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by Merc1107
Sun Jan 17, 2021 4:16 pm
Forum: Discussion - Perth / WA
Topic: Pay no more than 2 zones
Replies: 2
Views: 56

Re: Pay no more than 2 zones

A great initiative, but it wouldn't surprise me of those banging the 'it costs too much!' drum find a new problem to whinge about in lieu of complaining about the fare. Hoping this idea helps boost numbers, though.
by Merc1107
Sun Jan 17, 2021 11:33 am
Forum: The Lunch Room
Topic: What gives you the S&#T's!?
Replies: 8683
Views: 643717

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

Often these products returns years down the track as 'new products'.
by Merc1107
Sun Jan 17, 2021 10:40 am
Forum: Discussion - Perth / WA
Topic: PTA / Transperth Service Changes - 2021
Replies: 16
Views: 1211

Re: PTA / Transperth Service Changes - 2021

Also noteworthy the disruption information doesn't list the Circle Route as a potential alternative to the train - it's a bit more practical than waiting an hour for a 103 or 107...
by Merc1107
Fri Jan 15, 2021 12:41 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Wollongong Rt. 55 Commenced Service & Split into 55A/C
Replies: 450
Views: 133798

Re: Wollongong Rt. 55 Commenced Service & Split into 55A/C

Is that service run exclusively with rigids?
by Merc1107
Thu Jan 14, 2021 2:22 pm
Forum: General Transport Discussion
Topic: Sydney to Melbourne Maglev via Canberra
Replies: 64
Views: 2914

Re: Sydney to Melbourne Maglev via Canberra

Two---- Make the A$ competitive again. If you increase the supply of money, there are more dollars chasing the finite goods in the world. The price someone is willing to pay increases, therefore prices rise (inflation). Some foolish dictators have tried printing money to buy their way out of troubl...
by Merc1107
Wed Jan 13, 2021 2:29 pm
Forum: Discussion - Adelaide / SA
Topic: January 2021 timetable changes
Replies: 42
Views: 2730

Re: January 2021 timetable changes

Why should gradual, but persistent change be a nail in the coffin for the Liberals? Okay, the 'New Network' was a cornerstone of the Transport Minister's plans to improve efficiency and patronage, but shouldn't the relevant Govt. department in SA be aiming to carrying out those sorts of objectives a...
by Merc1107
Tue Jan 12, 2021 2:47 pm
Forum: Discussion - Adelaide / SA
Topic: January 2021 timetable changes
Replies: 42
Views: 2730

Re: January 2021 timetable changes

That's interesting to hear, as on some other networks, the operator has at least some (regular) input into the network they operate. In theory that approach should lead to both the Government and Contractor(s) working together to make incremental changes that suit the public's needs - versus the com...
by Merc1107
Sat Jan 09, 2021 7:33 pm
Forum: The Lunch Room
Topic: Political discussion
Replies: 247
Views: 17188

Re: Political discussion

Fleet Lists wrote: Sat Jan 09, 2021 6:30 pm But who is to decide what are healthy choices and what are not. There are quite a few obvious choices but there are a lot which most people would not agree on.
my apologies, my brain got ahead of my typing. The post has been amended.
by Merc1107
Sat Jan 09, 2021 5:20 pm
Forum: The Lunch Room
Topic: Political discussion
Replies: 247
Views: 17188

Re: Political discussion

Sin taxes are a poltically expedient revenue raiser, particularly in the case of smokers. I think they generated about $7bn a year in revenue 5yrs ago, now the price has doubled, but smoking rates are steady... Make that $15bn, on top of smokers who are employed, paying tax on everything else and ma...
by Merc1107
Thu Jan 07, 2021 8:33 pm
Forum: Discussion - Perth / WA
Topic: PTA / Transperth Service Changes - 2021
Replies: 16
Views: 1211

Re: PTA / Transperth Service Changes - 2021

Not sure if Beckenham does much (if any) Cockburn work. A lot of late-night trips down there are done by Volvos, but without wrote knowledge of what bus belongs where, I cannot say what depot they're from (obviously not Southern River! 😂). If all three Swan depots do those feeders from Cockburn, the...
by Merc1107
Thu Jan 07, 2021 8:22 pm
Forum: Discussion - Perth / WA
Topic: PTA / Transperth & Private Observations - 2021
Replies: 29
Views: 2192

Re: PTA / Transperth & Private Observations - 2021

When CATs were operating as normal the Midis would turn up relatively often. Now with just the Blue CAT running that means only one bus is ever needed to run the service.

Surprising 1923 wound up on CATs. I would guess it was used to cover a change off and was available immediately.
by Merc1107
Thu Jan 07, 2021 7:19 pm
Forum: Discussion - Perth / WA
Topic: PTA / Transperth Service Changes - 2021
Replies: 16
Views: 1211

Re: PTA / Transperth Service Changes - 2021

Considering the present (and supposedly 'pro public transport') Government aren't funding extra bus services, is it really shocking? A lot of the feeder network is too station-centric to ever warrant more than hourly frequency (Aubin Grove feeders, 503-505 and numerous others spring to mind). I woul...
by Merc1107
Thu Jan 07, 2021 5:21 pm
Forum: Discussion - Perth / WA
Topic: PTA / Transperth Service Changes - 2021
Replies: 16
Views: 1211

Re: PTA / Transperth Service Changes - 2021

Squiddy wrote: Thu Jan 07, 2021 4:33 pm I'm so used to seeing a dozen instances of 'trips withdrawn due to poor patronage' whenever one of these pops up, but this time around it's almost entirely additional trips, and four new routes.
It certainly makes up for the the Christmas present we got - cuts :mrgreen:
by Merc1107
Wed Jan 06, 2021 11:34 pm
Forum: The Lunch Room
Topic: What makes you happy today?
Replies: 3131
Views: 385355

Re: What makes you happy today?

The end of Adobe Flash Player. Good riddance!
by Merc1107
Wed Jan 06, 2021 11:33 pm
Forum: News & Administration
Topic: Error message.
Replies: 111
Views: 22211

Re: Error message.

I tested it myself (without posting). Blank still. However, still have Flashcontrol installed on the computer I am writing this from, which shows the video in the test post as a Flash object. Screen Shot 2021-01-06 at 21.55.20.png Now, I cannot recall the exact specifics of Adobe Flash finally being...
by Merc1107
Wed Jan 06, 2021 10:07 pm
Forum: Discussion - Perth / WA
Topic: $90 million upgrade for Stirling bus bridge
Replies: 25
Views: 1853

Re: $90 million upgrade for Stirling bus bridge

Yep, that one is a relatively common relief point. Have witnessed it at Murdoch once or twice, too.
by Merc1107
Tue Jan 05, 2021 9:17 pm
Forum: Discussion - Perth / WA
Topic: $90 million upgrade for Stirling bus bridge
Replies: 25
Views: 1853

Re: $90 million upgrade for Stirling bus bridge

You must be talking out of stater language? There is no such thing as layover time in the modern Transperth Era... Unless you call 1 or 2 minutes between trips excessive? Surely you're being a little tongue-in-cheek? There's layover at the ends of routes. Even 998/999 layover at Fremantle (to the a...
by Merc1107
Sun Jan 03, 2021 3:07 pm
Forum: The Lunch Room
Topic: What gives you the S&#T's!?
Replies: 8683
Views: 643717

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

^ Lt Commander Data, an A Current Affair pole, did a poll if you supported the poll. 66% said no they did not support the change. Unfortunately it is all too easy to skew the results of a survey by not using appropriate sampling methods. Given ACA have a long history of stirring up controversy over...
by Merc1107
Fri Jan 01, 2021 5:52 pm
Forum: General Transport Discussion
Topic: Custom Element protoptypes due Nov / Dec 2020.
Replies: 35
Views: 4323

Re: Custom Element protoptypes due Nov / Dec 2020.

Not sure what I think about the front of that :shock:
by Merc1107
Wed Dec 30, 2020 8:34 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Parramatta light rail
Replies: 718
Views: 190297

Re: Parramatta light rail

Perhaps they should get onto the blower to the mobs in Perth who are trying to peddle this as a 'solution' to transport along some of our corridors...
by Merc1107
Tue Dec 29, 2020 7:15 pm
Forum: Discussion - Perth / WA
Topic: PTA / Transperth & Private Observations - 2020
Replies: 597
Views: 60304

Re: PTA / Transperth & Private Observations - 2020

Still, the most number of shared runs has to be Canning and Southern River. I see it all the time in Thornlie. Routes that are nominally Southern River (Gas depot) have mostly Volvo fleets, which are from Beckenham and Canning Vale. My guess is this is simply an efficient way to roster; perhaps it ...
by Merc1107
Sun Dec 27, 2020 3:28 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: CBD & South East Light Rail
Replies: 5562
Views: 860753

Re: CBD & South East Light Rail

https://vimeo.com/380137218 Gosh, I feel for bus drivers being subjected to this patronising rubbish. So much for being an experienced professional driver who is capable of taking instruction on an informed adult level. Were I a high school student, I would find that video to be highly patronising....
by Merc1107
Wed Dec 16, 2020 2:06 pm
Forum: The Lunch Room
Topic: Political discussion
Replies: 247
Views: 17188

Re: Political discussion

I strongly believe the legal age limit should be at least 21 in Australia Where you should have finished school by that age. 18 in my mind sounds too young, you have school students that turn 18 usually in their final year of school and those beers can sneak into schools where 18 year olds give the...
by Merc1107
Tue Dec 15, 2020 9:06 am
Forum: Discussion - Perth / WA
Topic: $90 million upgrade for Stirling bus bridge
Replies: 25
Views: 1853

Re: $90 million upgrade for Stirling bus bridge

That station is quite a mess in peak on the few occasions I've been unfortunate enough to pay it a visit. What little layover they have is probably in use for meal breaks, and anyone that cannot immediately proceed to stand must loop around Cedric St., a very slow process given the buses don't have ...
by Merc1107
Mon Dec 14, 2020 8:47 am
Forum: Discussion - Perth / WA
Topic: PTA / Transperth Service Changes - 2020
Replies: 126
Views: 26885

Re: PTA / Transperth Service Changes - 2020

While I agree with you, Pasha, it was fairly close to even headways for the last 2yrs since the 115 was made all-stops. In spite of that, the numbers on those trips aren't terribly great; not helped by the 115s habit of rarely running close to on-time and thus being caught up to by an empty 114...

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