New Trial Service - Route 529

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Re: New Trial Service - Route 529

Postby Mr OC Benz » Thu Dec 09, 2010 4:46 pm

Yep... Maybe I'll have to get of my ar*e and do some patronage increasing over the Holidays...
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Re: New Trial Service - Route 529

Postby crazyknightsfan » Thu Dec 09, 2010 5:03 pm

It was set up to fail with such a low frequency to begin with and such a short trial period.

I am more worried about the disorganisation/deliberate sabotage (take your pick) by the drivers and others involved in organising stop locations etc. as outlined in the lower article. It is simply not acceptable to have such poor customer service on any bus route, especially a highly publicised trial. Great way to erode the general public's already low confidence in the bus network.
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Re: New Trial Service - Route 529

Postby UQB882 » Mon Dec 13, 2010 3:52 pm

At least get some shots of buses on it before its too late!
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Re: New Trial Service - Route 529

Postby Mr OC Benz » Thu Dec 16, 2010 10:13 pm

I had 1645 on the 529 this arvo... 12 passengers on board from Armadale at 1555 and 10 passengers were left once we arrived at Cockburn Station. Two passengers alighted at Forrestdale.

On Route 340 had about 4-7 people on the two services at 1720 and 1750...
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Re: New Trial Service - Route 529

Postby kp.nuts » Mon Jan 10, 2011 1:02 pm

This trial has now been extended until april 17th. In the email they mention that passenger loadings have been well below the target so far, but that this extension will run through the busiest time of the year for transPerth, and that it will be reviewed after the extension. So it looks like they do want this service after all! Or at least need to look like they want it.
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Re: New Trial Service - Route 529

Postby Mr OC Benz » Mon Jan 10, 2011 6:57 pm

Well to be honest, patronage average is around five, although can be lower or higher... But it has been improving...
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Re: New Trial Service - Route 529

Postby laptop15 » Mon Jan 10, 2011 7:09 pm

COMMON SENSE PREVAILS :D
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Re: New Trial Service - Route 529

Postby UQB882 » Mon Jan 17, 2011 5:25 pm

Nah, more like they are giving it one last chance, although not actively promoting it!
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Re: New Trial Service - Route 529

Postby laptop15 » Mon Jan 17, 2011 6:18 pm

ADX666 wrote:Nah, more like they are giving it one last chance, although not actively promoting it!


They have notices all around Cockburn central station, but part from that shopping centre stand was there any other promotion?
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Re: New Trial Service - Route 529

Postby Mr OC Benz » Mon Jan 17, 2011 6:33 pm

Armadale Station also....
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