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Overall performance for 2010.  Consider timetable, congestion, parking, stations, and bus integration.

4 or less
1 (7.7%)
5
5 (38.5%)
6
4 (30.8%)
7
3 (23.1%)
8
0 (0%)
9
0 (0%)
10
0 (0%)

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Offline ozbob

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« on: November 28, 2010, 07:15:16 AM »
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Re: Beenleigh
« Reply #1 on: November 28, 2010, 08:19:56 AM »
Not enough services- increase the frequency 15 minutes off peak
A bit of a bottleneck to increased services at the moment
the line is too slow with too many stations- not competitive vs car at the moment
Splitting the line into 2 patterns (zone operation) or other measures to increase the all-day speed should be looked at
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Re: Beenleigh
« Reply #2 on: November 29, 2010, 10:18:45 AM »
6 out of 10.  Hours of operation are sufficient for my needs, peak timetable is moderately frequent.  Beenleigh Line is my most frequently used "discretionary" public transport service for non-work travel (work is off rail & bus accessible only).

Negatives :-

- Half hourly offpeak timetable is PATHETIC.  Quarter hourly needed at least to Kuraby.
- Excessive padding built into the timetable.  Trains are 2-3 minutes slower across the distance than when I moved to Runcorn in 1991.
- Connection to Cleveland Line at Park Road is well nigh useless, and I have on occasions arrived at Park Road to see the tail of the Cleveland train - cue 29 minute wait!
- Bus co-ordination?  What bus co-ordination?
- When CRR is finished, give us back our Tennyson connection to Corinda.  I actually used to use it!  The bus connection is not nearly as good.

With a quarter hourly offpeak timetable and some work on service connections, this line could easily become an 8 out of 10 in my opinion.
« Last Edit: November 29, 2010, 10:22:30 AM by colinw »

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Re: Beenleigh
« Reply #3 on: November 29, 2010, 10:22:25 AM »
Totally agree about the poor connection between Beenleigh and Cleveland at Park Rd. The train I usually catch from FG (the 7.06 express) which heads to Beenleigh is timetabled (I believe) to arrive at the same time as the inbound Cleveland line service and every single time theres always a group who run from the inbound train trying to get onto the outbound Beenleigh service, invariably to miss it.
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Re: Beenleigh
« Reply #4 on: November 29, 2010, 10:25:52 AM »
The whole situation with service frequency, connections to bus & rail, and loss of the Corinda via Tennyson link, leads me to believe that TransLink still view the suburban railways as a means of funneling as many people as possible through Roma St and Central during the hours 7-9AM and 4-6PM, Monday to Friday only.

I don't think it has occurred to the numptys who "plan" our system that some of us use the train to do things like Kuraby to Morningside or Kuraby to Ipswich, or want to catch the train somewhere and complete our onward journey on a bus.  And we do it at odd times of day as well!

I'd like to see a TransLink planner, or Rachel N herself, spend a few days in my non-driving shoes and see how they fare.


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Re: Beenleigh
« Reply #5 on: December 14, 2010, 10:33:41 AM »
I travel from Salisbury and the peak hour services are inadequate with too many gaps of more than 15 minutes:
22 mins 6.43am to 7.05am
18 mins 7.36am to 7.54am (a 3 car set)
22 mins 7.54am to 8.16am (another 3 car set)

From Central in the afternoon:
20 mins 4.43pm to 5.03pm
23 mins 5.10pm to 5.33pm

Also another problem I have are the hourly gaps to the City on a Sunday morning:
1 hour 6.04am to 7.04am
1 hour 7.04am to 8.04am
1 hour 8.04am to 9.04am
1 hour 9.04am to 10.04am
Considering the Gold Coast line has a half hourly service from 7.48am (Varsity Lakes) it's annoying to have express trains pass your station when you are suffering an hourly service until 10.04am.

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Re: Beenleigh
« Reply #6 on: December 16, 2010, 05:30:20 PM »
Score 5.7
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