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  • BusAnalayzer's Avatar
    5,940 posts since May '12
    • The loading pattern on weekends is quite different compared to weekdays.

      I see many services like svc 7, 143 to be fully packed on weekends because it travels through Botanic Gardens / Orchard (7) & Orchard / Chinatown (143) compared to their loading on weekdays.

      This thread is to spot observations, difference in loading or suggestions for bus operations on weekends.

  • TIB868X's Avatar
    1,192 posts since Aug '11
    • Usual services such as 67, 190 and 960 I've seen to be more packed on weekends but usually around morning till late afternoon. Even sometimes 171 can have good loads on weekends 

    • May I suggest a 960A from woodlands interchange to little india mrt? just as with 67W

  • BusAnalayzer's Avatar
    5,940 posts since May '12
    • Originally posted by TIB868X:

      May I suggest a 960A from woodlands interchange to little india mrt? just as with 67W


      What does the "W" stand for 67W, why is it not 67B?

      My thoughts: There is not much difference between 960's routing starting at Marina Center and Woodlands Interchange - it might as well do its full loop as many pax board at Bugis. Unless 960A is fleet addition or crossover.

  • TIB868X's Avatar
    1,192 posts since Aug '11
    • Originally posted by BusAnalayzer:


      What does the "W" stand for 67W, why is it not 67B?

      My thoughts: There is not much difference between 960's routing starting at Marina Center and Woodlands Interchange - it might as well do its full loop as many pax board at Bugis. Unless 960A is fleet addition or crossover.

      Not sure what W is for. There was once a 67C, not sure about a 67B existing before. 67W should be renumbered to 67B from CCK to Little India and 67C from Tampines to Little India

  • dan474's Avatar
    1,711 posts since Jun '10
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  • sbst275's Avatar
    113,434 posts since Jun '04
    • W prefix from Tibs era… Want to be special ma…

      Both bound got 67W one…

      Same goes to 700A, 853C, 925C, 961C… end up no proper prefix one..

      Trans Island Bus Svs…

  • BusAnalayzer's Avatar
    5,940 posts since May '12
    • Originally posted by sbst275:

      W prefix from Tibs era… Want to be special ma…

      Both bound got 67W one…

      Same goes to 700A, 853C, 925C, 961C… end up no proper prefix one..

      Trans Island Bus Svs…

      SMRT should change it now la... Need to get away from TIBS era... but doesn't look like they will... still going to get bendies... ha ha ha ha

  • SMB145B's Avatar
    1,100 posts since Dec '12
    • Originally posted by sbst275:

      W prefix from Tibs era… Want to be special ma…

      Both bound got 67W one…

      Same goes to 700A, 853C, 925C, 961C… end up no proper prefix one..

      Trans Island Bus Svs…

      i think that's a leftover from SBS

      700A is a non-RapidBus of 700 operating aft 1900 on weekdays, aft 1300 on saturdays not just only on sundays.

      853C, 925C and 961C operates only on sundays and public holidays

      67W is SWT

      700A does not head towards Shenton Way (700 does)

      853C extends 853 from Lor 1 Geylang Ter.

      961C extends into Marina Centre (961 does not)

      925C does not head into CCK Int but heads towards Sg. Buloh Nature Reserve.

      EDIT: Suffix not Prefix

      854E (Suffix)

      SS7 (Prefix)

      Edited by SMB145B 07 Jan `13, 8:38PM
    • Originally posted by BusAnalayzer:

      SMRT should change it now la... Need to get away from TIBS era... but doesn't look like they will... still going to get bendies... ha ha ha ha

      messy ...

      but yeah the bus service 853, 925 and 961 shows their bus route for sunday and PH but the number shows as per normal (i.e. 853, 925 and 961)

  • carbikebus's Avatar
    10,173 posts since Nov '03
    • U must understand that weekends/PHs svc usually reduce buses mah

    • Originally posted by SMB145B:

      i think that's a leftover from SBS

      700A is a non-RapidBus of 700 operating aft 1900 on weekdays, aft 1300 on saturdays not just only on sundays.

      853C, 925C and 961C operates only on sundays and public holidays

      67W is SWT

      700A does not head towards Shenton Way (700 does)

      853C extends 853 from Lor 1 Geylang Ter.

      961C extends into Marina Centre (961 does not)

      925C does not head into CCK Int but heads towards Sg. Buloh Nature Reserve.

      EDIT: Suffix not Prefix

      854E (Suffix)

      SS7 (Prefix)

      925C can renumbered 924,961C redundant.There should be 171A operate from 23.45-0015 from YIS to BPJ.857A terminate at Suntec,858B Woodlands terminate at Airport and 966A Woodlands to Marine Parade

  • BusAnalayzer's Avatar
    5,940 posts since May '12
    • Should just have different suffixing.

      T for Terminating for instance 966T or 55T when they terminate at Marine Parade or Siglap during midnight hours

      A, B for short working trips such as 159A

      M for modified routes such as 70M, 162M. Even 179A should be 179M or 179 Express according to me. 179A is not a shortworking route because it does the entire distance.

      Remove all the Cs and Ws ~ confusing.

  • SMB145B's Avatar
    1,100 posts since Dec '12
    • Originally posted by carbikebus:

      925C can renumbered 924,961C redundant.There should be 171A operate from 23.45-0015 from YIS to BPJ.857A terminate at Suntec,858B Woodlands terminate at Airport and 966A Woodlands to Marine Parade

      925C icon_arrow.gif 923; shares the same berth as 925

      but 

      171A? night service?

      857A not needed

      858B not feasible; who's going to the Airport after 2350?

    • Originally posted by BusAnalayzer:

      Should just have different suffixing.

      T for Terminating for instance 966T or 55T when they terminate at Marine Parade or Siglap during midnight hours

      A, B for short working trips such as 159A

      M for modified routes such as 70M, 162M. Even 179A should be 179M or 179 Express according to me. 179A is not a shortworking route because it does the entire distance.

      Remove all the Cs and Ws ~ confusing.

      Cs are fine there can be route with 3 SWTs

      if 179A icon_arrow.gif 179e, a lot will complain; it is not a fast-forward svc and should not charge Express fares.

      another problem

      173A, 189A, 859A are SWT within the same estates

  • BusAnalayzer's Avatar
    5,940 posts since May '12
    • Originally posted by SMB145B:

      Cs are fine there can be route with 3 SWTs

      if 179A icon_arrow.gif 179e, a lot will complain; it is not a fast-forward svc and should not charge Express fares.

      another problem

      173A, 189A, 859A are SWT within the same estates

      Agree. 179E will not work, 179M is more appropriate.

      Another suffix could be X

      853X - when it is eXtended on particular days.

      C should be there only if A and B are already used.

  • SMB145B's Avatar
    1,100 posts since Dec '12
    • 853 Geylang Lor 1 Ter

      vs

      853 Upp East Coast Road

       

      and 

      925 Choa Chu Kang

      Int/MRT/LRT

      vs

      925 Kranji dam

       

  • sbst275's Avatar
    113,434 posts since Jun '04
    • When 700A was intro, I dun think 700 was a rapid bus sv anymore…

      The problem is, Tibs era 700A, 925C etc are considered alternate rts…

      I dun think 925 has any leftover from SBS era… It used to be 204 & 208.

      As far as I know, when 67 was handed over to Tibs, the ‘A’ wasn’t used yet.. it was the special blue colour desto…

  • SMB145B's Avatar
    1,100 posts since Dec '12
    • Originally posted by sbst275:

      When 700A was intro, I dun think 700 was a rapid bus sv anymore…

      The problem is, Tibs era 700A, 925C etc are considered alternate rts…

      I dun think 925 has any leftover from SBS era… It used to be 204 & 208.

      As far as I know, when 67 was handed over to Tibs, the ‘A’ wasn’t used yet.. it was the special blue colour desto…

      853C, 925C and 961C are alternate routes on Sundays and PH

      925 = 204 + 208

      desto are no longer used, hence the different suffix are added to 67

  • carbikebus's Avatar
    10,173 posts since Nov '03
    • Originally posted by SMB145B:

      925C icon_arrow.gif 923; shares the same berth as 925

      but 

      171A? night service?

      857A not needed

      858B not feasible; who's going to the Airport after 2350?

      858B is for before 22.45 buses heading and terminating at T2 Airport to prevent confuse at T3,T1 pax.Also good for split shift ending at Airport if Amdep decide to take a few duties

  • sbst275's Avatar
    113,434 posts since Jun '04
    • Thing is.. The SWT has nothing to do w/ SBS

      In fact when Tibs tookover 181 from SBS, there wasn’t Marina Centre yet… 171 terminated at Queen St.

      67W is the epic one.. 2 scheme of opp bound…

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