NORTHAMPTON BUS STATION UPDATE
As was obvious on the plans, the queueng area for bays 1to 4 is very small so infrequent services are going to use them (Which ones would they be?)
We are told that Stagecoach did not want any facilities provided for staff. (The councillors also believe in Father Christmas, the tooth fairy and that the moon is made of cheese).
Stagecoach's solution is to make as many services as possible cross-town so that they can use The Drapery. That's why the new facility s called an "interchange"; mostly, you won't be able to interchange there because many services will ignore it! (The repeat is intentional!)
Once it is open, we shall be able to confirm if it works by visiting at 1600 on the first Wednesday (market day) when the schools are open.
For background see "Bus Station Bludner : Not Big Enough" (read again)
"I have made an appointment at my therapist's as my memory is obviously failing and I must have imagined all those red buses with Northampton Corporation Transport and the borough coat of arms on the side ...
"Surely this cannot be another howler from the Keystone Cops of public relations; First Northampton Customer Service? Whatever will they tell us next weekend? Moir Lockhead invented television?
First Essex supplied Boudicca with chariots in Barbie livery in an early sponsorship deal?"
Thanks, Alan for your perceptive contribution; also for the basis of the first item (above) about the too-small bus
GWR BUS 110th ANNIVERSARY
The bloggosphere reveals that the First bus in celebratory GWR Livery is ...
... TT03 TRU, fleet number 42860, which crept chocolate-flavoured into Camborne depot late on Thursday night ready for yesterday's cavalcade (read again).