Get to know your bus talk
Published: Thursday, 19 April 2018
PREPAID TICKETS: Single- and multi-journey tickets that may be bought at specific vendors off the bus, to save time when boarding the bus. These tickets are also cheaper than the single ticket bought on the bus.
With a new public service comes a whole lot of new words and terms that get thrown around, and GO GEORGE is no different. Here is a concise explanation of a few you might come across.
ACCESSIBILITY: An accessible bus is one that is equipped with special features to accommodate passengers with special needs – everybody should be able to use the GO GEORGE bus service.
CONDITIONS OR RULES OF CARRIAGE: A set of rules which applies to public transport, to ensure a safe and pleasant ride for all. Breach of these rules may result in a passenger being refused service, or being asked to get off the bus at the next stop. The GO GEORGE Conditions of Carriage is displayed on a poster inside every bus, as seen on the photo above.
VALIDATE: The action of clipping the ticket in the ticket reader, registering the starting time of the journey.
DESTINATION BOARD: Digital boards at the front and on the pavement side of the bus to indicate the route number and destination of the bus. When the bus is due to return to the depot for a shift change, it will read “DEPOT” or “OUT OF SERVICE” and will not stop at any stops.