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Overall performance for 2010.  Consider timetable, congestion, routes, integration with other transport modes as applicable.

4 or less
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2 (20%)
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5 (50%)
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2 (20%)
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Offline ozbob

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« on: November 28, 2010, 07:21:35 AM »
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Re: River CityCat
« Reply #1 on: November 28, 2010, 08:38:31 AM »
CityCat service is very good and frequent, even on weekends.
Pontoon ramps can be extremely narrow, for example, West End.

CityCat stop at Tenneriffe, Milton and West End required.

Dwell times at CityCat stops are quite large. As more stops are added, the service will become much slower. Perhaps it is time to combine CityCat + CityFerry stops and introduce 2 patterns.
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Re: River CityCat
« Reply #2 on: November 28, 2010, 09:09:25 AM »
CityCat service is very good and frequent, even on weekends.
Pontoon ramps can be extremely narrow, for example, West End.

CityCat stop at Tenneriffe, Milton and West End required.

Dwell times at CityCat stops are quite large. As more stops are added, the service will become much slower. Perhaps it is time to combine CityCat + CityFerry stops and introduce 2 patterns.

Ditto. Multiple pontoons to allow 2 boats to dock at any one time.  Extend service further up river.

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Re: River CityCat
« Reply #3 on: November 28, 2010, 09:48:39 AM »
The dell time is quite high. As the number of stops increase (whether or not they have multiple pontoons), the speed overall will become much slower for the service because the stop spacing is narrowed. For PT to get good loadings, it must have two things- speed and capacity.

Maintaining service speed could be achieved in one of two ways:

1. Create two service patterns all day- this might be possible if CityFerry stops were upgraded and folded into the CityCat service. You could have Line A and Line B timetables for example, each serving different stops but with common stops.

2. Express service- run services express during peak hour only

I like the CityCat, but I don't catch it simply because it is too slow IMHO.
It is good for cross river connections though.
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Re: River CityCat
« Reply #4 on: November 29, 2010, 05:40:16 AM »
Agree with all of the above.

Essential part of Brisbane tourism these days, so hard to classify purely in PT terms. A slow but relaxing way of getting around the city.

One of its unheralded features is that it's very good for transporting disabled passengers, but if so, they should consider putting in a lift at the North Quay stop, which is otherwise very difficult.

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Re: River CityCat
« Reply #5 on: December 16, 2010, 05:46:38 PM »
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