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  • proudtobeme's Avatar
    461 posts since Jan '15
    • i observe in frankel/siglap area foll freq.

      32 = 13-15 min

      40 = 14-16 min

      42 = 12-14 min

      who say 40 got 10 min freq. i took bus total travel time 80 min already bdk-circuit-bdk. plus then you count sleep time at bdk int. 

  • proudtobeme's Avatar
    461 posts since Jan '15
    • Originally posted by SBS6465E:

      You did Friday or Saturday? I am assumign you did it on Friday because Saturday's demand patterns are not very fixed. 

      Yea, because Frankel is mostly residential. So the main demand in the evening is from Kembangan MRT by commuters who want to go home. But, who wants to go in one big round inside Fidelio St on 42? Most people will walk or cycle from Kembangan MRT or take taxi. 

      Btw, the Siglap Dr bus stop is inside Frankel Estate. So, Siglap Dr and Frankel Av I would consider the same area. There is also usually no demand from the last 2 Frankel Av bus stops because it is so close to Kembangan MRT. So most demand from Frankel is captured via Siglap Dr. 

      Also, Flamingo Valley is along Siglap Rd not Siglap Dr, which is not included on your updates. If so, you missed one bus stop. 

      You saw nobody on 32 side because it is not needed at that time. It only goes to Katong and to the City and does not connect with Kembangan MRT. 

      You have to take 42 in the morning to compare. You will see that there is more demand going to Kembangan MRT from Siglap Dr/Frankel Av. Then in the evening, you will notice there is much less going back from Kembangan MRT because 42 is so long-winded. 

      I will do an evening and morning loading schedule on Monday for you to see the diff. 

      ok my mistake. i noted flamingo valey stop where 12 peop got down but wrote siglap dr and not siglap rd. i just post what i observe. my only point if loading so bad no need more service.

      even 225 to bdk nth st 3 is residential but return journey got 20 peop even if frequency is 4 min per bus. same for 291/292/293 got 20-30 peop on return journey from residential estate. 42 got only 12 and 7 peop that show no need for extra service. bsep kind so gave one bus to improve freq. bus come every 12-14 min now compare to 18-20 min before.

  • proudtobeme's Avatar
    461 posts since Jan '15
    • Originally posted by SBS6465E:

      You did Friday or Saturday? I am assumign you did it on Friday because Saturday's demand patterns are not very fixed. 

      Yea, because Frankel is mostly residential. So the main demand in the evening is from Kembangan MRT by commuters who want to go home. But, who wants to go in one big round inside Fidelio St on 42? Most people will walk or cycle from Kembangan MRT or take taxi. 

      Btw, the Siglap Dr bus stop is inside Frankel Estate. So, Siglap Dr and Frankel Av I would consider the same area. There is also usually no demand from the last 2 Frankel Av bus stops because it is so close to Kembangan MRT. So most demand from Frankel is captured via Siglap Dr. 

      Also, Flamingo Valley is along Siglap Rd not Siglap Dr, which is not included on your updates. If so, you missed one bus stop. 

      You saw nobody on 32 side because it is not needed at that time. It only goes to Katong and to the City and does not connect with Kembangan MRT. 

      You have to take 42 in the morning to compare. You will see that there is more demand going to Kembangan MRT from Siglap Dr/Frankel Av. Then in the evening, you will notice there is much less going back from Kembangan MRT because 42 is so long-winded. 

      I will do an evening and morning loading schedule on Monday for you to see the diff. 

      i did on friday evening not saturday. 

  • proudtobeme's Avatar
    461 posts since Jan '15
    • Originally posted by TIB 585L:

      Wait this was just now izit? Just now 6.30pm not peak hour leh. Saturday only have AM peak no PM peak

      no was friday

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  • SBS6465E's Avatar
    81 posts since Sep '15
    • Originally posted by proudtobeme:

      Loading on sv 42 @ 18.20 hours from Kembangan Station

      Kembangan Station -- 25

      Lengkong Tiga -- 25 (0/0), 16 (-11/2)

      Lengkong Empat -- 13 (-8/5), 11 (-5/3)

      Jalan Selamat -- 12 (-2/3)

      Taman Kembangan -- 14 (0/2)

      Kembangan Station -- 21 (-2/19)

      Sims Ave East  -- 21 (-2/2)

      Fidelio St -- 19 (-2/0), 17 (-2/0), 16 (-1/0), 16 (0/0), 16 (0/0), 16 (0/0)

      Siglap Dr -- 7 (-12/3), 7 (-2/2)

      Frankel Ave -- 6 (-1/0), 7 (0/1), 7 (0/0)

      Kembangan Station (-7)

      high point to kmbgn north = 25 peop (to), 14 (back)

      high point to frankel/fidelio = 21 peop (to), 7 (back)

      frankel got only 1 peop board to kembangan. you r right most loading is for flamingo valley condo. but i dun know y u ask serv to frankel when got no loading. opp side bus stop also for 32 got no peop waiting. and this is during 630pm peak hour.

      You did Friday or Saturday? I am assumign you did it on Friday because Saturday's demand patterns are not very fixed. 

      Yea, because Frankel is mostly residential. So the main demand in the evening is from Kembangan MRT by commuters who want to go home. But, who wants to go in one big round inside Fidelio St on 42? Most people will walk or cycle from Kembangan MRT or take taxi. 

      Btw, the Siglap Dr bus stop is inside Frankel Estate. So, Siglap Dr and Frankel Av I would consider the same area. There is also usually no demand from the last 2 Frankel Av bus stops because it is so close to Kembangan MRT. So most demand from Frankel is captured via Siglap Dr. 

      Also, Flamingo Valley is along Siglap Rd not Siglap Dr, which is not included on your updates. If so, you missed one bus stop. 

      You saw nobody on 32 side because it is not needed at that time. It only goes to Katong and to the City and does not connect with Kembangan MRT. 

      You have to take 42 in the morning to compare. You will see that there is more demand going to Kembangan MRT from Siglap Dr/Frankel Av. Then in the evening, you will notice there is much less going back from Kembangan MRT because 42 is so long-winded. 

      I will do an evening and morning loading schedule on Monday for you to see the diff. 

      Edited by SBS6465E 13 Feb `16, 7:52PM
  • zulkifli mahmood's Avatar
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  • TIB 585L's Avatar
    7,241 posts since Apr '11
    • Wait this was just now izit? Just now 6.30pm not peak hour leh. Saturday only have AM peak no PM peak

  • zulkifli mahmood's Avatar
    5,527 posts since Feb '05
  • proudtobeme's Avatar
    461 posts since Jan '15
    • this first time i do both board/alight count on every stop because loading so little easy to count. i am improving in my loading update i feel.

  • proudtobeme's Avatar
    461 posts since Jan '15
    • Originally posted by SBS6465E:

      Don't expect high loading on 42 pls. It will be seated loading. Opera Estate will be like Serangoon Gardens, a lot of terrace houses. 

      You will notice much higher loading at Lengkong 3/4 due to HDBs & condo. That side will have standees. 

      Also note, 42 has very erratic frequency. It can range from 7-20 mins. I suggest you check the timetable for departures from Kembangan Stn. If less than 10 mins between buses, surely very poor loading. If 15-20 mins interval, you will definitely get better loading. Dont' worry, timetable is very accurate for such a short route like 42. 

      1845 & 1855 hrs departure from Kembangan Stn is quite packed. 

      For 40 you will see similar loading patterns to 32, maybe higher loading because it is more frequent. 

      Cheers

      Loading on sv 42 @ 18.20 hours from Kembangan Station

      Kembangan Station -- 25

      Lengkong Tiga -- 25 (0/0), 16 (-11/2)

      Lengkong Empat -- 13 (-8/5), 11 (-5/3)

      Jalan Selamat -- 12 (-2/3)

      Taman Kembangan -- 14 (0/2)

      Kembangan Station -- 21 (-2/19)

      Sims Ave East  -- 21 (-2/2)

      Fidelio St -- 19 (-2/0), 17 (-2/0), 16 (-1/0), 16 (0/0), 16 (0/0), 16 (0/0)

      Siglap Dr -- 7 (-12/3), 7 (-2/2)

      Frankel Ave -- 6 (-1/0), 7 (0/1), 7 (0/0)

      Kembangan Station (-7)

      high point to kmbgn north = 25 peop (to), 14 (back)

      high point to frankel/fidelio = 21 peop (to), 7 (back)

      frankel got only 1 peop board to kembangan. you r right most loading is for flamingo valley condo. but i dun know y u ask serv to frankel when got no loading. opp side bus stop also for 32 got no peop waiting. and this is during 630pm peak hour.

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    255,722 posts since Dec '99
    • Layoffs for Rakuten as it closes marketplaces in Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia

       

      The company is also pushing a C2C marketplace called Rakuma into Southeast Asia; Rakuten is already an investor in Carousell

       

      Japanese-based e-commerce platform Rakuten announced today it will be closing its marketplaces in Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia by the end of March 2016 as part of what it dubs a Vision 2020 transformation,e27 confirmed with a company spokesperson.

      As a result of the shutdown, the company will lay off a number of workers but, according to the spokesperson, “the group of employees to be impacted by the close of the B2B2C e-commerce marketplaces is under 150″.

      The company said it will provide redundancy compensation above and beyond legal requirements and work to find those affected alternative jobs.

      Citing changes in the e-commerce model, Rakuten is also in the process of selling off its Thailand-based platform Tarad.

      Despite closing the marketplace, the company will still maintain its regional Asian headquarters in Singapore.

      According to the official Rakuten Vision 2020 announcement, the strategy is a move inwards, pushing resources into its strong markets of Japan and Taiwan as well as bolstering major investments.

       

      “Transformation of the business model for e-commerce will include a greater focus on customer satisfaction and a quality experience in Japan, where Rakuten is the market leader; development of the ecosystem model in Taiwan;” the statement read.

       

      It went on to lay out a vision for an e-commerce strategy in the United States utilising the rebate commerce site ebates — which it bought in September 2014 for US$1 billion.

      The statement also emphasised cross-border trading in East Asia.

      The final piece of the Vision 2020 puzzle is a C2C mobile app called Rakuma, which, according to the Rakuten Vision 2020 Power Point, will aimed at Southeast Asia.

      Rakuten is an investor into Singapore C2C marketplace Carousell, so moving forward it will be worth watching how Rakuten integrates Rakuma into the region.

      Also Read: Uniqlo out, Rakuten in: The e-commerce hub joins JD.com

      The name Vision 2020 was coined because the plan outlined by Rakuten is a road map for its international businesses to achieve profitability by the year 2020.

      The announcement was made during the release of Rakuten’s fiscal year 2015 results. While the company achieved a revenue of 713 billion yen (US$6.3 billion) it saw a 37.7 per cent drop in year-on-year net income.

      When asked by e27 if the restructuring was related to the fiscal data, the Rakuten spokesperson said, “We can’t comment on the direct impact of the closures in APAC but we see upside in the future due to reallocation of development resources.”

       

      The post Layoffs for Rakuten as it closes marketplaces in Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia appeared first on e27.

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    • 13/02/2016

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    255,722 posts since Dec '99
    • ok. so deadpool is on. later tonite.

       

      omg. almost every cinema going to full house sia......

      i hope i no neckegg later

  • fifufu's Avatar
    289 posts since Nov '05
    • Originally posted by sg11:

      Can I drop off pax or take in pax when waiting for red light, or stop near traffic lights when light is green?

       

      Happened twice...

      1st CCK Loop.

      Pax to lot 1. Was waiting for pedestrian to clear the zebra crossing when pax say, I stop here, I said cannot..zebra crossing cannot let down pax huan...she ignore and threw the fare at me without collecting the changes..few weeks down the rd..got a summon from LTA (CCTV) for dropping pax at zebra crossing, this is despite the fact that pedestrians have not finished crossing and my pax is already long gone.

       

      2nd Upper Serangoon Rd, Slip rd to nex, traffic controlled junction.

      Waiting for light to turn green..pax got up...2 week later..letter come..again CCTV...

       

      You say ley...can drop off/ pickup?

       

       Fine is $130 with 3 pts for both offence.

       One of the place, very popular with pax trying to board when you stop for traffic light is orchard rd bus stop outside Plaza Sing..LTA everyday there take pic..when you stop for lights, the pax will run up to ur cab,,depite not being in the bus lane..the lta will ready his cam, taking your pic as soon as you allow the pax to board.

      But hor..I see one very rich cabby from CDG...jin satki...he drop pax in front of the LTA guy and dun even blink...the LTA guy snap snap snap...the pax also slowly slowly get down....

       

       

       

       

      Edited by fifufu 13 Feb `16, 6:57PM
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  • BusAnalayzer's Avatar
    8,293 posts since May '12
    • Originally posted by SBS8002T:

      Thanks for your feedback, based on your suggestions, I've ammended my SWT 186A suggestion timing and frequency as follows:

      SWT 186A (3 DDs), operating at 10 mins frequency between 0745hrs to 0845hrs

       

      My original idea was to deploy all the SDs and the remaining 2 DDs to do the full route while 4 DDs will cater to the high demand along Havelock Road during the AM peak hours instead of doing a full St Michael to Shenton Way trip to better manage the resources as I felt that the DDs are best utilized at the Havelock area on 186.

      if you have DDs plying every 08 mins from Ganges Ave to Shenton Way, you can deploy 4 DDs... and not have any DD on sv 186 during AM. The St-Michael - Havelock is strictly SD loading hovering around 30-50 pax only. It is only at Ganges and Havelock that 186 DDs get packed. Opp direction loading is even more poor with ranging 20-35 pax on most trips.

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    8,293 posts since May '12
    • Originally posted by SBS7557R:

      We might as well be discussing the resurrection of Chai Chee Bus Terminal if that's the case. The bus terminal was closed for a reason in 1985.

      There is no need for bus terminal. All you need at Chai Chee is a trunk that connects it to Eunos-Bedok North-Tanah Merah.

      Chai Chee has enough HDBs and industrial/commercial complexes to warrant a trunk. 229 can be edited to ply directly from Bedok Interchange to Bedok South road, skipping Chai Chee.

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