Stagecoach's new website will be
launching on Monday 27th July.
UPDATED Only it isn't. A subsequent staff newsletter, published last Friday, was a bit coy about "Launch Date". It announced a "delay until early August".
As you can imagine, creating a new site from scratch to cover all 18 of our operating companies has been mammoth task that has involved a dedicated Stagecoach team, a number of external agencies and input from all of the operating companies.
Confirming "Seaton" (because fbb lives there and already knows), the three Stagecoach routes are listed ...
Then there is the 53.
But there are few minor problems here, however.
When it was first tendered this trip was designed to fill a gap in X53 timings from and to Exeter connecting with an X53 at Seaton. The connecting journey has long since gone and the 53 should have gone with it. Nevertheless, showing it without some explanation is unhelpful in the extreme. When it did serve a "useful purpose" it was always included in First's leaflets.
Because Seaton is at the edge of Stagecoach's Devon network, we only get a rudimentary map ...
And another, general, question. Will we see improvements from
Ipswich Buses' present livery is so "outré" that fbb had forgotten that the town's buses were once quite "distinguished".