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Old November 17th, 2008, 11:26 AM   #101
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Old November 17th, 2008, 11:29 AM   #102
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^ Brisbane's City Cats look better than Sydney's Jet Cats.





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Old November 17th, 2008, 12:29 PM   #103
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Bullshit, what a crap underpowered little piece of shit. It would **** up going past the heads exactly like the supercats did. It's not even remotely on par with the jetcats.

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Old November 17th, 2008, 12:39 PM   #104
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They stuffed the jetcats up when they painted them in green and white. The blue, white and red from recent years was alot better. It feels like the jetcats have aged.
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Old November 17th, 2008, 12:46 PM   #105
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Bullshit, what a crap underpowered little piece of shit. It would **** up going past the heads exactly like the supercats did. It's not even remotely on par with the jetcats.
Actually he said that they looked better, not that they would perform better. Frankly I think he's right.
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Old November 17th, 2008, 12:54 PM   #106
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Those other things look like retarded turtles ready for a swim. Aesthetics can also follow function and franky the jetcat looks more powerful and more aggressive ... because it is.


I Agree with fabian through in that the jetcats look crap in their current livery. The entire ferry fleet should never have used green or yellows, they looked far better in the old white blue and red colours.
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Old November 17th, 2008, 12:59 PM   #107
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^ ah well, at least Brisbane has 10-15 min frequency for City Cats (on a route that takes two hours, there and back) and a number of cross river routes with 5 minute frequency.

Something the "harbour" city could only dream of.
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Old November 17th, 2008, 01:07 PM   #108
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^ Oh and did I mention a ticketing system integrated with all forms of public transport in South East Queensland? Ticket prices 1/3 to 1/2 the price of Sydney tickets? Also a system that has been contracted out to a private company??

Guess it signifies just how poorly managed NSW is across the spectrum.
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Old November 17th, 2008, 01:11 PM   #109
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LOL we know its gone to the shitter zach.
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Old November 17th, 2008, 01:23 PM   #110
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Old November 17th, 2008, 09:45 PM   #111
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^ Oh and did I mention a ticketing system integrated with all forms of public transport in South East Queensland? Ticket prices 1/3 to 1/2 the price of Sydney tickets? Also a system that has been contracted out to a private company??

Guess it signifies just how poorly managed NSW is across the spectrum.
I have heard that the uptake of the go card has been higher than anticipated. I will be using one when I visit Brisbane from the end of the week.

Since the T-Card was ditched, nothing new has been proposed.
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Lol. Good work Zach. I really do like the Jetcats, but the CityCats are brilliant too.

Both are increadible ways to get to the CBD and without a doubt, the best way to commute.

Also, lets not forget that the CityCats will soon have free internet for uni students.
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Why should they provide it free for uni students? It should be free for everyone. Why should tax payers fund this? That's damn rude.
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Why should they provide it free for uni students? It should be free for everyone. Why should tax payers fund this? That's damn rude.
Its being funded by the University of Queensland, and made available for UQ, QUT and Griffith Students.
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and everyone has access to BCC and Translink websites, and can get open internet access if they have an account with UQ
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The citycats are excellent and comfy.

The seating on the jetcats arent as good as the hydrofoils. They had airline style seats in the old days.

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Its being funded by the University of Queensland, and made available for UQ, QUT and Griffith Students.
And ACU misses out
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Old November 18th, 2008, 11:16 AM   #117
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Old November 18th, 2008, 11:21 AM   #118
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And ACU misses out
A) ACU is how far from Brisbane? (unless they have one of them offices to just claim a "campus" in Brisbane, ie a computer lab)
B) I think the original article actually mentioned access for UQ and other universities, people would just mainly assume QUT and GU being the other majors in Brisbane.

Sydney Ferries would want to get their act together however. Not sure what the publicity would be like if Brisbane's citycats overtook them in patronage.
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Oh, can you just imagine that! That would be HUGE. Yeah, the original article in last monday's Mx said that the internet would be free for students of most universities, including QUT, Griffith and UQ. I wouldn't be surprised if ACU is allowed onto it.
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