RE: Re: The 'flexibility' of buses

Hi Greg,

In their day, the trams would have been diverted to the parallel Queen St but that can’t be done now with the buses as Queen St is a mall and the other parallel streets, Ann, Elizabeth, Charlotte, Mary, Margaret and Alice are all one way.


Mick in 27 deg Brisbane

From:tramsdownunder@... tramsdownunder@...> On Behalf Of Greg Sutherland
Sent: Thursday, 4 August 2022 4:29 PM
Subject: Re: [TramsDownUnder] Re: The 'flexibility' of buses

It does not appear that the buses could be or were diverted. Essentially the bus system was brought to a halt for some considerable time.


On 4/08/2022 12:25 pm, TP wrote:

But yes, of course, bus services can be diverted whereas an event like this would bring a tram line to a halt, unless it's a large system with alternative routes. That's why bustitution is such a big thing nowadays with these new tram systems that only have one or two linear routes, but no matrixes.

Tony P

On Wednesday, 3 August 2022 at 10:33:19 UTC+10gregsut...@... wrote:

Transport chaos in Brisbane CB theb buses could be divertedD as 'emergency roadworks', accidents cause huge delays