Social Distancing On Public Transport

 
  scadam Station Master

So we have a policy from our leaders that they admit they cannot and will not enforce.

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theanimal
I think it's a step in the right direction. It provides a target so that they can monitor and manage the risk of transmission on public transport. Government policy re coronavirus has been largely geared towards encouraging people to "do the right thing" and seek alternative means of travel where possible. They know it's not socially acceptable to (a) stop public transport completely, or (b) enforce these limits right now when this may leave people stranded at stations/stops/wharves for hours, making them late for work or school or going home. Until they can review the data and increase services where necessary (if at all possible) there isn't much else they can really do. If nothing else, the stickers that mark the "approved" seats on the bus are great for helping people to space out appropriately when it isn't over capacity.

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  route14 Chief Commissioner

I agree.  While drivers have no law-enforcement authority, the new restrictions should be regarded as an indicative figure as to when and where to deploy stand-by buses/trams/trains where practical.
  NSWGR8022 Deputy Commissioner

Location: From the lands of Journalism and Free Speech
I am still skeptical on how this will be policed unless transit officers are intending to work the trains more and the platforms and barriers less?
  s3_gunzel Not a gunzel developer

Location: Western Sydney, AU
I am still skeptical on how this will be policed unless transit officers are intending to work the trains more and the platforms and barriers less?
NSWGR8022
It won't be - Public Transport is apparently exempt.
  NSWGR8022 Deputy Commissioner

Location: From the lands of Journalism and Free Speech
I am still skeptical on how this will be policed unless transit officers are intending to work the trains more and the platforms and barriers less?
It won't be - Public Transport is apparently exempt.
s3_gunzel

Stickers are being placed onto the seats and show people where to sit and there are limits per carriage.
  s3_gunzel Not a gunzel developer

Location: Western Sydney, AU
I am still skeptical on how this will be policed unless transit officers are intending to work the trains more and the platforms and barriers less?
It won't be - Public Transport is apparently exempt.

Stickers are being placed onto the seats and show people where to sit and there are limits per carriage.
NSWGR8022
Soft limits.
  NSWGR8022 Deputy Commissioner

Location: From the lands of Journalism and Free Speech
Wondering too if governments can control the use of the train network for example by preventing people from entering the network at the barriers if there are already x amount of people on the system. Could be a good way manage the overall system load when it comes to passenger numbers.
  AheadMatthewawsome Junior Train Controller

Location: Opening Train Lines
This is even more dangerous than the L1 will ever be! You need to enforce it so there is no 2nd wave! This is one of the more stupidest things that Mrs Glasses has ever done!
  s3_gunzel Not a gunzel developer

Location: Western Sydney, AU
This is even more dangerous than the L1 will ever be! You need to enforce it so there is no 2nd wave! This is one of the more stupidest things that Mrs Glasses has ever done!
"AheadMatthewawsome"

Remind me again, how old are you? Remember in the early 2000s when the Inner West Light Rail wasn't so busy?

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Yeah, right. So you'd rather we just sat at home and did bugger all for the next three years right? Cool. Duly noted.
  djf01 Chief Commissioner

... You need to enforce it so there is no 2nd wave! ...

Yeah, right. So you'd rather we just sat at home and did bugger all for the next three years right? Cool. Duly noted.
s3_gunzel

If there is a second or third wave, you could very well be locked in your home for the next three years.