Just to complete the picture, here is an aerial view of Little Houghton. Buttercross Drive is marked with a Google Maps letter "A", and the former entrance to the pit, plus bus stop and winding wheel are at the obvious layby cum turning loop on the left.
fbb is sure that many people wanting to get to Buttercross Drive will be happy to go to a retail park in Ayrshire as a viable alternative. Confidence is beginning to evaporate like the dew in the early morning sun. Very poetic by not very practicable.
fbb chooses No. 8 for obvious reasons.
Option 2 : 1110 service 218 and a 6 minute change at Darfield for service 33 and an 18 minute walk
Total journey time : 50 minutes
You can also tell your friends that you enjoyed sitting on the bus just as it was going to jump. They will be both impressed and bewildered.
Assuming that you have the choice of all five options; which journey would you take? You will need to set the "risk" of tight connection times against possible long walks. It might be pouring with rain! You might prefer one through journey but taking much longer.
fbb invites comments and will follow up with further debate from Monday.
Next Blog : due Monday February 13th