Waverail Questions & Answers

December 18, 2009

If you’re going to pay all those drivers to drive separate vehicles you may as well triple the service frequency…

Filed under: Uncategorized — schiltec @ 12:30 am

by p on Railpage Australia Forum Trams and Light Rail 17Dec09 http://www.railpage.com.au/f-t11354415.htm 

This really is the furthest out of the wacky PT concepts I’ve seen proposed. How are they going to pay for all of those extra drivers?


A Waverail ‘drivers’ drives only around 5% of his/her time, that is around two start stop cycles per h. During 95% of the time she/he is ‘Maitre de cabine’, that means responsible for (a) the safety & wellbeing of the passengers and (b) the integrity of the vehicle.

b) includes to keep the vehicle 100% spotless and inviting, inside and outside; keep internet and background music going; keep the refreshment bar and add-on in-car store stocked. It also includes keeping open the emergency call line to the police.  A traditional driver does not get involved in such things and thus “to as well triple the service frequency” does not achieve the level of user-friendliness Waverail offers.  It is thus not a useful comparison.

hourly cycles

The left red bar represents the 2.6 average hourly start/stop cycle a Waverail 'driver' does

For how to pay extra drivers, see https://waverail.wordpress.com/2009/12/04/justification-of-high-driver-costs/


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