I’m sorry, I know I’m being terribly dim here, but these adverts:
Can someone explain what it means?
I appreciate that a physical printed bus timetable is generally made out of paper, and is therefore flexible.
What I think of when I see the phrase “bus timetable” is the schedule that the bus runs to. You can’t ring up the bus company and demand that they run more buses, or that they wait for you at the stop. Well, you can, but it won’t work. The timetable is decidedly inflexible.
So just what is Virgin getting at? Is it meant to be flexible, or isn’t it?
On the subject of journey planners, Google Transit has announced support for more cities, so by the end of June it will include Perth, Adelaide, Canberra, and Sydney’s light rail and monorail lines. Melbourne? Uhh… not so much. I don’t think I’m giving away any secrets here when I say that Metlink does have the data. Other factors are obviously involved.
Oh, and while they haven’t got together with Google yet, kudos to Metlink for getting bus timetables out at most stops now. It’s been a long time coming.