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  • carbikebus's Avatar
    18,609 posts since Nov '03
  • SBS8676Z's Avatar
    1,636 posts since Oct '11
    • Originally posted by SMB42P:

      302 epic fail WAB quota today during AM off peak...

      From around 1030am at bus stop opp YewTee MRT, buses were coming in this order:

      ... 8001E >> Unknown Habit >> 1210L >> 1237K >> 1062Y >> 1238H >> 8001E >> 8019E ...

      Meaning to say, if any PIW were to miss SMB8001E, the PIW will have to wait for the 6th bus before SMB8001E comes back to the same bus stop...

      So much for a WAB service HAHA! 

      I wonder if there are any plans for SMRT to deploy double deckers on feeders in near future.

  • carbikebus's Avatar
    18,609 posts since Nov '03
    • Originally posted by SBS8676Z:

      I wonder if there are any plans for SMRT to deploy double deckers on feeders in near future.

      Maybe 903,911,912 & 913?Who knows?Now all under LTA 

  • SMB5007J's Avatar
    856 posts since Nov '15
    • Originally posted by SBS8676Z:

      I wonder if there are any plans for SMRT to deploy double deckers on feeders in near future.

      there should definitely be some plans now on how to tackle WAB quota... either deploying DDs or spamming rigids

      from what i think, they're probably going to spam more and more rigids. they better prove me wrong

  • SBS8676Z's Avatar
    1,636 posts since Oct '11
    • Originally posted by SMB5007J:

      there should definitely be some plans now on how to tackle WAB quota... either deploying DDs or spamming rigids

      from what i think, they're probably going to spam more and more rigids. they better prove me wrong

      At least 2/3 of the old bendies are in for scrap soon, so let's see what SMRT is going to deploy on feeders other than the 40 A24s.

      For the Yishun feeders under Sungei Seletar package, let's see if the new operators would start double deck deployments.

      184 also seems to be the only high capacity trunk that is still stuck with bendies, wonder what is the reason for preventing double decks to be introduced on 184.

      Edited by SBS8676Z 16 Mar `17, 9:32PM
  • TIB 585L's Avatar
    8,864 posts since Apr '11
  • SMB145B's Avatar
    2,074 posts since Dec '12
    • Originally posted by SMB5007J:

      there should definitely be some plans now on how to tackle WAB quota... either deploying DDs or spamming rigids

      from what i think, they're probably going to spam more and more rigids. they better prove me wrong

      it is either the loading does not justify DDs, the route not suitable for DDs or there are many PIWs along the route. but then again, the number of Rigids is dam too high.

    • Originally posted by TIB 585L:

      Maybe how fast it clears load than a DD at students hotspots like Clementi MRT.

      lets hope that the new DDs could work

  • carbikebus's Avatar
    18,609 posts since Nov '03
    • Originally posted by SMB145B:

      lets hope that the new DDs could work

      The new DD takes more time than 12m one with that upper deck barrier 

  • SMB128B's Avatar
    4,787 posts since May '11
    • Originally posted by carbikebus:

      The new DD takes more time than 12m one with that upper deck barrier 

      Actl no. The upper barrier does not significantly reduce the time for alighting. If anything the bottleneck caused in 12m buses, both at the stairs and at the foot of it, will supercede this time length by folds.

  • carbikebus's Avatar
    18,609 posts since Nov '03
  • SMB145B's Avatar
    2,074 posts since Dec '12
    • Originally posted by carbikebus:

      i ask two TTS BCs leh

      time will tell

      unless the 2nd door is only like 2/3 of the original and the other one also the same. waste space and not much of a improvement.

  • carbikebus's Avatar
    18,609 posts since Nov '03
    • To be frank,I still prefer the original three doors with the third door being a single plug type..13m is just nice.

  • SMB128B's Avatar
    4,787 posts since May '11
    • Originally posted by SMB145B:

      time will tell

      unless the 2nd door is only like 2/3 of the original and the other one also the same. waste space and not much of a improvement.

      Truth be told I dont think the focus should be on the size of the doors. Rather, it is the efforts to improve overall human flow within the bus that makes this unique design so commendable.

      Practically speaking big doors don't rly work as well. With the demand for the exit doors now segregated into two, it definitely also makes sense that each door for each deck reduces in size. After all, no matter how big the door is ultimately only one person can get down the stairs at a time. Unless you widen the staircase in which case butthurt lobbyists would cry how it reduces the number of seats in the bus..

  • hgdep103's Avatar
    285 posts since Sep '16
    • thing is passengers are actually not allowed to go down by the front staircase so no diff...

  • SMB5007J's Avatar
    856 posts since Nov '15
    • Originally posted by SBS8676Z:

      At least 2/3 of the old bendies are in for scrap soon, so let's see what SMRT is going to deploy on feeders other than the 40 A24s.

      For the Yishun feeders under Sungei Seletar package, let's see if the new operators would start double deck deployments.

      184 also seems to be the only high capacity trunk that is still stuck with bendies, wonder what is the reason for preventing double decks to be introduced on 184.

      i guess 912 might get DDs

  • SMB128B's Avatar
    4,787 posts since May '11
    • Originally posted by hgdep103:

      thing is passengers are actually not allowed to go down by the front staircase so no diff...

      Huh?? I don't think you seem to get the purpose of a second staircase. It is to improve human traffic for within the bus and truck bottlenecks, not primarily to provide more space

  • hgdep103's Avatar
    285 posts since Sep '16
    • Originally posted by SMB128B:

      Huh?? I don't think you seem to get the purpose of a second staircase. It is to improve human traffic for within the bus and truck bottlenecks, not primarily to provide more space

      but still time wastage cos passengers must wait for bus to stop before going down

  • array88's Avatar
    1,231 posts since May '14
    • Originally posted by hgdep103:

      but still time wastage cos passengers must wait for bus to stop before going down

      Time wastage is already significantly reduced at bus stops with both heavy boarding and alighting activities, where alighting pax from the staircase always block boarding pax moving into the bus.

  • bus555's Avatar
    10,035 posts since Dec '06
    • Being awhile since SMRT has announced svc that is gonna be WAB. Am guessing 180 856 & 964 would be next in the list

  • ND323F's Avatar
    14 posts since Mar '17
    • Originally posted by hgdep103:

      but still time wastage cos passengers must wait for bus to stop before going down

      in the first place, commuters are not supposed to start queuing at the upper deck or stairs before the bus stops. it is very dangerous.

      the 2nd stairs design is forward facing, making it very dangerous for commuters standing on the stairs in the event BC jam brake.

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