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by gtc
Wed Mar 26, 2014 11:42 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Opal Discussion and Observations
Replies: 9077
Views: 1521409

Re: Introducing OPAL Card

So, what you're saying is that using Opal, people won't get discounts as as some kind of a reward simply for pre-purchasing trips, but that instead discounts will be structured in such a way as to actually provide an incentive to use public transport more frequently? Please explain what is wrong wi...
by gtc
Tue Mar 25, 2014 7:18 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Opal Discussion and Observations
Replies: 9077
Views: 1521409

Re: Introducing OPAL Card

So in each case Opal us better off and not worse. You can prove anything if you use incorrect figures. The difference comes about because Opal is based on a calendar week cycle. MyBus uses a 10 trip cycle and MyMulti and MyTrain weeklies use 7 day cycles. People are overlooking the fare rise becaus...
by gtc
Tue Mar 25, 2014 6:19 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Opal Discussion and Observations
Replies: 9077
Views: 1521409

Re: Introducing OPAL Card

it could be cheapor to use Opal for some users if they undertake multiple bus trips as they would have to pay separate fares but for opal you only have to pay one fare for all of the bus trips you make in one journey Most definetly anyone who say catches 2 or more buses to work and even using trave...
by gtc
Tue Mar 25, 2014 8:39 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Opal Discussion and Observations
Replies: 9077
Views: 1521409

Re: Introducing OPAL Card

The occasional bus users who might be worse off are really people who are occasional public transport users, and happen to use buses, so I'm not really going to shed any tears over people paying slightly more when they are infrequent users anyway. I believe that it has pointed out before in this th...
by gtc
Wed Mar 19, 2014 8:22 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Inner West Light Rail observations
Replies: 1015
Views: 237270

Dulwich Hill Station

Does anyone have a diagram of the new dulwich hill station? I know there was one somewhere, but I'm trying to figure out how people will interchange. Has a pedestrian bridge been built or something? http://www.transport.nsw.gov.au/lightrail-program/inner-west-light-rail-extension The map of Dulwich...
by gtc
Tue Mar 18, 2014 5:59 pm
Forum: Discussion - Brisbane / QLD
Topic: Easiest way to identify frequency of bus services in an area
Replies: 5
Views: 835

Re: Easiest way to identify frequency of bus services in an

Hi, There is a quick way. 1) Find the Stop ID of the stop you are interested in using Google Maps. Click on the bus stop symbol then select 'more info'. There may be two IDs listed (one for either side of the street). 2) On the Translink Homepage select 'Travel Information' from the menu along the t...
by gtc
Mon Mar 17, 2014 7:48 am
Forum: Discussion - Adelaide / SA
Topic: HISTORY of ADELAIDE - BUS, TRAIN & TRAM ROUTES
Replies: 1022
Views: 425068

Re: HISTORY of ADELAIDE - BUS, TRAIN & TRAM ROUTES

I would like to know more about the 23A and J. I know you mentioned them earlier in the thread but would like to hear more.
by gtc
Sat Mar 15, 2014 10:29 pm
Forum: General Transport Discussion
Topic: Largest Bus Operator in Australia & This World
Replies: 41
Views: 16226

Re: Largest Bus Operator in Australia & This World

From the Fleetlist, this seems to be the current state of play: 1. State Transit Authority of New South Wales (2165 Buses) 2. ComfortDelgro Cabcharge (1564 Buses) 3. Transdev (1557 Buses) 4. Brisbane Transport (1213 Buses) 5.Transit Systems (1060 Buses) 6. Australian Transit Enterprises (922 Buses) ...
by gtc
Sat Mar 15, 2014 2:08 pm
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Ventura/Grenda Group news January - June 2014
Replies: 112
Views: 14803

Re: Ventura/Grenda Group news January - June 2014

Can someone help me work out the current size of the Ventura group's fleet?

I think that it is 901 buses which I get by adding up the 312 from the Ventura fleetlist and the 589 from the Ventura/Grenda fleetlist.

Is this right?

I apologise if this is the wrong venue for this question.
by gtc
Mon Mar 10, 2014 2:15 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Sydney Exhibition Centre Transport Guide
Replies: 4
Views: 483

Sydney Exhibition Centre Transport Guide

The new Sydney Exhibition Centre has a Transport Guide on its website It says: Free special event transport will operate on exhibition days. Scheduled ferry services will run from Darling Harbour, along with scheduled bus services from Central Station (departing from Bus Bay 13 on Eddy Ave, near the...
by gtc
Wed Mar 05, 2014 2:32 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Opal Discussion and Observations
Replies: 9077
Views: 1521409

Re: Introducing OPAL Card

Simplistic slogans like 'why don't just learn how to dodge the weekly travel reward and travel for less?' and 'The more travel you make, the more you will save, sa simple as that.' aren't really very helpful. I use a MyBus3 to make four return journeys a week to work. At present I pay $29.44 using M...
by gtc
Wed Mar 05, 2014 9:41 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Opal Discussion and Observations
Replies: 9077
Views: 1521409

Re: Introducing OPAL Card

A follow up question is about the $52 weekly cap for ferries. Travelling by train for 65km+ and then by ferry for 9km+ would trigger the daily cap of 15km but would only count for one journey towards the weekly travel reward. The return journey would then be free. I assume that this free return jour...
by gtc
Wed Mar 05, 2014 9:31 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Opal Discussion and Observations
Replies: 9077
Views: 1521409

Re: Introducing OPAL Card

This may have been covered before but I can not find the answer. Is the maximum weekly fare $60? The Opal website says that, "After 8 paid journeys in a week, all journeys after that are free to customers." The most expensive journey that doesn't include a ferry* would be $12.60 if you travel by tra...
by gtc
Thu Feb 20, 2014 1:06 pm
Forum: Discussion - Adelaide / SA
Topic: Seaford Line Opening
Replies: 46
Views: 4121

Re: Seaford Line Opening

The Mayor wrote:Yeah always the way, make a post then whoosh there is a flier! :?

Bit like the bus radio often miraculously fixes the problem or makes your connection appear! doh :roll:
I can't find the link to the flier, can you post it? I'd like to go.

Regards,
Geoffrey
by gtc
Wed Feb 05, 2014 7:54 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Sydney Metro - Tallawong to Bankstown
Replies: 4428
Views: 752922

Re: NSW Future Rail Plan - NWRL/Metro/Harbour Crossing

Does the curve of station platforms on the legacy rail network in Sydney allow for middle doors?
by gtc
Tue Feb 04, 2014 9:54 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Opal Discussion and Observations
Replies: 9077
Views: 1521409

Re: *Opal Card INFRASTRUCTURE roll-out progress ONLY*

I wonder if rail replacement buses will be equipped with Opal readers? This includes the (mostly) charter operators such as Baxters. The reason for asking is that some bus stops serving these services are located well away from stations. I looked this up when I was in London, for trackwork on South...
by gtc
Sat Jan 25, 2014 8:53 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: UTA timetables early 1980s
Replies: 4
Views: 551

Re: UTA timetables early 1980s

Hello, The next meeting of the Sydney Branch of the Australian Timetable Association will be held at 1500 on Saturday 1st February at St Peter’s Presbyterian Church School Hall, 181 Blues Point Road, North Sydney. Guests are always welcome. We definitely will have people there who could help you. Re...
by gtc
Mon Jan 20, 2014 7:50 am
Forum: Discussion - Adelaide / SA
Topic: Double Decker Bus to be trialled
Replies: 222
Views: 45323

Re: Double Decker Bus to be trialled

Heardy_101 wrote:I'll answer one of my own questions here before anyone says it, it cannot run on the O Bahn.
Are there height restrictions?
by gtc
Wed Jan 15, 2014 7:57 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Hillsbus service changes 28 January 2014
Replies: 18
Views: 1907

Hillsbus service changes 28 January 2014

A large number of changes to Hillsbus services are taking place on 28 January 2014. Details are at http://www.cdcbus.com.au/Service-Announcements.html but the changes include: 602 and 612 become 602X and 612X with changes to routing through North Sydney in the PM; new route 627 Castle Hill to Chatsw...
by gtc
Mon Dec 09, 2013 12:51 pm
Forum: Discussion - Brisbane / QLD
Topic: N184 Did Not Stop When I Hailed It Down
Replies: 11
Views: 1466

Re: N184 Did Not Stop When I Hailed It Down

If you were say in Camlet St wishing to go to Garden City don't bother as the service probably won't even turn up. If you were in Camlet St, you'd most likely be pond-scum anyway, and therefore a danger to the driver and passengers. :twisted: Even 20 years ago, Camlet St had a certain reputation.
by gtc
Thu Dec 05, 2013 9:37 am
Forum: Transport Models
Topic: "TRAX MODELS INCREASE IN PRICE"
Replies: 64
Views: 8927

Re: "TRAX MODELS INCREASE IN PRICE"

Well of course if they sent you a product completely different to the one you purchased, then you would be entitled to a refund/replacement... But are we really descending to such pedanticism? :| :roll: If you read Newcastle Flyer's original post and my reply, you will see that we have been talking...
by gtc
Wed Dec 04, 2013 9:10 pm
Forum: Transport Models
Topic: "TRAX MODELS INCREASE IN PRICE"
Replies: 64
Views: 8927

Re: "TRAX MODELS INCREASE IN PRICE"

Items in the wrecking yard are already damaged, they make no misrepresentation about that... No one is suggesting that they have made any misrepresentations. But if they advertise a damaged STA bus and deliver a damaged Westbus bus then the law seems to suggest that customers are entitled to a refu...
by gtc
Wed Dec 04, 2013 11:26 am
Forum: Transport Models
Topic: "TRAX MODELS INCREASE IN PRICE"
Replies: 64
Views: 8927

Re: "TRAX MODELS INCREASE IN PRICE"

I think Newcastle Flyer is right, if a product is different from what was advertised then you are entitled to a refund:
http://www.accc.gov.au/publications/refunds-remedies
http://www.accc.gov.au/business/treatin ... bligations
by gtc
Tue Nov 26, 2013 4:27 pm
Forum: Transport Models
Topic: What models do YOU want?
Replies: 44
Views: 17408

Re: What models do YOU want?

I've found this picture of a Leyland National in BCC CityXpress Livery:
http://www.busaustralia.com/gallery/dis ... =225&pos=2

This would be great in a model.
by gtc
Tue Nov 26, 2013 9:14 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Hillsbus - Proposal for Routes 627, 612 & 602
Replies: 15
Views: 1812

Re: Hillsbus - Proposal for Routes 627, 612 & 602

Opal will speed things up but it is already pretty seamless if you use a Mybus 3 and ask for a transfer ticket. This whole business of "asking for a transfer ticket" is quite obscure, and doesn't seem to be explained anywhere. I've done it overseas, but never ever in Sydney. Regular bus users in mo...

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