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  • carbikebus's Avatar
    21,535 posts since Nov '03
    • Originally posted by Marvel68:

      Reconverting Rumah Tinggi back to a bus terminal with the necessary facilities isn't such a bad idea actually. Perhaps that could be used as a terminating point for 36 and even 64 can possibly terminate there. The carpark is quite spacious so I don't see the problem in adding additional lots. The only concern may be later the residents complain the buses too noisy because of the close proximity to nearby blocks.

      Make it compulsory for BCs to shut off the engine if parking..Ghim moh survived that for eons

  • azharjj's Avatar
    6,474 posts since Aug '07
    • may i know what is the actual number used for 12e & 147e?

      just like other e services got their own number as well as CT services

  • lemon1974's Avatar
    9,590 posts since Dec '04
  • A22 fan's Avatar
    275 posts since Jul '17
    • SG4002G is still a euro V. Now depending on LTA which operator will receive this bus after trials on 190 & 901.

  • lemon1974's Avatar
    9,590 posts since Dec '04
    • Originally posted by A22 fan:

      SG4002G is still a euro V. Now depending on LTA which operator will receive this bus after trials on 190 & 901.

      Dun think it can be register as this year need euro6 standard. Unless again another 6 months trials 

  • TIB 585L's Avatar
    9,266 posts since Apr '11
    • I realized those intra town svc like 911,913 when they are not displaying E and awaiting to depart to the east side.

      They tend to be away from their buses for quite some time, longest i waited inside the bus is 10 mins where the driver left go toilet, then i saw him using hp outside for full 10 mins. Idk how the bus is so early even after stopping at bus stops for ‘people’ to board

  • SMB315C's Avatar
    2,180 posts since Sep '14
    • Originally posted by TIB 585L:

      I realized those intra town svc like 911,913 when they are not displaying E and awaiting to depart to the east side.

      They tend to be away from their buses for quite some time, longest i waited inside the bus is 10 mins where the driver left go toilet, then i saw him using hp outside for full 10 mins. Idk how the bus is so early even after stopping at bus stops for ‘people’ to board

      They added short break time for both Sv911 & Sv913.. Just like those WRI days..

  • BusAnalayzer's Avatar
    10,656 posts since May '12
    • Originally posted by TIB 585L:

      I realized those intra town svc like 911,913 when they are not displaying E and awaiting to depart to the east side.

      They tend to be away from their buses for quite some time, longest i waited inside the bus is 10 mins where the driver left go toilet, then i saw him using hp outside for full 10 mins. Idk how the bus is so early even after stopping at bus stops for ‘people’ to board

      911, 912, 913 even if do not wait, commuters waste lot of time with bus getting in and out of interchange. I think this should be more efficient like 811, 812 and 307 where bus does not enter interchange for intra-town purpose.

      This is why 912 now has a frequency of 20 mins per bus while 912A, 912B and 912M have better frequency.

      My suggestion is there should be a trunk that connects east and west Woodlands without going into interchange.

  • TIB987K's Avatar
    2,251 posts since Oct '12
    • Originally posted by TIB 585L:

      I realized those intra town svc like 911,913 when they are not displaying E and awaiting to depart to the east side.

      They tend to be away from their buses for quite some time, longest i waited inside the bus is 10 mins where the driver left go toilet, then i saw him using hp outside for full 10 mins. Idk how the bus is so early even after stopping at bus stops for ‘people’ to board

      During the CNY day 1, the BC of TIB1142A on Service 913 [the bus I was on] literally parked the bus on one of the empty parking lots beside SBS Transit lots right after alighting passengers from Woodlands Checkpoint and return to berth to pick up passengers towards Woodlands Circle ...

  • JKYY's Avatar
    688 posts since Oct '17
  • carbikebus's Avatar
    21,535 posts since Nov '03
    • Yishun no more ONP for SMRT service right?Heard 853,854,855,857 all park at Seletar Depot?

  • SMB315C's Avatar
    2,180 posts since Sep '14
    • Originally posted by carbikebus:

      Yishun no more ONP for SMRT service right?Heard 853,854,855,857 all park at Seletar Depot?

      Those 4 services still overnight park at YTBI.. 

  • carbikebus's Avatar
    21,535 posts since Nov '03
    • Originally posted by SMB315C:

      Those 4 services still overnight park at YTBI.. 

      Thought bcm enforced cannot do ONP?

      So what service park at Amdep and SEDEP?

  • iveco's Avatar
    17,268 posts since Mar '04
    • Originally posted by carbikebus:

      Thought bcm enforced cannot do ONP?

      So what service park at Amdep and SEDEP?

      Probably the rules only apply to routes that have already been farmed out? 853-857 still on negotiated contract for another 2 years.

  • Interpoolsusa's Avatar
    2 posts since Mar '18
  • SBS1Z's Avatar
    81 posts since Feb '18
    • I suspect that AMDEP & SEDEP buses are interchangeable. My arguing point is that all bus infrastructures, including depots, are owned by LTA, as such operators can randomly park their buses in any of these depots. On why I think AMDEP & SEDEP buses are interchangeable is that these 2 depots are relatively close to each other. It still makes sense for YIS services to park at AMDEP even though they are "allocated" to SEDEP under Seletar package. YCK services may also be parking at SEDEP to relieve stress off AMDEP. Do correct me if I am wrong.

    • Secondly, I will like to argue that some buses that perform on a service that is not allocated to the same depot as the bus may not be a transfer.

      Eg: SBS8199J (BNDEP 5) may perform on 272 as an emergency deployment due to long headways, and since the bus driver driving SBS8199J knows the route of 272, he can be deployed on 272 for 1 trip until an ARBP backup arrives.

      My point is that if a "foreign" bus is deployed on a service, it may not be a depot transfer.

  • iveco's Avatar
    17,268 posts since Mar '04
    • The thing is there are 2 AMDEPs. One for SBST and the other for SMRT. The latter is purportedly relocating to Mandai next year before the tender for Sembawang contract closes.

  • carbikebus's Avatar
    21,535 posts since Nov '03
    • Originally posted by iveco:

      Probably the rules only apply to routes that have already been farmed out? 853-857 still on negotiated contract for another 2 years.

      171(24),853(16),854(28),855(19) & 857(21) total of 108 buses should be able to park at Amdep together with spare b uses after the last transition.

      169,856,858,963,965,966 continue to park at Woodlands Bus Park,Sembawang-Yishun service at Sembawang Interchange.

    • Originally posted by SBS1Z:

      I suspect that AMDEP & SEDEP buses are interchangeable. My arguing point is that all bus infrastructures, including depots, are owned by LTA, as such operators can randomly park their buses in any of these depots. On why I think AMDEP & SEDEP buses are interchangeable is that these 2 depots are relatively close to each other. It still makes sense for YIS services to park at AMDEP even though they are "allocated" to SEDEP under Seletar package. YCK services may also be parking at SEDEP to relieve stress off AMDEP. Do correct me if I am wrong.

      The contract stated that Seletar Package consists of service...

      Ang Mo Kio Int

      24,130,133,135,138,261,262 & 269

      Yio Chu Kang Int

      70/M,71,76,162/M

      Yishun Int

      800,803,804,805,806,807,811,812

      851,852 & 860.

      Ang Mo Kio Depot

      265,268

      850E

      So indirectly Amdep and Sedep is interchangeable.

  • iveco's Avatar
    17,268 posts since Mar '04
    • Originally posted by carbikebus:

      The contract stated that Seletar Package consists of service...

      Ang Mo Kio Int

      24,130,133,135,138,261,262 & 269

      Yio Chu Kang Int

      70/M,71,76,162/M

      Yishun Int

      800,803,804,805,806,807,811,812

      851,852 & 860.

      Ang Mo Kio Depot

      265,268

      850E

      So indirectly Amdep and Sedep is interchangeable.

      SBST or SMRT AMDEP? 

  • carbikebus's Avatar
    21,535 posts since Nov '03
  • iveco's Avatar
    17,268 posts since Mar '04
    • So AMDEP and SEDEP are like Canning Vale and Southern River. 2 depots in 2 separate contract areas run by the same operator.

  • Psvuk2018's Avatar
    1 post since Mar '18
    • Can anyone tell me how you check for new bus chassis numbers please?

      I used to use the LTA website but you now need to categorise the company or need a company id.  Can you still use LTA website and does any body know how to check?

       

      Thanks

    • Can anyone tell me how you check for new bus chassis numbers please?

      I used to use the LTA website but you now need to categorise the company or need a company id.  Can you still use LTA website and does any body know how to check?

       

      Thanks

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