Seaton to Branscombe
But Traveline is changing. It has gone National. The new front end at www.traveline.info answers national enquiries. Oh yes!
Bath to Winsley.
And didn't fbb explain it all on March 2nd, the day it all started? TWO WEEKS AGO! See "Service 265, Simply Broke at Limpley Stoke" (read again). What is worse is that Traveline South West's regional site, although incorrect at first, is now showing the diverted 265 and shuttlebus correctly on their journey planner.
Now for the really bad news.
Correspondent Mr Aloysius Mole (may thanks, Al) has revealed a stunner.
The big bus groups are to open a national call centre to replace (?) the regional Traveline offices. This will save money, they claim. But, buses are essentially local transport; Traveline areas are far too large already and the above example already suggests that a national service is going to be of poor quality. fbb was given a hint that this was on the cards a couple of years ago but his informant did not have he full details; but now ...
It gets worse!
Exeter to Bude
To give out local information
For a bit of background, blogged in 2011 well before plans for the useless Northgate were mooted, see "Bulldoze the Blighted Bus Station" (read again).
Of course, we now know that there is no developer for the Greyfriars bombsite.
Replacing Western Greyhound
fbb guesses that delays in publishing information are being caused by having an over-engineered national web site with limited local access or control. Perhaps a lesson to learn?
Back to the Traveline decision again!