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  • JKYY's Avatar
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    • Originally posted by lemon1974:

      Sv265/268 are still Amdep though. 

      It's terminus is still at AMDEP? Unless on official handover day for SMRT packaged services then move there?

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    • Originally posted by BusAnalayzer:

      Future of bendies for CGA services. Allocation of 40 bendies for CGA services

      24 - 05 (this can be monitored. 24's route is common to many other services until it hits Bedok - CGA section)

      27 - 05 (the need for HC buses has reduced with launch of 118 and increasing capacity on other services bound to Tampines)

      34 - 05 (still has v high loading inspite of 118 as it acts as intratown within Tampines estate)

      36 - 05 (heavy loading from Marine Parade to Suntec)

      53 - 10 (heavy loading from Serangoon to HG 1 and PSR to CGA)

      110 - 00 (most of the loading is from TPE Punggol to CGA, to alleviate loading on 858)

      858 - 10 (heavy loading, deserves more bendy allocation than currently has)

      ** The shuffling of bendies between these services could change based on loading changes. For instance, if 127 is extended to Compassvale, this could further eat into some of 27's loading and hence, 27 may not need the bendies. Likewise for 36 if they introduce a service from Siglap to city, no bendies required because loading between CGA and Marine Parade is low.

      Future of bendies -

      16 - 4 bendies

      24 - 2 bendies

      57 - 1 bendy

      145 - 3 bendies

      160 / 170 - need at least 20 bendies

      195 - 6 bendies

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    • Future of bendies for CGA services. Allocation of 40 bendies for CGA services

      24 - 05 (this can be monitored. 24's route is common to many other services until it hits Bedok - CGA section)

      27 - 05 (the need for HC buses has reduced with launch of 118 and increasing capacity on other services bound to Tampines)

      34 - 05 (still has v high loading inspite of 118 as it acts as intratown within Tampines estate)

      36 - 05 (heavy loading from Marine Parade to Suntec)

      53 - 10 (heavy loading from Serangoon to HG 1 and PSR to CGA)

      110 - 00 (most of the loading is from TPE Punggol to CGA, to alleviate loading on 858)

      858 - 10 (heavy loading, deserves more bendy allocation than currently has)

      ** The shuffling of bendies between these services could change based on loading changes. For instance, if 127 is extended to Compassvale, this could further eat into some of 27's loading and hence, 27 may not need the bendies. Likewise for 36 if they introduce a service from Siglap to city, no bendies required because loading between CGA and Marine Parade is low.

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    • Can someone monitor fleet for 302? While I was at YT, saw a huge number of rigids on 302, while 979 had 2-3 rigids, rest all DDs

      I think 302 was plying on Friday with almost 50% rigids, while 979 was plying with 20-30% rigids.

      Given 979 covers most of 302 route from Limbang to CCK Crescent, this is the way to compensate for loss of bendies on 302?? 

       

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    • New proposals for Bidadari Estate:

      104 (as previously proposed)

      Punggol <> Bidadari via SGN Ave 1, Bidadari Park Dr.

      853 

      Yishun <> Bidadari Interchange (no change in route, just cut short)

      53

      Bidadari <> CGA via Bidadari Park Dr, Bartley Road, Upper Serangoon Rd

      100

      No change, slices Bidadari estate on Upper Aljunied Road

      135

      Bidadari <> Siglap Road (loop)

      via Upper Serangoon Road, Bidadari Park Dr, Upper Aljunied Road and continues on current route

      * Missing link between Bidadari and AMK covered by svc 133, 853. 

      155

      Diverted via Bidadari Park Dr, Bartley Road and continues on current route without going to Upper Serangoon Rd to connect Upper Aljunied / Macpherson estate to Bidadari north estate. 

      Overall 4 services terminate at Bidadari

      53 (bendy/SDs), 104 (DDs), 135 (DD+SD), 853 (SD only)

      ** With these changes, 81 will be extended to Bishan via svc 53 route to terminate at Bishan Interchange. Given that 81 and 53 have similar routes, 81 will provide faster connection to PSR for Bishan/Boundary residents.

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    • Originally posted by JKYY:

      That's what I thought too. The Yishun - AMK Ave 6 sector is covered by 851 and 852, the AMK Ave 6 - AMK Ave 8 sector is covered by 162/M, the AMK Ave 8 - Serangoon Ctrl sector is covered by 22 (135 partial) and the Serangoon Ctrl - Woodleigh sector is covered by 147 (100 and 135 partial).

      Would make sense to chop 853 to Bidadari but opposite to what you have proposed. 

      853 could do Yishun Interchange <> Bidadari Interchange and it could ply Bidadari estate before terminating, hence the need for HC buses. But then SMRT can always deploy DDs, so I don't see this as the reason.

      We may be seeing more airport services getting bendy buses and in future all the 40 bendy buses may be deployed on airport routes.

      With this I agree with array88 that 53 may get extended to Bidadari with use of bendies. It's route between Lor Ah Soo and AMK 1 is covered by svc 45, between Serangoon and Bishan is covered by 58 (that has quite poor loading in this sector). 58 can be diverted via Bishan st 14.

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    • Beethoven : 关我屁事?!? image

      In a futuristic Britain, Alex DeLarge is the leader of his "droogs", Georgie, Dim and Pete. One night, after getting intoxicated on drug-laden "milk-plus", they engage in an evening of "ultra-violence", which includes a fight with a rival gang led by Billyboy. They drive to the country home of writer F. Alexander and beat him to the point of crippling him for life. Alex then rapes his wife while singing "Singin' in the Rain". The next day, while truant from school, Alex is approached by his probation officer Mr. P. R. Deltoid, who is aware of Alex's activities and cautions him.

      Alex's droogs express discontent with petty crimes and want more equality and high yield thefts, but Alex asserts his authority by attacking them. Later, Alex invades the home of a wealthy "cat-lady" and bludgeons her with a phallic sculpture while his droogs remain outside. On hearing sirens, Alex tries to flee but Dim smashes a bottle on his face, stunning him and leaving him to be arrested by the police. With Alex in custody, Mr. Deltoid gloats that the woman he attacked died, making Alex a murderer. He is sentenced to 14 years in prison.

      Two years into the sentence, Alex eagerly takes up an offer to be a test subject for the Minister of the Interior's new Ludovico technique, an experimental aversion therapy for rehabilitating criminals within two weeks. Alex is strapped to a chair, injected with drugs, and forced to watch films of sex and violence with his eyes propped open. Alex becomes nauseated by the films, and then recognises the films are set to music of his favourite composer, Ludwig van Beethoven. Fearing the technique will make him sick upon hearing Beethoven, Alex begs for the end of the treatment. Two weeks later, the Minister demonstrates Alex's rehabilitation to a gathering of officials. Alex is unable to fight back against an actor who taunts and attacks him, and becomes ill at the sight of a topless woman. The prison chaplain complains Alex has been robbed of his free will, but the Minister asserts that the Ludovico technique will cut down crime and alleviate crowding in the prisons.

      Alex is let out as a free man, only to find his parents have sold his possessions as restitution to his victims, and have let out his room. Alex encounters an elderly vagrant that he had attacked years earlier, and the vagrant and his friends attack him. Alex is saved by two policemen, but is shocked to find they are his former droogs Dim and Georgie. They drive him to the countryside, beat him up, and nearly drown him before abandoning him. Alex barely makes it to the doorstep of a nearby home before collapsing.

      Alex wakes up to find himself in the home of Mr. Alexander and cared for by his manservant, Julian. Mr. Alexander does not recognise Alex from the previous attack but knows of Alex and the Ludovico technique from the newspapers. He sees Alex as a political weapon, and prepares to present him to his colleagues. While bathing, Alex breaks into "Singin' in the Rain", causing Mr. Alexander to realise that Alex was the person who assaulted him and his wife. With help from his colleagues, Mr. Alexander drugs and locks Alex in an upstairs bedroom, Beethoven's Ninth Symphony playing loudly from the floor below. Alex is unable to withstand the sickening pain and attempts suicide by throwing himself out the window, falling unconscious on the ground.

      Alex wakes up in a hospital with broken bones. While being given a series of psychological tests, Alex finds that he no longer has an aversion to violence or sex. The Minister arrives and apologises to Alex. He offers to take care of Alex and get him a job in return for his cooperation with his election campaign and public relations counter-offensive. As a sign of goodwill, the Minister brings in a stereo system playing Beethoven's Ninth. Alex then contemplates violence and has vivid thoughts of himself having sex with a woman in front of an approving crowd, thinking: "I was cured, all right!"

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Clockwork_Orange_(film)

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