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The role of Feeder BUZ in TUZ

Started by #Metro, February 12, 2011, 18:38:33 PM

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#Metro

Which stations need bus upgrades? Richlands might be one of them.
Are there any others?
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somebody

Are there any which don't?

Well, I suppose a number, but the majority of feeder buses in the system have poor frequency and operating hours.

#Metro

QuoteAre there any which don't?
That is a wicked, wicked joke.  ;D :D (yes, ALL OF THEM NEED UPGRADES, LOL!!!)
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Well, I suppose a number, but the majority of feeder buses in the system have poor frequency and operating hours.
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Golliwog

Just thinking of my local station (Ferny Grove) theres the 367 from Upper Kedron which runs all day, but has an off-peak extension to the Great Western, not sure how well it connects but I can live with that, my main gripe is that I think it should have the same route all day. Either go to the GW all the time, or don't at all. The connection to the GW is useful, but less neccessary now as theres a new-ish Coles and other shops on McGinn Rd between the two schools. My main issue with feeder buses at Ferny Grove is the 399 which has been mentioned before for its horrible peak only operating pattern. Again, it should run all day. I would actually see this as a better candidate for running to the GW, as when the 367 does it, it makes a loop (ie: if you want to go back to the station you have to ride the whole loop around through Upper Kedron).
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#Metro

 :is- :-t

Hmm. Maybe Michelton needs a fix up too, LOL.

Much of this could be solved by BUZification of the GCL as well.
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Golliwog

Mitchelton, I would suggest changing the operation of Brookside so that services that currently end at Brookside continue on to Mitchelton Station and terminate there. The one shortcoming I see with this is the set up of the bus stop at Brookside is that the bus  bays are only on one side of the road as they mostly just loop around the shopping center to turn around, or in hte case of some, use the round about. My main complaint would be those services from Stafford Rd that go around the shops already, come into the Brookside, then would have to turn around the roundabout to head to the station. Better timing of the 397/398 would be good, but hard to do when they shuttle between 2 stations (and in the case of the Samford Rd service, serve a 3rd station in the middle).
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somebody

Quote from: Golliwog on February 12, 2011, 21:42:27 PM
Just thinking of my local station (Ferny Grove) theres the 367 from Upper Kedron which runs all day, but has an off-peak extension to the Great Western, not sure how well it connects but I can live with that, my main gripe is that I think it should have the same route all day. Either go to the GW all the time, or don't at all. The connection to the GW is useful, but less neccessary now as theres a new-ish Coles and other shops on McGinn Rd between the two schools. My main issue with feeder buses at Ferny Grove is the 399 which has been mentioned before for its horrible peak only operating pattern. Again, it should run all day. I would actually see this as a better candidate for running to the GW, as when the 367 does it, it makes a loop (ie: if you want to go back to the station you have to ride the whole loop around through Upper Kedron).
I could personally live with the present system.  People don't usually do shopping trips in peak hour.

Golliwog

Thats true, but what about a local who works at the shops? Woolworths employs a large number of local high school kids.
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#Metro

Unfortunately the current approach seems to be that if you don't work in the CBD, go get a car.
GCL is the Elephant in the room as are cross-town services.

That said, I've had a good experience with the GCL, timed to meet the cross-town bus along Stafford Rd.
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somebody

Quote from: Golliwog on February 13, 2011, 15:00:54 PM
Thats true, but what about a local who works at the shops? Woolworths employs a large number of local high school kids.
Hmm, but you said you could live with the service not being provided at all.

Hopefully there is an alternative for these people.  A ~1km walk from Keperra may be what they have to deal with.

#Metro

QuoteMitchelton, I would suggest changing the operation of Brookside so that services that currently end at Brookside continue on to Mitchelton Station and terminate there. The one shortcoming I see with this is the set up of the bus stop at Brookside is that the bus bays are only on one side of the road as they mostly just loop around the shopping center to turn around, or in hte case of some, use the round about. My main complaint would be those services from Stafford Rd that go around the shops already, come into the Brookside, then would have to turn around the roundabout to head to the station. Better timing of the 397/398 would be good, but hard to do when they shuttle between 2 stations (and in the case of the Samford Rd service, serve a 3rd station in the middle).

Route 358 could probably do it? Extend to Wester Plains S.C.
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Golliwog

Quote from: somebody on February 13, 2011, 15:25:21 PM
Quote from: Golliwog on February 13, 2011, 15:00:54 PM
Thats true, but what about a local who works at the shops? Woolworths employs a large number of local high school kids.
Hmm, but you said you could live with the service not being provided at all.

Hopefully there is an alternative for these people.  A ~1km walk from Keperra may be what they have to deal with.

Well I would prefer for it to always do the run to the Great Western, but also dislike the loop it does when it returns from the shops.
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