Started by King of Buses, October 16, 2018, 07:53:41 am
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Quote from: Barry Drive on April 28, 2019, 10:53:11 amAlso, new timetables have begun to appear at suburban stops.
Quote from: Toyota Camry on April 29, 2019, 10:39:58 amSocial media is painting a picture of an absolute disaster on the buses this morning; it will be interesting to see if the new network remains after this week, or if an emergency reversion to the old network takes place
Quote from: Sylvan Loves Buses on April 22, 2019, 05:44:21 amQuote from: Toyota Camry on April 21, 2019, 09:03:54 pmthis leaves the Renault PR100.3s in particular extremely likely to disappear after next Friday.I seriously doubt this will be the case during peak, there's a lot of rapids more now than ever, I'm sure there's going to be a few if not most Renault's out. Still, I've been wrong before, we'll just have to wait and see.
Quote from: Toyota Camry on April 21, 2019, 09:03:54 pmthis leaves the Renault PR100.3s in particular extremely likely to disappear after next Friday.
Quote from: Sylvan...and I thought steer-tags were not allowed on Langdon Avenue..."
Quote from: Toyota Camry on April 29, 2019, 10:39:58 amSocial media is painting a picture of an absolute disaster on the buses this morning; it will be interesting to see if the new network remains after this week, or if an emergency reversion to the old network takes place.
Quote from: Toyota Camry on May 03, 2019, 10:22:12 amIt appears that buses longer than 12 metres are banned from the R3; despite heavy steer tag and articulated utilisation on the R4, and heavy articulated utilisation on the R2, it does not appear that a single sighting has been made of any non-standard buses on the R3. I am unsure as to which part of the route is the issue, but suspect it is the eastern section; former route 315 was serviced regularly by articulated and steer tag vehicles.
Quote from: triumph on April 29, 2019, 11:08:06 pmBut in the City, the Interactive Panel outside Maccas showed 56,57, and 58 incorrectly departing from Platform 1. Oh dear, how could they so badly misdirect patrons? Platform 1 is now far away on the other side of Northbourne Ave in Alinga St. Actual departure platform is now 10 (significantly, formerly no.1) at Bailey's Corner. It would be better to switch the display right off than show such serious misinformation. It seems likely to me that this was happening all day and implies that numerous staff on hand didn't see any need to regularly verify the displays' accuracy. Very poor PR and reflection on IT Transport Canberra's IT experts.
Quote from: Busnerd on May 05, 2019, 08:48:12 amI don't think that in any way would be 'elder abuse' in fact, most elderly people either wouldn't be able to read the small orange text, and most probably wouldn't even notice it considering they're mounted fairly high, as a regular PT user myself I often notice half the information on the nxt bus screens is wrong or inconsistent anyway so I usually don't use them.
Quote from: triumph on May 06, 2019, 11:19:37 pmNot quite sure how to respond to your assumptions on senior citizens. What do you think of as 'elder'? Only those in medium/high care nursing facilities occasionally venturing into town by bus? Age affects in many different ways, but many 'elderly' people (some in their late 90s and even over 100) retain and use driving licences with appropriate visual acuity requirements (enforced by regularly required medicals), but some of these folk, when not driving, would struggle to walk additional distances to Plat 1 and then back to Plat 10 City Interchange, due (say) to hip and knee issues. They plan bus journeys carefully to limit walking to their capacity (which can vary quite a lot, day to day and even during the day). Many 'elderly' pride themselves on independence and might very well refer to the panels (I know one who regularly does so).May I politely suggest you give some thought to what appear to be your preconceived notions of what an 'elderly' person is like.Thank you for your comments on your use of the panels, effectively they support my view that the panels should be turned off if seriously inaccurate.
Quote from: Busfanatic101 on May 07, 2019, 11:23:16 amThe point is it does not target anyone, it would confuse everyone equally. So it is not elder abuse just as it is not child abuse, bus spotter abuse, middle-aged commuter abuse, or [insert anything here] abuse.
Quote from: Busfanatic101 on May 07, 2019, 11:23:16 am[insert anything here] abuse.
Quote from: Sylvan Loves Buses on May 08, 2019, 04:58:08 amHow about Canberra's large population of 'less-able' (disabled) patrons?
Quote from: triumph on May 04, 2019, 12:13:10 am...., is very unkind to say the least, and some would say it verges on 'elder abuse'.
Quote from: triumph'elder abuse'
Quote from: triumph on May 16, 2019, 11:18:04 pmThat panel outside Maccas at the City Interchange is continuing to display Platform 1 incorrectly for Platform 10. Further comment would involve severely intemperate words ...................(One thing seems probable from this saga - TC does not monitor this Forum.)
Quote from: Busfanatic101 on May 17, 2019, 10:27:59 amWhy don't you update us when there is a change, rather than when there isn't. Also, you should send them the feedback via the formal channels (ie. Access Canberra) if it bothers you so much. I don't hear you complaining about 'child abuse' regarding the fact only 3.2 digits of school bus routes fit within the screen. Do I detect some bias here? Get over it.
Quote from: Sylvan Loves Buses on May 18, 2019, 01:13:28 pmHere's the thing though, I'm still not getting why they changed the school runs from 3 to 4 digit numbers, cause of the new network the highest number has been made the 182, this should mean they have about 800 other numbers to choose from, why would they go to 4 digits esp as the Renault's only just fit the number on the side desto and the gas MAN make the number so tiny you can barely see it from a distance (on the side and rear)?
Quote from: Buzz Killington on May 19, 2019, 11:52:05 amThe four digit route numbers are ridiculous.
Quote from: Bus 503 on May 25, 2019, 04:22:23 pmI'm noticing a lot more general lateness in the network. If you look at recent departures on Nextthere, you'll see that almost all services begin late. Whether it's one minute or seven minutes late, these services are all late. Starting a trip exactly on time is not hard. The light rail always departs on time from its departure point, and it almost always runs on time throughout the whole trip. The light rail has proven that departing on time is possible, and I believe that a starting point for ACTION in encouraging people to catch their services is to ensure that their services depart exactly on time to begin with.
Quote from: King of Buses on May 30, 2019, 09:25:41 pm304 (R5) - Unusual to see an Iris doing a run to the deep south in this new network.
Quote from: triumph on May 17, 2019, 11:02:51 pmWith any luck, next time I am in the City, I will find the Platform 1/10 problem will have been fixed. Perhaps the school bus issue at the same time.
Quote from: triumph on June 06, 2019, 10:34:37 pmMinor item. TC seems to have reviewed and updated/improved some stop descriptions shown on the panel in the buses. Kudos to TC for doing this.For example, under the old network (15/315) there were two successive 'Spence Shops' one in Kingsford Smith Dr. and the other in Clarey Cresc.. Under the new network (R3) the second has become 'Clarey/Clark'. I have noticed other similar changes.
Quote from: Bus 503 on June 21, 2019, 06:17:35 pmI'd also be interested in whether anyone knows what routes the STAGs operate on at the moment? So far, I know of STAGs running on R2s, R4s, R5s, and R9s.