A couple of times a week I catch the number 111 bus from Calwell to the city. In times past, this bus was not what you would call packed.
Yes, all the seats would be occupied by the time you were close to the city and maybe even by Woden, but it was not full to bursting.
I’m finding now that by the time I get on at Johnson Drive there is only standing room left. This bus only starts at Tuggeranong, goes back on itself to get to Theodore and then goes on to the city via Woden.
This morning by the time we got to Woden there were 18 people standing. On the old buses this makes for a very uncomfortable journey whether you are sitting or standing and also forces people to actually stand in the foot wells as it so cramped.
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Is anyone else finding that their regular bus is filling up fast?
Does anyone know how Action undertakes reviews of routes and how often?
Surely their new “MyWay” system would give them this info at their fingertips.
I appreciate that it is better to run buses that are full, but at what stage is it compromising the quality of the service?
What with tagging on and off and picking up and dropping off more passengers than they were a year ago, the service is now starting to run behind schedule.
What was once a good example of Action actually getting it right is turning into a bit of a dud.