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What is the most important change you would like to see

Discounted group ticketing (for 2 persons or more)
1 (6.7%)
15 minute frequency
2 (13.3%)
More evening/night services
8 (53.3%)
More early morning services
0 (0%)
Cheaper fares
3 (20%)
An Airtrain bus for outside airtrain train operating times
1 (6.7%)

Total Members Voted: 13

Voting closed: September 24, 2010, 10:25:51 AM

Author Topic: POLL: Airtrain Service  (Read 1260 times)

Offline #Metro

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POLL: Airtrain Service
« on: September 17, 2010, 10:25:51 AM »
What is most important to you?

Clarification:

Discounted group ticketing means 2 or more persons get a cheaper fare on a 'group' ticket.

Cheaper fares means that the current fare structure remains (i.e. no group ticket), but the price is lowered.

« Last Edit: September 17, 2010, 10:28:46 AM by tramtrain »
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Re: POLL: Airtrain Service
« Reply #1 on: September 17, 2010, 11:24:47 AM »
OK, a trend is emerging.
I'm guessing passengers on peak hour departures ex Sydney arriving in Brisbane are not being catered for?
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Re: POLL: Airtrain Service
« Reply #2 on: September 17, 2010, 04:04:22 PM »
Improved services aren't important before about 7:30am in winter.  Perhaps in summer a 15 minute frequency from around 6:45am would be nice, but hardly a priority.  What is needed is a 15 minute frequency from around 7:30am to 8pm at least, with a half hourly frequency until midnight or so.  If that had been done before the Airport Link was conceived, it may not have been.

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Re: POLL: Airtrain Service
« Reply #3 on: September 17, 2010, 04:59:15 PM »
Oddly enough Airtrain USED to have 15 min frequency all-day service untill 8pm at night. 

This had lost them money, so they had to reduce back to 30 minutes in the off-peak.  Surprisingly enough, cutting back the off-peak service made a profit for AirTrain after loses for the first few years.

Though in my opinion, assuming AirTrain is still privately owned, I would suggest improved peak services, and extended night time hours untill 11:30pm at the earliest.  Both the AirTrain and the State Government would have to jointly fund any extra services.
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Re: POLL: Airtrain Service
« Reply #4 on: September 17, 2010, 05:08:26 PM »
Oddly enough Airtrain USED to have 15 min frequency all-day service untill 8pm at night. 
I am aware of this.  Adding 30% to your patronage is less attractive when you are only seeing 5-6000/week as compared to >5000/day.

hope that made sense.

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Re: POLL: Airtrain Service
« Reply #5 on: September 17, 2010, 05:29:03 PM »
I voted for more night time services.  While I'd love to see 15 minute service come back, I can live with half hourly.  I cannot tolerate getting home on a normal evening peak flight to find rail services have already ceased.

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Re: POLL: Airtrain Service
« Reply #6 on: September 17, 2010, 05:37:53 PM »
I voted for more night time services.  While I'd love to see 15 minute service come back, I can live with half hourly.  I cannot tolerate getting home on a normal evening peak flight to find rail services have already ceased.
It is a bit disgraceful.  Also, if you have a 9pm flight and only carry on bags you still need to be there 1 hour before, which I find annoying.

 

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