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  • carbikebus's Avatar
    18,749 posts since Nov '03
  • gekpohboy's Avatar
    1,477 posts since Mar '16
  • SMB128B's Avatar
    4,813 posts since May '11
    • Originally posted by dupdup77:

      Hi mr SMB128B, it is in direction towards new bridge road terminal.

      Even if it is true for no 2, it is certainly not true for no 6 and 386. I have met many situations. Recently I was at one bus stop waiting for service 386. The driver saw me and refused to open the door and drove off. Luckily there was another bus 386 just behind. The driver saw what has happened ahead and apologized to me on behalf of the earlier driver. I just smiled and boarded. So how? Is Go Ahead good or bad like this??? 

      So it boils down to people perception only. Good or no good all depends on circumstances. Does not really mean Sbst or go Ahead is good or no good. So let's do the sensible thing of not condemning sbst or smrt or tower transit or go ahead. Cheers. Thanks.

      This kind of situation happened to me twice or thrice, all on SBST svc (5, 31). Basically the driver only does this coz he knows there is a bus behind, and wants you to board the next bus. This explains why "there was another bus 386 just behind". It could be due to the bus being packed, the bus already moving, or the bus is severely behind schedule etc. This is a rather tolerable action IMO, and happens across the bus industry in SG. So no, GA is not at fault for this.

  • dupdup77's Avatar
    2,957 posts since Nov '13
    • Originally posted by SMB128B:

      This kind of situation happened to me twice or thrice, all on SBST svc (5, 31). Basically the driver only does this coz he knows there is a bus behind, and wants you to board the next bus. This explains why "there was another bus 386 just behind". It could be due to the bus being packed, the bus already moving, or the bus is severely behind schedule etc. This is a rather tolerable action IMO, and happens across the bus industry in SG. So no, GA is not at fault for this.

      Hi mr SMB128B, all these are excuses. It gives no reason for the first driver not to pick up people. They basically have no right to pick and choose. 

      Moreover, if the first driver as per what you say did no wrong, why did the second driver apologize to me on his behalf? Cheers. Thanks.

  • SMB128B's Avatar
    4,813 posts since May '11
    • Originally posted by dupdup77:

      Hi mr SMB128B, all these are excuses. It gives no reason for the first driver not to pick up people. They basically have no right to pick and choose. 

      Moreover, if the first driver as per what you say did no wrong, why did the second driver apologize to me on his behalf? Cheers. Thanks.

      Haiyo got bus just take la, thats my entire point you see.. Its not like you're trapped in the middle of nowhere and that's the last bus or sth right?

      I believe if the driver realised the next bus is some distance away he would open the doors for you.. Its not in his interest not to do so also, these drivers also need to fill their rice bowls yknow..

      Maybe the second driver said sorry just to show some courtesy.. He has no time to assess situation so this should be his instinctive response.. Maybe you show black face before u boarded the bus? Haha all a possibility bro

  • dupdup77's Avatar
    2,957 posts since Nov '13
    • Originally posted by SMB128B:

      Haiyo got bus just take la, thats my entire point you see.. Its not like you're trapped in the middle of nowhere and that's the last bus or sth right?

      I believe if the driver realised the next bus is some distance away he would open the doors for you.. Its not in his interest not to do so also, these drivers also need to fill their rice bowls yknow..

      Maybe the second driver said sorry just to show some courtesy.. He has no time to assess situation so this should be his instinctive response.. Maybe you show black face before u boarded the bus? Haha all a possibility bro

      Hi mr SMB128B, noted. Life is short. Will forget about this. By the way, you stay in changi? Cheers. Thanks.

  • AJQZC's Avatar
    908 posts since Sep '08
    • Originally posted by dupdup77:

      Hi mr SMB128B, noted. Life is short. Will forget about this. By the way, you stay in changi? Cheers. Thanks.

      He could be a student of SUTD.

  • SMB128B's Avatar
    4,813 posts since May '11
    • Originally posted by dupdup77:

      Hi mr SMB128B, noted. Life is short. Will forget about this. By the way, you stay in changi? Cheers. Thanks.

      Yes. SUTD area.

      And no, I am not a student there.

  • carbikebus's Avatar
    18,749 posts since Nov '03
    • SMRT:No more O405G,More and more B9TL & A95.

      SBST:No more B10M DM3500,Sudden death of VSO & Tridents and newer B9TL/A95 replace them instead.

      Seletar operator:Get the 15 LG E500 and maybe get a few A95.

      TTS:No comments but i think will get the chance to trial 3 door buses.

      GAS:Need i say more?

  • TPS Timothy Mok's Avatar
    1,000 posts since Aug '07
    • Originally posted by carbikebus:

      SMRT:No more O405G,More and more B9TL & A95.

      SBST:No more B10M DM3500,Sudden death of VSO & Tridents and newer B9TL/A95 replace them instead.

      Seletar operator:Get the 15 LG E500 and maybe get a few A95.

      TTS:No comments but i think will get the chance to trial 3 door buses.

      GAS:Need i say more?

      SBST: VSO, Tridents, K230UBs and B9TL CDGEs will be replaced by Volvo B8LH (hybrid buses), New Routemaster (although no more produced), Wright SRM and Enviro500 City.

      Consolidation of VSO and Tridents in Jurong Industrial Services is no longer possible. Full WAB for all Jurong Industrial Services.

      SMRT: same, no more O405G.

      Edited by TPS Timothy Mok 25 Feb `17, 1:40PM
  • carbikebus's Avatar
    18,749 posts since Nov '03
    • Originally posted by TPS Timothy Mok:

      SBST: VSO, Tridents, K230UBs and B9TL CDGEs will be replaced by Volvo B8LH (hybrid buses), New Routemaster (although no more produced), Wright SRM and Enviro500 City.

      Consolidation of VSO and Tridents in Jurong Industrial Services is no longer possible. Full WAB for all Jurong Industrial Services.

      SMRT: same, no more O405G.

      You forgot to take the injection at IMH today ah?

  • CZT's Avatar
    320 posts since Jun '16
    • Originally posted by carbikebus:

      You forgot to take the injection at IMH today ah?

      In fact he is not totally wrong, other than the SBS part which is like whut?

      And why is it a "sudden death of VSO & Tridents"?

  • carbikebus's Avatar
    18,749 posts since Nov '03
    • Originally posted by CZT:

      In fact he is not totally wrong, other than the SBS part which is like whut?

      And why is it a "sudden death of VSO & Tridents"?

      VSO & Tridents is only Euro II..and by LTA standards its not a WAB even though its low floor.

  • CZT's Avatar
    320 posts since Jun '16
    • Originally posted by carbikebus:

      VSO & Tridents is only Euro II..and by LTA standards its not a WAB even though its low floor.

      Yup i understand that, and that Euro II is going to be phased out under regulations right?

  • carbikebus's Avatar
    18,749 posts since Nov '03
    • Originally posted by dupdup77:

      Hi mr SMB128B, all these are excuses. It gives no reason for the first driver not to pick up people. They basically have no right to pick and choose. 

      Moreover, if the first driver as per what you say did no wrong, why did the second driver apologize to me on his behalf? Cheers. Thanks.

      Most BCs know how long it would take for the behind bus to reach by looking at the DDU.If my bus is packed to the brim and the rear bus show 4 mins i also don't stop by just using hand gesture 

  • gekpohboy's Avatar
    1,477 posts since Mar '16
    • Tuas West Extension will open in 2Q 2017.

      Downtown Line 3 will open in 4Q 2017.

       

      Q2 - 1 April to 30 June.

      Q4 - 1 October to 31 December.

       

      Prediction:

      TWE opens in June.

      DTL 3 opens in December, after Christmas.

  • carbikebus's Avatar
    18,749 posts since Nov '03
    • I expect gaypohboy to stop his nonsensical this year but I'm disappointed he didn't..

      So i dont expect anything this year

  • SMB128B's Avatar
    4,813 posts since May '11
    • Originally posted by carbikebus:

      I expect gaypohboy to stop his nonsensical this year but I'm disappointed he didn't..

      So i dont expect anything this year

      Hahaha, same

  • BusAnalayzer's Avatar
    10,168 posts since May '12
  • TIB868X's Avatar
    1,510 posts since Aug '11
    • High Speed Rail to Bali to open in 2060.

      Hino FD230 to replace all K230UBs in December.

    • Originally posted by carbikebus:

      I expect gaypohboy to stop his nonsensical this year but I'm disappointed he didn't..

      So i dont expect anything this year

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  • Sbs6750E's Avatar
    1,789 posts since May '15
    • Originally posted by TIB868X:

      High Speed Rail to Bali to open in 2060.

      Hino FD230 to replace all K230UBs in December.


      HSR extend to China by 2100.

  • SMB1368T's Avatar
    876 posts since Mar '16
    • All airports & seaports in SG demolished by 2200

      The next Industrial Revolution is indeed near

      Edited by SMB1368T 09 Mar `17, 4:33PM
  • gekpohboy's Avatar
    1,477 posts since Mar '16
    • I'm enlisting for national service this year.

      While everyone's struggling with the imminent financial crisis, I will be enjoying two years of adventure camp, fully paid for by the government, with food and accommodation provided, and get paid $560 a month. 😊

      When I'm away, do take care. Remember, money is not everything. Money is only to exchange for goods and services. If need be, save money, or reduce expenditure somewhere. I will be back in 2019, when I finish 2 years of NS.

      Don't miss me hor. Although I must say, I would probably miss you all... take care.

      Edited by gekpohboy 09 Mar `17, 4:54PM
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