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Re: What makes you happy today?

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Re: What makes you happy today?

Postby TA3001 » Sat Nov 25, 2017 11:16 pm

(Doesn't make me happy or grumpy)

Uploading 3 NL232 recordings in a row to Youtube! Why on earth would anyone share audio files of these washing machines on wheels...
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Re: What makes you happy today?

Postby TA3001 » Fri Dec 08, 2017 12:30 am

Possibly eliminating the need to board the rogue Morphettville SL202 CNG 873 again (Adelaide's other 1636).
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Re: What makes you happy today?

Postby Newcastle Flyer » Fri Feb 09, 2018 10:59 am

Passengers who arrive about 11 minutes AFTER a train is due to leave, instead of around 5 to 10 minutes BEFORE a train is due, & the driver leaves - :lol: WITHOUT THEM! :lol:

No wonder the guard & staff gave dirty looks, not that I blame them.

(* Valid reasons excepted of course)
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Re: What makes you happy today?

Postby TA3001 » Fri Feb 09, 2018 10:37 pm

Newcastle Flyer wrote:Passengers who arrive about 11 minutes AFTER a train is due to leave, instead of around 5 to 10 minutes BEFORE a train is due, & the driver leaves - :lol: WITHOUT THEM! :lol:

No wonder the guard & staff gave dirty looks, not that I blame them.

(* Valid reasons excepted of course)


I remember being in Adelaide station around 2000 or a bit after watching a Belair train depart from platform 1, and the driver must have stopped at least 4-6 times to enable late passengers to board. In my opinion, trains should just leave without them to reduce liability for late running. There's hardly any time to make up in train schedules, in comparison to Adelaide's very on time running friendly bus timetables.
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Re: What makes you happy today?

Postby Swift » Fri Feb 09, 2018 11:16 pm

Finding out that Perth's transport agency upholds standards that keep the Bustech VST shut out from consideration!
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Re: What makes you happy today?

Postby Newcastle Flyer » Sat Feb 10, 2018 12:07 pm

TA3001, the passengers had to swap platforms as the four of the cars had failed air-conditioning. The train that did make the service was already 11 minutes late, as they had to join the two four trains together. But this "dear" on a walker & her companions didn't arrive until 11:26 & she was "screaming" out "Hey wait for us". And yes, I said you should arrive BEFORE a train is due to leave.

Should be more of it, that is unless for valid reasons, thou should shut thy doors-ith & leavith!
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Re: What makes you happy today?

Postby TA3001 » Sun Jun 17, 2018 12:01 am

Doesn't astound me, but it must be the most efficient and reliable processor ever made! Read the description.

https://www.theverge.com/2018/6/5/17428 ... putex-2018
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Re: What makes you happy today?

Postby Newcastle Flyer » Wed Jul 11, 2018 3:21 pm

Judge Judy: GOOD, a woman got fined & booked for parking in a bus stop, through SEVERAL red lights.

She had 16 unpaid parking tickets, and it looks like she wanted her friend (I'd say former friend) to pay for the parking ticket. It looks like it maybe his car.

She should had her licence cancelled, if she didn't.

Edit: That poor man, his car was impounded.

Yes Judge Judy, you're correct, she shouldn't be driving a car. Um excuse Mrs B, it WAS your fault.
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Re: What makes you happy today?

Postby Swift » Wed Jul 11, 2018 5:43 pm

Newcastle Flyer finding something that makes him happy instead of s$&@#y, even though it involves someone getting in trouble. :twisted: :lol:
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Re: What makes you happy today?

Postby Newcastle Flyer » Tue Jul 24, 2018 4:02 pm

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-07-24/c ... g/10029122

About time. I'm getting sick & tied of almost getting run over by cyclists on footpaths while on mobile phones.
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Re: What makes you happy today?

Postby Swift » Tue Jul 24, 2018 4:42 pm

^ good to see the laws actually being enforced. It's a shame it's on the other side of the country. I wish police would launch a blitz on cyclists in NSW.
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Re: What makes you happy today?

Postby Newcastle Flyer » Tue Jul 24, 2018 5:49 pm

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Re: What makes you happy today?

Postby TA3001 » Tue Jul 24, 2018 10:27 pm

Newcastle Flyer wrote:^ https://www.coastlive.com.au/news/local ... ng-bicycle

She also wasn't wearing a helmet.


Oh, what an unfortunate lady. Finally, some evidence that indicates that women aren't always in the right!

Most women with kids around them seem to have their heads buried in their phones from my obs. A public bus isn't the place to let your little ones pop a balloon, and even more so with other passengers around them!
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Re: What makes you happy today?

Postby homer9000 » Sun Jul 29, 2018 8:00 pm

crowds for the crows game in adelaide were down last night than normal partially due to the weather and the first night of the Katy Perry concert last night.
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Re: What makes you happy today?

Postby Bus Suggestions » Sun Jul 29, 2018 10:10 pm

Swift wrote:Finding out that Perth's transport agency upholds standards that keep the Bustech VST shut out from consideration!

^This^ is what makes me happy today!
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Re: What makes you happy today?

Postby Merc1107 » Wed Aug 01, 2018 12:26 pm

Bus Suggestions wrote:
Swift wrote:Finding out that Perth's transport agency upholds standards that keep the Bustech VST shut out from consideration!

^This^ is what makes me happy today!

Yup! :D
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Re: What makes you happy today?

Postby Newcastle Flyer » Tue Aug 28, 2018 8:30 pm

The passenger that didn't arrive in time for the bus yesterday, and he missed it - Not to worry, he had one shortly after. Of course it would help if I remember where it was!
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Re: What makes you happy today?

Postby TA3001 » Sun Sep 23, 2018 10:08 pm

I don't tend to laugh at just anything, but it is almost 2 years since I heard a driver acting in an unprofessional conduct from a depot with a 'different' reputation to others in Adelaide. The September 28 blackout, stop W2 in the street that goes through the city, on 1637 bus:

The bus stops, the driver indirectly watches the passenger board as many tend to. The female passenger has several bags with her, and she takes about 30-60 seconds for her to lift them up the steps on the high floor bus, which was one of about 118 in service at the time (has dropped to about 80 in the entire 2 years that has elapsed since then). She didn't appear to have mobility issues, but obviously it was a bit of an effort for this innocent woman. The driver didn't really take this into account, and hence his reaction whilst running possibly more than 90 minutes late. The next thing I noticed was the driver yelling at her saying "Hurry up..... god!".

The lady then almost panicked and scrambled to grab her belongings as fast as possible. It left the city with 3 passengers aboard I think on a service which may have had about 30-35 typically.

Why wouldn't the driver be enjoying involuntary overtime instead of stressing? I don't recall coming across any others losing their cool.

It's almost became an occasional catch phrase that I express in my head, in the exact tone of voice.
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Re: What makes you happy today?

Postby scott » Sat Sep 29, 2018 6:53 pm

Collingwood losing the Grand final.

At least six Collingwood supporters were arrested on thier way out of the MCG after the final siren, must of lost thier temper.
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Re: What makes you happy today?

Postby BanksfielderIdiot823 » Fri Oct 05, 2018 5:28 pm

scott wrote:Collingwood losing the Grand final.

At least six Collingwood supporters were arrested on thier way out of the MCG after the final siren, must of lost thier temper.


Well speaking as a pies supporter, you can't go wrong with the amount of class shown by Bucks that day to add to others.

Consoling the cheer squad following the banner mishap, consoling the players following the loss, consoling runner Alex Woodward following that unfortunate incident.
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Re: What makes you happy today?

Postby ScaniaGrenda » Wed Nov 07, 2018 6:57 pm

Well I already had one issue with Hunter Valley Buses today so let's try and focus on the positive side of them

Get on a bus and the Driver asks where I'm heading and I tell him where and he say's "No problem" then as we're getting near the end of the route he asks where I want to get off and I tell him where I plan to get off and again he said "no problem". I like it when drivers ask where your going and make sure you get off at your correct stop (most don't ask but there's still the good ones out there that do)

It's not HVB that does this only, there's plenty of other bus companies of course that do this too, Rover Coaches is another that comes to mind. When I get on, the driver always asks where I'm going and again I tell them where I want to go (on the route of course :P) and the stop comes and I don't have to push the stop button to notify them I want to get off, they remember where I said I wanted to get off and they let me get off at that stop. See this is how you build up great customer service.
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Re: What makes you happy today?

Postby TA3001 » Thu Nov 08, 2018 10:07 am

It's called customer service. I tend to notify the driver when doing the full lap of a loop service that is 'hail and ride' so as not to perplex them. The next stop buttons are there for one reason, to alert the driver to pull up at the next stop and open the doors.

But given that that is extremely complex and cost prohibitive to engineer a non disruptive next stop tone, with the button being within reach of passengerrs that are less than 8 foot tall on today's modern buses, you're better off just alerting the driver where you wish to alight if convenient...
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Re: What makes you happy today?

Postby BroadGauge » Thu Nov 08, 2018 11:46 am

I remember once some years ago, getting on a bus in the outer suburbs of Melbourne at night and being asked where I was going to by the driver, whose reaction to my response (the terminus at the other end of the route) was to get quite annoyed and start ranting about it.

Bizarrely when I alighted the bus he was excessively friendly towards me, as perhaps he realised that it might be grounds for a complaint that he abused a passenger for wanting to travel to the end of a bus route because he wanted to cut the trip short halfway and go back to the depot early :twisted:
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Re: What makes you happy today?

Postby Swift » Thu Nov 08, 2018 12:46 pm

BroadGauge wrote:I remember once some years ago, getting on a bus in the outer suburbs of Melbourne at night and being asked where I was going to by the driver, whose reaction to my response (the terminus at the other end of the route) was to get quite annoyed and start ranting about it.

Bizarrely when I alighted the bus he was excessively friendly towards me, as perhaps he realised that it might be grounds for a complaint that he abused a passenger for wanting to travel to the end of a bus route because he wanted to cut the trip short halfway and go back to the depot early :twisted:

He should be glad he kissed arse at the end because that conduct was uncalled for.
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