Friday, December 12, 2014

Bus Update

How bad is the running of Trandev's buses past our place? Last night I noticed two buses travelling together at 10.17pm. Were the buses the 9.50, the 10.09 or the 10.14? I would guess the 10.09 and the 10.14 running 8 minutes and 3 minutes late respectively.

Meanwhile, our tram system seems to be near collapse with constant breakdowns and tram arrival times bearing no relationship to the posted times at stops or the online timetable. Even the live time indicators at stops can't seem to be anywhere near accurate. An inside source at Yarra Trams tells me that for the pre Christmas rush and extra traffic, Yarra Trams has cut the timetable running time for trams. Nice work Yarra Trams, not.

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  1. It's not sounding good Andrew, for a train aficionado like yourself there could be some fraught times ahead :

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    1. Improving public transport is always such a battle Grace.

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  2. Sigh. Our buses seem to be running to a fictious timetable too. Which will get worse before (if) it gets better.

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    1. EC, our trams keep much better time than buses, yet they both travel in congested areas.

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  3. Andrew, it means transport at my place is great

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    1. Gosia, I am sure it is very good.

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  4. You know what I loved in the UK...all the apps and things they have for PT. The bus countdown that tells you your nearest stop and how long the bus will be (like tram tracker), the tube apps, wonderful. Even the fact that most of the tram stops in Germany had ticket machines whereby you could PURCHASE tickets at the stop, or on board the tram. Who'd have thunk it huh.

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    1. Funny you mention that Fen. I believe our PTV has just released details of live tracking for our buses for apps to me made. Yes, we did that in Germany, bought a simple one tram ride ticket from a machine at a stop. Couldn't do it on the tram though.

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