Petition Tag - public transport

1. Extend Bus 256 to Tuas

Extend bus 256 to Tuas so that the impact is not as heavy should a train disruption occur on the Tuas West Extension.

2. Reinstate bus services: Narangba and Deception Bay

With the opening of the Redcliffe train link there has been a discontinuation of bus services from Narangba to Deception Bay, the following list of reasons support outline the issues:

• The previous service was frequented by a variety of passengers, including those with disabilities, the elderly, workers and school children.

• The previous journey was possible on ONE bus and travel time was approximately forty minutes.

• The new timetable involves THREE bus transfers with a travel time of approximately one hour and thirty minutes.

3. Immediate improvement and extension of Cranbourne train line

As if the wait for the over the past 15 years was not good enough, Cranbourne residents will have to endure a wait for many years. Until all upgrades happening on the network currently is completed, the Victorian Government would not even consider removing the bottleneck on the Cranbourne line and the long overdue extension of the train line to Cranbourne East and Clyde.

There is a general apathy towards Cranbourne train line users which is evident by the sheer neglect of the already degraded rail infrastructure between Dandenong and Cranbourne. This is happening even whilst residents on the Frankston line are being actively engaged by the government seeking feedback on the improvements to be carried out on their line.

This petition is on behalf of all users of the Cranbourne train line especially those residing in the suburbs of Lynbrook, Merinda Park, Cranbourne East, Cranbourne West, Cranbourne South and Clyde to jointly represent to Victorian government our grievances about the current state of affairs of the Cranbourne line. We exhort residents of all these suburbs to rise above political inclinations to stand for this common cause by signing and actively supporting this petition.

The intended recipients of this petition are politicians who represent the population residing in the above suburbs and its neighbourhood which includes State Minister for Public Transport Mrs.Jacinta Allan, Shadow Minister for Public Transport Mr.David Hodgett, the local council members, the Casey Mayor, state and federal members of parliament.

A strong petition would convey a message to all our representatives that we mean business this time around, no more straddling on Cranbourne line upgrades, no more hollow promises!!!

As this is a cause with wide-ranging benefits to the communities at large, we are obliged to explain our approach and intended timeline to get a positive outcome for the residents of the aforementioned geographical areas as shown in Figure 1 below.
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Summary of Cranbourne line commuter woes;
The petition intends to highlight the growing pains of the daily commute to the city encountered by all Cranbourne Line passengers. Years of neglect of public transport infrastructure by successive state governments has led to a steady deterioration of the Cranbourne train line.

Successive state governments have failed to deliver on their long-standing promises of extending the Cranbourne Line to serve the newer suburbs of Cranbourne East and Clyde. The political apathy towards Cranbourne Line commuters and the state transport department not doing anything to resolve daily commuter issues has only exacerbated hardship. A few of the burning issues of the Cranbourne Line can be summarised as –

 Constant signalling faults between Dandenong and Cranbourne are causing train delays.

 Metro is not fulfilling train services to Cranbourne especially during peak hours - trains are either started from Dandenong at morning peak hours instead of starting from Cranbourne and trains are terminated at Dandenong when travelling from the City during the evening peak hours.

 Trains regularly being cancelled, citing reasons like a faulty train, driver training, signalling fault, train running late...and the list goes on.

 Single track to Cranbourne has been a bottleneck for train services on this route. This a major obstacle to increasing frequency of trains to Cranbourne, an average wait of 20 mins during peak hours.

 Level crossing removals are not happening on Thomsons Road, causing massive road traffic snarls, especially during the morning and evening peak hours. Nothing has been done to alleviate the entire Thomsons Road traffic woes.

 Poor serviceability of Cranbourne East and Clyde not being met due to lack of train stations in these geographical areas. This leading to over-crowded car parks, an insufficient number of car parks to meet current growth, commuters hardship on account of having to park cars on the nature strip and hazardous locations.

How have these daily train commute impacted Cranbourne residents?

 Longer and unreliable train commutes have adversely affected the quality of lives of people living in Cranbourne and the surrounding suburbs. People spend more time either inside trains or waiting at station platforms instead of spending time with family and friends, doing what they would like to do !!

 Cranbourne line commuters have to face the embarrassment of being late to work quite frequently. This has created a negative perception of Cranbourne residents applying for jobs in the city, as employers have often questioned their ability to be available on time for work.

 People with young families have faced increasing difficulties in being able to pick up young children from day care on time because of the unreliability of the train commute to Cranbourne.

 The station designs of Lynbrook, Merinda Park and Cranbourne have a lot of room for improvement especially in the aspects of accessibility to the stations from car parks, a number of car parks, passenger flow whilst exiting stations during peak hours, etc.

 There have been flooding incidents at Merinda Park and Cranbourne station car parks during heavy rains owing to lack of gradient and drainage, especially in the old car park areas.

The above points sum up the neglect of the Cranbourne area’s transport infrastructure for many years in a row. The unscrupulous land releases for the development of housing estates without supporting public transport infrastructure is proof of political disinterest in the development of the region. It is now time for a major change. We residents of Cranbourne, Cranbourne East, Cranbourne West, Cranbourne North, Cranbourne South, Lynbrook, Lyndhurst, Clyde and all nearby suburbs demand respect.

Reasons why you should support and sign this petition, even if you are not a train commuter:

 As per the ABS regional population growth, Cranbourne East is the largest and fastest growing suburb in Australia (2014 -15 report).

Furthermore, according to a recent (March 2016) report published by Domain, one of the leading real estate websites of Australia, Cranbourne East is Australia’s largest growing and second fastest expanding suburb. If you wish to read the entire report;

Given that there is such population growth in the Cranbourne area, the newer suburbs of Cranbourne East and Clyde require critical investments in public transport. These suburbs need to be connected by efficient and reliable train services to offset the increase in volumes of road traffic owing to rapid population growth impacting all nearby suburbs.

 There is evidence of funds to the tune of hundreds of dollars, collected from landowners in the Cranbourne East area towards constructing a Cranbourne East railway station. Please refer to Page 7 of the ‘Development Contributions Plan for Local Structure Plan 3 – Cranbourne East’ a development contributions report published by the City of Casey on 07/07/2015.

We residents of these suburbs have the right to know how these funds plan to be utilised. All housing estates have unequivocally sold land to its residents citing a proposed railway station at Cranbourne East. To quote an example – the Mayfield estate development plan mentions the future station as shown below in Figure 2 –
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A reliable, efficient and inclusive train service to serve Cranbourne commuters would directly translate to improved quality of lives for residents of these suburbs. We would spend lesser time travelling and more time with family and friends.

4. Skateboarding is not a crime: skateboards should be a viable option for transport

The streets are filled with children who are resorting to begging and petty theft as a means of survival. Skateboarding has been proven to be an alternative source of counselling for growing children, children who are prone to anti-social behavior due to social circumstances.

There needs to be more effort done by the municipality to provide a place where these kids can develop their motor skills and their social skills by participating in an activity like skateboarding. More public places, like skate parks, should be provided to the less fortunate people of our society.

The rest of the skateboarding community has been ridiculed for being outcasts, thrill seeking and rebellious, but this has changed over the years, with skateboarding becoming a very popular means of transport this has many advantages for the area of the Western Cape.

The Carbon-dioxide emissions are less, road congestion decreased and a vast array of positive outcomes. However, this is still illegal to use public roads on skateboards. There has been many attempts to accommodate pedal vehicles (bicycles) with a bike lane. The same must happen for skateboarders who want to use the public roads as a means of transport.

5. Bus 303: City to Ringwood North To Stay

Public Transport Victoria (PTV) have advise they intend to discontinue the 303 Bus route (North Ringwood to City via Park Orchards / Springfield Rd & freeway to Queen Street).

1. Evidence pertaining to the average number of commuters on this service and therefore the reason for stopping it, is from 2012 and is incorrect based on current usage of this service.

2. No consultation has been made or offered to those that use the service.

3. This bus service is well utilised, and frequently full with passenger counts of 50 plus per service. (we have photographic evidence in lieu of data from MYKI).

4. It provides direct access to City without requiring interchange or long walks to numerous passengers along its route.

5. A number of special needs passengers (Limited mobility or passengers with prams) use the service, these passengers may be unable to access alternative services.

Impact of removal:

6. Students also use this service as a safe mode of public transport to schools and activities.

7. There will be significant direct and indirect time and cost implications to commuters and families who rely on this service.

8. PTV state the service is "a duplication", however that would suggest there is already a service that mirrors the 303 service - there is not. Multiple transport changes in order to achieve an outcome that does not even end in the same locaiton does not translate as a duplication.


Summary: Increased cummuter costs, increase in travel time, less productivity, definte decrease in the civic moment.

1. Most commuters will be forced to use other services to interchange to an already overcrowded railway system.

2. Most commuters will require at least 2 interchanges to travel between their existing service end points.

3. Some commuters will be forced to drive to railway stations or into the city.

4. Significantly increases commute times for many passengers.

5. Less passengers will use public transport as an option, returning more cars to the road.

6. Stop First Kernow's Price Hikes

From 2008 - 2014, The price of an all-day ticket on First buses in Cornwall has risen from £5.50 to £10.00, an increase of 81%. Travel Shops have been closed and others had their hours reduced.

Many bus services have been reduced or axed completely, leaving the consumer with less buses, less customer service, and less choice.

Cornwall is one of the poorest counties in the UK, with some of the highest property values and utility bills. The increase imposed by first kernow will only serve to make traveling around the county more unaffordable, and will subsequently make life more difficult for the residents of Cornwall.

What Cornwall needs is an affordable bus service that provides the consumer with affordable travel to the rural areas the need it the most.

7. Improve Public Transport to East Gippsland

The Petition of residents and public transport users of far East and North Gippsland draws to the attention of the House the inadequate, unreliable and infrequent bus and train services on the Bairnsdale V/Line line and throughout Gippsland.

8. Fare Review for TransLink South-East Queensland now!

The 2012 Queensland State Budget has highlighted how urgently a review of TransLink's SEQ public transport fare system is needed.

Stalled patronage levels is costly in terms of congestion costs, road trauma costs and environmental impacts.

The present fares for the go card has an excessive base fare cost with considerable fare box leakage due to easily manipulated fares.

Let us examine how fare box leakage occurs with the present fare system.

An example:

A person who commutes between Varsity Lakes (zone 16) and Central station daily for work.

Adult peak go card fare is $12.84. The cost for the normal 5 day week is therefore $12.84 x 9 = $115.56, with the 9 journey cap their journey home on Friday is free.

If the person does a lunch time one zone journey on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday (off peak $2.44 one zone fare) they have then completed 9 paid journeys when they return to Varsity Lakes on Wednesday.

Their cost of travel for the week is ($12.84 x 6) + ($2.44 x 3) = $84.36 (compared to $115.56 without 'optimisation').

The person can then travel free for Thursday, Friday and the weekend, unlimited.

Over a 48 week working year the savings equate to $1497.60, this is fare box leakage.

As users become more adept at 'optimising' this fare system the leakage will be massive. It in turn forces up the base fares making public transport very inaccessible for many who are not able to 'optimise', that is don't achieve 9 paid journeys.

Is this a fair fare system? No, it is not. The present fare system needs review.

A fare system that is equitable and balanced will drive patronage increases around the clock, and will increase the fare box and reduce the public subsidy. Something that has not occurred with the present failing fare system.

Queensland is the only state that does not extend concession fares to all health care card holders. Queensland does not have family/group tickets as in many other states.

Seniors in states and territories other than Queensland have simple public transport entitlements. See

TransLink fares have increased 65 per cent over the past 4 years. Further fare increases of 7.5% for 2013 and 2014 will just exacerbate the unaffordability for many.

The Queensland Government claims to be passenger focussed. Let's see some real action rather than rhetoric.

An urgent review of the fare system is needed.

9. Oppose PMPML bus fare hike

PMPML is the sole provider of public transport in the Pune Metropolitan Area and caters to over 1 million trips daily. It is the lifeline for lakhs of students, workers and senior citizens from all income groups, but especially the poor.

Transport systems in Indian cities are collapsing under the strain of growing cars and two-wheelers, also leading to congestion, pollution and rising accidents. Good, affordable and reliable public transport is the only answer. Yet, instead of focusing on improving the quality of public transport, the city of Pune has consistently ignored it and refuses to give it the financial support it needs to improve. Meanwhile crores upon crores are spent on flyovers.
PMPML is already one of the most costly city bus services compared to Chennai, Mumbai etc
Every time the price of diesel goes up, fares are hiked.

This is totally unwarranted for these reasons:-

1. It is possible to make up for the fuel cost increase by other means - reducing non-ticketing, ensuring more buses on the road, route rationalization, more income from advertisements and reducing waste and corruption.

2. Simple measures like waiving VAT and Octroi on fuel and parts for PMPML can make up the losses.

3. Increasing fares also decreases ridership - so total increment to PMPML is not as expected.

4. The city must not look at public transport as a self-supporting service - it must be subsidized (reasonably).

5. The Pune and Pimpri-Chinchwad Municipal Corporations control the PMPML Board and hence are themselves responsible for any inefficiencies and must act to correct them.

6. The poor suffer when fares are hiked.

7. Higher income people find PMPML less attractive and eventually shift to their own private vehicles adding to the already unbearable traffic in the city.

Hiking fares is the most short-sighted step that can be taken by the authorities and not in the best interest of the city at all!

10. Restrict Curtin Uni parking to those living further than 5kms away from campus

Parking at Curtin Uni (Bentley campus) has been an issue for some time. We propose that no student living within 5km of campus should be allowed to obtain parking (unless disability, medical, or other proven exemption reasons exist.)

Audits show:

There is ample public transport available in this 5km zone. There are many end-of-trip facilities available on campus (and these are proposed to be upgraded).
There is a free Curtin bus in surrounding suburbs (with proposed upgrades to routes.)

Restricting parking to only those students living further than 5km from campus will free up valuable parking spaces, and increase health of students by increasing physical activity.

Regardless of whether or not pay-as-you-go parking is implemented or permit parking remains, this restriction will be easy to implement as both systems require address registration before parking is granted.

11. Make The Moorabool Street Geelong Bus Interchange Accessible!

Last year, a new bus interchange was established in Geelong, known as the Moorabool Street bus interchange.

The concept of this interchange is that all busses will arrive and depart from one location. A good concept, yes?

There are numerous problems with this interchange.

1. There are no audio announcements making it impossible for people who are blind or vision impaired, or people who are unable to read bus numbers and destinations to know which bus is arriving.

2. The solution to point 1, that all bus drivers pull up in the front bus bay before leaving the interchange is ignored by some drivers meaning that many people miss busses because they are unable to move to busses at the back of the interchange.

3. This interchange was implemented with full knowledge that there were, and still are, grave accessibility issues. How is an elderly person, a person in a wheelchair, a person using a white cane or guide dog, or a person with a pram (to name a few) supposed to board their bus?

12. Improve Public Transport to La Trobe

The current standard of public transport to La Trobe is a joke. The LTSU believes in fair and equal access to education for all.

The lack of adequate public transport services to this campus severely impacts on students’ needs.

13. Time to Improve NSW trains

The current state of the NSW train system is less than satisfactory.

14. Re-Open Paisley Train Station in Altona North, Melbourne

* People living in Altona North have no access to train lines;

* The nearest train stations to Altona North are 40 minutes walk away;

* Population in Altona North is large and growing rapidly. At the 2006 Census, approximately 12,500 people were living in the Altona North & Brooklyn area. Population forecasts predict that the area is expected to have just under 16,000 residents by 2020, a growth of almost three times the rate for Hobsons Bay.

* Population is growing the fastest in the age groups: Over 70 and Under 35 - groups that reply on public transport options;

* Paisley Station was operational from 1929 - 1985, and remains on the Werribee line though is overgrown;

* Paisley Station is adjacent to a large recreation precinct that is undergoing an extensive upgrade - the facility would be much more accessible if the train station was re-opened.


More about Altona North:

More about Paisley Station:

Satellite map of Paisley Station and surrounds:

Councillor Tony Briffa who is campaigning on this issue:

15. Murray Bridge needs public transport improvement

Improvement of Murray Bridge Public Transport

Murray Bridge is a growing city with a current population of approximately 18-20,000 (2010). Around 2005 the town’s regular bus service was decommissioned and replaced with a ‘Dial-A-Ride’ service, which sparked controversy right across the city.

The old regular service used to run three times a day and had four different loops. Which connected the northern, western and southern suburbs to the city centre. The current ‘Dial-A-Ride’ service, leaves the main shopping centre every hour, and can take passengers right to their doorstep. The service takes an hour’s break for lunch. Both services only operate on weekdays from 8am until 4pm, and charge non-metropolitan fares.

2010 has seen some significant changes to Murray Bridge: the commencement for construction of a new large shopping mall (which will be completed towards then end of 2011), the agreement to expand the current shopping mall, rapid expansion of both inner and outer suburbs, and the commencement for construction of a new suburb development with a new multi-million dollar equine and racing facility to be included.

This has excited citizens, new opportunities, education, entertainment, and maybe a new face to Murray Bridge. But one thing is still missing, the development of a better public transport service.

Murray Bridge’s Inter-city and Regional Public Transport service isn’t any better. Murray Bridge is approximately 76km away from South Australia’s capitol, Adelaide. The inter-city service to commute citizens between the cities has seen some improvement but is still lacking so much. The cost for a High-school student to travel from Murray Bridge to Adelaide is $10.00 one way. That is way to expensive, and is even more expensive for a regular fare. Someone needing to regularly travel into the capitol is going to have to save a lot of his or her income, just for a bus ride.

Adelaide and surrounds are seeing improvements with the service provided, but what about Murray Bridge?

The national Melbourne to Adelaide railway line runs through Murray Bridge, and the city has its own railway station. In fact, include the outer suburbs of Murray Bridge; there are around 3-4 stations (Kanchina, Murray Bridge City, Rabilla and Monteith). The outer suburb stations are no longer in use, after the decommissioning of the regular country train services, back in the later years of the 20th Century.

The cost for a student to travel on the “Overland” train bound for Adelaide is $15 from Murray Bridge. That is $5.30 difference, from a luxury train to a regular bus. Something really needs to be done.

Bus stops are dotted across the city, but are no longer in use, citizens have to walk, and some have to walk great distances just to get their daily needs. I believe I do not stand alone with this topic, I have personally asked various citizens around the city, and the majority agrees.

I have asked the council numerous times about this matter, but I am given the same answer. “That they are working with the State Government on finding a solution.” Clearly, no solution has been found.

Murray Bridge needs a new service, and needs one now.

16. Save the Teen Mover Card

Currently, young people aged 16-18 in Middlesbrough can sign up to the free Teen Mover bus pass which entitles them to half-fare travel on all Arriva and Stagecoach buses in the Tees Valley area.

Middlesbrough Council spend £60,000 per year on the Teen Mover scheme.

However, due to massive budget cuts forced onto Middlesbrough Council by the Coalition Government, the future of the Teen Mover card is uncertain.






18. Free/Reduced Public Transport For Young People In Cambridgeshire

A Campaign for free/reduced public transport for all young people under the age of 18 in Cambridgeshire.

19. Get the Outer West Back on Track - We Want the Metro

A campaign has been launched to bring the Metro or a tram system to the West End of Newcastle by reinstating parts of the Tyne Valley Line closed as a result of the Beeching Cuts in 1958.

Before 1958, communities such as Newburn, Lemington and Scotswood were connected to the city centre and Hexham via a local train service.

Residents of the Outer West are unhappy that they have no access to the Metro, despite contributing through Nexus to the running of the Metro system.

It's time for the Metro to go West.

20. Concession Entitlements for International & Post-Grad Students

ACUNSA believes that all students should have equal rights and opportunities, regardless of where they're from, or what they study. It is fact that if you are an international student, a postgraduate student, or a student studying part time or off-campus you just cannot get a concession card in NSW or Victoria. ACUNSA will campaign for equality in 2009. Concession cards in Victoria & NSW are just not fair!

Full Fare is Not Fair!

21. Abbotsford to Vancouver Train

The highway congestion from the Fraser Valley to Vancouver during rush hour is a terrible state of affairs. The pollution caused and time lost by thousands of workers stuck in traffic, is a problem that needs to be addressed. A frequently running commuter train is the easiest answer to this.

In the 1950s there was an existing passenger trainline that ran from Abbotsford to Vancouver, and as traffic becomes worse and the environmental condition worsens, it is time that money be invested to re-instate such transport.

The West Coast Express only operates five trains during weekday peak periods and it is simply not enough and does not offer the convenience of commuter trains in the United Kingdom or Europe, of running regularly and everyday. The stations are only convenient for a minority of people and there needs to be a more comprehensive service.

Studies show that people who use public transport, such as trains and buses, to commute to work have less stress in their lives, and have more time to spend with their families and loved ones. The price of travel is less than constantly filling a fuel tank and maintaining a vehicle. Businesses lose less employee time due to traffic reasons and commuter problems. The environmental impact of running one train versus many individual vehicles is far less. In summation, a commuter train from the Fraser Valley into Vancouver makes economic, environmental, business, and social sense.

To contact the Ministry directly:

200-1065 Columbia Street
New Westminster, V3M 6H7
(604) 660-8300

Perry Dennis,
A/District Manager

Kurt Edmunds,
Operational Program Manager,
Lower Mainland

Brian Atkins,
Operations Manager,
Sunshine Coast,
Sea-to-Sky and Upper Levels
Chilliwack Area
45890 Victoria Avenue
Chilliwack BC V2P 2T1
(604) 795-8201

Barry Eastman,
Operations Manager

Therefore there is no reason that a commuter train should not be established.


22. Elan and Wye Valley Post Office Bus Service

The service this petition represents provides more than the regular bus routes are able to. Not only does it assist the low-income and pensioners, it allows visitors to explore the locality.

The present driver, of two years, of eight years in total as a Post Bus driver, twenty years in the local post office (who does not expect to lose his employment as a result of the service being cut) provides a courteous and useful role on behalf of Royal Mail and the locality.

23. Public Transport Fare Concessions For Overseas Hong Kong Students 爭取留學生擁有公共交通學生乘車優惠權利

We want to raise our concern over the recently released anti-inflation policies, one of which sees local full time students to enjoy half-price concession whilst taking the Mass Transit Railway and Kowloon Bus. We believe this is unfair to all Hong Kong permanent residents who are studying overseas.

Our parents are both citizens and taxpayers of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, and they are hit by spiraling inflation as much as, if not worse than, everyone else. Moreover, we are both full time students and Hong Kong residents. Thus, it is well within reasons that we should be included in this scheme. Yet this so-called relief package does not in any way benefit us, and our families are also part of the society. On the other hand, it only alleviates the pressure of certain minority groups and fails to ease the plight of the general public, especially those among the middle-income families. This only serves to aggravate the inequality and resentment within the society.

Discount-price transportation fare policy is carried out among many leading economies. For example, Young Persons’ Rail Card of the National Rail Company in the United Kingdom allows any youth between 16 and 25 living or studying in the country to pay only 2/3 of the original fare, The Student Railway Pass of Tokyo Metro Company in Japan lets students travel between stations on the specified routes for free. In view of this, Hong Kong, suggested by your government as the Asia’s world city, should also follow the trend. Otherwise, your anti-inflation measures will be seen as favouring a small number of the population and working against your own government’s policies, and Hong Kong’s image as an international city may be damaged.

24. Fast Bus Service Cheddar to Bristol

Currently there is no direct and regular public transport service between the popular Cheddar area, and Bristol Airport which is just 20 minutes up the road. Local residents and tourists alike would benefit from a fast bus service between Cheddar, Bristol Airport and Bristol Town Centre.

The petition is being co-ordinated by Arundel House and Sungate Holiday Apartments, Cheddar, Somerset BS27 3RA.

If you live or work in the Cheddar area, or are a visitor to the area who would have found such a bus service useful please sign the petition.

25. Reintroducing the Concession Sticker for Public Transport

Prior to the introduction of the SmartRider (a pre-paid Smartcard ticketing system) in Western Australia by Transperth, students and other concession holders were able to present concession stickers that were handed out by organizations that had large concentrations of concession holders (such as schools, universities, seniors groups).

However, following the introduction of the SmartRider, only a Concession SmartRider serves as identification allowing for the purchasing of the cheaper fare. No other form of identification (school-issued IDs, Seniors Cards etc.) is accepted.

The issue lies in the fact that you require the SmartRider to buy the discounted cash fare. However, if you had the SmartRider in the first place, you wouldn't need to buy the cash fare as the SmartRider is actually cheaper than the normal concession fare. If you want to purchase the concession fare via cash due to not travelling often enough to warrant the $10 minimum load value on a SmartRider, you need to pay the initial cost for the SmartRider itself.

The reintroduction of the concession sticker would enable those who do not travel enough to warrant purchasing a SmartRider to claim concession fairs. It would also allow those who forget or lose their SmartRiders to purchase the discounted fare they are entitled to without running the risk of a $50 for 'invalid tickets' due to not having the 'proper identification'.

26. Request for one extra City bound 302/202 Service between 5 and 6PM Mon-Fri

The 302 Bus service has a 40 minute wait between busses at 5:09 and 5:49 PM. This is the height of peak hour and during this gap 22 (13 outbound, 9 inbound) trains arrive at Box Hill station.

This is a request for a single extra bus servicng the 302/202 route between these times at the benefit of the transport using public.

27. Music Free Buses...and Trains!

This petition is designed to combat the growing use of mobile phones and mp3 players to play music out loud without headphones by passengers on public transport.

Although our campaign originally targeted London Buses, having received feedback from around the country, we decided to extend it to cover all train, tram, bus and underground services nationwide.

Existing transport regulations state that passengers should not use sound reproducing equipment to the annoyance of any person on the vehicle or in a manner which is likely to cause annoyance to any person. This includes mobile phones and mp3 players used without headphones. We believe that such byelaws should be publicised and enforced to a much greater extent by public transport companies.

Easily noticeable posters and warning signs on the buses and trains would go a long way towards supporting the rights of passengers to a quiet and peaceful journey. They would also give support to passengers who choose to confront those who show a lack of respect and consideration whilst using public transport.

The original petition of over 4,500 signatures was presented to Transport for London on 6th December 2006 and will be presented in the House of Commons on 11th December 2006.

We feel it is very important to show public transport companies the exact scale of this issue. Please add your experiences, thoughts and suggestions in the comment field when signing the petiton so that we can pass them on.

It is also very useful if you include your usual bus/train route as it provides an idea of just how widespread the problem is.