So here is the challenge.
... is superb in every way, timetables, maps and even an explanation of how to read a timetable.
Bus service number 585
Greenock, Inverkip, Wemyss Bay, Largs, Fairlie, West Kilbride, Seamill, Ardrossan, Saltcoats, Stevenston, Irvine, Prestwick, Ayr.
Right and successor (in part) to the Clyde Coast service of old. Evenings are numbered 585A.
Bus service number 18
Largs, Kilbirnie, Beith, Johnstone Centre, Elderslie, Paisley Centre, Renfrew, Braehead Shopping Centre.
Wrong : no such service; no such operator. Arriva sold out to McGills earlier this year. Do McGills run an 18 - NO. McGills aquisition of Arriva is subject to a deferred decision by the Competition Commission, so repainting of buses into the new owners' livery has ceased. So Arriva-like vehicles still pass the flat! Is fbb's brain playing up, or was the number 18 used to the "Largs Local" route in "Western" days?
Bus service number 901
Glasgow, Port Glasgow, Greenock ,Gourock, Largs.
Wrong (but partly Right ) : The 901 is now run by McGills. Citylink (not City Link) have not run to Largs for a few years.
Bus service number 17
Largs, Kilbirnie, Glengarnock, Beith, Paisley, Partick, Glasgow.
Wrong : Riverside operates a local service in Paisley numbered 17. DJ International is a company operating tours to the Far East, possibly a different DJ International from the purveyors of the erstwhile route 17.
Bus service number [numbers not given]
Largs to Greenock town centre, one route goes via IBM, another via Gourock. Other stops include Skelmorlie, Wemyss Bay and Inverkip.
Right (sort of) : McGills operate services 901, 904, 906, 906X and 908 between Largs, Gourock, Greenock and Glasgow.
Braehead Express Service [number not given]
Largs, Kilbirnie, Lochwinnoch and Braehead Shopping Centre/IKEA.
Wrong (but was Right until sometime in May this year) : The company is in severe financial trouble and its service from Largs no longer operates. It is/was numbered 66, but the way. Pity, fbb was looking forward to a quality ride on a vehicle like this:-
So far, then, the "local" source of on-line information doesn't win many Brownie Points.
But there's more!
Continuing with considerable clicking, and with a little more perseverance, we find the National Rail Onward Travel Map ...
New information needs to be uncovered for additional routes (possibly):-
40 : 45 : 576 : 578 : 800 (904 and 908 do not appear)
Further research is clearly necessary so, next we need to look at Traveline and SPT [Strathclyde Parternership for Transport]. Fbb will save that excitement for later.
Today (Sunday) is scheduled for a relaxing inactive day with Church in the morning, a stroll to the Pencil ...