Started by ozbob, October 28, 2015, 16:36:41 PM
Quote from: Derwan on October 28, 2015, 16:50:22 PMYou'd think they'd review the whole sector - and include the Ipswich/Springfield line as well.
Quote from: BrizCommuter on October 28, 2015, 20:39:29 PMThe BrizCommuter review of the draft timetables:http://brizcommuter.blogspot.com.au/2015/10/new-sector-1-draft-timetables-verdict.html
Quote from: STB on October 28, 2015, 21:19:49 PMQuote from: BrizCommuter on October 28, 2015, 20:39:29 PMThe BrizCommuter review of the draft timetables:http://brizcommuter.blogspot.com.au/2015/10/new-sector-1-draft-timetables-verdict.htmlI think it's pretty obvious that the new timetables won't start until after enough NGR units arrive and drivers are qualified, so mid 2016 seems to be the big hint here (I'm guessing sometime between July and October 2016).And I always figured that they would put in additional Northgate starters to fill in the gaps of the Caboolture trains that will now run express past Toombul and Nundah in particular. So I kinda knew your fears were unfounded and speculative quite early on, sorry.
Quote from: firstname.lastname@example.org on October 29, 2015, 20:08:55 PMIs there a possibility that trains from Kippa-Ring will continue to Springfield Central and vice versa? Because looking at the Inner North timetable, most KR trains come from/continue to Springfield Central. If that's so, we'll all know what the colour of the Kippa-Ring timetable would be now
Quote from: pandmaster on October 29, 2015, 21:20:16 PMShame on QR for not having the weekend Roma Street to Northgate services run to Cannon Hill as the weekday service does. Firstly it is confusing and secondly the inner Cleveland line deserves the frequency on weekends.
Quote from: Arnz on October 31, 2015, 18:57:40 PMI've put up another comparison breakdown (Rail only and Bus only)Current Weekday timetable - Rail only servicesSouthbound: 85 rail servicesNorthbound: 95 rail servicesBus onlySouthbound: 65 Bus servicesNorthbound: 65 Bus servicesMid 2016 Weekday (Proposed draft) timetableRail only servicesSouthbound: 96 rail services (+11 train services)Northbound: 100 rail services (+5 train services)Bus onlySouthbound: 40 bus services (-25 bus services)Northbound: 40 bus services (-25 bus services)As noted earlier, the cuts were mainly the short-running railbuses. (Caboolture-Landsborough and Landsborough-Nambour only short runs)
Quote from: Fares_Fair on October 31, 2015, 21:08:46 PMGiven that there is a reduction in total weekly services of 34, I find it totally misleading to say that there are 2 'extra' train services.Is that a wrong conclusion do you think?They have listened to us in that we wanted more express services (now all day) and shorter journey times.That message got through.
Quote from: Fares_Fair on October 31, 2015, 22:08:57 PMIt may be semantics but I think that if you remove 34 services, then any additional ones are just replacing the (rail bus) removed ones.In this case the removed services significantly outnumber the 'new'.I guess it highlights the fact that the removed 5 daily (southbound) rail buses were replaced with 2 daily (southbound) trains.
Quote from: hU0N on November 01, 2015, 00:28:41 AMI never really got the rail buses. Since the advent of translink, what is QR doing running buses parallel to the Sunshine Coast main line? I mean, obviously it's to supplement the infrequent rail service, but if the demand outstrips the rail frequency enough to justify running buses, why not just run more trains? Is it lack of train paths? Because if it's lack of train sets or drivers, how is maintaining and running a fleet of buses any better than having more trains and drivers?
Quote from: Stillwater on October 31, 2015, 07:49:08 AMIf those Black Ops fellas ever want to torture for information a difficult prisioner they suspect of threatening national security, the most excruciating pain could be inflicted by strapping them into a seat on the Caboolture-Nambour all-stops rail bus. I reckon it would take about three trips before they would want to spill their guts – either way, talk or vomit. I took the trip northbound yesterday. The bus travels up hill and down dale along a route even yesterday's bus driver admitted sometimes causes him to get lost. About 12 people on board. The countryside is scenic. You just have to adjust your mind and tell yourself you are not a commuter, but a group of pensioners on a magical mystery tour. It is the only way to maintain your sanity.
Quote from: LD Transit on October 31, 2015, 22:04:29 PMWow, service on the Sunshine Coast line is a shocker. No matter which way you look at it. Yes, I realise my comment is unhelpful and will contribute nothing, but still. At least with the most recent proposed improvements it will be slightly less bad now.
Quote from: Stillwater on November 03, 2015, 18:49:26 PMAlso, it is a single track line, theoretically half the maintenance costs of a dual track rolling through the suburbs.
Quote from: colinw on November 03, 2015, 19:37:51 PMSubsidised they may be, but the alternative of more cars on roads is far worse, in both financial and social cost.
Quote from: ozbob on November 01, 2015, 04:05:57 AMQuote from: LD Transit on October 31, 2015, 22:04:29 PMWow, service on the Sunshine Coast line is a shocker. No matter which way you look at it. Yes, I realise my comment is unhelpful and will contribute nothing, but still. At least with the most recent proposed improvements it will be slightly less bad now.Hence the effort on getting the track amplification. However, incremental improvements are better than none.The other area that could be improved is frequency between Nambour and Gympie. There is a lot of potential pax just waiting for a more frequent service. As Nambour and the rail towns & hinterland continues to develop this is becoming more important.We have highlighted this in the past e.g. > http://railbotforum.org/mbs/index.php?topic=9034.msg147601#msg147601
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