成員 藍于惠


 (國際商務學系四年級)

                                    Transport in Australia

 

Australia's cities public transportation is very convenient: busestrainsferriestrams are the daily life of local residents for transport. Apart from the taxiother public transport have timetablethe timetable can be made on the Official Website or Tourist information Station in various spots.

 

The Australia traffic control is good, facilitates also is punctual, the pilot and the inspectors very are all friendly .The populace transportation vehicle has the public vehicle, the train, the aviation, but some cities have the cable car and the ferryboat, other also have the taxi, private car, bicycle and minority motorcycle. Generally speaking, Australia's populace transport very conveniently, no matter the public vehicle, the train, aviation each route all has the timetable, may arrive various transportations unit claim.

 

If the Australian path travel in the left side, the overseas public figure drives in the locality, may hold the international driving license or register for local the driver's license, various states have its own driver's license test system, other any nationality driving license is all invalid. The taxi in Australia also is 24 hours services, certainly in this vast territory with a sparse population state, most convenient belongs to the private car. The average each Australia family has one to two vehicles, but as a result of the terrain relations and the leisure life need, is extremely common in the Australian automobile.

 

Although drives in this sparse population country very conveniently, does not have pain of the traffic jam, but may not lower one's guard, the traffic regulations are follow strictly in Australia, after the severe prohibition liquor drives in particular. Moreover regardless of is the pilot or the passenger, no matter the front seat or the back seat, all stipulation is a safety belt. The Australian various states cities all have the very good path and the aviation network joint, therefore makes a long journey very to be also convenient .Concerns this aspect information to be possible directly to the railroad, the airline, the bus company, the sightseeing bureau or the travel agency claim and the localization. Also has giving favored treatment to sometimes regarding student's long distance traveling which puts crease in it.

                                                                            


 

Transport in Brisbane

 

Although Brisbane is Australia's third  citybut that is Australia's famous tourist a resort city . Brisbane attract many various countries' tourist every year.

 

Therefore, the diversity and convenience of transport is very important in Brisbane.

 

 

Following is the transport introduction in Brisbane:

 

 

City Buses:

 

The body of a bus is yellow-white in Brisbane , which  travel between the suburbs and the urban areas of the network of communication is complex.

 

Remember to have a map with you all the time and before you jump on a bus, read the bus route and the direction clearly.

 

There are also a telephone number and website of the transport department for you to reach all the route and timetable at each bus station, you can see a electronic screen that show you the next bus route and arrival time.

 

Brisbane bus  large use of gas buses, reduce air pollution, traffic and more quiet.

 

Tickets are divided into the single votes10 votesmonthly passes and a wide range of choices, that passengers could be required to buy their own fares to more concessions.

 

City Buses from the city centre axle divided into 1 of the votesparagraph 2with 3 of the votesparagraph 4with 5 of the votes of distinction.

 

The Loop:

 

Brisbane City provides the free loop bus that people can travel in city without costing any money. The loop is coming every 10 minutes, started from Queensland University of Technology, then Government precinct, Queen St Mall, City Hall, Central Station,
Wharf Street, Riverside
, Eagle Street Pier, Stamford Plaza, Botanic Garden then back to QUT.

 

 


 

City Train:

 

Central Station and
Roma Street
are main stations in Brisbane city, especially Roma Street Station which is the main station for transferring for any types of transports included bus and train. City train is most convenience transport in Brisbane, you can go anyway just by catching city train, even the place you traveling is located outside of Brisbane such as Sunshine Coast, Gold Coast, Ipswich and Moreton. Moreover you can even use the train to Brisbane Airport. During the off-peak time, the price is nearly half less than the peak time, so people can pay less to use the transport. City train is most convenient and economical way for people using for traveling.

 

Ferries:

 

The Brisbane River surround most of the place in Brisbane, therefore catch the ferries is more convenient than the buses. The ferries has many routing that not only for the passengers for working and schooling but also for visitors to enjoy the special sight of the river.

 

City Sights Tours:

 

City sights tours is traveling in the inner city. Bus is coming every 45 minutes. City sights tour travels in a regular route included 19 stops and each stop is Brisbane City’s most popular scenic spot.

 

Taxi:

 

The taxi service point could be found at central station, shopping centre, and hotels. It is also necessary to call a taxi before leave home. Usually, the taxi car use 4000CC type which is very comfortable to catch. There is a Maxi Taxi which could fit 11 passengers but these will not in the taxi service point and will need to telephoned for booking.

 


 

Transport in Sydney

 

Sydney is the World Exemplary Capital, it is also the City famous for tour and vacation.  Every year it attracts a great quantity of tourists around the world.  Transportation of Sydney is multiple and convenience, including buses, rail, ferries, light rail and the Explorer which is special for tourists, and so on.

 

Following is the transport introduction in Sydney:

 

 

Sydney Monorail:

 

Monorail has appropriative railway that connects urban and Darling Harbour.   The monorail leaves every 3-5 minutes and does the circuit. All the stop stations are in the centre of the urban.

 

Sydney Buses:

 

The car body that the upper part is white and underside is blue is the arresting sign. It had complex network through urban to suburban. You had better bring map with yourself and check through the route and direction before you get into the buses.

 

Sydney Explorer:

 

The cerise body is quiet arresting.  It takes approximately one hour and thirty minutes to do the circuit, and every15 minutes offer one explorer.  Explorer offers the major sightseeing tour’s spots.  Tourists can get into and off explorer at any station in one day and can visit the town by themselves.

 

Sydney Light Rail:

 

Metro Light Rail is Sydney's newest transport system.  Light rail around central station, runs from here to Darling Harbour and Chinatown, which the route is total 3.6 kilometer, and light rail works 24hours.  It leaves every 8~15 minutes to send off a train and there are 10 stations along the way.

 

City Rail:

 

Car is double-decked.  It is almost underground when through city circle.  The vehicle divides into regular and cannonball train and you have to check what you want to take before getting into.  In addition, the train also reach Sydney airport.

 

Sydney Pass:

 

Sydney pass is suit to short-term tourist which effectiveness divides into 3 days, 5 days and 7 days.  It is the pass for travel many times as will at one term.  Visitors can not only take buses to airport, express and explorer, but also ferries.  Tickets can be bought at ticket window of any transportation.

 

Bondi & Bay Explorer:

 

Tour bus of blue body rides from circular quay to seashore of city east, taking approximately 2 hours with 18 stop stations along the way.  It leaves 30 minutes to offer one explorer.  It is convenience to reach Double Bay and Bondi Beach.

 

Sydney Ferries:

 

If you want to go to the opposite bank of Sydney Bay, it prefers ferries to buses.  Except natives for going to work and school, there are many tourists. There drives 8 lines from Circular Quay.  When ferries moves slowly, you can enjoy the view of operate, bridge of Sydney Bay.

 

 

Water Taxi:

 

Basically, if you want to get any wharf of bank, calling for ship and you will be fetch by the place you want.  Therefore, the water taxi is available at any time and does not limited by car’s schedule.

 

Taxi:

 

Taxi services passengers along the road in urban; there are taxi request stations around train station, shopping mall and hotel.  When you leave home, it takes the way of calling taxi.

 


 

Foreign student's transportation vehicle

 

    The foreign student is generally depends on the bus dot bicycle dot train and the walk in Australia's transportation. The common foreign student are few buys the automobile in addition, because above transportation way usually needs by the foot manipulation .The Australian public vehicle school grade order all has the indication in various bus stops and the station sign front, travels by essential must look first the timetable goes out again, only then cannot waste and so on the public vehicle time .But the weekend legal holiday school grade order are less, some lines even weekend the legal holiday opens.

 

Bus:

 

After here bicycle is boards tells the driver you the destination, pays money on the scene buys the ticket .Some bus system may purchase first in a number of sheets week the general ticket, the price compares the preferential benefit .The pedestrian quite receives the courteous reception in Australia, even if you only have planned the street, so long as passes through a preceding station in the pedestrian, the left right incoming vehicle can stop lets you cross first (somewhat big city not necessarily to be suitable).

 

Bicycle:

 

The bicycle in Australia also is one of transportation vehicles which the Taiwan student most likes. Because studies abroad the student who and studies away from home to be many, therefore steals the bicycle the atmosphere to be very abundant, suggested you are careful suitably for. The bicycle is must ride in this on the street, cannot ride on the sidewalk (locomotive also is).Moreover, when near dusk or weather darkness, front stipulated the bicycle knight essential lightens the headlight, moreover in the body or the vehicle rear area essential installs a red flash caution light.

 

Following for foreign student when Australian travel can choose transportation way:

 

Airplane:      

 

Australia is vast in territory, if studies abroad wants the entire Australia to walk thoroughly, only if has the unnecessary time, otherwise best tours Australia by the enplane way. Within the boundaries of Australia has two airline - Australia aviation and Australia settles the Czechoslovakia aviation. Australian navigation (Quantas-QF) is Australia biggest international and the domestic service airline, Virgen Blue-DJ mainly is engaged in the domestic passenger transportation route. All has international and the domestic airport in Australian each big city, every day the international flight which flies from Asia has Hong Kong country Thai, Singapore Airline, Taiwan Evergreen week 3 classes and so on .Is intense as a result of the international airway competition, often can appear the international section to be also cheaper than the Australian domestic section. If comes Australia is the short-term sightseeing travel, is purchases the Australian navigation internationally compared with the economical method in yours locus with Australia's within the boundaries of connection ticket, like this you can enjoy within the boundaries of Australia the airplane ticket preferential price, because the foreign country airline forbid strictlys managing within the boundaries of Australia the route.

 


 

Train:   

Builds the train sightseeing in beautiful Australia is a very interesting matter, on the comfortable quick train, the passenger may see to the full the Australian character and style. Liked Li Si Quanzhi Darwin cross state track line oneself finishing in last September, completes the Australian person's hundred years dream, enabled Australia to become in the world only simultaneously to have the spread-eagle thing and the penetration north and south two railroad countries. In Australian any train station, all may subscribe to the Australian each place ticket. Order form special line: 13 2232, the passenger may also purchase the train coupon ticket .Must pay attention is buys the ticket the time, because ticket sells the ticket time-sharing peak-time ticket price and off in Australian single and daily the return the peak ticket price. Buys in the working day coming and going to work peak time is the peak-time ticket price, it compared to the off-peak ticket price which buys in the non-peak time or the holiday on expensive about 40%.Everybody may buy the ticket in the non-peak time, then travels by in the peak time, so may save some moneys.

 

Bus:    

 

    The bus spreads the line entire Australia, on the vehicle has well appointed, namely comfortable, convenient also is economical. The Australian two big bus companies (Greyhound Pioneer Australia) and Mai Kaofu enlighten (the McCafferty') bus company for the Australian Grayhound cutting edge bus, they all can provide the international passenger integrity the traveling schedule. Also has the small bus company within the boundaries of Australia, its main management scope or communicates between two city travel routes for the single cities travel .The usual these bus ticket price is more inexpensive than Firefly

 


 

Taxi:   

 

    Australian vast territory with a sparse population, especially in certain places, because lacks the populace transportation vehicle, rents a car is a good way. Australia has the extremely perfect highway network, each main airfield station and the town center all have provide rent a car the service, but best makes an appointment beforehand. Australia has very rents a car the company to be possible to choose, but various collects fees the situation to be different, biggest four are Budget, Hertz, Alvis and Thrifty .Majority rents a car the company to be able to provide the traveling area correlation map dot guide and the suggestion.

       

 

Transportation knowledge

 

Australia's direction of travel and China are opposite, use the " writing from right to left to make ", but the pedestrian has three conditions through the street: Its one in the urban district and the business district and so on the lively region, the pedestrian street has had to leave the good by-way, the pedestrian waits for according to the signal light instruction street or the pause; Its two in shopping center and so on pedestrian many places, so long as the pedestrian on the zebra crossing, any vehicles must stop down lets the pedestrian pass; Its three in the inhabited area and so on the unusual pedestrian's place, after the pedestrian may observe the state of roads to go through the street.

 

On the Australian map “
High Way
”, refers to the highway, but is “the main federal highway” meaning. But “
Motor Way
” as well as “
Free Way
” is the automobile special-purpose road.

 

The transportation vehicle uses the matters needing attention include: Travels by from the young guest regulation or the taxi, all passengers must match the belt safety belt, ride the bicycle to have to have one's eyes tested and wear glasses on the safety helmet, the train as well as the bus and the cable car do not have the diet and so on.

 

Long-distance passenger transportation (Coach) or rides the train all is a Taiwan student very good choice way. The passenger transportation is cheap, the train is quick .No matter is the train ticket or the guest shipping ticket, the round trip ticket all ratio buys the one-way ticket to need to take into account many.