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15 Mar 2023: Bus networks in serious disarray

Started by ozbob, March 15, 2023, 23:41:42 PM

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ozbob

Bus networks in serious disarray

15th March 2023

Good Morning,

There is  one thing about the reporting of on-time running (OTR) of Queensland Rail Citytrain it is honest and a true reflection.  Generally it is good compared to other state systems.  QR Citytrain does have a very tight definition of on-time running as well.

I cannot say that about the bus network. The reported bus OTR which is made available in the Translink PT Performance Dashboard has poor correlation with the reported bus service disruptions, which by the way continue at an ALARMING rate.  I have made requests to Translink to have the methodology of determining the bus OTR explained to me, but I keep getting fobbed off.

I have been monitoring the reported bus service disruptions closely since the beginning of the school term (see https://railbotforum.org/mbs/index.php?topic=15050.0 ).

Brisbane, Gold Coast and Toowoomba bus operators particularly are unable to deliver the timetable.  Consequently many passengers are left stranded.

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It might be time for the Minister for Transport and Translink to detail what is being done to address the driver shortfall.  In the case of Brisbane, it might be time to do some network reorganisation and rather than continue to run buses in parallel to rail, start feeding the rail network properly. 

We expect a response please.  Thank you.

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