Started by Barry Drive, July 10, 2013, 03:24:42 pm
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Quote from: The Love Guru on January 16, 2014, 08:57:21 pmMuch easier to tell someone a stop number rather than trying to guess the name action has given a certain stop, hence the announce it.
Quote from: The Love Guru on January 16, 2014, 08:57:21 pmXpresso services DO NOT wait at timing points in the city in the AM and in the suburbs in the PM. Pointless having an express service that just sits waiting for a timetable that cannot possibly be accurate due to varying traffic conditions
Quote from: smitho on January 16, 2014, 11:06:37 pmI don't think it is realistic to expect passengers (and drivers) to commit to memory individual four digit bus stop numbers. Most people relate to individual locations by the names of adjoining streets or local landmarks.
Quote from: ajw373 on January 17, 2014, 05:52:51 amIn some ways that makes sense, but for someone like me who gets on in the city it is not much good. It basically means that owing to, as you point out varying traffic conditions my arrival time in Civic is unknown. So to find the next bus to Barton I have to hunt around 3 or 4 different bus stops, with the times shown on at least stop not worth the ink they are written in. And the ACT Government wonders why more people don't get the bus to work. PS the 700 scenario of not waiting would be more acceptable IF the timetable, both online and in PDF clearly indicated that they don't wait at timing points.
Quote from: ajw373 on January 17, 2014, 05:53:56 amExactly especially when said bus stop numbers are not published on the timetable maps.
Quote from: 743 on January 17, 2014, 06:37:04 amLogistically this would be a nightmare. I'd hate to be the designer who'd have to include all those (generally) four-digit numbers on the maps. A lot of ACTION maps - Route 3, for instance - show a very large area and hence are zoomed out to suit. Adding in all the numbers would be very crammed and make it hard to accurately and clearly show places of interest (shops, schools etc), street names and even the bus route. Have a look at the Adelaide Metro Route W90 map. Two-digit stop IDs are shown over the route line, and they are so close together that it is hard to see the bus route underneath (especially in the north-east), also their geographical accuracy is compromised because they have to be shown wherever they can fit, not necessarily where they actually are. Plus the type size is so small that they are tiny when printed (this is an A4 page).Simplest solution here would be to show the ACTION stop numbers in Transit for Google Maps (as happens in other cities like Sydney, so surely not too hard to do) and the independent apps which will surely follow with NXTBUS.
Quote from: ajw373 on January 17, 2014, 09:29:24 pmNot suggesting they should be added. All I am suggesting is that it is pretty pointless announcing the stop number inside the bus. What the stop numbers are good for is getting timetable or real time info when your standing at the bus stop, or it is a bus stop you know the number for already.
Quote from: King of Buses on January 21, 2014, 12:51:46 pmThe display signs at Woden Bus Station were being installed yesterday afternoon.
Quote from: King of Buses on February 07, 2014, 05:30:24 pmThe School runs are starting to have NXTBUS voices being played overhead. Everyone is annoyed greatly by it (that includes me. Especially its mispronunciations such as "Bonython").
Quote from: ACTbusspotter on January 22, 2014, 11:58:33 ammost, if not all, PR100.2s at B depot have been fitted - so far have yet to find one that hasn't been.
Quote from: Bus 400 on February 16, 2014, 07:51:29 pmIf anyone has seen them at Woden & Tuggeranong, some big tracking screens are currently being installed.I can't remember their role in the NXTBUS system 100%, but they are large screens that have the screens covered over with large bits of foam. Both are near the Transport Officers offices. Although I suspect the City will miss out due to being too breakable & the only station to get one in Belconnen is likely to be inside Westfield. But that is purely speculation.
Quote from: Buzz Killington on February 22, 2014, 11:14:06 pmStill no screens up at Belco Community Station. The poles were sorted weeks ago
Quote from: smitho on February 22, 2014, 11:26:19 pmCurious that the two existing screens in Civic are so close together, considering the size and spread of the City Interchange.
Quote from: Bus 400 on February 23, 2014, 06:32:09 amWord on the street is that with the additional screens. Each screeb will show departures for what side of the station they are on. So the one neat McDonald's would show departures for platforms 1-3 only.
Quote from: Bus 400 on February 23, 2014, 06:48:00 amThat would be what you use the touch screen kiosk for.
Quote from: ajw373 on February 23, 2014, 07:35:00 amDisagree. Display screens should show the times of every bus, with as I said one set on the major corners showing every route and its next departure and one on every stop showing just that stop. Touch screen should only be used for trying to get timetable information, or to work out what bus to catch to get somewhere. If you need to use a touch screen to work out when your next bus is coming then that is a bit over the top and of course will scare off many. Whereas a simple display showing the next bus would be dead simple.
Quote from: ajw373 on February 23, 2014, 06:34:52 amThat is plain silly. At the interchanges they should have one screen on each major corner that shows ALL departures, as well as screens at each stop that can be seen from each stop showing departures for that stop.
Quote from: Buzz Killington on February 23, 2014, 02:07:45 pmAgreed. Too bad if you jump off a bus on Mort Street and want to change to a bus on Alinga/East, and not being able to see on the screen nearest you when your bus is going to arrive/depart.It is a bit of a pain during peak when not all routes are shown, if you're relying on that info.
Quote from: ACTbusspotter on February 22, 2014, 01:22:57 pmNXTBUS equipment now installed in 990 & 991. Well, most of it anyway. Due to the buses' interior, no screens have been installed.