Eclipse buses carry 100,000th passenger
Competition, Collusion or Collapse at Rochdale : part two
Is this the start of the price war? Which operator will crack first; First or JPT? Can First stand more pain than JPT? The "City" men in grey suits are not at all pleased with First's performance and want to see them make more money. It's a tough one, isn't it.
Until hostilities are replaced with some kind of (illegal) "deal" or retrenchment by the interloper, it's a huge bargain for Rochdale residents whichever company they use. Day return by bus to Manchester, £2.80. Day return by train, £3.90 off peak BUT a whopping £7.20 at Monday to Friday peak times. Journey time by bus 49 minutes; journey time by train 14 to 20 minutes. And First are offering network-wide availability at weekends. It's a tough one, isn't it.
How will it all end? Competition, Collusion or Collapse?
Answer to puzzle paragraph : it doesn't contain a letter "e". fbb (biged!) spotted it straight away.
And the boggart?
He is a mischievous little sprite who makes life difficult for all those who cross his cheeky little path. He works his malpractice in Boggart Hole Clough Park ...
... just off the main Rochdale Road. He probably travels on service 17 to get to work. Maybe he even has shares in JPT?