News & Discussion: Public Transport Service & Policy

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Re: News & Discussion: Public Transport Service & Policy

#1846 Post by SBD » Thu Aug 15, 2019 7:54 am

SRW wrote:
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SBD wrote:
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Someone mentioned hearing on the radio about researchers working out a new algorithm to figure out origin/destination data from our metro card. The ABC has done a write up on the study and the government's intentions. Basically more buses, more park-and-rides (and likely thereby more congestion): https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-08-13/ ... s_adelaide
You make it sound like a bad thing to have buses that go from where people are to where they want to be, without having to go somewhere they don't want to be to change bus.

Park-n-ride is a solution for people who recognise that public mass transit is the right solution for the majority of their journey, but the tail is unsuitable. Maybe self-driving personal transport system will change that, but I imagine that a lot of people would feel silly taking a taxi (by whatever branding) to a bus stop or train station.
No, I mostly agree with your first point in terms of transfers, which is why I'm sceptical of park-and-rides (at least when then they're implemented within 15-kms of the city). They might be an acceptable solution for the system we have, but I don't think we should pretend they don't still put people in cars on main roads.
I know several people who drive to a railway station rather than walk several streets then try to catch a bus that doesn't operate as frequently as the trains. One of those people works and studies at a number of different places through the week. She uses park'n'ride if her destinations for the day are only in the CBD or in a suburb where the shortest path would be through the CBD and she can use either train or tram for the far end of the journey. She drives if the destination if public transport would require transfer from Adelaide Railway Station to Currie Street, has more than two destinations, the destination requires either walking uphill from a train station with no bus service or needs transfer to a bus at a different suburban station or if the day will end later in the evening.

I only work in one place, and 20 minutes drive across suburbs is better than 80 minutes with two transfers by public transport (plus walks both ends).

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Re: News & Discussion: Public Transport Service & Policy

#1847 Post by metro » Thu Aug 15, 2019 6:34 pm

Trains and Trams will be shut down during the Off-Peak to do some urgently needed maintenance on the train and tram network... or not:
These service disruptions will enable a large proportion of employees to participate in information briefings held by the Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure with respect to modernising rail services.
https://www.adelaidemetro.com.au/Announ ... isruptions

What a fkn joke :toilet: :toilet:

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Re: News & Discussion: Public Transport Service & Policy

#1848 Post by SRW » Thu Aug 15, 2019 7:15 pm

Is 'modernising rail services' political spin for privatisation?
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Re: News & Discussion: Public Transport Service & Policy

#1849 Post by NTRabbit » Sat Aug 17, 2019 9:32 pm

SRW wrote:
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Is 'modernising rail services' political spin for privatisation?
That is exactly what it is

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Re: News & Discussion: Public Transport Service & Policy

#1850 Post by Hooligan » Sat Sep 14, 2019 11:38 am

Does anyone know where you can get printed timetables these days? I just find keeping one handy helpful when i dont feel like mucking around on the Adelaide Metro website.

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Re: News & Discussion: Public Transport Service & Policy

#1851 Post by Norman » Sat Sep 14, 2019 1:27 pm

Hooligan wrote:Does anyone know where you can get printed timetables these days? I just find keeping one handy helpful when i dont feel like mucking around on the Adelaide Metro website.
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Re: News & Discussion: Public Transport Service & Policy

#1852 Post by OlympusAnt » Sat Sep 14, 2019 6:46 pm

Visitor Centre in James St has some, but not many
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