Started by King of Buses, October 16, 2018, 07:53:41 am
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Quote from: Bus 503 on June 21, 2019, 06:17:35 pmIs the R9 being well-patronised? Rarely do I see many people on it when it comes through Dickson from Watson in the evening peak. Perhaps it may be better for the R9 to only run between Dickson and Belconnen, unless there is real demand from Watson.
Quote from: triumph on July 03, 2019, 11:34:22 pmThis raises the question of the validity of R9 being described as Rapid.As an example, comparing the R9 and rte 31 departing Cohen St Interchange at 3.17pm and 3.06pm respectively, the R9 is scheduled to take 29min to the Dickson Interchange, and the rte 31 just one minute longer! A negligible difference. If rte 31 is not Rapid then logically, nor is R9. It would be better labelled as route, say, 33. Or replace the 'R' with 'F' for frequent.A similar situation exists with R6. We made the mistake of using the R6 between Woden and the National Gallery thinking the direct Rapid would be quick! In fact, the next R4 to Regatta Point stop and then double back on R2/R6 would have been much quicker.Comparing services around 3pm between Woden and City Interchanges,R4 17minR5 34minRte58 40minRte57 48minR6 50min.R6 is the slowest. Quite inappropriate to call it a Rapid I think. It should simply be route, say, 59; or F6.
Quote from: triumph on July 08, 2019, 11:05:27 pmRoute 18 Gungahlin-Mitchell via Harrison and Franklin has been amended effective from Saturday last, 6th July, 2019......................The intriguing aspect is how did this quite significant amendment come about? A retiring gesture from a retiring Assembly Member perhaps?
Quote from: Sylvan Loves Buses on July 13, 2019, 02:28:33 amJust read the email notification of the route 18 change. .................TC will never do that - they never do anything that assists the less-able and necessary customers. The lack of a tram stop for the southern part of Mitchell is a great representation of that.
Quote from: a few years ago96% of routes this month were on time
Quote from: triumph on July 16, 2019, 10:37:43 pmWell, well, well. Whilst it is widely believed that the 'R' of the R series routes stand for 'Rapid' as in a quicker trip. This is not the case with TC's torturous use of plain english.Quoting from Team Leader, Customer Experience, Transport Canberra:The Rapid 6 route refers to the frequency of the service, not the length of time the route takes, the Rapid routes are designed to move residents across the City connecting between town centres.So, it seems Rapid in TC speak means more often, not quicker. Make of this what you will.
Quote from: triumph on July 31, 2019, 10:02:27 pmOver 20min of allocated journey time not needed. One wonders just how Transport Canberra assessed new network journey times?
Quote from: triumph on November 21, 2019, 10:25:07 pm(181) last of peak services. 11 Passengers. Not encouraging patronage at all.
Quote from: triumph on September 30, 2019, 11:43:31 pmLooking at the timetables, nearly all buses arriving at Gungahlin Place, Platform 3 should continue to Gungahlin/Valley, but many don't. Some layover at the platform and others seem to be back at Platform 4 very quickly.From the experience described and past observations, it seems that continuing to Gungahlin/Valley is not the routine the timetable calls for. Has circumstances and practice changed and the timetable failed to keep up?
Quote from: triumph on May 18, 2020, 12:34:53 pmSaw an articulated bus (512 I think) in Copland Drive this morning operating a Spence bound R3. First time I have seen a bendy doing R3 though I believe it has happened before.