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

4 or less
1 (6.7%)
5
1 (6.7%)
6
1 (6.7%)
7
5 (33.3%)
8
5 (33.3%)
9
2 (13.3%)
10
0 (0%)

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Offline ozbob

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« on: November 28, 2010, 07:15:54 AM »
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Offline #Metro

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Re: Gold Coast
« Reply #1 on: November 28, 2010, 08:17:56 AM »
Needs a frequency increase off peak- 20 minutes?
New trains, fast express service
Better integration with buses at Coopers Plains required
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Re: Gold Coast
« Reply #2 on: November 28, 2010, 02:04:58 PM »
I'd prefer the Gold Coast expresses stopping at already established high frequency trunk routes, such as at Altandi (route 13x series) which would allow access to Griffith University and Sunnybank and/or Fruitgrove which would provide access to route 150 to Garden City and Browns Plains.

Coopers Plains was apparently influenced by Airtrain who wanted a railway station with plenty of parking available for the Airtrain users.  So I've been told.

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Re: Gold Coast
« Reply #3 on: November 28, 2010, 03:11:46 PM »
Coopers Plains was apparently influenced by Airtrain who wanted a railway station with plenty of parking available for the Airtrain users.  So I've been told.
It's a pretty bad plan.  It means we are encouraging giving the parking spaces to people who might be leaving their cars there for a week.

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Re: Gold Coast
« Reply #4 on: November 28, 2010, 03:38:38 PM »
You would get more people IMHO if you connected to the bus system IMHO. There isn't that much parking at Coopers Plains anyway, and I would not be leaving my car there for a week. Vandals would probably break into it!

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Re: Gold Coast
« Reply #5 on: November 29, 2010, 05:11:58 AM »
I use this in the countertops direction, so don't encounter the overcrowding problems of commuters.  A great way of getting to the GC without the horrors of the Pacific Motorway, marred by the inadequacy of the connecting bus services once you reach the coast.

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Re: Gold Coast
« Reply #6 on: November 29, 2010, 10:33:36 AM »
7/10 - the best of the QR CityTrain lines by far.

BUT:

- slow timings to Beenleigh are still hurting performance.
- Gold Coast line's success is cannibalising the Beenleigh & Cleveland lines by eating up the scarce track capacity through South Brisbane.  CRR desperately needed to fix.
- More services still needed (once Merivale constraint is fixed).

If CRR doesn't go ahead, the Gold Coast line is going to start slipping down the rankings.


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Re: Gold Coast
« Reply #7 on: December 05, 2010, 11:28:22 AM »
Major limitation is the hourly frequency southbound kicking in so early.

This is actually the line most hurt by the infrastructure constraints.  They need to upgrade the Robina stabling.  Although this isn't exactly a problem for the weekend timetable.

Still a slow timetable all the way.

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Re: Gold Coast
« Reply #8 on: December 16, 2010, 05:32:12 PM »
Score 7.2
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