But first, yet another fbb grovel!
On journeys from Fulwood it is true that there is a stop in view of the Station entrance (Suffolk Road), but this is only reached after a tortuous circuit of the City Centre giving at least 12 minutes extra journey time when compared to alighting from service 40 on Paternoster Row. Most passengers for the Station reluctantly alight on Arundel Gate and walk down Howard Street, which at least is downhill.
This is a bit "technical" for an outsider to follow, but John (and the residents of S10) do have a point. The previous service 40 (more previously, service 60) ran to the bus station VIA a useful stop for the station and was much quicker.
Memo to fbb: get your research right before you write!
Despite fbb bludners, the core point is unchanged, Optio Orange is very far from a success for a significant number of passengers. What hope for Optio Red?
A revised network from 1938.
Next blog : due Thursday October 13th