Box to Box
... had a surprise when a Fox jumped on board, casually walked down the aisle and sat on the back seat of the bus. The fox remained on board for some 10 minutes resisting encouraging attempts for it to exit the bus.
First Bus driver, Ken Ball, said it was one of the strangest incidents in his 19 year career driving buses. "I stopped at the bus stop at The Windjammer on Canvey ...
Thanks to the First bus people in Essex for the story. And, yes, the last picture is contrived!
Of the populi kind.
Back in July, fbb was reporting on changes to service 10 in York which resulted in an utterly daft frequency of every 35 minutes (read again).
First York has today announced an improvement package of bus service changes from 22 November driven by feedback from customers, staff and local discussions with City of York Council.
The changes include:
Revised service 1 timetable to improve reliability
Service 4 operating between Acomb and York only (Osbaldwick & University now covered by service 6) with new timetable to improve reliability
Service 6 returning to the previous route serving the University of York and the Hospital
Revised 'clockface' timetable on service 10
New early journeys from Bishopthorpe & Dunnington
The change from 22nd November will put service 10 back to a bus every 30 minutes and sanity is restored;as are some early journeys from Dunnington withdrawn earlier in the year. The servce 4 and service 6 changes represent a de-linking of a dubious link introduced when First snaffled the University contract.
fbb likes the phrase "driven by feedback from customers" which is bus operator newspeak for ...
And, talking of Sheffield, fbb will be visiting his former home city NEXT WEEK to sample the changes for real.
Should be great fun / thoroughly depressing - delete where inapplicable.
Readers will remember fbb's enthusiasm for the downloadable App for bus services in Delhi. See Goodness Gracious Me! (episode 1 indeed) [read again] and Goodness Gracious Me! (episode 2 indeed) [read again]. fbb is meeting a computer whizz-kid next week (busy week!) to explore the possibility of using the old man's xephos experience to develop something similar for the UK. VERY SPECULATIVE!
Have you worked out what "Partnership" means yet?
What is the difference between an 8 and an 8A?
How many 8/8A buses call at Woodhouse Cross Street?
After 0626 how can you get to Birley Lane?
Is Hillsborough Leisure Centre at Hillsborough?
Do you run any buses via Neepsend?
Does the 8/8A run to/from Ecclesfield - or not?