I wasn't heading to an appointment and being rushed there's a good chance I would've had my DSLR with me and got photos of both. Technically I already have a photo of 1 bus of that make and body but there's two others of the same make & body I want to get photos of and I don't know how much longer they've got till retirement.
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