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morning rush hit action bus

By roymeforever - 13 February 2008 58

The bus driver said, “no rush on”, and after the first person get on the bus, (lucky me), he said sorry to the rest of the people in the queue.

This is what happened this morning, at the cornor of college street towards haydn drive,  to a crowd of people waiting to get on bus 313 from belconnen to civic. This was even worse yesterday, when the bus driver didn’t even stop at all.

When I get off at civic, trying to catch bus 38, and the queue was incredibly long.  Almost half of the people will not have a seat.

It is just unbelievable that for action provided such bad service to the public transport that so many people use.

The end of the story is that I was late for work almost everyday.

[Ed. if this makes no sense, Neanderthalis has been kind enough to interpret below :

Day 1:
Person went to catch bus, bus was full, person one got on bus but driver turned away rest of peasants in queue.
Day 2:
Bus was full, drove past without stopping leaving peasants wailing and gnashing teeth at the bus stop.

Person 1 changes bus in Civic to go somewhere else and it too is full. More wailing and gnashing of teeth…
]

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morning rush hit action bus
barney 4:26 pm 13 Feb 08

ACTION buses are a pain in the arse at peak times. Not enough of them, and they don’t hold enough persons. Then you have the issue that almost nobody uses them outside peak times.

I wouldn’t blame the driver, but when you need to get somewhere and a bus just cruises right on by (I have seen it thousands of times), one tends to get fairly irate.

It would be great if more people used buses to get to work, but they instead choose to drive their car with nobody else in it. Surely if more people used the service it would be forced to get better. But what would I know…

By the way. If this is the first time this has happened to you, then where the hell have you been!? It’s been like it for almost 2 years now.

Ari 2:38 pm 13 Feb 08

The coroner on college street is dead easy to find.

madman 2:00 pm 13 Feb 08

Hope they don’t work at the library!

Stories are meant to have a begining, middle and an end/conclusion….

Haven’t you met the coroner on college street?! You don’t know what you’re missing out on!

sepi 1:30 pm 13 Feb 08

After the ‘timetable improvements’ in March Bus 38 from Civic won’t even exist – yet it sounds like lots of people are using the service. Wierd.

This is also the bus that goes from Civic to Russel (then Kingston etc). Russell parking is a joke, and on rainy days you can drive around the back streets of Campbell for nearly an hour, waiting for someon to leave their carpark. They need to be increasing busses to Russell, not cancelling them.

Meconium 1:01 pm 13 Feb 08

No, the font’s different! 🙂

S4anta 12:59 pm 13 Feb 08

stemp oot bed speling

Heavs 12:25 pm 13 Feb 08

I hope that the work you were late for didn’t require any sort of written communication skills.

hingo 12:10 pm 13 Feb 08

The Coroner of College St? Nice…

wishuwell 11:34 am 13 Feb 08

With all that extra time to think about it I would of expected a better constructed story.

madman 11:09 am 13 Feb 08

omg! thank you neanderthalsis!!!

Mælinar 11:04 am 13 Feb 08

Sorry is the word of the day. It also explains why the bus was so full this morning.

Rest assured, as the crowds dwindle through the coming week, you will get your empty bus back.

neanderthalsis 11:02 am 13 Feb 08

If you read it a number of times and restructure the post, it does make sense.
Day 1:
Person went to catch bus, bus was full, person one got on bus but driver turned away rest of peasants in queue.
Day 2:
Bus was full, drove past without stopping leaving peasants wailing and gnashing teeth at the bus stop.

Person 1 changes bus in Civic to go somewhere else and it too is full. More wailing and gnashing of teeth…

beagle0044 10:59 am 13 Feb 08

Leave home earlier perhaps.

madman 10:52 am 13 Feb 08

Why does this story not make much sense?

Ari 10:43 am 13 Feb 08

At least the driver said “sorry”.

That makes it alright.

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