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Question Ski Tube Times & Time Tables

Discussion in 'Perisher' started by skifree, Jul 26, 2019.

  1. skifree

    skifree Sort of old & definitely grey Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    One again the Perisher app excels in it's demonstration of being written by somebody a long way away who has no idea about the topic.

    It's really nice in that it tells you what time the ski train leaves but to does not tell you how long it takes or what what time it arrives.

    So if you want to work back from your appointment time in Perisher to determine what train to target trying to catch you can't.

    So how long does the B Flat to P train take. And I'll do the math after that.
     
  2. Marty_McSly

    Marty_McSly Backwards to the future! Ski Pass: Gold

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    The BF to P train arrives about 2 minutes before the corresponding P to BC train leaves.

    IIRC it's about 12 minutes, but you should be able to join the dots.
     
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  3. skifree

    skifree Sort of old & definitely grey Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    You know it always seems longer than 12 minutes.

    12 minutes, you’re sure?
     
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  4. skifree

    skifree Sort of old & definitely grey Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    PS change your avatar, it's making me twitch.
     
  5. Nidecker

    Nidecker One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Pretty sure BF to Perisher is quicker than the downhill. Cant remember why I know this??? But yes, wouldn't that timing be useful info
     
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    D-eye Photographer and skier Moderator

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    uphill is quicker, sub 15 but can't recall what exactly. downhill is about 20, it travels slower and it has the stop on the way down to let the uphill train pass (on the 20 minute part of the timetable) and always seems longer.
     
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  7. Jonathan_P

    Jonathan_P Hard Yards

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    Travel it a lot, never timed it but always feels about 10-15 mins on way up. 20 mins plus on the way down although seems longer sometimes.
     
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  8. Marty_McSly

    Marty_McSly Backwards to the future! Ski Pass: Gold

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    Just timed the midday tube from BF. Just over 9 minutes platform to platform.

    Don't forget that boarding closes a minute before scheduled departure times.
     
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    Legs Akimbo Grumblebum Ski Pass: Gold

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    The up and down times have to be identical. Those passing sidings...
     
  10. D-eye

    D-eye Photographer and skier Moderator

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    No they don't. They just have to get to the passing siding at roughly the same time.
     
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    person s Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    or one arrives and waits for the other
    usually the downhill train gets there first
     
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    D-eye Photographer and skier Moderator

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    The downhill one always waits for the uphill one ;)

    (at least on the runs where they have to use it. It's been a few years since I caught a downhill run on the 30 minute timetable, but from memory they don't use it on those, only on the 20 minute timetable.)
     
  13. J_busworth

    J_busworth One of Us

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    On the uphill the train arrives at PV 2 minutes before the next one departs = 10 minute trip time
    On the downhill, the train takes a different amount of time depending on the time of day. When its on the 30 minute trip timetable, the train arrives at BF at the same time as the following uphill train leaves = 18 minute trip time. Its about 2 minute longer with the overtake, so say 20 minute trip time.

    I'll agree that the Perisher app is terrible for the times for the SkiTube. I am also now determined to time the SkiTube trip and report back!
     
  14. Snowfi

    Snowfi One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    30min low season timetable doesn't crossover so round trip BF up to PV and down again is less than 28 mins. 10 mins each way seems reasonable.

    Week before last uphill BF to PV was mistimed. Almost stopped on the bridge then on go slow waiting for downhill train to stop at crossover point. Took quite a bit to get up the hill from there. Might have been the same day every announcement played.
     
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    crackson A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    The cattle are gettin restless cletus.
     
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    The train going uphill has a significant quicker travel journey than the. downhill train.
    Its all relative to gravity and the distance that it takes to safely stop.
    A train going uphill requires a lot less energy to stop, even at twice the speed.
    It would stop quite quickly even without any braking , unlike a train running downhill.
     
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  17. GlenH

    GlenH Addicted Ski Pass: Silver

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    The 20 minute frequency timetable requires two trains running between Bullocks Flat & Perisher and they cross just before the tunnel.

    The 30 minute frequency timetable requires one train running between Bullocks Flat & Perisher.

    Both timetables require one train running between Perisher & Blue Cow - it just sits around longer on the 30 minute frequency.

    For those interested in the history of it, the reason they make you change trains at Perisher (compared to when it first opened and the trains continued through) is that when Perisher bought Blue Cow they figured that the only way to maximise line capacity at the (busier) Bullocks end was to keep the longer trains on the Bullocks end and use the short train on the Blue Cow end.

    There are a total of 11 carriages which can run in combinations of 2, 3 or 4 cars, so I believe typically 2 x 4 and 1 x 3.
     
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  18. Fandango

    Fandango Hard Yards

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    10 minutes up from BF to Perisher, 20 minutes to get down as power is generated and put back into the system when it goes downhill, this is why it takes longer to get down.
     
  19. Tonester

    Tonester Lift Line Nazi Ski Pass: Gold

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    yeh, bu they're not. Uphill faster than downhill. Ya know!
     
  20. GlenH

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