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by Cazza
Thu Jun 17, 2021 9:28 pm
Forum: Discussion - Brisbane / QLD
Topic: New Gold Glider Service
Replies: 18
Views: 564

Re: New Gold Glider Service

I would wager the popularity of Gliders would be quite high even without the special-livered buses. Exactly. The Blue CityGlider is Brisbane's second busiest route, not because it has a cool looking blue skin, but because it serves a high density, inner-city corridor. The Maroon WasteGlider is up t...
by Cazza
Thu Jun 17, 2021 1:30 pm
Forum: Discussion - Brisbane / QLD
Topic: New Gold Glider Service
Replies: 18
Views: 564

Re: New Gold Glider Service

This is glorified waste of resources instead of upgrading routes 234 and 300. Indeed. The Maroon WasteGlider is another wonderful example of this. Nothing but sheer politics to slap a heavily branded bus into the network when a simple re-jig of resources would improve services much, much more. Ther...
by Cazza
Wed Jun 16, 2021 6:56 pm
Forum: Discussion - Brisbane / QLD
Topic: New Gold Glider Service
Replies: 18
Views: 564

Re: New Gold Glider Service

Rail Back on Track- see the thread here:
https://railbotforum.org/mbs/index.php? ... 248140#new
by Cazza
Wed Jun 16, 2021 6:44 pm
Forum: Discussion - Brisbane / QLD
Topic: New Gold Glider Service
Replies: 18
Views: 564

Re: New Gold Glider Service

Don't fret- it seems to have been put together without too much thought, similar to the Maroon CityGlider. We won't be getting any more Volgrens delivered and all the ones we do have in the fleet have 2 sets of doors (with around 130 of those being double-leaf back doors). I've already had a rant on...
by Cazza
Mon Jun 14, 2021 1:42 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: CBD & South East Light Rail
Replies: 5790
Views: 940718

Re: CBD & South East Light Rail

In the case of the CSELR, end to end journey times don’t really matter. Sure, it’s slow and needs some of the speed limits increased, but you’re missing the big picture by just looking at the end to end travel time. Who is going to take the light rail from Randwick or Kingsford to circular quay? The...
by Cazza
Fri Jun 11, 2021 10:33 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Sydney Metro - Tallawong to Bankstown
Replies: 4537
Views: 825058

Re: Sydney Metro - Tallawong to Bankstown

The area surrounding Barclay Rd and Oakes Rd M2 stops have always seen large numbers of parked cars around them. Why there isn’t better bus connectivity to/from/past these stations and linking key surrounding centres/interchanges is definitely something I feel should be addressed, even with the metr...
by Cazza
Tue Jun 08, 2021 2:19 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Sydney Metro - Tallawong to Bankstown
Replies: 4537
Views: 825058

Re: Sydney Metro - Tallawong to Bankstown

I agree there's no one solution to this complex, intergenerational problem. However, I'd want to say that because Perth's rail network is suburban based (i.e. into suburbs rather than dense areas), there is likely to be less people in and around these station precincts. Having people around in itsel...
by Cazza
Tue Jun 08, 2021 10:49 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Sydney Metro - Tallawong to Bankstown
Replies: 4537
Views: 825058

Re: Sydney Metro - Tallawong to Bankstown

There tactics used called "Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design" which means that you don't need to have a station attendant or staff member there to be a "deterrent" for crime. This employs techniques such as open spaces, bright and clear lighting, good sight-lines, just the sheer fact tha...
by Cazza
Tue Jun 01, 2021 4:09 pm
Forum: Discussion - Brisbane / QLD
Topic: Transport for Brisbane Observations 2021
Replies: 186
Views: 16057

Re: Transport for Brisbane Observations 2021

Had an outbound 185 miss a turn earlier today. Instead of turning right from Broadwater Rd into Ham Rd, he continued straight (like the P179/180 does). Being a TAG, it makes turning around somewhat a little more difficult than a normal bus. The driver turned right into this driveway (https://www.goo...
by Cazza
Sun May 30, 2021 4:29 pm
Forum: Discussion - Brisbane / QLD
Topic: Transport for Brisbane Observations 2021
Replies: 186
Views: 16057

Re: Transport for Brisbane Observations 2021

There has been massive controversy regarding how Council chose the trial vehicles to be from Yutong and not locally manufactured. What people aren't aware of is that Volgren didn't actually put in a submission for tendering (because they didn't have an electric bus model). And plus, who wants Buste...
by Cazza
Sun May 30, 2021 3:35 pm
Forum: Discussion - Brisbane / QLD
Topic: Transport for Brisbane Observations 2021
Replies: 186
Views: 16057

Re: Transport for Brisbane Observations 2021

Hopefully, that means Council will not be purchasing any more diesel buses from this point forward. Pending the trial of the 4 Yutongs commencing in the next few weeks on the City Loops, they could be a permanent fixture of the Council fleet, as well as the many other bus companies that would put fo...
by Cazza
Sun May 30, 2021 2:43 pm
Forum: Discussion - Brisbane / QLD
Topic: Transport for Brisbane Observations 2021
Replies: 186
Views: 16057

Re: Transport for Brisbane Observations 2021

Both W5056 and W5070 operating a 100 this afternoon. I've never really seen TAGs on the 100 outside of peak times.
by Cazza
Thu May 27, 2021 11:35 am
Forum: Discussion - Brisbane / QLD
Topic: Transport for Brisbane Observations 2021
Replies: 186
Views: 16057

Re: Transport for Brisbane Observations 2021

Willawongs 5062 out on an outbound 113 and inbound P173 (https://anytrip.com.au/region/qld/tripInstance/20210527/au4:se:17593624-BT%2020_21-APR_FUL-Weekday-02/0) earlier this morning (more than likely a cover run). How it made it through some of those corners and streets in Mt Gravatt East and Holla...
by Cazza
Wed May 26, 2021 3:50 pm
Forum: Discussion - Brisbane / QLD
Topic: Transport for Brisbane Observations 2021
Replies: 186
Views: 16057

Re: Transport for Brisbane Observations 2021

Thanks for that. Interesting to read that it was in fact a funding dispute between TransLink and Council regarding the delays to the buses being put in service and really nothing (that I have seen publicly mentioned recently) to do with bus stop upgrades. Just really goes to show the culture of the ...
by Cazza
Wed May 26, 2021 1:54 pm
Forum: Discussion - Brisbane / QLD
Topic: Transport for Brisbane Observations 2021
Replies: 186
Views: 16057

Re: Transport for Brisbane Observations 2021

Can you link a source please? Or is this from intel?
by Cazza
Tue May 25, 2021 3:42 pm
Forum: Discussion - Brisbane / QLD
Topic: Transport for Brisbane- Routes by Depot
Replies: 10
Views: 3827

Re: Transport for Brisbane- Routes by Depot

Edit 25/5- Added Route 27 to Carina (Kangaroo Point to City Temporary Shuttle) and Route 109 to Sherwood (Yeerongpilly to Boggo Road StationLink Shuttle).
by Cazza
Tue May 25, 2021 3:25 pm
Forum: Discussion - Brisbane / QLD
Topic: Transport for Brisbane Observations 2021
Replies: 186
Views: 16057

Re: Transport for Brisbane Observations 2021

Coming very close to the latest possible 1 Year Anniversary of Eagle Farm's bendies. Since that time, they have been spotted doing some driver training here and there, but apart from that, they're just been sitting in the depot gathering dust and yet to see a single passenger board them. Aerial imag...
by Cazza
Mon May 17, 2021 3:51 pm
Forum: Discussion - Brisbane / QLD
Topic: Transport for Brisbane Observations 2021
Replies: 186
Views: 16057

Re: Transport for Brisbane Observations 2021

I want to say that another reason could be because Sherwood also has a number of TAGs sitting around (especially compared to the 25 odd at Carina).
by Cazza
Sat May 15, 2021 8:38 pm
Forum: Discussion - Brisbane / QLD
Topic: Transport for Brisbane Observations 2021
Replies: 186
Views: 16057

Re: Transport for Brisbane Observations 2021

I’ve also had reports from a friend that a bus ran up the back of a Ute on Waterworks Rd at Kullaroo St, The Gap this afternoon. Not sure of the bus in question.
by Cazza
Sat May 15, 2021 2:54 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: New bus network arising from CSELR (L2/L3) opening
Replies: 502
Views: 55070

Re: New bus network arising from CSELR (L2/L3) opening

But Randwick Junction is an even BIGGER source of patronage, as well as the abundance of onward connections.
by Cazza
Thu May 13, 2021 8:56 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: NSW Railway Observations 2021
Replies: 265
Views: 27855

Re: NSW Railway Observations 2021

I'm not sure but I hope they have a valid ticket for travel and observe any social distancing measures in place!
by Cazza
Wed May 12, 2021 5:35 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: CBD & South East Light Rail
Replies: 5790
Views: 940718

Re: CBD & South East Light Rail

I'm saying that because the boom gates would presumably go down every time a tram goes past, people will get used to looking out for and stopping when they see the boom gates (not necessarily the red light). So, if a pedestrian or cyclist was to cross without a tram triggering the boom gates, it is ...
by Cazza
Wed May 12, 2021 2:06 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: New bus network arising from CSELR (L2/L3) opening
Replies: 502
Views: 55070

Re: New bus network arising from CSELR (L2/L3) opening

I'm a bit confused about what you guys are saying. Are you saying that the 396 is required or not? Also Boronia out of interest, do you have any sort of data to show this demand (rather than having to trawl through massive excel sheets found somewhere on TfNSW's website)? From my view, there are a h...
by Cazza
Tue May 11, 2021 5:06 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: CBD & South East Light Rail
Replies: 5790
Views: 940718

Re: CBD & South East Light Rail

But you don't need to increase the line of sight to improve safety (sure it may help) but as I said, without some changes to how the road is laid out, people aren't encouraged to slow down. I can guarantee even with an increase in the line of sight for this driver (https://www.smh.com.au/national/ns...

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