Yesterday we saw that the sainted Traveline is wont to make you walk away from City Centre stops t6o catch your bus to Rininglow. There is a reason, not a good one, but it can be explained.
The places highlighted above in red are WRONG in various ways; and they don't match the map. But it is the timetable that gives the game away. Here is the lunchtime outward trip from Traveline ...
T M Travel produce a leaflet with outward and inward journeys positioned so that the user can follow the timings to and from.
& the bafflement of two Bents Greens (which are, in effect, the same place). Then show times from, say, Common Lane (the stop after Bents Green at the start of the loop) all that way back into town.
This would mean you would register two journeys round the loop and thus have to operate duplicate buses.
Nonsense. The Traffic commissioners have no authority over the presentation of public printed or on-line material; indeed bus operators have no legal obligation to produce any public timetables. The commissioners may wish to "advise" but their statutory duty is to file and publish the registration. If the Traffic Commission cannot understand loops and the needs of the public, he/she should be sacked forthwith!
Journey planners would show two journeys and confuse the public.
Nonsense again. The only people who would find duplicate journeys are the crowds travelling within the loop. Because such journeys must,usually, be one way only it would be rare for a journey planner to produce double answers. Maybe crowds will flock to travel from Common Lane to Long Line?Journey planners produce enough nonsense anyway without worrying about this minor technicality.
If these solution cause angst, then T M Travel could register the whole route as a "circular".Seemples.
So who is to blame?
The fault lies with everybody's over-reliance on technology and a failure to operate the best computer ever designed, namely the human brain. fbb knows from conversations with TSY staff that there are those within the organisation who know what garbage their deep throat computer systems spew out year after year. Some of these people read fbb's blogs!