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Old 26.11.2012, 14:42
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The Downside to Efficient Public Transport

It's clearly easy to measure the tardiness of a bus or tram, and there's a little box next to the driver telling them how may seconds ahead or behind schedule they are.

What is lacking though, is any sort of consideration for the passengers as they are strewn about the aisles as the driver pilots his vehicle like a demented teenage boy in a pimped up Clio, while they vainly try to make up that 30 second deficit.

Not to mention the doors slamming into those hapless passengers naive enough to have let the previous evacuees shakily stumble out, before they attempted to board this second rate roller coaster.
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Old 26.11.2012, 14:50
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Not to mention the doors slamming into those hapless auslander passengers naive enough to have let the previous evacuees shakily stumble out, before they attempted to board this second rate roller coaster.
FTFY

That'll be foreigners - no Swiss worth his or her salt would wait for the people to get off before they try to get on, as we well know from all the threads on this topic...

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Old 26.11.2012, 15:01
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Re: The Downside to Efficient Public Transport

So, those old Basel trams weren't painted in British Racing Green for nothing then

Sounds like fun
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Old 26.11.2012, 15:02
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Re: The Downside to Efficient Public Transport

Must be a Basel thing
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Old 26.11.2012, 15:07
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It's the BLT ones with the go-faster red stripe you have to watch out for!



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Old 26.11.2012, 15:13
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Re: The Downside to Efficient Public Transport

Good. They don't go fast enough in my opinion. I took the tram to the office earlier for the first time in ages, due to the rain. And wow was it slow. Slow slow slow.
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Old 26.11.2012, 15:19
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Re: The Downside to Efficient Public Transport

Where's the lady who didn't like the phrase "First World Problems"?

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You've changed, bonny lad

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Old 26.11.2012, 15:23
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Re: The Downside to Efficient Public Transport

I love it! lol

I understand what your saying but i think its a small price to pay for the very efficient transport
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Old 26.11.2012, 15:36
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Re: The Downside to Efficient Public Transport

I love it when the door slams in my face. It teaches me to be punctual. My idea of heaven is a place where bus drivers close the door in my face.
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Re: The Downside to Efficient Public Transport

Can I be the first to say First World Problem?
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I love it when the door slams in my face. It teaches me to be punctual. My idea of heaven is a place where bus drivers close the door in my face.
I never thought I'd hear Leeds described as heaven.
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Old 26.11.2012, 15:39
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You've changed, bonny lad
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Can I be the first to say First World Problem?
You can try. But you will fail
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Old 26.11.2012, 15:39
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Re: The Downside to Efficient Public Transport

All's well in timetables and war, until the busses start drifting downhill here to make up time...

And these MAN busses all seem to be designed with the notion that riders only want to stand... Makes the balancing act more interesting, I guess...
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No. Way off the pace...

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You can try. But you will fail
No.
No. Way off the pace...
Aarrghhh... the triple irony...
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You can try. But you will fail
Ach. Failure. At. My. First. Attempt.

Back to work it is then.
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Old 26.11.2012, 16:07
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Re: The Downside to Efficient Public Transport

Breezy - as slow as a Basel tram.
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Breezy - as slow as a Basel tram.
But not as bright.
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Old 26.11.2012, 20:34
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Re: The Downside to Efficient Public Transport

I have a feeling that my grievance isn't being treated with the consideration and respect it merits.
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