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by Mike M
Tue Sep 29, 2020 2:35 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Opal Discussion and Observations
Replies: 9077
Views: 1521501

Re: Opal Discussion and Observations

The off peak discount reverts to 30% from 5 October but the extended peak hours introduced in July remain. Another sneaky fare increase for many.
by Mike M
Tue Sep 01, 2020 5:09 pm
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Victorian Route & Timetable changes 2020
Replies: 22
Views: 8186

Re: Victorian Route & Timetable changes 2020

There will be a change of terminus at Barkly Square Shopping Centre & some minor timing changes for Hope Street bus route 509 effective from 14 September 2020. https://www.ptv.vic.gov.au/footer/about-ptv/improvements-and-projects/bus-and-coach/timetable-change-for-route-509-and-new-barkly-square-sho...
by Mike M
Fri Jul 10, 2020 1:53 pm
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: All other Victorian bus observations 2020
Replies: 5
Views: 5080

Re: All other Victorian bus observations 2020

From the media release: Bus journeys will be safer for passengers and drivers with the network-wide implementation of boarding through all doors over the next 18 months – helping passengers maintain distance and reduce crowding at bus stops. The Department of Transport and bus operators will work w...
by Mike M
Fri May 08, 2020 6:47 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: 'The Hop' Branding Rollout
Replies: 1805
Views: 561611

Re: 'The Hop' Branding Rollout

Seven years on & this expensive & pointless rebranding exercise still hasn't been completed. Unbelievable!
by Mike M
Wed Apr 01, 2020 10:07 am
Forum: Discussion - Adelaide / SA
Topic: No cash
Replies: 18
Views: 3291

Re: No cash

Skexis wrote:Like paywave?
Basically yes although Sydney is more complicated because it has a graduated fare system which requires a touch on & touch off for all trips.
by Mike M
Tue Mar 31, 2020 3:58 pm
Forum: Discussion - Adelaide / SA
Topic: No cash
Replies: 18
Views: 3291

Re: No cash

If it is "temporary", it is likely to be around for a while. Once they have passengers in the habit of using cards only, why would they revert to cash? Sydney has been coping quite well for a while now. You have to remember that Sydney accepts contactless cards for payment while Adelaide only has M...
by Mike M
Mon Mar 30, 2020 5:37 pm
Forum: Discussion - Adelaide / SA
Topic: No cash
Replies: 18
Views: 3291

Re: No cash

I would hope that commonsense prevails & drivers have been instructed to allow a few days grace to passengers who may be unaware of this change being introduced at such short notice. Drivers are not paid to get into arguments or fights with passengers although if Adelaide is anything like Melbourne ...
by Mike M
Mon Mar 23, 2020 10:57 pm
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Victorian Route & Timetable changes 2020
Replies: 22
Views: 8186

Re: Victorian Route & Timetable changes 2020

A new bus network will be introduced in Horsham effective from 28 January 2020. Details of the routes & timetables are at the following link: https://www.ptv.vic.gov.au/footer/about-ptv/improvements-and-projects/bus-and-coach/new-horsham-town-bus-network/ Of particular interest is Route 5 which wil...
by Mike M
Fri Jan 17, 2020 5:47 pm
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Victorian Route & Timetable changes 2020
Replies: 22
Views: 8186

Victorian Route & Timetable changes 2020

A new bus network will be introduced in Horsham effective from 28 January 2020. Details of the routes & timetables are at the following link: https://www.ptv.vic.gov.au/footer/about-ptv/improvements-and-projects/bus-and-coach/new-horsham-town-bus-network/ Of particular interest is Route 5 which will...
by Mike M
Fri Dec 13, 2019 6:03 pm
Forum: Discussion - Adelaide / SA
Topic: Reduced bus and tram services during the festive season
Replies: 7
Views: 3810

Re: Reduced bus and tram services during the festive season

Reduced no. of carriages on trains? What, one carriage instead of two? Most Adelaide trains can't get much smaller!
by Mike M
Mon Nov 11, 2019 10:13 am
Forum: Discussion - Adelaide / SA
Topic: Revised Tram Timetable
Replies: 4
Views: 3735

Re: Revised Tram Timetable

I haven't had the opportunity to visit Adelaide since the Botanic Gardens & Festival Plaza extensions opened but I would be interested to know what patronage is like on these two sections.
by Mike M
Mon Oct 21, 2019 10:10 am
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Victorian Route and Timetable changes 2019
Replies: 44
Views: 32698

Re: Victorian Route and Timetable changes 2019

Major changes from 17 November affecting Routes 216/219/220 in the Sunshine, Footscray, Gardenvale and Brighton areas. 216 & 220 become Sunshine - City only with some better frequencies 603 & 604 become Alfred Hospital to Brighton Beach/Gardenvale to replace 216/219/220 southern half 219 is deleted...
by Mike M
Tue Sep 03, 2019 10:55 am
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Victorian Route and Timetable changes 2019
Replies: 44
Views: 32698

Re: Victorian Route and Timetable changes 2019

Tenders called for three more routes https://www.tenders.vic.gov.au/tenders/tender/display/tender-details.do?id=33611&action=display-tender-details&returnUrl=%2Ftender%2Fsearch%2Ftender-search.do%3Faction%3Dadvanced-tender-search-new-tenders Public Transport Victoria (Organisation) is seeking respo...
by Mike M
Wed Aug 21, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Opal Discussion and Observations
Replies: 9077
Views: 1521501

Re: Introducing OPAL Card

I often find cards just abandoned around stations with a couple of dollars on them. I wonder if the AirportLink operator gets full reimbursement from TfNSW/Opal for the shortages in gate fees? There are no shortages in gate fees now as you cannot get through the barriers at the Airport station if y...
by Mike M
Fri Aug 02, 2019 4:55 pm
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Proposed Chadstone to Moorabbin bus route
Replies: 24
Views: 18187

Re: Proposed Chadstone to Moorabbin bus route

Chadstone's bus interchange is still infinitely better than Eastland's, which consists of nothing more than a plain old bus stop sign with no shelter (742). Three other buses (271, 370 and 380 clockwise) used to stop behind the 742 in Ringwood Street but the bus stops were removed; the yellow "X" f...
by Mike M
Thu Jul 11, 2019 6:15 pm
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Proposed Chadstone to Moorabbin bus route
Replies: 24
Views: 18187

Re: Proposed Chadstone to Moorabbin bus route

I had my first chance to try out the 627 today. My first trip was on the 12.13pm from Moorabbin which arrived slightly late, dropped off 3 passengers & left with just me on board. On the way we picked up 7 passengers on the previously unserved roads & another 4 on Murrumbeena Road who could have use...
by Mike M
Tue Jul 02, 2019 10:58 am
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Victorian Route and Timetable changes 2019
Replies: 44
Views: 32698

Re: Victorian Route and Timetable changes 2019

Tonight's Ch 9 news reports on extra trips for routes 167, 495 & 498. Routes 191, 441 and 497 will be extended into growth areas. Starting July 28. Full information for the 28 July changes is now online at the following link: https://www.ptv.vic.gov.au/footer/about-ptv/improvements-and-projects/bus...
by Mike M
Wed May 29, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: Discussion - Adelaide / SA
Topic: Removal of two section tickets and other fare changes 7 July
Replies: 10
Views: 4607

Re: Removal of two section tickets and other fare changes 7

I personally think we're talking to a wall in this regard. But wouldn't the travel time be evened out by eliminating paper ticket sales on some services? Sydney does this, but it doesn't sound tourist friendly. It is ridiculous to be told I can't travel on a bus due to not having an 'Opal' card. An...
by Mike M
Tue May 28, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: Discussion - Adelaide / SA
Topic: Removal of two section tickets and other fare changes 7 July
Replies: 10
Views: 4607

Re: Removal of two section tickets and other fare changes 7

If Adelaide had a system similar to Sydney where one taps off upon alighting, then it would be easier to implement the appropriate fare. Personally, I feel like I'm being ripped off paying the full concession fare for a trip that is less than 10kms. But the DPTI only cares about money, hence the ma...
by Mike M
Wed May 22, 2019 5:31 pm
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Proposed Chadstone to Moorabbin bus route
Replies: 24
Views: 18187

Re: Proposed Chadstone to Moorabbin bus route

It's good to see PTV is still updating its old (classic) website with info on the new route. Route description, timetable and map here: https://classic.ptv.vic.gov.au/route/view/13554/ I will continue to use the old site for as long as it is available. The new one has far too many shortcomings. Hop...
by Mike M
Tue May 21, 2019 11:03 am
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Proposed Chadstone to Moorabbin bus route
Replies: 24
Views: 18187

Re: Proposed Chadstone to Moorabbin bus route

Route 627 has been confirmed as starting on 16 June 2019 & operated by Ventura. The timetable is now online. https://ptv-prod-timetables.s3.amazonaws.com/timetables/04627/all/ttpdf-vic-%20-ttb-TIMINGPOINTS-04627--1558382461/timetable.pdf Frequencies are 30 minutes on weekdays & 40 at the weekend. Th...
by Mike M
Mon Apr 01, 2019 10:22 pm
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: AERIAL orbital transport here by 2030
Replies: 3
Views: 7462

Re: AERIAL orbital transport here by 2030

AERIAL orbital transport here by 2030 by PaxInfo » Mon Apr 01, 2019 4:34 am We all love the concept of the Suburban Rail Loop. It introduces something sorely missed - high quality orbital transport. But most us will be quite old when it starts. There are worries about its cost. And future governmen...
by Mike M
Mon Apr 01, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Victorian Route and Timetable changes 2019
Replies: 44
Views: 32698

Re: Victorian Route and Timetable changes 2019

Kyneton town bus services have been upgraded from their previous 3 days (Wednesday to Friday) a week operation to 6 days (Monday to Saturday) a week from 1 April. In addition a new service has been introduced between Kyneton & Trentham. Details & map at the following link: https://www.ptv.vic.gov.au...
by Mike M
Mon Feb 18, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Proposed Chadstone to Moorabbin bus route
Replies: 24
Views: 18187

Re: Proposed Chadstone to Moorabbin bus route

There is a very large redevelopment taking place on the south east corner of East Boundary and North Roads - including the old Casey's Coaches depot. It will include a new Murrumbeena Secondary College, the old one having been diagonally opposite and flogged off and demolished by Kennett in the 90s...
by Mike M
Mon Feb 18, 2019 12:10 pm
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Proposed Chadstone to Moorabbin bus route
Replies: 24
Views: 18187

New Chadstone to Moorabbin bus route

A media release from NIck Staikos, the state member for Bentleigh. The service will be starting In June as route 627 & from the attached picture it is a fair bet that Ventura will be the operator! http://www.nickstaikos.com.au/media-releases/627-bus-arrives-in-june/ I am not totally convinced about ...

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