In place of direct competition on service 52, we have Optio Red, similar to Orange but one notch left on the rainbow dial.
What sort of partnership is this?
Furthermore the Stagecoach conductors selling tickets at the busy stops off-bus are selling them at £1.00 or £1.30, and these tickets can then be used on First journeys, to the benefit of passengers and causing loss of revenue to First!
** Once upon a time bus companies could recover all the Excise Duty paid on their fuel. The percentage recoverable has been reduced over the years and, rebranded as Bus Service Operators Grant, a further 20% reduction is due in April 2012. This will make fuel, thus bus fares, more expensive. A good way, Mr Cleggeron, to encourage the use of Public Transport!
Next Blog : due Saturday January 21st