General Discussion and Ranting Apr 6, 2007 14:51:42 GMT
Post by eggmiester on Apr 6, 2007 14:51:42 GMT
469king said:I got talking to a bus driver in Belfast a few months ago...
...Translink Belfast adopted a new way of running their routes early last year, but scrapped it after five months (reason unknown).
A controller would stand at the bus terminus at City Hall, and either instruct a bus to depart every ten minutes or so, or when the bus stop got busy with intending passengers, just send another one out. The driver would then drive to the other end of the route, have a 'ten minute breather', then return to rank up in Belfast Town Centre again and await further intructions.
- No Time Cards
- Impossible to get booked for running early
The only downside, apparently, was you never knew what time you were finishing. You did a roughly worked out 7hr shift - when you neared the end of your working day, the controller would instruct you to return to the depot and sign off/pay in as we do.
Does anyone think this sort of system would work in London?
I suppose the main problem would be where to park the buses while waiting, without causing too much disruption.
Then we'd have to work on Tacho surely?
Correct me if i'm wrong, but isnt a timecard considered as a copy of the duty roster, a legal requirement for all service bus drivers to have when not working on Tacho?