But today you would take First Bus service 10.
Not that long ago this ran every 20 minutes ...
Not so today.
Initial sound bites are positive ...
"Our aim is to continue attracting more people onto bus services through value for money fares, improving the quality of service and ensuring our network goes to the right places matching service levels with demand."
"Yeah. Right!", as they say.
fbb predicts the more passengers will desert service 10 and First will withdraw from the route completely within the next six months. That's how to attract more people onto bus services; cancel the 13 and make the 10 utterly incomprehensible.
As one blog correspondent suggested, "are the users of service 10 and 13 paying the price for expansion of the University services?"
And there was, of course, a previous battle of Stamford Bridge.
The Battle took place at the village of Stamford Bridge near York on 25 September 1066, between an English army under King Harold Godwinson and an invading Norwegian force led by King Harald Hardrada and the English king's brother Tostig Godwinson. After a bloody and horrific battle, both Hardrada and Tostig along with most of the Norwegians were killed. Although Harold Godwinson repelled the Norwegian invaders, his victory was short-lived: he was defeated and killed by the Normans at Hastings less than three weeks later. The battle has traditionally been presented as symbolising the end of the Viking Age.
What will be the long term outcome of the various bloody bus battles of York?