Whilst fbb is unfamiliar with the detailed history of public transport to the University, he can remember that the main route down University Road has been numbered 4 (at times with 5) for some time.
However, for those unlucky souls who have to endure the expense and unreliability of the cumbersome purple monstrosities that represent the bus company’s inane view of the future (or ‘ftr’, if you’re twelve), it was a kick in the teeth from an organisation that has failed to keep its promises. Buses constantly arrive late, the mobile bus information system is vastly under-used and often wrong, and the malfunctioning ticket machines have been replaced by moody and impolite conductors, who take a huff at the idea of having to give change.
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York Sport Village, operated by York Sports Village LLP, is a community venture jointly funded by the University of York, City of York Council and Sport England and is open to all, to either ‘Pay and Play‘ or save money by becoming a member. Our prices are competitive enabling everyone, at all levels of ability, to benefit from our world-class facilities.
It really does bring a lump to the throat and a tear to the eye.
Never mind; back to the buses. Subsequently York Pullman sold their bus services to Transdev, by then the owner of nearby Harrogate and District. And to partly complete this incomplete history of buses to the Uni, fbb is reminded that when the First route 4 was de-ftr-ed, it was cut back to the original terminus at Heslington Hall, no longer extending to Heslington East.
Being a person of consummate bravery and always ready for a challenge, fbb chose to investigate the University's current bus services on a very (very!) wet Friday in early September while Mrs fbb was
The initial results of his intrepid and soggy travels will be revealed from tomorrow.