validis_ Registered User
#1

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

KC61 Registered User
#2

validis_ said:
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?

validis_ Registered User
#3

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 .

Red Alert Hosted Moderator
#4

That's a web site to be proud of. Dublin Bus would do well to copy it.

Victor Registered User
#5

I haven't gone through it, but it looks like a big improvement.

patrickc Registered User
#6

can i say as a regular user of the site and your buses well done a vast improvement on the old one

KC61 Registered User
#7

validis_ said:
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!

validis_ Registered User
#8

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.

KC61 said:
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!

Heart Registered User
#9

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

validis_ Registered User
#10

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.

Heart Registered User
#11

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

KC61 Registered User
#12

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.

Victor Registered User
#13

KC61 said:
Keep it simple is the best motto when it comes to timetables.
Agreed.

validis_ Registered User
#14

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

KC61 Registered User
#15

validis_ said:
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!

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