These aspects, combined with a Customer Service Charter, were developed to form the basis of the service 'Stagecoach Gold'.
Here is a timetable extract for the Stagecoach "replacement" ...
Thus it was that the fbbs drove their motor car (shame; but timings were unfavourable for bus all the way!) from Seaton to Torquay to ride the Gold route "Gold" to Totnes to join in with the official launch. The Stagecoach invitation email did suggest using this opportunity to test the brand but failed to offer free travel OR details of where to alight from the motorised nugget.
WRONG! The first part of the day was simply a ...
Stagecoach Gold route "Gold" doesn't stop at Totnes Bridgetown because it doesn't go that way. It runs via Westonfields and stops at Pathfields (map, centre). This problem turned out to be irrelevant as fbb and Mrs spent some 40 minutes touring the mysteries of Torquay and failing totally to find the correct car park. This despite painstaking research on the Torbay Council car parks web site pages. The trouble is that you need to know which car park you want in order to read information which will help you find the car park you want.
Should have gone
Advice to those seeking to visit Torquay and park there:-
The fbb's abandoned their planned ride on Stagecoach Gold "Gold" and drove on to Totnes for the launch celebrations ...
More nuggets tomorrow
Credit where credit is due!