Anyway, back to the timetable. It has 14 journeys of which 10 are non standard. The oddities are shaded according to days of operation.
Even if the colours worked (which they don't) the complications of the timetable are beyond the intellectual abilities of even the most experienced omnibologist. First Bus have been challenged about this and their response is feeble. "We need to save space to get everything into our new network timetable book."
Tosh. Or at least partial tosh. The ludicrously complex timetable needs two pages (⅓ A4) for each direction; one for timetable and one for notes. So how about two timetable pages with the notes alongside? Still two pages each way but less mess! (click on timetable to enlarge it)
Or, even better, print the timetable book on A5 pages, then the service will fit neatly on one page for each direction.
Or, even more betterer, redesign the timetable to remove some of the mess at source. Be a lot less mean and run the whole enhanced timetable from May 24th to the end of August. Financially things would, perhaps, be a bit grim for five weeks in June but a simple presentation might actually attract a few extra customers. Now that would be a bit revolutionary for First.
And while you are at it, First, let's have two route numbers and two colours on the route map. Then the extra potential passengers might, as an added bonus, be able to work out where they are going.
Now, dear reader, of you are still awake (possibly) and if you have followed all this (unlikely) turn to Traveline and you will find ...
Time for those tranquilisers again.