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  • bowah's Avatar
    17,220 posts since Jun '10
    • Originally posted by Jasonlkl:

      Another td favorite makan place is havelock road. Lots eating fishsoup and turtle soup


      Havelock beo crescent, yes got good food, but close very fast. I recommend Pek kio fish soup...my ex chief and many other tai sifu always there eating.

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    • 912
      1 BSEP A22 >> 1 O405G

      Current fleet : 8 O405G, 7 A22, 2 A24

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      Current fleet: 11 O405G, 4 A22, 1 A24

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      Current fleet: 7 O405G, 8 A22

  • hgdep103's Avatar
    262 posts since Sep '16
    • Originally posted by SMB128B:

      Huh?? I don't think you seem to get the purpose of a second staircase. It is to improve human traffic for within the bus and truck bottlenecks, not primarily to provide more space

      but still time wastage cos passengers must wait for bus to stop before going down

  • autumncs's Avatar
    369 posts since Oct '06
    • Originally posted by SMB128B:

      Inbound travel will be negligible in impact as the boarding point will be the same for most commuters. Alighting points may be different but will not matter as much as both bring them to the same destination that is Bedok Ctrl. They just need to make diff ways to say the MRT. 

      The effects can only be felt during outbound travel. When both svcs are torn apart and now have diff boarding points. This is only compounded by the fact that outbound 25 uses the stop opp Bedok Int instead of the one near it, meaning that MRT crowds must now turn in diff directions in the underpass. The stop is also much further away from bus-bus transfer pax. To add fuel to fire, outbound travel coincides with the primary load factor for both services: working crowds heading to Ubi. This means that the effects are much worse when they are affected during the time when they have no seconds to spare, rather than when they are relaxed and carefree after work. 

      If I'm taking the MRT, I would rather alight at Eunos MRT and walk to Jalan Eunos, where I have many more choices to Eunos Link and Hougang Ave 3.

       

  • autumncs's Avatar
    369 posts since Oct '06
    • Originally posted by dupdup77:

      Hi mr autumncs, this is exactly the problem passengers face with an amendment/extension of a bus service. Some passengers will benefit while some will lose out. LTA cannot satisfy everybody with limited resources. Some passengers have to be accustomed to alternative way of traveling while a new market of passengers will benefit. 

      For your case, you lose out on the convenience portion only. You cannot take 25/854 at bedok interchange anymore soon. You have to choose 854 at bedok interchange or walk to outside bedok mrt take 25. Not too bad. You still can choose. If you don't want to walk, you still can take bus to any nearby bus stop with 25 to take it. Cheers. Thanks.

      Actually, most residents in Bedok are not really affected by the change. Those who lives along Bedok North Avenue 3 can take 28 or 67 to New Upper Changi Road to catch both 25 and 854. Those who lives along Bedok North Road (between Ave 3 and New Upper Changi Road) and Chai Chee can take 222 to New Upper Changi Road too. Bedok South Ave 3 residents benefit the most as they can take 25 directly, and those who live along Bedok South Road can take 229 to New Upper Changi Road to catch both 25 and 854. Those who lives along Bedok North Ave 3 and Bedok North Road (between Ave 3 and PIE) can also take 45 to Jalan Eunos, although the frequency of 45 is horrible. 

      Those who lose out the most are residents who have bus services to Bedok Interchange only and nowhere else - i.e. residents along Bedok North Street 3 and Bedok North Avenue 4. For these people, Bedok Interchange is an unavoidable transfer point. (Unfortunately I'm one of these people.)

      For those who don't live in Bedok, please don't underestimate the distance and time required to walk from Bedok Interchange to the bus stop on the other side of New Upper Changi Road. (The heavy human traffic in the underpass can significantly increase walking time.)

      Although I can take 7, 30, 32, 33 or 40 to the next bus stop to catch 25/854, there is a risk of not getting a seat, esp if the next 25/854 is a SD.

  • Artillery Cannon's Avatar
    149 posts since Sep '16
    • Originally posted by Jasonlkl:

      Can i cfm tanglin halt 10 storey is at tanglin halt road sheng shiong and tanglin halt 16 storey is at commonwealth crescent?

      Dun need to know so much for these kind of ulu ulu place. 

      Got pax tell me cockronation road, I asked how to go n pax asked me how come dun know.

      Knn I said these kind of bird no lay eye 1 year maybe 2 times max go in why bother to know so much. Machiam we must go inside n sweep for pax. 

      She than diam diam.

       

      Edited by Artillery Cannon 25 Mar `17, 11:43AM
  • iveco's Avatar
    16,777 posts since Mar '04
    • Originally posted by SMB128B:

      125 merge w 47?! When as of now both services DONT EVEN NEET? Why make services so unnecessarily lengthy?

      Refer to my proposals for routes 40, 47, 125 and 135.

  • SMB128B's Avatar
    4,763 posts since May '11
    • Originally posted by hgdep103:

      thing is passengers are actually not allowed to go down by the front staircase so no diff...

      Huh?? I don't think you seem to get the purpose of a second staircase. It is to improve human traffic for within the bus and truck bottlenecks, not primarily to provide more space

  • SMB128B's Avatar
    4,763 posts since May '11
    • Originally posted by CZT:

      True. This is what could happen:

      Ppl who use to take 25/854 to bedok and transfer to another bus, lets call them services A or B or C or etc. frm bedok int, will still continue to do so aft the changes, since the bedok mrt bus stop is close to the interchange.

      However, those who take A or B or C or etc. will take 854 instead of 25 to eunos/hougang area. The reason being that they have to cross the underpass if they intend to take 25 which is rly inconvenient, unless some of them take services like 9, 35 which stop opp the bedok mall/bedok int. It is hence understandable that Mr autumncs is worried as pointed out in the first paragraph

      Inbound travel will be negligible in impact as the boarding point will be the same for most commuters. Alighting points may be different but will not matter as much as both bring them to the same destination that is Bedok Ctrl. They just need to make diff ways to say the MRT. 

      The effects can only be felt during outbound travel. When both svcs are torn apart and now have diff boarding points. This is only compounded by the fact that outbound 25 uses the stop opp Bedok Int instead of the one near it, meaning that MRT crowds must now turn in diff directions in the underpass. The stop is also much further away from bus-bus transfer pax. To add fuel to fire, outbound travel coincides with the primary load factor for both services: working crowds heading to Ubi. This means that the effects are much worse when they are affected during the time when they have no seconds to spare, rather than when they are relaxed and carefree after work. 

  • dupdup77's Avatar
    2,905 posts since Nov '13
    • Originally posted by AJQZC:

      Could probably get rid of some MP services soon, way too much duplication already. 

      In particular 47 could merge with either 55 or 135.

      Hi mr AJQZC, without the MRT coming to this area yet, I don't expect too much of a bus rationalisation. Routes are even extended in this 9 April 2017 exercise. Cheers. Thanks.

  • SMB128B's Avatar
    4,763 posts since May '11
    • Originally posted by array88:

      Passengers can always board 25 outside Bedok MRT...

      Its not as easy as you say. Not everyone has the time and ability to check which bus arrives first. Esp given that outbound 25 plies the stop opp the mall, means that esp for those taking the MRT, they now have to turn diff directions for diff services. Its rly rly inconvenient. 

      For those transferring from services within bedok they now no longer have svc 25 departure timings, and now has essentially only one option in the int. Its also hard to guage arrival timings, given diff proximities and hence diff walking time needed to be allocated. 

      Dont oversimplify the problem. You have the privilege to not be one of the crowds that have to rush to work at Eunos and Ubi. So I'd advise you to go check it.

  • dupdup77's Avatar
    2,905 posts since Nov '13
    • Originally posted by autumncs:

      Those who regularly take 25/854 from Bedok Interchange to Jalan Eunos, Eunos Link and Hougang Ave 3 & 2 will be sad because in the future they can only take 854 from Bedok Interchange. Not only is the waiting time doubled, the chance of getting a seat also decreases as 854 uses more SDs and less DDs than svc 25.

      Also, with the extension of 25 to UEC, there is less incentive for SBST to improve the frequency and capacity for svc 45. As a Bedok North resident, I am often fed up by the waiting time of svc 45 (which can be 20 min or longer) and most of the time I take 225 to Bedok Interchange and change to 25/854 so that I can get a seat. Now, I have one less option from Bedok Interchange.  :(

      While Bedok South and Bayshore residents see more and more bus services, I and my neighbours can only watch with envy as we don't see any new bus services after the introduction of 45 in 2006. (The new svc 46, the amended svc 18 and the extended svc 155 all miss my area.) 

      Hi mr autumncs, this is exactly the problem passengers face with an amendment/extension of a bus service. Some passengers will benefit while some will lose out. LTA cannot satisfy everybody with limited resources. Some passengers have to be accustomed to alternative way of traveling while a new market of passengers will benefit. 

      For your case, you lose out on the convenience portion only. You cannot take 25/854 at bedok interchange anymore soon. You have to choose 854 at bedok interchange or walk to outside bedok mrt take 25. Not too bad. You still can choose. If you don't want to walk, you still can take bus to any nearby bus stop with 25 to take it. Cheers. Thanks.

  • SMB128B's Avatar
    4,763 posts since May '11
    • Originally posted by autumncs:

      I foresee that one service in Bedok Interchange (which turns left upon leaving Bedok Interchange) will be moved to Berth 10 to replace svc 25 and to make space for svc 155 so that svc 155 can turn right upon leaving Bedok Interchange.

      Seriously, I feel that some of the queues in Bedok Interchange need to be rearranged. It is ridiculous for 66 and 228 to be 3 berths apart, 14 and 222 to be 2 berths apart, and 60 and 87 to be 5 berths apart! 9 and 35 can be moved towards Berth 10 since passengers can board 9 and 35 outside Bedok Mall.

      Bedok Int is what I call the epitome of failure. A regression, and a downgrade. 

      14 and 222 was all the while stuck tgt even in the temp int. Why split them apart?? Esp KNOWING that they have to be tgt as seen from its prev allocations. This means that they are going BACK on the smart moves they have made. 

      Then there is the traffic. Never have I seen such horrific traffic in any interchange. Its disgusting knowing the alighting berth of Bedok Int is no diff from that of Sengkang, who has half the no. Of svcs. 

      In hindsight they might as well have kept the temp int and named it as an extension. 

      Whoever designed the int should rly get sacked. Esp the one who did the berth allocations. A plain idiot that person is! He don't deserve his rice bowl if he doesnt use his brains. 

  • SMB128B's Avatar
    4,763 posts since May '11
    • Originally posted by iveco:

      Best case is 135 shorten to Sims Pl, then 125 merge with 47 and cover part of 135 route. at the same time 40 can serve Parkway Parade so the merged entity of 47/125 can serve East Coast Rd in both directions.

      As for 25 being extended it came as a surprise. i would have preferred 26 to be extended to UEC, with 76 extended to Bedok via current 26 route.

      With 55 being extended to UEC it is better off being allocated to Bedok contract. 100 can go to Serangoon contract and 196 to Clementi contract.

      125 merge w 47?! When as of now both services DONT EVEN NEET? Why make services so unnecessarily lengthy?

  • SMB128B's Avatar
    4,763 posts since May '11
    • Originally posted by AJQZC:

      Could probably get rid of some MP services soon, way too much duplication already. 

      In particular 47 could merge with either 55 or 135.

      Too long alr. 

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  • SMB5007J's Avatar
    841 posts since Nov '15
    • Originally posted by SBS8676Z:

      At least 2/3 of the old bendies are in for scrap soon, so let's see what SMRT is going to deploy on feeders other than the 40 A24s.

      For the Yishun feeders under Sungei Seletar package, let's see if the new operators would start double deck deployments.

      184 also seems to be the only high capacity trunk that is still stuck with bendies, wonder what is the reason for preventing double decks to be introduced on 184.

      i guess 912 might get DDs

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