Thirty two minutes, stop-to-stop!
The next train northwards is only 20 minutes away. Island Line runs two trains an hour spaced at 20 and 40 minutes because when the track was "rationalised" (trimmed to the bone) it was to allow for a 20 minute frequency. The layont of passing places makes a simple "every 30" impossible.
Before the TUC** writes in to tell all, fbb is fully aware that a connection in, effectively, zero time is beyond the wit of journey planners and rightly so. But, and this is the point, it is not beyond the wit of a local telephone enquiry service.
Which technology would encourage folk to travel with contented confidence; a mindless computer or a very nice man (or lady, of course) at the end of a local phone line?
And which is more likely to increase revenue for the bus company?
** Traveline Users Club (?)
Next Blog : due Friday March 16th