Busy coaches

 
  stooge spark Train Controller

Hi all,
I'm just wondering how busy the interstate coaches get, specifically Firefly's Melbourne to Adelaide coach and Vice versa?
IIRC The Melbourne to Sydney trip on the same company was basically full, two coaches were required!

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  Valvegear Dr Beeching

Location: Norda Fittazroy
I thought interstate coaches went when Cobb and Co ceased business. Don't we have buses these days?
  mikesyd Chief Commissioner

Location: Lurking
I thought interstate coaches went when Cobb and Co ceased business. Don't we have buses these days?
Valvegear
Oh no, these days Buses are for short commuter and school trips, longer ones are operated by Coaches.

I committed that cardinal sin many years ago when visiting a friend in Sydney, who also had a Coach Diver/Owner friend from Taree visiting. I referred to it as a Bus........and his response was not pleasant.

Yes, years ago a Bus was a Bus, whether you travelled a few miles or hundreds. Then the longer distance Operators decided that they operated Coaches, and anyone who referred to their vehicle as a Bus got looked down upon (as I found out).
  don_dunstan Minister for Railways

Location: Adelaide proud
Hi all,
I'm just wondering how busy the interstate coaches get, specifically Firefly's Melbourne to Adelaide coach and Vice versa?
IIRC The Melbourne to Sydney trip on the same company was basically full, two coaches were required!
stooge spark
Daylink is a code-shared service with V/line and you can buy either a V/line or a Firefly ticket on the service - if you go through the V/line website through to 'select your seat' you'll be able to see how booked out it is. I catch it occasionally, very seldom do you have to share a seat with someone else.
  Valvegear Dr Beeching

Location: Norda Fittazroy
I committed that cardinal sin many years ago when visiting a friend in Sydney, who also had a Coach Diver/Owner friend from Taree visiting. I referred to it as a Bus........and his response was not pleasant.
"mikesyd"
Next time you see him, remind him that a coach is an antediluvian four-wheeled contrivance pulled by horses. The thing he drives is, by definition, an omnibus, or bus for short, and what he calls it doesn't alter the fact. It's as silly as a suburban council here who decided that the garbage men were now to be named a Hygiene Squad. Despite what you call 'em, they still collect garbage.
  stooge spark Train Controller

'Daylink is a code-shared service with V/line and you can buy either a V/line or a Firefly ticket on the service - if you go through the V/line website through to 'select your seat' you'll be able to see how booked out it is. I catch it occasionally, very seldom do you have to share a seat with someone else.'
Do you know of anything related to the overnight trip? I don't think it has code-sharing?
  don_dunstan Minister for Railways

Location: Adelaide proud
Stooge Spark: I've never caught the overnight Firefly bus and it is not shared by V/line so it's more expensive than the Daylink as only Firefly fares apply.
  Pressman Spirit of the Vine

Location: Wherever the Tin Chook or Qantas takes me
I thought interstate coaches went when Cobb and Co ceased business. Don't we have buses these days?
Oh no, these days Buses are for short commuter and school trips, longer ones are operated by Coaches.

I committed that cardinal sin many years ago when visiting a friend in Sydney, who also had a Coach Diver/Owner friend from Taree visiting. I referred to it as a Bus........and his response was not pleasant.

Yes, years ago a Bus was a Bus, whether you travelled a few miles or hundreds. Then the longer distance Operators decided that they operated Coaches, and anyone who referred to their vehicle as a Bus got looked down upon (as I found out).
mikesyd
Ask him what his drivers licence allows him to driver.
In South Oz Motor Reg only refers to a Bus

LR CLASS - A motor vehicle with a GVM greater than 4.5 t but not greater than 8 t.
- eg trucks, vans, tippers, special purpose vehicles, and buses designed to carry 13 or more seated persons
A bus with a GVM not greater than 8 t.


HR Class - A motor vehicle (including an articulated bus but not including any other articulated motor vehicle) with three or more axles and a GVM greater than 8 t (e.g. any bus (including articulated buses) trucks and tippers).

Coaches are not covered in ANY licence category
  petan Chief Commissioner

Location: Waiting to see a zebra using a zebra crossing!
Daylink is a code-shared service with V/line and you can buy either a V/line or a Firefly ticket on the service - if you go through the V/line website through to 'select your seat' you'll be able to see how booked out it is. I catch it occasionally, very seldom do you have to share a seat with someone else.
Do you know of anything related to the overnight trip? I don't think it has ride sharing?
stooge spark


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All above from earlier post, not mine.
Stooge Spark, I note you used 'ride sharing' in your more recent post and 'code-shared' in your initial post on this thread. I assume you meant code sharing in your most recent post as ride sharing is like Uber or car pooling. Code sharing is like what you described above as V/line or a Firefly ticket on the bus or train service. An airline example is   https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Codeshare_agreement

Your initial question was about how busy the interstate coaches get. That normally depends on the day of the week and season and if holiday time.
  stooge spark Train Controller

Daylink is a code-shared service with V/line and you can buy either a V/line or a Firefly ticket on the service - if you go through the V/line website through to 'select your seat' you'll be able to see how booked out it is. I catch it occasionally, very seldom do you have to share a seat with someone else.
Do you know of anything related to the overnight trip? I don't think it has ride sharing?


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All above from earlier post, not mine.
Stooge Spark, I note you used 'ride sharing' in your more recent post and 'code-shared' in your initial post on this thread. I assume you meant code sharing in your most recent post as ride sharing is like Uber or car pooling. Code sharing is like what you described above as V/line or a Firefly ticket on the bus or train service. An airline example is   https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Codeshare_agreement

Your initial question was about how busy the interstate coaches get. That normally depends on the day of the week and season and if holiday time.
petan
No worries mate, I fixed it up.
As for the specifications for how busy, I'll say sometime during next week or the week after (Easter school holidays)
  Graham4405 Minister for Railways

Location: Dalby Qld
I thought interstate coaches went when Cobb and Co ceased business. Don't we have buses these days?
Oh no, these days Buses are for short commuter and school trips, longer ones are operated by Coaches.

I committed that cardinal sin many years ago when visiting a friend in Sydney, who also had a Coach Diver/Owner friend from Taree visiting. I referred to it as a Bus........and his response was not pleasant.

Yes, years ago a Bus was a Bus, whether you travelled a few miles or hundreds. Then the longer distance Operators decided that they operated Coaches, and anyone who referred to their vehicle as a Bus got looked down upon (as I found out).
Ask him what his drivers licence allows him to driver.
In South Oz Motor Reg only refers to a Bus

LR CLASS - A motor vehicle with a GVM greater than 4.5 t but not greater than 8 t.
- eg trucks, vans, tippers, special purpose vehicles, and buses designed to carry 13 or more seated persons
A bus with a GVM not greater than 8 t.


HR Class - A motor vehicle (including an articulated bus but not including any other articulated motor vehicle) with three or more axles and a GVM greater than 8 t (e.g. any bus (including articulated buses) trucks and tippers).

Coaches are not covered in ANY licence category
Pressman
One dictionary definition of "Coach" is "a public motorbus".
  petan Chief Commissioner

Location: Waiting to see a zebra using a zebra crossing!
The QLD Government gazette 1900 definition of omnibus etc
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1pNzrsFRHZdKQBY6oeJkgVlgzLeHdVOS3/view
  duttonbay Minister for Railways

One dictionary definition of "Coach" is "a public motorbus".
Graham4405
The first definition in Chambers is "a railway carriage".

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