JJ Kavanagh and Sons New Timetable system - boards.ie
Boards.ie uses cookies. By continuing to browse this site you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Click here to find out more x
Post Reply  
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
17-08-2008, 16:39   #1
validis_
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 295
JJ Kavanagh and Sons New Timetable system

We have added some new features to help commuters on our site.

http://jjkavanagh.ie/timetables
Timetable now accessible via text message, and via new site. Fares and maps of stops included

http://jjkavanagh.ie/timetables/departure-board
Departure board of buses leaving a particular stop.

Would love to hear how we could make it better for you?

Adam
validis_ is offline  
Advertisement
17-08-2008, 18:16   #2
KC61
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Posts: 4,310
Quote:
Originally Posted by validis_ View Post
We have added some new features to help commuters on our site.

http://jjkavanagh.ie/timetables
Timetable now accessible via text message, and via new site. Fares and maps of stops included

http://jjkavanagh.ie/timetables/departure-board
Departure board of buses leaving a particular stop.

Would love to hear how we could make it better for you?

Adam
A simple pdf of each route's full timetable would be a help (similar to that offered by Bus Éireann) - it is rather difficult to find that information.

People often like to carry a timetable with them - it's a lot easier to see the different options.

Also, why is it impossible to find any timetable information on town services?
KC61 is offline  
17-08-2008, 18:45   #3
validis_
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 295
Thanks for the feedback , We will add pdf's of all of our timetables this week including the local services.

Would be great to get any other feedback .
validis_ is offline  
17-08-2008, 22:54   #4
Red Alert
Hosted Moderator
 
Red Alert's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Dublin
Posts: 6,918
HMod: LaTeX
That's a web site to be proud of. Dublin Bus would do well to copy it.
Red Alert is offline  
17-08-2008, 22:58   #5
Victor
Moderator
 
Victor's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2000
Location: Dublin
Posts: 64,707
I haven't gone through it, but it looks like a big improvement.
Victor is offline  
Advertisement
18-08-2008, 01:42   #6
patrickc
Registered User
 
patrickc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: scatterbrook farm
Posts: 10,015
can i say as a regular user of the site and your buses well done a vast improvement on the old one
patrickc is offline  
18-08-2008, 11:52   #7
KC61
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Posts: 4,310
Quote:
Originally Posted by validis_ View Post
Thanks for the feedback , We will add pdf's of all of our timetables this week including the local services.

Would be great to get any other feedback .
That would be a great help. Coupled with the improved features that are now on the website, I think that it will be a vast improvement.

Full timetables are very useful as they give customers a lot more info than just departure boards.

It also will be very interesting to see the full range of town services offered by JJ Kavanagh for the first time!
KC61 is offline  
18-08-2008, 11:59   #8
validis_
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 295
In order to view the full timetables at the moment the best way todo it is to goto: http://jjkavanagh.ie/timetables

Click on the schedule tab
Select the timetable you want to view
once it has opened there should be a print friendly button under the schedule.

Alternatively, if you do a standard stop to stop search, once the results open and you click on the option you want there should again be a printer friendly version that shows times , prices and maps of the stops.

Let me know how you get on, we will add some tutorials during the week onto the site.

Quote:
Originally Posted by KC61 View Post
That would be a great help. Coupled with the improved features that are now on the website, I think that it will be a vast improvement.

Full timetables are very useful as they give customers a lot more info than just departure boards.

It also will be very interesting to see the full range of town services offered by JJ Kavanagh for the first time!
validis_ is offline  
18-08-2008, 12:21   #9
Heart
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 186
Hi,

I'm trying to find the Newbridge - Kilcullen timetable but I'm not having much look...

I put both places into the journey planner but nothing came back.

H
Heart is offline  
Advertisement
18-08-2008, 12:33   #10
validis_
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 295
Hi Heart, the newbridge - Kilcullen is part of the rapid towns service , we are working on adding it to the system. You would be surpised how much work and data is involved inc geocodeing stops , fares for every stop to every stop for every ticket type etc.
but we are working on it :-), feedback here has been good , but polls on the site are showing people don't like the new timetable system.
validis_ is offline  
18-08-2008, 12:54   #11
Heart
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 186
Hi,

Thanks for the reply. I was looking at the other timetables, it all looks good. I did find, from a user point of view, the information required was a bit detailed when I just wanted a copy of the timetable to print.

Perhaps a page with just pdf links would be good, if possible.

Something like:

Printed Timetables:
Click on a timetable to download and print.

Then hyperlinks to the pdf's of the routes...

H
Heart is offline  
18-08-2008, 13:06   #12
KC61
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Posts: 4,310
As Heart says, I do think that the most basic form of information should be a pdf document for each individual route and individual rapid towns service.

Then build upwards from that.

Bus Éireann do that very well on their website, with a good index, and it makes it very easy to get a full timetable for each route that can be printed off as necessary.

Keep it simple is the best motto when it comes to timetables.
KC61 is offline  
19-08-2008, 17:35   #13
Victor
Moderator
 
Victor's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2000
Location: Dublin
Posts: 64,707
Quote:
Originally Posted by KC61 View Post
Keep it simple is the best motto when it comes to timetables.
Agreed.
Victor is offline  
19-08-2008, 23:20   #14
validis_
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 295
Thanks for all the feedback, since I was last here we have added a tutorial to explain the new timetable system.

The PDFs of our timetables are now available here http://jjkavanagh.ie/timetables/print-pdf
We have added our main routes and some of our rapid town services.

I agree with keep it simple , but it is hard to balance features such as fares , date specific searches , maps of stops etc and still keep it super simple. We will keep changing based on feedback.

Thanks
validis_ is offline  
20-08-2008, 08:53   #15
KC61
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Posts: 4,310
Quote:
Originally Posted by validis_ View Post
Thanks for all the feedback, since I was last here we have added a tutorial to explain the new timetable system.

The PDFs of our timetables are now available here http://jjkavanagh.ie/timetables/print-pdf
We have added our main routes and some of our rapid town services.

I agree with keep it simple , but it is hard to balance features such as fares , date specific searches , maps of stops etc and still keep it super simple. We will keep changing based on feedback.

Thanks
Adam,

Well done - that's exactly what I was suggesting!

When I say "keep it simple", I mean start with the very basic information.

When providing public transport timetables, the first port of call should ALWAYS be a printed full timetable for each service. I know from my own experience that I don't always get the same bus every day, and it's always handy to have a copy of the full timetable in my wallet so that I can see what my options are.

However, once that is available, journey planners and the other information (such as fares, maps etc.) are the next logical step. I think that once you have both options, people can choose which they want to use. Like everything, it'll take people a bit of getting used to, but with the option of printing the pdf timetable I think it'll work in the longer term.

I look forward to seeing the rest of the jjkavanagh group timetables in due course!
KC61 is offline  
Post Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Remove Text Formatting
Bold
Italic
Underline

Insert Image
Wrap [QUOTE] tags around selected text
 
Decrease Size
Increase Size
Please sign up or log in to join the discussion

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search



Share Tweet