"There's no location for G-live, do you have a postcode?"
"All I know is that it is on London Road"
"It's a long road; hold on and I will google it"
Now that is helpful; well done! But, another lengthy pause...
"When do you want to travel?"
"I don't know yet, I just want to know how frequent the buses are."
Pause. Traveline doesn't seem able to look up a timetable; only search for specific journeys. But fbb tries to be helpful.
"Try at about 1230"
"There's an Arriva service 36 from the station at 1230"
"And how frequent are they?"
"They are roughly every half an hour."
Actually every 20 minutes. And not roughly!
"And they leave from outside the Station?"
"Yes from Guildford Station stop C"
And where is stop "C", the enquirer might ask? To resolve this fbb had to delve into the depths of the National Rail station information pages and come up with their stop location plan. Whether the casual enquirer would be able to find this is very debatable. Certainly Mrs fbb and Julia would not have the foggiest. Even if they had obtained a copy of this diagram, it it lacking sufficient detail for easy use in a real live situation - by people who have never been to Guildford before.
Would the Arriva service 36 timetable help?
Go to the obvious page on Arriva's web site, headed Timetables and Tickets, and there is absolutely nothing about timetables! You need to click on "Timetables and Maps", silly!
fbb's confuser brought up a page for Arriva Midlands. Very helpful for a Guildford query.
fbb thinks this is because his last query was for a service in Leicester. So back to square one. Although there is nothing to tell you, you need to click on ...
... "Route Info" and then "South East" to stand a chance of finding Guildford or its service 36.
But which 36? Again, when you know, one is a summary of all services from the bus station to the University area and the other is a route 36 specific leaflet. But unless you are local and have a map, you don't know.
So we are nearly there!
All we have to do now is to find stop "C" at Guildford Station, work out where the Station fits on Arriva's timetable, work out where G-Live might be and make the simple journey from Station to Theatre. To provide the final piece of the jigsaw, Mrs fbb and Julia could download the Arriva route map.