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  • gekpohboy's Avatar
    2,180 posts since Mar '16
    • Go-Ahead has raised its bus captain starting salary to S$1,950.

      It seems that Go-Ahead's "strategy" is to match the highest pay of other bus companies.

      Last time match Tower Transit's pay (which was the highest then), now match SBS Transit's pay (the highest now).

      Edited by gekpohboy 01 Jul `16, 3:05PM
    • Loyang package will commence in September, so confirm one of the implementation tranche is during the september school holidays (3-11 Sept) - very likely on 4 Sept, since the following weekend after that is Hari Raya (12 Sept) when demand would be higher.

      Meanwhile, the other two tranches may be on 18 Sept and 2 Oct, considering previously Bulim's tranches were two weeks apart.

      If so, there's still two months before Go Ahead begins its Loyang package. The next two months will see many buses going into Loyang Depot.

      Edited by gekpohboy 01 Jul `16, 3:50PM
  • TIB987K's Avatar
    2,033 posts since Oct '12
  • Sbs6750E's Avatar
    1,953 posts since May '15
    • Originally posted by gekpohboy:

      Loyang package will commence in September, so confirm one of the implementation tranche is during the september school holidays (3-11 Sept) - very likely on 4 Sept, since the following weekend after that is Hari Raya (12 Sept) when demand would be higher.

      Meanwhile, the other two tranches may be on 18 Sept and 2 Oct, considering previously Bulim's tranches were two weeks apart.

      If so, there's still two months before Go Ahead begins its Loyang package. The next two months will see many buses going into Loyang Depot.


      August 28 and September 11 according to my source. 2 tranches only, Punggol then Pasir Ris/Changi.

  • carbikebus's Avatar
    20,592 posts since Nov '03
    • Originally posted by Sbs6750E:


      August 28 and September 11 according to my source. 2 tranches only, Punggol then Pasir Ris/Changi.

      Wah your source is so reliable one ah,MD say the first tranche is on 4th September at Punggol,Then probably after two weeks its Pasir Ris,Changi Village and Airport.August 28 what tranche may i know?

  • TIB987K's Avatar
    2,033 posts since Oct '12
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    9,400 posts since Dec '04
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  • lentor1974's Avatar
    12 posts since Jul '16
    • Recently got rumour about Temasek Holdings going to buy the remaining 40% share of SMRT, where it currently has 60% share in the corporation. Temasek Holdings is aka Government. If SMRT is 100% owned by Temasek, it would be as good as government-owned. If so, I do not think SMRT will participate in the BCM, because if SMRT wins it would be like government ownself give ownself contract like that. Well, this is just my two cents worth.

      Edited by lentor1974 19 Jul `16, 11:04PM
  • SMB5007J's Avatar
    946 posts since Nov '15
    • A95 concept bus with reg plate SG5999Z. Do let me know if this is the wrong thread, i cant find the appropirate one

  • gekpohboy's Avatar
    2,180 posts since Mar '16
    • Originally posted by SMB5007J:

      A95 concept bus with reg plate SG5999Z. Do let me know if this is the wrong thread, i cant find the appropirate one

      Actually, the thread about MAN DD may be appropriate...

      Well, it looks like the concept bus by MAN is the chosen one.

  • carbikebus's Avatar
    20,592 posts since Nov '03
    • On trial with TT next month..Front door replaced by normal type..Rear pole replace by stronger aluminium type..Maybe for 334?

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    2,033 posts since Oct '12
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  • sgbuses's Avatar
    2,363 posts since Nov '05
  • gekpohboy's Avatar
    2,180 posts since Mar '16
    • Originally posted by sgbuses:

      Tower Transit调整时数路线 传数名车长同天病假:
      http://news.omy.sg/News/Local-News/story20160723-440762

      "消息指出,Tower Transit 部分巴士车长不满轮班制度以及工作时数等,更传有数名车长,在上个月20日,“一起”病假。"

      "据悉,至少有四五名巴士车长突然请病假,结果公司必须紧急召回当天休息的车长,调动其他负责候补路线的车长,以填补空缺。最终,巴士运作并未受到太大影响。"

      "据他所知,部分请病假的车长都是具有多年驾驶经验,原本是在新捷运和SMRT工作,后来跳槽加入Tower Transit。"

      "而这几名车长相信是不满驾驶的路线增加或更换,导致加班薪资受到影响。"

      Translation:

      "According to the source, some of Tower Transit's bus captains told their fellow colleagues to join them on a strike on 20 June, to express their unhappiness on things like the shift arrangements and working hours."

      "It was said that at least four or five bus captains suddenly applied for medical leave. As a result, the company has to make an emergency request to call back the bus captains on leave and adjust those on stand-by, to make up for the shortage. In the end, there was minimal impact on bus operations."

      "Several bus captains who declined to be named said that part of the bus captains who suddenly applied for medical leave were originally from SBS Transit and SMRT before transferring to Tower Transit, and had many years of driving experience."

      "It is believed that these bus captains are not happy that they have to drive more trips or drive another route, as this has affected their over-time salary."

      Edited by gekpohboy 23 Jul `16, 9:54PM
    • Originally posted by gekpohboy:

      "消息指出,Tower Transit 部分巴士车长不满轮班制度以及工作时数等,更传有数名车长,在上个月20日,“一起”病假。"

      "据悉,至少有四五名巴士车长突然请病假,结果公司必须紧急召回当天休息的车长,调动其他负责候补路线的车长,以填补空缺。最终,巴士运作并未受到太大影响。"

      "据他所知,部分请病假的车长都是具有多年驾驶经验,原本是在新捷运和SMRT工作,后来跳槽加入Tower Transit。"

      "而这几名车长相信是不满驾驶的路线增加或更换,导致加班薪资受到影响。"

      Translation:

      "According to the source, some of Tower Transit's bus captains told their fellow colleagues to join them on a strike on 20 June, to express their unhappiness on things like the shift arrangements and working hours."

      "It was said that at least four or five bus captains suddenly applied for medical leave. As a result, the company has to make an emergency request to call back the bus captains on leave and adjust those on stand-by, to make up for the shortage. In the end, there was minimal impact on bus operations."

      "Several bus captains who declined to be named said that part of the bus captains who suddenly applied for medical leave were originally from SBS Transit and SMRT before transferring to Tower Transit, and had many years of driving experience."

      "It is believed that these bus captains are not happy that they have to drive more trips or drive another route, as this has affected their over-time salary."

      Guys, the logic behind this is simple:

      They just want to show attitude.

      Tower Transit should just fire them, if they are not able to produce MC or clinic receipt to show that they are genuinely not feeling well.

      Edited by gekpohboy 23 Jul `16, 10:06PM
  • TIB868X's Avatar
    1,512 posts since Aug '11
    • Originally posted by gekpohboy:

      Guys, the logic behind this is simple:

      There are gangs among the bus captains in Tower Transit - "SBS gang", "SMRT gang", "TT gang", etcetera.

      They just want to show attitude and flex their muscles.

      Tower Transit should just fire them, if they are not able to produce MC or clinic receipt to show that they are genuinely not feeling well.

      yes, and spend more money trying to hire and train more bus captains from an incredibly small pool of people?

  • carbikebus's Avatar
    20,592 posts since Nov '03
    • Well theyre used to their previous company style..I knew that TT practice 2 service duty per day but again if they dont like it,Can just held a meeting with the management mah..

      Strike?Better dont if youre not PRC.

  • lemon1974's Avatar
    9,400 posts since Dec '04
    • Originally posted by gekpohboy:

      "消息指出,Tower Transit 部分巴士车长不满轮班制度以及工作时数等,更传有数名车长,在上个月20日,“一起”病假。"

      "据悉,至少有四五名巴士车长突然请病假,结果公司必须紧急召回当天休息的车长,调动其他负责候补路线的车长,以填补空缺。最终,巴士运作并未受到太大影响。"

      "据他所知,部分请病假的车长都是具有多年驾驶经验,原本是在新捷运和SMRT工作,后来跳槽加入Tower Transit。"

      "而这几名车长相信是不满驾驶的路线增加或更换,导致加班薪资受到影响。"

      Translation:

      "According to the source, some of Tower Transit's bus captains told their fellow colleagues to join them on a strike on 20 June, to express their unhappiness on things like the shift arrangements and working hours."

      "It was said that at least four or five bus captains suddenly applied for medical leave. As a result, the company has to make an emergency request to call back the bus captains on leave and adjust those on stand-by, to make up for the shortage. In the end, there was minimal impact on bus operations."

      "Several bus captains who declined to be named said that part of the bus captains who suddenly applied for medical leave were originally from SBS Transit and SMRT before transferring to Tower Transit, and had many years of driving experience."

      "It is believed that these bus captains are not happy that they have to drive more trips or drive another route, as this has affected their over-time salary."

      If u dunno how to translate then dun translate. In which part of the Chinese news did the BC mention strike ???!

  • TIB 585L's Avatar
    9,163 posts since Apr '11
    • Hahaha how sia drive 2 service per shift. I seen 1 TT bus appear in 4 different service in one day- those short ones

  • carbikebus's Avatar
    20,592 posts since Nov '03
    • Originally posted by TIB 585L:

      Hahaha how sia drive 2 service per shift. I seen 1 TT bus appear in 4 different service in one day- those short ones

      Thats one of the system..Later Punggol first day you will see what service i will drive in a day shift..

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