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Old January 10th, 2018, 10:41 AM   #3701
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Printed timetables are so outdated in the world of apps and everybody-with-a-smarpthone-at-hand...
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Old January 10th, 2018, 11:20 AM   #3702
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Printed timetables are so outdated in the world of apps and everybody-with-a-smarpthone-at-hand...
I know a lot of people who still have an ordinary mobile phone only, and sometimes even no mobile phone at all ; and no internet connection at home.

Lots of people who were already old when internet was made available to the general public did not make the transition, and will most probably never do.

May be in a couple of decades you will be able to assume that everyone is connected, but not today yet.
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Old January 10th, 2018, 12:34 PM   #3703
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And timetables help for brand recognition, too, helpful in a competitive market.
Say you buy a ticket at the counter and with it you receive a timetable, surely its redundant, but brand awareness increases, not only for the branding, but for the swag, freebies are always welcome and make you appreciate the company. In 2019/20/21 rail will be liberalised in Europe, so that could come in handy.
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Old January 10th, 2018, 02:27 PM   #3704
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Printed timetables are so outdated in the world of apps and everybody-with-a-smarpthone-at-hand...
Almost everyone has a smartphone and there is a myriad of apps available. That is also their downfall. Most people have a car, but it does not mean that they have good vehicles (some certainly do not have a clue and are not able to drive them properly). Some cities/regions/countries have many apps for their respective areas. Which app is the correct one? Just like printed timetables, many apps are poorly laid out, confusing and possibly misleading.

The app I need to use for nearby Queensland public transport is hopeless because the station I need most is across the border in New South Wales and can not be searched for in a straight forward manner. Routing options suggest I cross the nearby border into Queensland and then catch the transport there, ignoring the immediate area where I arrive from my hometown.

With a printed timetable, a person is able to write on them, highlighting relevant stations or routes and they can be quick to hand in a pocket to refer to. They can be relied on regardless of your phones battery level or signal strength.

Trust me, I am tech savvy, I research the hell out of any city I plan to visit. I am a fanatic of Google Maps and various apps. Yet even I am reluctant to download a specific app for a specific place just because I might be in a certain place for a short time. All apps and printed timetables are simply aids and neither should be totally relied on, as they all have their benefits and value to all people.
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Old January 10th, 2018, 03:06 PM   #3705
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DB app is quite neat.
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Old January 19th, 2018, 06:41 PM   #3706
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Hi friends!!!

Last year I was in Denmark and I had the opportunity to cross the øresund bridge from København to Malmö.
It was an enriching experience, not only because of the trip under and over the sea, but because of the cultural changes, the landscapes, the people ... It was very nice, here I leave a small video of the bridge !!

A greeting

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Old January 20th, 2018, 01:09 PM   #3707
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Did that island exist before tunnel&bridge?
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Old January 20th, 2018, 07:11 PM   #3708
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The Pepper islet (so named for the original Salt Islet nearby) is artificial and off-limit except for the tunnel/bridge.
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So... is there any point until you can be fined by one or other police?
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