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by mrmoopt
Wed Apr 17, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Victorian Route and Timetable changes 2019
Replies: 44
Views: 33392

Re: Victorian Route and Timetable changes 2019

Demand responsive services are not ideal for higher patronage services,but can be a great marketing tool for low patronage services.It has certaintly worked in Gisborne where the operating area is relatively compact and you have regular predictable patronage,especially in the peak.Those new Kyneton...
by mrmoopt
Sun Mar 31, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: General Transport Discussion
Topic: Latest standard in customer information on buses
Replies: 3
Views: 5666

Latest standard in customer information on buses

Time for TfV and others to incorporate min. Pax. Info. Standards on buses.

Not my video, but found on YouTube,
https://youtu.be/vPNaxp871oA[/youtube]

Note the LCD destos and next stop panels. All beautifully crafted.
by mrmoopt
Sat Jul 07, 2018 9:02 pm
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: CDC industrial action
Replies: 5
Views: 7277

Re: CDC industrial action

Not getting into debate about the strike but I will just point out rates actually around $25-26/hr. For comparison, that's still less money than entry level staff in the rail/tram industries get, for example barrier staff who make around $28-29/hr. RTBU has always been better at advocacy than TWU. ...
by mrmoopt
Sat Jul 07, 2018 8:19 pm
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: CDC industrial action
Replies: 5
Views: 7277

Re: CDC industrial action

I don't want to speculate, as prob more issues than wages at play. But for comparison: Min Wage = 18.29/hr http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-06-01/australian-minimum-wage-increased-by-3.5-per-cent/9824282 Can't find data for MEDIAN (best measure for salaries) But Average driver wage = 34.44/hr https:/...
by mrmoopt
Wed Jun 20, 2018 8:46 am
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Victorian Rail & Tram Observations 2018
Replies: 45
Views: 30831

Re: Victorian Rail & Tram Observations 2018

Noticed today on xtrap from cross city group up at southern cross announce change here for city circle services. Are city circle trains running again? Pid continues to say city loop
by mrmoopt
Wed Jun 06, 2018 9:24 pm
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: CDC Victoria News 2018
Replies: 19
Views: 15444

Re: CDC Victoria News 2018

CDC to buy Tullamarine Bus Co https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/comfortdelgro-acquires-australian-bus-company-tullamarine-for-s-10131904 https://www.businesstimes.com.sg/companies-markets/comfortdelgro-unit-acquires-melbournes-tullamarine-bus-lines-for-a322m http://www.comfortdelgro.co...
by mrmoopt
Tue Jun 05, 2018 2:08 am
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Double Deckers for Skybus
Replies: 110
Views: 62430

Re: Double Deckers for Skybus

They start Mel to werribee via tarneit soon. Will they through route to Avalon?
by mrmoopt
Thu Apr 19, 2018 4:14 pm
Forum: Photos - Sydney/NSW
Topic: Dynamic (?) bus departure sign
Replies: 6
Views: 7648

Re: Dynamic (?) bus departure sign

TfL in London has had e-ink technology for ages! Time for Australia to catch up.
by mrmoopt
Thu Apr 19, 2018 4:13 pm
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Double Deckers for Skybus
Replies: 110
Views: 62430

Re: Double Deckers for Skybus

Not quite DD related, but if they run a low cost service as an alternative to Melb-Geelong rail route, it might be worth investigating. Especially for peak hour and if they are allowed to use emergency lanes.
by mrmoopt
Sat Sep 16, 2017 5:46 pm
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: High Capacity Metro Train tender awarded
Replies: 29
Views: 20656

Re: High Capacity Metro Train tender awarded

Funny how they nearly copied my design from 2010....

Imagepg1 by cowfun

Imagepg2 by cowfun, on Flickr
by mrmoopt
Wed Aug 09, 2017 11:51 pm
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: First AV trial in Victoria
Replies: 2
Views: 3143

Re: First AV trial in Victoria

Oslo is going one up with services not limited to a closed traffic environment and with no fixed stops. Note: image of pan on bus is an optical illusion, it is from the tram in front. https://img.gfx.no/2052/2052638/selvkjorende%20tbd834af_edited.1000x563.jpg https://www.tu.no/artikler/utslippsfrie-...
by mrmoopt
Sun Aug 06, 2017 12:42 am
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: 'Dangerous' tram routes
Replies: 3
Views: 3376

Re: 'Dangerous' tram routes

That crossing needs to be grade separated and Elliot avenue duplicated for road traffic
by mrmoopt
Tue Jun 06, 2017 11:50 pm
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: High Capacity Metro Train tender awarded
Replies: 29
Views: 20656

Re: Longer trains & platforms

Not sure if it's been covered before but the new metro trains may feature auto stabling technology. Now If a union heavy RATP can get it trialled, the RTBU should ask their French counterparts why they haven't started talking about strikes. http://www.metro-report.com/news/news-by-region/europe/sing...
by mrmoopt
Mon Apr 24, 2017 10:51 pm
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Victorian Rail & Tram Observations 2017
Replies: 92
Views: 45417

Re: RT&BU on public transport

What people don't remember is that unions, as with any other organisation, also needs a profit positive result each year. They do this by raising nonsensical issues dressed up as safety, and still in certain transport industries, require near 100% membership. Continued perceived intervention in work...
by mrmoopt
Sun Mar 19, 2017 3:51 pm
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Transdev Melbourne News 2017
Replies: 305
Views: 124602

Re: Doncaster park & ride

Some proper bus priority on Hoddle St (full-time bus lanes and enforcement) would provide a better service than the slow and circuitous train service. Services will change from being a single seat ride direct from most parts of Manningham into the heart of the city; to requiring connections at Park...
by mrmoopt
Sat Nov 26, 2016 12:50 am
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Metro: January 2017 Timetable Update
Replies: 3
Views: 1859

Re: Metro: January 2017 Timetable Update

Not really going to save Altona Loop travellers much time is it?
And it's for off-peak services anyways.... must be good political advertising :P
by mrmoopt
Mon Oct 24, 2016 6:29 am
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Changes down the line for Melbourne's tram routes
Replies: 50
Views: 16735

Re: Domain Rd tram

Anyone for skytram along Toorak Rd and then extend it to Burwood? :P
by mrmoopt
Sun Aug 14, 2016 10:37 pm
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Cheap rollingstock dedicated to RRL
Replies: 19
Views: 4735

Re: Cheap rollingstock dedicated to RRL

That being said, it would be interesting to know what would happen if the Geelong line was electrified. Would it run via Werribee (where sparks already run), or would it run via the RRL (where they would have to electrify an entire route)? Interesting question. I would suggest they would have littl...
by mrmoopt
Mon Aug 08, 2016 2:15 am
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: PTV: 2016 Night Network
Replies: 119
Views: 45936

Re: PTV: 2016 Night Network

I am sure those who plan services do request from operators to see where overcrowding occurs in nightride services. And by request it's not just validation data but CCTV footage.

Rest assured that taxpayers money do not go to waste. :)
by mrmoopt
Sun Jul 24, 2016 9:38 pm
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Cheap rollingstock dedicated to RRL
Replies: 19
Views: 4735

Cheap rollingstock dedicated to RRL

With the H sets coming to the last legs of their lives soon, A company in the UK is overhauling old tube stock to modern DMUs that rival the standards of H sets here in Victoria. Do you think that VLine should order these for commuter routes to Tarneit, Bacchus Marsh and Stony Point? Granted they do...
by mrmoopt
Wed Jul 06, 2016 10:07 pm
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Interior of buses
Replies: 14
Views: 3085

Re: Interior of buses

Look up Stanford prison experiment on how when placed in a perceived setting, people will act out their roles. Maybe, given the serious issues that study had, you illustrate how little you know by quoting that. I don't like getting into discussions on this board because everyone seems to think only...
by mrmoopt
Sun Jul 03, 2016 12:26 pm
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Interior of buses
Replies: 14
Views: 3085

Re: Interior of buses

Charging ports are common overseas, mainly trains. I don't recall seeing any in trams. The only ones which I have seen in buses were in Brazil long distance, not urban. Chewing gum wasn't a problem. The only urban bus operator I'm aware of that's implementing free wifi and USB charging ports is the...
by mrmoopt
Mon Jun 27, 2016 2:26 am
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Interior of buses
Replies: 14
Views: 3085

Interior of buses

With some bus route designed to traverse suburbs such as the orbital routes, operators need to start thinking about value added extras such as USB charging and Wi-Fi. Over in Hong Kong, cuddle seats and eskies have been introduced on longer distance services. What do you think about these optional e...
by mrmoopt
Tue Jun 14, 2016 9:07 pm
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: single module low floor trams - could work for Melbourne
Replies: 12
Views: 4294

single module low floor trams - could work for Melbourne

Something that might be useful for the 82/79 http://www.railwaygazette.com/news/urban/single-view/view/single-section-tram-on-test.html BELARUS: Belkommunmash’s first Type BKM-802 single-section tram has entered trial service on the 11 km line linking the city of Navapolatsk with a nearby petrochemi...

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