Let us examine this particular improvement for the folk of Medway.
Improvement 1 Hempstead Road now gets a Loop bus every 30 minutes (previously a 113 every hour) but Pear Tree Lane and Hempstead Valley Drive drop from one 114 an hour to nowt, zilch, zero.
Improvement 2 The top bit of Maidstone Road drops from a 116 every 20 minutes to a Loop every 30 minutes.
Improvement 3 Deanwood Drive had a 116 every 20 minutes but now has a Loop every hour. This road does still have the more frequent 132, of course.
Improvement 4 Bredhurst Road and the bottom bit of Maidstone Road had a 113/114 on its terminal loop every 30 minutes; now has a both ways Loop every hour.
Improvement 5 The Loop now runs via Twydall ...
Improvement 6 The whole shebang is called The Loop irrespective of direction or route. To explain this to Joe and Josephine Public, the journeys will be colour coded as shown in the timetable. Here is the anti clockwise version.
There will be four variations of route (Blue Loop, Purple Loop, Red Loop and Yellow Loop), two running clockwise and two anti-clockwise, with variations to serve either Wigmore or Parkwood.
The publicity does not explain how these colours will be shown. Will there be LED panels on the screen, programed to show the different colours; or will there be a chunk of plastic balanced precariously in the windscreen? Fine until the "slip boards" get lost or broken. Our frequent commentator "Man of Kent" will doubtless explain all in due course!
Initial on-line publicity is a mess showing apologetic notes for some days now ...