Calgary Transit Sucks!

Schedule, Schmedule!

09/29/2011
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So I get to Somerset 15 minutes early today and just during the time it takes me to park, 3 trains take off in quick succession over 5 minutes… each with less than half the seats occupied.
It’s nearly 10 minutes later before the next train goes, standing room only.

Those 3 trains will populate the core for 7:15, not 7:30 – when will Transit stop WASTING resources and start figuring out how to schedule things as they’re NEEDED?!?


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Real What? …take 2

09/15/2011
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The “RealTime information” boards on train platforms I referenced July 4, have proven to be another example of wasted money.

They show NOTHING but the time!!
Even the previous boards – which were also expensive wastes, and which were dropped after just about 2 years – showed the “next train”…
Problem with that was the fact that they showed the next train once the CURRENT train stopped at the platform.
Someone arriving from the back or side of the platform had no way of telling where the current** train was headed.
**This only refers to downtown core platforms, of course…

The new displays offer the time only, while any “information” is either read aloud or played from tape, over loudspeakers.
The biggest problem there, is that all too often, there’s traffic noise drowning out the speakers!
…and this is for another day…


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My Kingdom For a… Dictionary?

09/15/2011
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It’s amazing to me that the sign-makers constantly misspell names that are well-known and documented, especially within their own organization…
Somerset has only one ‘m’, FYI…

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Trains half-full or half-empty: a Question of Worldview

09/02/2011
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How can CT justify back-to-back McKnight trains through afternoon rush hour?
One train is 1/2 full, the next is 1/4 full… but Somerset trains are almost always FULL!
Whose bright idea is it to send these almost-empty trains around, when the busy routes are always crying for anything even APPROACHING decent service levels?!?


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