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Third world Belconnen Buses?

By jessiegirl - 23 June 2009 35

Morning,

I catch a bus from Belconnen to the City every morning.  I understand the need to update the original bus interchange and to have aternative arrangements while this is occuring.  My gripe is the revolting state of the bus stops and surrounds at the Lathlain Street bus stops.   This morning I had to step over copious amounts of rubbish, broken glass, abandoned shopping trolleys and dirt and gravel covering the floor of the bus shelter and around the shelter.  I have never seen such attrocious care of a public place, it felt very third world.  

Why can’t Action Buses clean and maintain their temporary bus stops like they cared and maintain the old interchange?

In addition, the people who are dropping thier rubbish less than a metre away from the provided rubish bin should be ashamed.  Put your cigarette butts, macdonald wrappers, beer bottles and newspapers in the bin provided.  Have some respect to the other people who use those bus stops.

Cheers

Unhappy public transport user!

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Third world Belconnen Buses?
ant 12:36 pm 23 Jun 09

bren said :

Why can’t you complain to Action Buses first and then if you don’t get the result, have a whinge here.

it’s terrible when people post things on online forums, isn’t it?

As for mcdonalds wrappers, I think it’s a condition of purchase of such food that you do not use a rubbish bin for your bag of stuff. You can track how long it takes bogans to eat the contents of the bag by the point on the road at which they discharge the bag, they’re usually quite consistent (Captains Flat Rd being a case in point).

Mr Evil 12:34 pm 23 Jun 09

Typical! Here in the ACT we get a UN-approved warm and cosy Prison, but a Khmer Rouge approved sh1thouse for a Bus Station!

barking toad 12:19 pm 23 Jun 09

What are these “bus” things you speak of?

trevar 12:07 pm 23 Jun 09

“it felt very third world.”

I can’t imagine that third world countries would produce enough rubbish to make their bus stops untidy. Countries where food is rarely packaged in individual portions and where alcohol is a precious commodity are hardly going to have a significant amount of rubbish.

Only first world countries are both careless enough to create significant quantities of garbage, and wealthy enough to expect their government to employ someone to clean it up!

So, perhaps you should complain that it felt very first world…

PM 12:06 pm 23 Jun 09

People should complain if they’re unhappy – at a recent public meeting I heard the govt has only received 70-80 complaints about the changes, and they’re crowing about how successful the project has been.

harvyk1 11:58 am 23 Jun 09

bren said :

Why can’t you complain to Action Buses first and then if you don’t get the result, have a whinge here.

LOL, yeah I once complained to ACTION about an issue. Most pathetic response I’d ever seen. Unless there was a real alternative public transport option (taxies are too expensive) ACTION has an effective monopoly, and they won’t be lifting a finger to do anything.

p1 11:36 am 23 Jun 09

I have seen a couple copulating very proudly at a ACTION bus stop before. So not everyone finds them unpleasant.

TP 3000 11:24 am 23 Jun 09

If you want a clean Bus Station in Belconnen, catch a bus from Tuggeranong. Only joking.

But Cohen Street Bus Station, which is a permanent bus station, is spotless & it has no bins at all.

astrojax 10:50 am 23 Jun 09

bren said :

Why can’t you complain to Action Buses first and then if you don’t get the result, have a whinge here.

because, bren, ya get a quicker response here. and more thorough… and ya can interact with the conversation about it. and it’s easier…

RandomPoster 10:34 am 23 Jun 09

paperboy said :

Aaah, the plusses of cars.

Yes! I was in the unfortunate position of needing to catch a bus on Friday from Belconnen to Woden. It reminded me why I normally avoid them whenever possible.

jessiegirl 10:31 am 23 Jun 09

thanks for the advice Bren.
“Why can’t you complain to Action Buses first and then if you don’t get the result, have a whinge here.”
I have already contacted Action buses. The more support an issue gets the more likely something will be done. Thanks again.

paperboy 10:18 am 23 Jun 09

Aaah, the plusses of cars.

shanefos 10:13 am 23 Jun 09

Katietonia said :

You should visit the bus station in Budapest 😀 I remember dodging people urinating at the bus stop there.

Sounds just like pretty much any bus stop in Canberra.

Coming back from Singapore recently it was quite noticeable how manky a majority of public spaces are in Australian cities. Canberra is definitely no exception.

bren 10:07 am 23 Jun 09

Why can’t you complain to Action Buses first and then if you don’t get the result, have a whinge here.

Katietonia 9:33 am 23 Jun 09

You should visit the bus station in Budapest 😀 I remember dodging people urinating at the bus stop there.

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