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by Merc1107
Thu Oct 29, 2020 1:42 pm
Forum: Discussion - Perth / WA
Topic: PTA / Transperth Service Changes - 2020
Replies: 88
Views: 20351

Re: PTA / Transperth Service Changes - 2020

Just curious, how do you get the info for the 177-179 & 930, was that by manually checking through the website, or is there some feature I don't know about?
by Merc1107
Thu Oct 29, 2020 1:48 am
Forum: Discussion - Brisbane / QLD
Topic: Real time e-paper timetable trial
Replies: 3
Views: 148

Re: Real time e-paper timetable trial

Why on Earth are paper timetables even still used at bus stops? There are far more durable (and thus passenger-friendly) ways of providing the information. These are a neat idea, but must be expensive if they're vandalised.
by Merc1107
Wed Oct 28, 2020 1:10 pm
Forum: Discussion - Perth / WA
Topic: PTA / Transperth Service Changes - 2020
Replies: 88
Views: 20351

Re: PTA / Transperth Service Changes - 2020

City of Fremantle to launch free CAT bus review, considers service changes Adam Poulsen, Fremantle Gazette October 27, 2020 2:08PM The City of Fremantle is considering adopting free public transport and doing away with its CAT buses, as part of a review of the service. Fremantle City councillors vo...
by Merc1107
Mon Oct 26, 2020 5:18 pm
Forum: Discussion - Brisbane / QLD
Topic: Transport for Brisbane Observations 2020
Replies: 362
Views: 42560

Re: Transport for Brisbane Observations 2020

I am unsure of the environment TfB operates in (i.e. are they contracted by Translink in a competitive arrangement? Or do they have exclusive rights to run buses in specific areas in/around Brisbane City?), so was curious as to how they could purchase additional articulated buses but not have the fu...
by Merc1107
Mon Oct 26, 2020 1:45 pm
Forum: Discussion - Brisbane / QLD
Topic: Transport for Brisbane Observations 2020
Replies: 362
Views: 42560

Re: Transport for Brisbane Observations 2020

What is the funding issue, specifically?
by Merc1107
Sat Oct 24, 2020 4:30 pm
Forum: Discussion - Brisbane / QLD
Topic: Electric Buses
Replies: 13
Views: 4844

Re: Electric Buses

Agreed. Especially considering there are vehicles in the pipeline made here.
by Merc1107
Sat Oct 24, 2020 12:37 pm
Forum: The Lunch Room
Topic: What gives you the S&#T's!?
Replies: 8518
Views: 627168

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

Does your Facebook page give the impression of belonging to a Transport operator though (name, cover photos, etc?)? If that is the case, little wonder people are mistaking you for someone you're not. That does remind me of something that bugs me a tad; is that many of the transport videographers see...
by Merc1107
Sat Oct 24, 2020 2:04 am
Forum: Discussion - Perth / WA
Topic: PTA / Transperth Service Changes - 2020
Replies: 88
Views: 20351

Re: PTA / Transperth Service Changes - 2020

I find the Transperth notices a bit vague this time around. Instead of saying more direct path to Glendalough Station, it should clearly state the Joondanna deviation is being deleted I've also found whilst updating my timetable database that some changes don't make it onto the web site. Absolutely...
by Merc1107
Wed Oct 21, 2020 1:19 am
Forum: Discussion - Brisbane / QLD
Topic: Transport for Brisbane Observations 2020
Replies: 362
Views: 42560

Re: Transport for Brisbane Observations 2020

Gas buses are now a lot more expensive to run compared to diesel as stated here https://youtu.be/cbDGxn0yYfA. A piece I found from searching Hansard some time ago suggested gas buses in Perth (a decade ago) cost about 30¢/KM more to operate than the fleet of diesels at the time. What the cost is to...
by Merc1107
Mon Oct 19, 2020 1:21 pm
Forum: Discussion - Brisbane / QLD
Topic: Transport for Brisbane Observations 2020
Replies: 362
Views: 42560

Re: Transport for Brisbane Observations 2020

What's the story with the Metro - will its introduction result in a mass withdrawal of buses that previously serviced the busway, or will there be massive service enhancements outside the busway?
by Merc1107
Sun Oct 18, 2020 2:14 pm
Forum: The Lunch Room
Topic: What gives you the S&#T's!?
Replies: 8518
Views: 627168

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

Swift wrote: Sun Oct 18, 2020 12:46 pm The problem was in my BUNNINGS $300 WAS 3 1988 bi - centenary $10 notes she had never seen one thought they were FAKE!
Think those bicentennial $10 notes might be collectible, if so, they could be worth more than a total of $30 these days!
by Merc1107
Thu Oct 15, 2020 11:57 pm
Forum: Discussion - Perth / WA
Topic: PTA / Transperth & Private Observations - 2020
Replies: 464
Views: 47409

Re: PTA / Transperth & Private Observations - 2020

What part of their seating is 'outdated'?

3001 has the seat moquette of a typical Brisbane bus of the day (to be expected given it was supposedly diverted from their order), but otherwise, I cannot see what the issue with the present interior condition of any of those buses is.
by Merc1107
Thu Oct 15, 2020 12:57 pm
Forum: Discussion - Adelaide / SA
Topic: The Random Admet Question Thread
Replies: 1316
Views: 336542

Re: The Random Admet Question Thread

In Perth there is three main ingredients that make there services fast, well patronized: 1. Stations are presented modern and clean 2. Successsful Bus Feeder services 3. The station spacing between stations is quite high especially on the Mandurah and Clarskon lines (North). As a Perth resident, I ...
by Merc1107
Sun Oct 11, 2020 1:28 pm
Forum: Discussion - Perth / WA
Topic: Bus Routes - What would you do if you were in charge?
Replies: 602
Views: 103983

Re: Bus Routes - What would you do if you were in charge?

Bus Suggestions wrote: Sun Oct 11, 2020 11:04 am R Kings Park Rd to resume current route to Fremantle.
Turning left there is pretty tricky in the peak with a bus - wouldn't want to do the right turn in a bus without some alteration to the intersection.
by Merc1107
Wed Oct 07, 2020 1:01 pm
Forum: Discussion - Perth / WA
Topic: PTA / Transperth & Private Observations - 2020
Replies: 464
Views: 47409

Re: PTA / Transperth & Private Observations - 2020

That's a really tight turn for the 60. The drivers often turn left on to Newcastle from the right lane of Beaufort St. Driver probably hasn't seen cyclist and cyclist hasn't realised the bus was turning left. Intersection needs to be upgraded (same for Newcastle and William) or the new 60 routing n...
by Merc1107
Mon Oct 05, 2020 12:11 pm
Forum: Discussion - Perth / WA
Topic: List of Perth Bus Routes by Contractor
Replies: 17
Views: 1013

Re: List of Perth Bus Routes by Contractor

I do not believe such provisions exist anywhere on the Perth network at present. Sometimes, the turnarounds are even 1 or 2 minutes - on paper. In practice, it may be more or less than this depending on the trip and how much recovery time there is at the end (and if the bus was running late).
by Merc1107
Sun Oct 04, 2020 7:03 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: WS Airport Metro
Replies: 134
Views: 8674

Re: WS Airport Metro

It's almost exactly like the Perth system, a rapid transit system - high average speed, with high frequency and an all-stopping pattern. Perth is hardly high frequency, 10 minutes peak and 30 minute off-peak frequency on some lines, and multiple stopping patterns with stations skipped. 3mins peak o...
by Merc1107
Sat Oct 03, 2020 12:46 pm
Forum: Discussion - Perth / WA
Topic: PTA / Transperth & Private Observations - 2020
Replies: 464
Views: 47409

Re: PTA / Transperth & Private Observations - 2020

There have been precedents of buses switching operators during normal times. The movements of 2007-08 between Malaga, Palmyra and Wanneroo are the finest example. It was a complicated reshuffle (presumably owing to the fact that CNG buses were being moved to displace diesels) but I believe it ultim...
by Merc1107
Tue Sep 29, 2020 2:27 pm
Forum: Discussion - Other States (NT & TAS)
Topic: TerritoryTransit Scania Artics
Replies: 55
Views: 19347

Re: TerritoryTransit Scania Artics

That definitely explains why they've had to impose that restriction, then.

It doesn't look like any new timetables have been uploaded yet, and there was supposed to be a reschedule to smooth out the departures from the city to prevent bus congestion, so this presumably hasn't occurred yet?
by Merc1107
Tue Sep 29, 2020 10:10 am
Forum: Discussion - Other States (NT & TAS)
Topic: TerritoryTransit Scania Artics
Replies: 55
Views: 19347

Re: TerritoryTransit Scania Artics

... I've been informed only 1 artic, 122 I assume is going to be used, and sparingly from now on and neither Arctic's are allowed to depart from the city, they are allowed to run inbound to the city provided it does not then continue on an outbound route. Along with this 120 is now only to be used ...
by Merc1107
Sat Sep 26, 2020 3:25 pm
Forum: Photos - Sydney/NSW
Topic: 3801 test train. 22/9/20
Replies: 1
Views: 1456

Re: 3801 test train. 22/9/20

Lovely to see, thanks for sharing.
by Merc1107
Thu Sep 24, 2020 10:38 pm
Forum: Discussion - Perth / WA
Topic: PTA / Transperth Service Changes - 2020
Replies: 88
Views: 20351

Re: PTA / Transperth Service Changes - 2020

The aim of removing the 67 and 68 from William St. is probably to make room for the stand changes at EQ, and reduce congestion on William St. Unfortunately, this feels like a repeat of what happened to the 16 - only time will tell.
by Merc1107
Thu Sep 24, 2020 12:34 am
Forum: Discussion - Brisbane / QLD
Topic: Transport for Brisbane Observations 2020
Replies: 362
Views: 42560

Re: Transport for Brisbane Observations 2020

What are these 'new requirements', exactly? They don't seem to have cropped up as an issue for gas fleets elsewhere - obviously gas tanks have a finite lifespan (somewhat more than what some have told me) but that doesn't seem to be the issue here.
by Merc1107
Thu Sep 17, 2020 12:00 am
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: 2021 Melbourne bus retendering
Replies: 9
Views: 1621

Re: 2021 Melbourne bus retendering

As it always should be. For a state-wide integrated transport network, the state should always do the planning, not the operators. However, operators should definitely have some say in those changes. What about in regional areas where governments don't focus much of their attention towards like Alb...
by Merc1107
Tue Sep 08, 2020 5:33 pm
Forum: The Lunch Room
Topic: Odd question - For the people that drive anything big and or old
Replies: 14
Views: 1031

Re: Odd question - For the people that drive anything big and or old

Similar reasons really to those who don't buy the latest and greatest home gadgets... Why buy new appliances that save water and/or energy when the savings won't pay off the cost of the acquisition in time for costly repairs or replacement?

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