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by V981
Sat Aug 26, 2017 1:47 am
Forum: Photos - Melbourne/Vic
Topic: 901 Smartbuses in 2008
Replies: 7
Views: 17179

Re: 901 Smartbuses in 2008

In my honest opinion, the 901 should have been kept as a Frankston - Ringwood service.

I don't believe the Orbital bus routes really deliver the benefits that were intended with their implementation.
by V981
Sat Aug 26, 2017 1:44 am
Forum: Photos - Melbourne/Vic
Topic: Ventura - Mercedes
Replies: 7
Views: 24012

Re: Ventura - Mercedes

Thanks Mick.Why the change ?? I believe some concerns have been raised about the reliability of some of the older Volvo B7RLE vehicles, some of which have required major engine overhauls at less than the 500,000km mark. These 5 Mercedes buses are initially a trial purchase and they are being monito...
by V981
Sat Aug 26, 2017 1:38 am
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Huntingdale to Monash Uni Clayton shuttle
Replies: 168
Views: 27116

Re: Huntingdale to Monash Uni Clayton shuttle

MAN 16.242 wrote:Seem 601 patronage keeps growing. A few months ago CDC made facebook post that extra bus in AM. Now CDC undertaking a trial with some seats removed to create more standing room.
http://www.cdcvictoria.com.au/services/601-trial
Might be time to bring on the Double Deckers for the 601. :lol:
by V981
Sat Aug 26, 2017 1:32 am
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Smartbus Route 900 Rowville- Caulfied
Replies: 6
Views: 3114

Re: Smartbus Route 900 Rowville- Caulfied

If you have been documenting the various issues I have been coming across on my Twitter account - https://twitter.com/craig_halsall The 900 had made my list. PTV been working through the issues to fix them, but in doing so have created more in some cases...I'm going to give them the benefit of the ...
by V981
Sat Aug 26, 2017 1:15 am
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: CDC Victoria News 2017
Replies: 22
Views: 14556

Re: CDC Victoria News 2017

RailwayBus wrote:The rear of the bus only has the fleet number, because the plate is visible. The sides have both, because the sides don't have plates.
LOL Thanks for clearing that up. :lol:
by V981
Wed Jul 19, 2017 12:28 pm
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Sandringham enhanced timetable
Replies: 34
Views: 11915

Re: Sandringham enhanced timetable

I understand they are already using drop-on drivers at Sandringham in the peaks. Despite being one of the shorter lines, about 5 AM peak trains breach the load standards (see PTV stats ) - Frankston Line fluctuates but is overall on par, while Dandenong has about 12 AM peak trains overcrowded. Just...
by V981
Wed Jul 19, 2017 11:23 am
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Airport buses defective
Replies: 7
Views: 3199

Re: Airport buses defective

Correct. I remember a few years ago, myself along with around 8 of my colleagues from Grenda Charter were doing a job for a special events company at the Melbourne Cup. We were all parked up in the bus area when the compliance officers from Transport Safety Victoria rolled up to do a blitz. They di...
by V981
Wed Jul 19, 2017 7:56 am
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Airport buses defective
Replies: 7
Views: 3199

Re: Airport buses defective

I am guessing the operators caught up in this were most likely of Chinese origin and servicing the inbound tourism market. :twisted:
by V981
Wed Jul 19, 2017 6:57 am
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: PTV: Route 833 to Carrum
Replies: 11
Views: 4864

Re: PTV: Route 833 to Carrum

Personally I think The Pines should have a "Donald Trump" style concrete wall build around its perimeter and the residents be prevented from ever entering the civilized society that surrounds it. I see more crime reports in the media involving a certain suburb between Springvale and Dandenong and i...
by V981
Tue Jul 18, 2017 4:17 pm
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: PTV: Route 833 to Carrum
Replies: 11
Views: 4864

Re: PTV: Route 833 to Carrum

Every 60 minutes on weekends, just perfect for suburbia! Personally I think The Pines should have a "Donald Trump" style concrete wall build around its perimeter and the residents be prevented from ever entering the civilized society that surrounds it. Once the wall is complete I would cut off the ...
by V981
Fri Mar 24, 2017 4:39 pm
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: 2018 Melbourne Bus Contracts
Replies: 55
Views: 34395

Re: 2018 Melbourne Bus Contracts

The 2013 contracts have demonstrated that Melbourne people are inherently dirty creatures. Just look at the buses concerned and the areas they pass through. Will new or revised operations be able to keep vehicles clean? Why worry about facts when hyperbole is so much more interesting? :D Interestin...
by V981
Wed Mar 15, 2017 1:47 pm
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: New international airport?
Replies: 10
Views: 4402

Re: New international airport?

Personally I put this proposed second airport in the same category as the proposed rail link to Tullamarine Airport. We will still be discussing the proposals in 40 years time. :lol:
by V981
Mon Jan 23, 2017 1:09 pm
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: New St Kilda service for skybus.
Replies: 18
Views: 5227

Re: New service for skybus.

For two people that would add up to $152 return. More than two weeks of long term parking. There is a $120 couples fare - http://www.fapas.com.au/fares As for demand, a friend tried to book a seat on the 14:45 ex Frankston today and was told they could not guarantee him a seat and advised him he'd ...
by V981
Sun Aug 28, 2016 9:13 am
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Try before you ride
Replies: 5
Views: 1802

Re: Try before you ride

Here is a novel idea. Why doesn't PTV just implement some kind of "single day" ticket so that people who are infrequent users or first time users can more comfortably use our public transport. This would include visitors to Victoria/tourists. The fact of the matter is, the lack of ability to purchas...
by V981
Sat Aug 27, 2016 5:08 am
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Driver safety
Replies: 18
Views: 3297

Re: Blood-covered fighting men terrify bus passengers

The beauty of the eastern suburbs. It's a bit unfair to tarnish the whole of the Eastern Suburbs. :lol: The problem for the 901 route is that given it travels through Frankston, Dandenong, Ringwood, Greensborough, Roxburgh Park and Broadmeadows, it is basically a "Contiki tour" of all of Melbourne'...
by V981
Sun Jul 17, 2016 1:59 pm
Forum: The Lunch Room
Topic: Pokemon Go
Replies: 9
Views: 2545

Re: Pokemon Go

As Pokemon Go is all the rage this past couple of weeks, I noticed that quite a number of the kids on one of my school runs seemed to be buried in their phones on Monday afternoon of last week. I quickly cottoned on that they were all playing Pokemon Go. (Which made for a rather peaceful school run ...
by V981
Sun Jul 17, 2016 1:53 pm
Forum: Photos - Melbourne/Vic
Topic: A day on V/Line (plus buses)
Replies: 5
Views: 3718

Re: A day on V/Line (plus buses)

Does anybody know if the CDC Deckers are out on the weekends? I've really been meaning to get out and go for a ride. 8)
by V981
Sun Jul 17, 2016 1:47 pm
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Secret Proposal Leaked To Construct Elevated Rail Line!!!
Replies: 143
Views: 62555

Re: Secret Proposal Leaked To Construct Elevated Rail Line!!

The works are about to begin, with the big crane going in. I wonder how long it would take to do that one section? While the machines are in that area, why not do Rowville and Alamein - Hugesdale too? I actually like your thinking Tranzitjim. Let's face it, Daniel Andrews and his government are cop...
by V981
Tue Apr 12, 2016 2:13 pm
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Transdev Melbourne news January - June 2016
Replies: 164
Views: 39394

Re: Transdev Melbourne news January - June 2016

Caught bus 964 today on a route 305, noticed Transdev's new anti-scratch trial on the vehicle. It covers all the windows behind the rear door( the upper section), it is a series of fully transparent colour graphic stickers featuring the same style of graphics used by the posters on board buses. Not...
by V981
Sun Apr 10, 2016 8:44 am
Forum: The Lunch Room
Topic: Survey:Hot Cross Buns: Would You Eat Them everyday?
Replies: 16
Views: 2948

Re: Survey:Hot Cross Buns: Would You Eat Them everyday?

boronia wrote: Just leave the "cross" off the top so as not to offend anyone.
Or leave the cross on because offending people is enjoyable. :twisted:
by V981
Thu Apr 07, 2016 8:38 am
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Bus growth stuck in the slow lane as patronage takes a dive
Replies: 26
Views: 4735

Re: Bus growth stuck in the slow lane as patronage takes a d

It's all ok.

The Watermelon bus stops will fix this problem. :lol:
by V981
Thu Apr 07, 2016 8:32 am
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Gimmick bus stops to attact passengers?
Replies: 5
Views: 1770

Re: Gimmick bus stops to attact passengers?

The gimmicks will do bugger all to change people's behaviour. It reeks of being seen to do something when the desired end result is actually that nothing changes. That seems to be what all levels of politics is all about these days. Screw practical solutions, lets go for the gimmicks. This is quite...
by V981
Wed Apr 06, 2016 2:35 pm
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Uber and the Victorian Taxi Industry
Replies: 72
Views: 53454

Re: Uber and the Victorian Taxi Industry

I don't know what Uber is proposing, is it a scheme solely to benefit the disabled or will it be the same as the maxi taxis which are only ever seen at the times and places where a disabled passenger is least likely to be cos of their group carrying ability? I'm not privy to the exact details of th...
by V981
Wed Apr 06, 2016 7:39 am
Forum: The Lunch Room
Topic: Half price Holden ?
Replies: 4
Views: 1278

Re: Half price Holden ?

You've basically described the concept of Kickstarter. The entrepreneur requests an amount of funding, which people pledge towards the project (Kickstarter holds the funds until the funding goal is reached), with no ironclad guarantee that the seller actually deliver. You would need a lot more than...
by V981
Wed Apr 06, 2016 7:36 am
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Bus growth stuck in the slow lane as patronage takes a dive
Replies: 26
Views: 4735

Re: Bus growth stuck in the slow lane as patronage takes a d

I tend to agree with Krustyklo, for the most part in Melbourne, many bus routes would be adequate if they had a half hour frequency....including during the daylight hours on weekends at a minimum. There are some other routes with higher demand which could probably do with an upgrade to "Smartbus" fr...

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