....Please hold on. the bus is about to move..

Discussion in 'London and the South East' started by blossie33, Jan 15, 2018.

  1. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    In my experience half the time the message goes off once the bus has already started going again. Basically not working properly

    ETA as said in the op
     
  2. xenon

    xenon Radical efficiencies

    No. We know they move. It's idealy what busses should do. ;)

    Can well see why the stop announcements get on some people's nerves though, esp the driver. In the pre smart phone days, these were really useful however. Now, I can just check GPS if I'm not sure where I am but not everyone has a smart phone.
     
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  3. xenon

    xenon Radical efficiencies

    And yeah, if stumble it's as mentioned because I can't get to a pole or seat in time. The movement of the bus being announced would make no difference.
     
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  4. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Every fucking bus. And every time it goes off 30 seconds after the bus has started to move :facepalm:
     
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  5. Reiabuzz

    Reiabuzz Banned Banned

    Yep. That coupled with getting on board with a pram.

    'Please stay with your pram at all times while on this bus'. Yep coz I was considering leaving my one year old son downstairs and getting a nice view from the top deck.
     
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  6. blossie33

    blossie33 trailer trash

    'Health and safety gone mad'
    The alert is currently triggered by a computer that sends out the message after the average amount of time a bus would spend at a bus stop.

    So for passengers on buses that spend less time at a stop, the alert does not sound until the bus is moving.



    BBC website - TFL's reason for the bad timing.
     
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  7. blossie33

    blossie33 trailer trash

    Some passengers have branded the idea "annoying and useless", but TfL said it would make journeys safer.

    It said about 3,000 people were injured each year by slips, trips and falls on London buses.

    TfL said many of these happened "because people have shopping in one hand and phones in the other".

    But it accepted that the new warnings "have not quite got the timing right yet".





    From the same article................just about sums up today's phone mania!
    Put your phone away and pay attention to what's going on around you ffs :facepalm:
     
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  8. cupid_stunt

    cupid_stunt Dyslexic King Cnut the Great.

    They need this on Southern trains, just in case one does move at some point.
     
  9. Gromit

    Gromit International Man of Misery

    I can’t work out why the hell its on a timer.
    Door chimes when the doors are closed aren’t rocket science. The bus doesn’t move till doors shut.
    A door chimes system would work for buses the same as trains.
     
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  10. existentialist

    existentialist Danced on by a twerking bee

    They have door chimes, don't they? So maybe the reason they don't make the announcement then is because it'd be drowned out by the door chimes :)

    But yeah, having it on a timer seems like the sort of thing a Year 8 physics student would come up with as their first idea for implementing such a system. You'd like to think that whoever it was came up with this might have been able to devote a little more intellectual effort to it...
     
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  11. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Every man and every woman is a star

    So 2 minutes ago they said the bus was about to move and nothing's fucking happened yet :mad: #brokenbritain
     
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  12. Spymaster

    Spymaster Trigger

    Haha! I’ve done 2 bus journeys today and on both the announcements have been well timed.
     
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  13. Spymaster

    Spymaster Trigger

    Except for just now. That one was about 10 seconds late.
     
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  14. Spymaster

    Spymaster Trigger

    It’s lost it completely now. 24 seconds after the bus got going that time.
     
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  15. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    I spoke to a bus driver about this last night. He was well pissed off with the pointless announcements every time he drove off.
     
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  16. Spymaster

    Spymaster Trigger

    Getting worse :facepalm:
     
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  17. cupid_stunt

    cupid_stunt Dyslexic King Cnut the Great.

    I can't believe you are timing it, and posting live updates. :D
     
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  18. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Every man and every woman is a star

    Pa's always been a stickler for details. He got compo once when a train was 30 minutes and 1 second late.
     
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  19. cupid_stunt

    cupid_stunt Dyslexic King Cnut the Great.

    Bungle mk2? :hmm:

    Actually, I am struggling with the fact that he's on a bus, the chauffeur must be on holiday.
     
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  20. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Every man and every woman is a star

    Quit when pa took him to task for arriving five seconds late
     
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  21. Lord Camomile

    Lord Camomile Lemonade socialist

    I was saying the same on Twitter the other day.

    Yes, it's annoying for passengers, but imagine being stuck with it for your whole shift as the announcement on the bus goes round and round, all day long :(
     
  22. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    Better than a kick in the head (something else London bus drivers literally have to put up with)
     
  23. cupid_stunt

    cupid_stunt Dyslexic King Cnut the Great.

    Time for a re-make of 'the wheels on the bus go round and round' song.
     
  24. xenon

    xenon Radical efficiencies

    Could be used as a randam number generator, the gap between departure and message. :D
     
  25. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Every man and every woman is a star

    the announcements on the bus get worse and worse
    worse and worse
    worse and worse
    the announcements on the bus get worse and worse
    all day long
     
  26. little_legs

    little_legs Поехали!

    I actually think it’s a good thing. So many people on public transport are texting and walking without realising they are in a moving vehicle surrounded by people moving in both directions. This morning, I saw a man slip and fall on the upper deck of bus #12, he was walking and texting. On a couple of bus stops this AM the timing of the message was off, I am sure they can fix that.
     
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  27. existentialist

    existentialist Danced on by a twerking bee

    Nah, if he'd been bungle, he'd have made a citizen's arrest of the bus driver under some obscure piece of 1842 transport legislation concerning the "Manufacturation or Production Of Noisome, Obnoxious, Intrusive or Other Wise Incommodious Auditory Interference".
     
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  28. cupid_stunt

    cupid_stunt Dyslexic King Cnut the Great.

    These people are idiots & need removing from the gene pool.
     
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  29. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Every man and every woman is a star

    I suspect part of the rationale behind it is to head off law suits - 'we did warn you, but if you won't listen...'
     
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  30. little_legs

    little_legs Поехали!

    That’s what I thought when I heard the message last Friday PM.
     
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