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Offline Busfanatic101

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All door boarding and disembarking
« on: March 27, 2017, 07:18:36 PM »
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Rear door exiting and boarding - all services

[/size]Commencing Monday 27 March 2017


A trial of rear door exits has been occurring across Red Rapid  services.  This trial has proven to be a success and as a result effective  Monday 27 March 2017 customers can now exit the bus using the rear door at all  stops on all services.


Using MyWay? Tap off using the front or rear door  MyWay card reader as you get off the bus.


Customers are encouraged to make use of the rear doors where  possible to help speed up travel times.


All door boarding


MyWay customers will be able to board from the front and rear  doors at major bus stops and stations and at all Rapid stops.


A reminder that Transport Officer checks of MyWay and cash tickets  are being conducted across the bus network. You are required to show your MyWay  card, cash ticket and proof of any concession on request. Failure to do so  could result in a warning notice or fine.


More information call 13 17 10.
http://www.transport.act.gov.au/news-and-events/items/march-2017/rear-door-exiting-and-boarding-all-services


the last 2 posts in the Route/timetable discussion thread may be better moved here please :)

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Re: All door boarding and disembarking
« Reply #1 on: March 30, 2017, 12:59:56 AM »
^^Thats great thanks for the info shared with the Brisbane Transport forums. All door boarding has proven to work with prepaid smart cards. It's great that Act is setting a good example for the rest of the country.   

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Re: All door boarding and disembarking
« Reply #2 on: October 23, 2017, 07:32:27 PM »
There was a sign on 510 today on top of the front MyWay reader which said something about rear door boarding being suspended (didn't get a good look). There were still people boarding from the rear today in the City but I heard one driver telling everyone who got on from the rear door to use the front door next time. I have noticed that following the introduction of the new network, many drivers haven't been opening their rear doors for boarding.

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Re: All door boarding and disembarking
« Reply #3 on: October 25, 2017, 11:11:22 AM »
All mention of rear door boarding has been removed from Bus Stations, NXTBUS displays and the TC website.

There have been many mentions of this on Twitter and Facebook, yet Transport Canberra have not replied nor issued any formal announcement about the change to this policy.


From my experience, some drivers have also stopped rear door alighting while others continue to allow it.

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Re: All door boarding and disembarking
« Reply #4 on: Yesterday at 05:59:45 PM »
Noticed that buses are having a TC logo applied to the rear door where the 'no entry' sign was previously. Also, 415 and 445 don't have either a 'no entry' sign or a TC logo on their rear door.

Does anyone why rear door boarding has stopped? I noticed that in the City Bus Station, drivers beginning shifts from there never open their rear doors anymore.

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Re: All door boarding and disembarking
« Reply #5 on: Yesterday at 09:32:14 PM »

Does anyone why rear door boarding has stopped? I noticed that in the City Bus Station, drivers beginning shifts from there never open their rear doors anymore.

I think it was because too many people were sneaking on and not tagging on.  Bus drivers couldn’t check them. 

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« Reply #6 on: Yesterday at 11:13:06 PM »
There has been no official announcements (as yet). On that basis, it seems that TC and the Minister still have a policy of rear door boarding!

One driver indicated to me that rear door boarding had resulted in complaints concerning the door being shut on people boarding or about to board. Did dsicipline or administrative fuss follow? This happened to me - I had grasped the door hand rail and was stepping up when it started to close thus losing the steadying effect of the hand rail and nearly losing my balance. I didn't complain, though perhaps I should have.

I now notice that many drivers close the rear door the instant the last alighting passenger gets off, which indicates that there is a good easy view available. Some also 'address' passengers who manage to board through the rear door. This 'suspension' of rear door boarding smells to me of it being declared 'black' and not a TC decision.

Whatever, it is a retrograde step with particular impacts on time keeping, and moving along the bus to the front to get off when congested with standing passengers and childrens' prams. This is particularly significant in the larger tag steer and articulated buses.