One other bus service, duly registered with the Traffic Commissioners and thus, theoretically at least, available to the public at large, runs every 20 minutes Monday to Friday daytime, every 30 minutes Saturdays and Sundays.
Because that is the big problem with Watford Junction bus station. Finding your way around!
We arrive at Watford Junction railway station. No 3 son advises that a substantial majority of bus passengers are interchanging to or from train. The first thing that greets you is a Hertfordshire epip. This mischievous little creature ...
Sadly there is no bus timetable information whatsoever at Watford Junction. Neither is there any enquiry facility or even a minimalistic leaflet rack in the station. Of course you could look at the Watford network map, similar to that available on-line ...
Sometimes the panel simply says "refer to printed timetable" which, like the yeti, bigfoot and the Holy Grail is a mythical concept unavailable anywhere near the ePIP. But on a good day, with a following wind, you get something like this:-
South Harrow, Bus [Station],
Hemel Hempstead Rail [Station],
Rickmansworth, Berry [Lane Estate Oakfield],
Watford Clarendon [Road],
... to confuse us. Perhaps. It follows the we need to know and understand the whole route to find any intermediate destination.
Which bus, for example, would take fbb to Edgware?
Then, this crude departure list is in time order [NOT "real time" but scheduled departure time] and displays about 30 minutes worth of buses during the main part of the day; possibly not enough for customer confidence. Whilst it pains fbb to write positively about South Yorkshire PTE, their main departure board at
So, by some feat of mind reading, we have discovered that the bus to Edgware is the 258 (have a chocolate peanut!), all we need to do is to find stand 3.
Let the adventure begin!