Started by ozbob, November 16, 2009, 19:14:34 PM
Quote from: Golliwog on July 25, 2010, 11:28:58 AMInteresting, so trains are running too and from Kuraby, but to get to the airport passengers are supposed to get off at Trinder Park. Better bus interchange or closer to the main road?
Quote from: Astro on November 14, 2010, 15:34:40 PMWell didn't I have a fun time yesterday trying to get to the city. First on Friday I rang TL to make sure the buses are free as they have always been & was told no but in actual fact they were & was told this by QR staff at Northgate on Saturday morning & when I got home Saturday afternoon I rang QR & the person there also said the buses are, always have been & always will be free. Then on Saturday morning I assumed the inbound rail/buses would be leaving from the inbound bus stop at Zillmere. An hr went past none arrived so I called TL & they had no idea where they were stopping but like me they assumed they would be leaving from the inbound stop & there were other people there also waiting for the rail/bus. One of them even told me he spoke to the station officer at Zillmere & was told that is where they are stopping. Eventually he went back to the station to make sure & was told that is definately were they are stopping. After about an hr a rail/bus turned up but was told the inbound buses would be stopping at the outbound bus stop. Fortunately she let us on. When we got to Northgate I spoke to one of the rail staff & told them what happened so I assume they rectified that problem. There were no signs at the inbound stop saying inbound buses were stopping at the outbound stop however there were signs at the station & that stop but everyone assumed inbound buses were stopping at the inbound bus stop like they have always previously. I have made a complaint to TL & someone from QR will get back to in 10 days, yeah we will see.
QuoteMedia Release 6 June 2010 SEQ: Public transport delays: Improved and specific communication and compensation neededRAIL Back On Track (http://backontrack.org) a web based community support group for rail and public transport and an advocate for public transport commuters has said the power line issues on Saturday at Northgate and the subsequent major rail disruptions, and the recent bus delays due to congestion further highlight the need for rapid and specific advice to commuters that there are significant delays to their travel. Commuters also need some assurance that under some circumstances they could reasonably apply for reimbursement of personal travel expenses e.g. taxi fares, when faced with no alternative in order for them to make a critical appointments.Robert Dow, Spokesman for RAIL Back On Track said:"Yesterday, rail delays impacted on a number of tertiary students who were travelling for examinations at university. Other commuters were heading off to work and appointments. Public transport systems need to have some resilience and reliability. It seems though that of late bus and rail is becoming unreliable. Previous calls for some form of compensation have been dismissed by authorities (1). Perhaps it is now time to reconsider that where a commuter is forced to seek alternate transport, such as a taxi as they are unable to wait for alternative arrangements to be put in place, that some consideration be given to a claim for reimbursement.""Specific advice concerning rail delays is generally available through erail alerts (2) and updates on the TransLink web site. A similar system for erail needs to be made available for bus commuters when there are significant bus delays. Additionally greater awareness of delays by enlisting the support of radio stations and perhaps local volunteers would also assist.""Most stations are not staffed outside peak morning hours. A panel of local 'volunteers' could be recruited who could be called in when there are problems and pass on messages to the stranded patrons. They could be given special vests that have a bright colour and indicate they are volunteers. Volunteers could be contacted by mobile and briefed and then they could pop down to the station and let people know.""Public transport commuters are mindful that delays do occur from time to time. The problem lately is that delays seem to be happening very frequently and this is causing stress, and means that people now have to leave hours earlier than they would normally have to in anticipation of delays to meet critical appointments."References:1. SEQ: Public transport commuter compensation scheme and consultation needed http://railbotforum.org/mbs/index.php?topic=3014.02. http://erail.qr.com.au/erailContact:Robert DowAdministrationadmin@backontrack.org
QuoteThey always use KBL & Thompsons on this line although on the odd occasion they will use BBL awell & council buses are usless as you need to have luggage bins for bikes, peoples shopping & the like which is why they always use coaches. These coaches also seat 50-60 people unlike the council buses.
Quote from: tramtrain on November 14, 2010, 16:49:22 PMReally? The ones in Brisbane are usually BBL relics from ancient history, who knows where these buses came from.
Quote from: ClintonL94 on June 14, 2011, 20:51:15 PMhttp://translink.com.au/travel-information/service-updates/bulletin/1302046699Bowen Hills to Ferny Grove track closureFrom 7.30pm on Friday 17 June until the last service on Sunday 19 June, all trains between Bowen Hills and Ferny Grove will be replaced by buses in both directions.Delays of up to one hour may be experienced.Improvement works include:second track project works between Keperra and Ferny Grove stationstrack works at Windsor and Bowen Hillsbridge and track inspection worksother general maintenance works.We apologise for any inconvenience and appreciate your patience.Affected ServicesFerny Grove line
Quote from: ClintonL94 on July 15, 2011, 20:44:52 PMhttp://translink.com.au/travel-information/service-updates/bulletin/1310010621Dutton Park to Varsity Lakes track closureFrom the first service on Saturday 6 August to the last service on Sunday 7 August, all trains between Dutton Park and Varsity Lakes will be replaced by buses in both directions at most locations. Services will return as scheduled on Monday 8 August.Delays of 60 minutes are expected.During this time, there won't be any bus replacement services at Varsity Lakes, Altandi or Fruitgrove stations, so remember to plan your journey well in advance.All of these stations have bus stops just outside the station. Find out what bus services stop near:Varsity Lakes train stationAltandi train stationFruitgrove train stationImprovement works include:general track maintenanceoverhead electrical works at Beenleighdrainage works Oats Avenue at Woodridgeother preventative and corrective maintenance works.We appreciate your patience as we continue to ensure the safety and reliability of your network.Affected Services:Airport lineBeenleigh lineGold Coast line
Quote from: ozbob on August 05, 2011, 15:57:34 PMhttp://translink.com.au/travel-information/service-updates/bulletin/1310010621Dutton Park to Varsity Lakes track closureFrom the first service (12am) on Saturday 6 August to the last service (11.59pm) on Sunday 7 August, all trains between Dutton Park and Varsity Lakes will be replaced by buses in both directions at most locations. Services will return as scheduled on Monday 8 August.Delays of 60 minutes are expected.During this time, there won't be any bus replacement services at Varsity Lakes, Altandi or Fruitgrove stations, so remember to plan your journey well in advance. More information --> http://translink.com.au/travel-information/service-updates/bulletin/1310010621====================What a massive inconvenience to a major corridor ....
Page created in 0.183 seconds with 20 queries.