And what's un-real time?
And do you know when they are coming?
So why do they put up real time screens, if people like you know when the bus is coming?
“Even though First’s numbers 29 and 30 services are being withdrawn, the number 31 service operated by Meridian will provide a service every 15 minutes along this route.”
"However, bus routes and services adjust to reflect changing needs and the signs are there ready to be used.”
Pleasantly pointless pompous political platitude number 456. And, talking of politics, what does the local councillor have to say about this?
Stagecoach's replacement route 12 will exactly follow First's present route but out and back via Dallington Road, omitting Gladstone Road (southern end) completely. Quite what Councillor Eales thinks it will be doing is anybody's guess.
"With respect to Meridian’s vehicles, they aren’t adequate for senior citizens or disabled people."
fbb protests vehemently. fbb is a pensioner (aged 68) and is not yet totally decrepit. (Getting that way!) Merdian's buses are more than adequate for loadsa senior citizens. Have you read their web site, Councillor Eales?
Can you read the last sentence above? Have you ever been on a Meridian bus?
Have you ever been on a bus?
"There are many elderly and disabled people who live in and around the Gladstone Road area and to deny them an accessible bus service is wholly unacceptable. We entrust these private companies to provide transport services to the people of the county and we have a moral obligation to ensure such services put bus users first and not profit.”
Councillor; that is drivel! Meridian Bus is in business to make a profit and for no other reason. If you insist on anything special that the company cannot or need not supply, your legal (not moral) obligation is to pay for it. That is the inevitable consequence of 27 years of privatisation and deregulation of the bus industry.
And there are real time screens on the Dallington Road section of the route, aren't there?
Well, aren't there?