Today I received a note in another thread from Drew who said:
I was riding the 512 home last night, and noticed a sign that read:
HELP AVOID SHORT TURNS – EXIT FROM THE REAR DOORS.
There. Short-turns are our fault.
Of course, exiting through the rear doors is written all over every surface vehicle — it does make boarding/alighting much faster … it could be done without the inference that we cause short-turns.
Now we KNOW on St. Clair, it can’t be traffic causing short-turns (or where, aside from St. Clair West Stn these turns take place), so it must be us.
I too saw this notice on a 504 King car.
Update: Joe Clark has supplied a photo of the sign.
I was sorely tempted to start a guerilla campaign of my own with signs saying “Manage headways, not schedules”, but I would probably be arrested for defacing TTC property. I won’t say anything about loading delays caused by three cars leaving the end of the line in a pack with the first one having to wait forever to board passengers at each stop.
Yes, passengers do need to move back, but that’s not the whole story.