Would it be an indication of management enthusiasm to say that the PTE and the two bus companies had sent their "B list" celebrities?
I went to Doncaster, en route to London. A display and table had been set up in Frenchgate Interchange where one could obtain copies of the new Partnership Route Map (hurray!). Leaflets listing the changes were available. The only printed timetables were two from First: 8/8a/87/87a and 55/56, with Doncaster Partnership branding.
The staff (both First and Stagecoach) said they would be there for the next two weeks and were expecting many more timetables (The printer had let them down! Lame excuse.).
They had piles of photocopied sheets from the TSY website; timetables for some of the most changed Stagecoach services for which there was obviously a high demand, but no Stagecoach printed leaflets.
As usual a very poor show indeed for such major changes.
When fbb met the Stagecoach "man" on Thursday, he also was told that leaflets has been "delivered late from the printers"
That wouldn't be because they sent sent late from Stagecoach to the printers, would it? Only eight short weeks since the routes were registered with the Traffic Commissioner; it has been a bit of a rush.
fbb forgot to mention. Two pictures to bring back happy/sad memories. Firstly, a snap of one of the "lodges" that graced the original frontage of Euston Station now demoted to a caff.
A Sheffield correspondent was in Waterloo Station on the same day as fbb hied northwards and kindly sent these two pictures. The murals are in the link between the Colonnade entrance on Waterloo Road and the main station (see map below, lower right).
'Tis amazing what you can find on a London bus ride!