广东时时彩开奖信息:Inner west’s 370 bus service labelled the city’s worst route

ANYONE who’s used this infamously bad bus service will know how terrible it is. Now it has been officially crowned the city’s worst route.

Ben Graham
广东时时彩11选五July 17, 20184:47pm

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The service has built up a terrible reputation. Picture: FacebookSource:News Limited

ITS tardiness has become legendary for the long-suffering Sydneysiders who have had the misfortune of cramming themselves on the 370 on a regular basis.

Despairing passengers on the maligned bus service, which runs through Leichhardt and Newtown in the city’s inner west to beachy Sydney tourist magnet Coogee, say they have waited up to 76 minutes to jump on board an often hot, smelly and overcrowded bus.

Now the bus has been given the inglorious honour of being crowned the city’s absolute worst after it copped more than 500 complaints in the year to June 2016.

The damning new figures from a Transport for NSW passenger survey conducted in November 2017 also show one in five buses across Sydney was 20 minutes or more late on the city’s worst routes.

However, the 370 remains the pick of the bunch, and residents who use it are far from surprised.

“It’s the sh*test bus in the world, one hundred per cent,” said 24-year-old construction manager John Hetreles, who lives in Kingsford in the city’s southeast. “It’s just a joke and everyone knows it.”

The maligned bus service has been crowned the city’s worst. Picture: Facebook

The maligned bus service has been crowned the city’s worst. Picture: FacebookSource:News Limited

The service is often crowded and late. Picture: Facebook

The service is often crowded and late. Picture: FacebookSource:Supplied

“On paper, it looks like a good route because I can use it to either get to the beach in summer or I could take it the other way for a night out in Newtown.

“But it’s just so unreliable. There’s no point even looking at the timetable because it’s never there when you rock up and, when it does, it’s always full.

“When it’s busy, sometimes the driver doesn’t even stop because it’s so full you can’t get on and you have to wait forever for the next one. It’s absolute hell when you’re trying to go to the beach.”

In fact, the service has become so renowned for its lateness it has spawned a parody Facebook appreciation page called “The Universe Would Cease to Exist if the 370 Bus Arrived on Time” — which has garnered more than 1000 followers.

Software engineer Katie Bell collected real-time bus data every minute for four months from late 2017 to early 2018 on 3.7 million trips. Using real-time bus data, she found three per cent of about 5000 buses ran more than 20 minutes late.

Commuter Keiran Kevans, of Newtown, catches the 370 bus to Glebe for work and said it was almost always “chronically late”.

“We know the bus goes through some of the busiest areas but the timetable needs to account for that,” he told the Inner West Courier.

“A bus the other day was 76 minutes late. How is that even possible?”

Keiran Kevans says the 370 is the worst in the area, it is overly packed and always late.

Keiran Kevans says the 370 is the worst in the area, it is overly packed and always late.Source:News Corp Australia

Mr Kevans also said the bus was overcrowded, causing a whole range of safety issues.

“You’ve got school kids, uni kids and then you’ve got the older people going to RPA Hospital who can’t even sit down,” he said.

“It’s a safety issue. It’s not a matter of if there’s an accident, it’s just a question of when.”

THE RUNNERS UP

More than 26,000 customers were quizzed on the city’s public transport as part of Transport for NSW’s newly released report.

Commuters gave bus transport an 89 per cent satisfaction rating overall, but there were still hundreds of late services. Ignoring the infamous 370, here are the runners up for Sydney's worst bus routes.

400 — Bondi Junction to Burwood via Eastgardens (Limited Stops)

Late services: 174

M92 — Sutherland to Parramatta

Late services: 167

M91 — Hurstville to Parramatta via Padstow and Chester Hill

Late services: 143

M20 — Botany to Gore Hill

Late services: 126

343 — Kingsford to Chatswood

Late services: 116

373 — Coogee to City Circular Quay via Belmore Rd

Late services: 115

M10 — Maroubra Junction to Leichhardt via City

Late services: 112

M90 — Liverpool to Burwood

Late services: 107

413 — Campsie to City Martin Place

Late services: 101

X73 — Coogee to City Museum (Express Service)

Late services: 85

418 — Bondi Junction to Burwood

Late services: 80

377 — Maroubra Beach to City Circular Quay

Late services: 73

444 — Campsie to Balmain East Wharf

Late services: 72

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