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  • BusAnalayzer's Avatar
    10,386 posts since May '12
    • Originally posted by AJQZC:

      Huh what SUTD opening?

      Why is the demand between Tanah Merah and Upp Changi (I presume MRT stations) heavy? The two Expo stops don't see much demand, and the other two have 12/31/38/47 alongside.

      Even if so, why put bendies on 24 for the entire route? Might as well introduce a short-trip or add DDs to 12/47?

      It's because of SUTD the demand has surged on 24. 

  • SMB128B's Avatar
    4,935 posts since May '11
    • Originally posted by BusAnalayzer:

      Do any of the Yishun feeder services have restriction for DDs? Maybe the bendies are transferred for that particular service and not necessarily 24 going to CGA. Though if you ask me, best would be to put bendies on 24 because especially with SUTD opening the demand between Tanah Merah and Upper Changi is quite heavy. 

      I actually think that SUTD demand will substantially fall with the opening of DTL3. In its place will be the crowds using DTL3 to get to residences along Upp Changi Rd East.

  • TIB967T's Avatar
    207 posts since Dec '13
    • Originally posted by SG5064X:

      5064X doesn’t seems perm anymore,perm BC drive random B9TL most of the time.Sometimes even 5131 also do on 5064X slot.Does 5800M only do on AM S Shift?Everytime that BC who drive that bus only drive Am S leh...

      Hmm kiv for 5064 then.

      Yep 5800M only do for AM S, pm that bc will do 657 I think. Got another bc also do AM 983 DD, pm do 657 as well.

      Edited by TIB967T 13 Oct `17, 6:24PM
  • SG5064X's Avatar
    284 posts since Dec '16
    • Originally posted by TIB967T:

      Hmm kiv for 5064 then.

      Yep 5800M only do for AM S, pm that bc will do 657 I think. Got another bc also do AM 983 DD, pm do 657 as well.

      5800M have been doing on 983 very often these days...Not sure if it really perm though coz there was once the 5800M driver drive SMB5065R.

  • TIB967T's Avatar
    207 posts since Dec '13
    • Originally posted by SG5064X:

      5800M have been doing on 983 very often these days...Not sure if it really perm though coz there was once the 5800M driver drive SMB5065R.

      I've seen him drive 3610E 5016H 5454D 5890A before on 983, that particular slot. No idea what's his perm bus.

      Edited by TIB967T 13 Oct `17, 7:41PM
  • SG5064X's Avatar
    284 posts since Dec '16
    • Originally posted by TIB967T:

      I've seen him drive 3610E 5016H 5454D 5890A before on 983, that particular slot. No idea what's his perm bus.

      I think he used to perm 5132H but 5132H is out and I think because of that, 5800M then join 983...

  • array88's Avatar
    1,379 posts since May '14
    • Originally posted by AJQZC:

      Huh what SUTD opening?

      Why is the demand between Tanah Merah and Upp Changi (I presume MRT stations) heavy? The two Expo stops don't see much demand, and the other two have 12/31/38/47 alongside.

      Even if so, why put bendies on 24 for the entire route? Might as well introduce a short-trip or add DDs to 12/47?

      I recall 24 already having fairly high demand between CGA and Tanah Merah before SUTD opened... And many pax don't just alight at Tanah Merah, while sometimes you have another crowd boarding at Tanah Merah to New Upper Changi Rd (if it comes before 2/9/31/35). This might justify bendies on 24, although I agree that bendies can be put to better use on other airport services, if possible.

  • carbikebus's Avatar
    20,064 posts since Nov '03
    • Originally posted by array88:

      I recall 24 already having fairly high demand between CGA and Tanah Merah before SUTD opened... And many pax don't just alight at Tanah Merah, while sometimes you have another crowd boarding at Tanah Merah to New Upper Changi Rd (if it comes before 2/9/31/35). This might justify bendies on 24, although I agree that bendies can be put to better use on other airport services, if possible.

      Now you’re talking...24 high loadings mainly is along this sector,Not all the way to Airport.But because of the erratic traffic problems they’re facing,Its justified to put bendies also.

      34 is always PGL-TPE-Tampines MRT,Then high loadings starts from Ave 2 all the way to Airport.Justified to use bendies..

      27 for now is good because of the number of buses and the frequency.

      53 also so far so good.

      36 no need at all.36B can convert to 36M Siglap-Tomlinson-Siglap.Frequencies of 10-17 mins during peak hours and 18-26 mins during off peak.4 DD & 2 SD will do the job.

  • SBS2609H's Avatar
    79 posts since Aug '16
  • SBS8676Z's Avatar
    1,703 posts since Oct '11
    • Since 860 route extension to YCK, the fleet had been operating with low capacity buses only. No more bendies or double decks spotted.

      Rather, feeder 807 get double deckers instead. Probably from the previous 860 route.

  • carbikebus's Avatar
    20,064 posts since Nov '03
    • Originally posted by SBS8676Z:

      Since 860 route extension to YCK, the fleet had been operating with low capacity buses only. No more bendies or double decks spotted.

      Rather, feeder 807 get double deckers instead. Probably from the previous 860 route.

      LTA instruction

      Edited by carbikebus 16 Oct `17, 9:06AM
  • array88's Avatar
    1,379 posts since May '14
    • Originally posted by SBS8676Z:

      Since 860 route extension to YCK, the fleet had been operating with low capacity buses only. No more bendies or double decks spotted.

      Rather, feeder 807 get double deckers instead. Probably from the previous 860 route.

      Demand for 860 will pick up again in 2020 when Springleaf MRT opens. Until then, 807 will probably absorb most of 860's loadings, so the downgrade is justified...

      Edited by array88 16 Oct `17, 10:55AM
  • carbikebus's Avatar
    20,064 posts since Nov '03
    • Originally posted by array88:

      Demand for 860 will pick up again in 2020 when Springleaf MRT opens. Until then, 807 will probably absorb most of 860's loadings, so the downgrade is justified...

      Yes,explain why 807 get the DDs..

  • SMB128B's Avatar
    4,935 posts since May '11
    • Originally posted by carbikebus:

      Now you’re talking...24 high loadings mainly is along this sector,Not all the way to Airport.But because of the erratic traffic problems they’re facing,Its justified to put bendies also.

      34 is always PGL-TPE-Tampines MRT,Then high loadings starts from Ave 2 all the way to Airport.Justified to use bendies..

      27 for now is good because of the number of buses and the frequency.

      53 also so far so good.

      36 no need at all.36B can convert to 36M Siglap-Tomlinson-Siglap.Frequencies of 10-17 mins during peak hours and 18-26 mins during off peak.4 DD & 2 SD will do the job.

      Salah. 24 loading stretches beyond to CGA during AM peak. Particularly after the two stops after DT34, where loads of airline personnel and crew take 24 to CGA. Sometimes the bus is packed to door. Go check it out if you don't believe me, I live near one of the two bus stops. 

      You may also wanna hold on to your thought about 53, where half the buses still flies stops.

  • carbikebus's Avatar
    20,064 posts since Nov '03
    • Originally posted by SMB128B:

      Salah. 24 loading stretches beyond to CGA during AM peak. Particularly after the two stops after DT34, where loads of airline personnel and crew take 24 to CGA. Sometimes the bus is packed to door. Go check it out if you don't believe me, I live near one of the two bus stops. 

      You may also wanna hold on to your thought about 53, where half the buses still flies stops.

      Yeah I’m aware of that too..Sometimes I drive svc 2 ppl transfer to svc 24 along that road.

  • A22 fan's Avatar
    138 posts since Jul '17
    • Regarding about new feeder service 807, i dont see any bendies being deployed on this service. Deployment pattern similar to 806 except i can see bendies on this service during peak hours.

  • TIB987K's Avatar
    1,881 posts since Oct '12
    • Originally posted by A22 fan:

      Regarding about new feeder service 807, i dont see any bendies being deployed on this service. Deployment pattern similar to 806 except i can see bendies on this service during peak hours.

      Reason is 807 is introduced under BSEP and LTA prefer DDs than bendies.

  • A22 fan's Avatar
    138 posts since Jul '17
    • @TIB987K. Yeah true. Service 860 uses bendies after some time as the demand increases.

    • bendies are preferred in feeders that so effective on services 800,804 and 806 plus intra town services 811 & 812 as well in Yishun. That also includes feeders/intra towns in Woodlands and CCK too.

  • SBS8676Z's Avatar
    1,703 posts since Oct '11
  • carbikebus's Avatar
    20,064 posts since Nov '03
    • IF LTA to buy new SG A24,It’s only meant for short distance high loadings feeder service.

  • A22 fan's Avatar
    138 posts since Jul '17
    • @carbikebus. Not just for feeder services but A24 also useful for deploying services with high loadings but with height constraints with part of the route. Service 105 is the best example besides CGA services.

  • carbikebus's Avatar
    20,064 posts since Nov '03
    • Originally posted by A22 fan:

      @carbikebus. Not just for feeder services but A24 also useful for deploying services with high loadings but with height constraints with part of the route. Service 105 is the best example besides CGA services.

      105 ply a lot of traffic woes routes..Not feasible.The frequency is already more than good.

  • TIB 585L's Avatar
    9,117 posts since Apr '11
    • Originally posted by carbikebus:

      105 ply a lot of traffic woes routes..Not feasible.The frequency is already more than good.


      73,159 and maybe 195 haha

  • carbikebus's Avatar
    20,064 posts since Nov '03
    • Originally posted by TIB 585L:


      73,159 and maybe 195 haha

      73 no need,159 aiyo,The Serangoon North famous jam already 12m suffer.195 also can because SBS999 used to perm on this svc previously.

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