Today Mrs fbb is at Durham, of which more tomorrow.
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fbb does not intend to confess to every little failing in GoTimetable Sheffield, but when they are reported, one of the old man's "consultancy" jobs is to sort them out. Sometime modifications are self imposed as with the complications of routes 24 and 25. See "GoTimetable : Data Sorted" (read again).
To overcome the Spa Lane confusion (and omission at Woodhouse) fbb simply renamed the location ...
Highlighted in the timetable
Highlighted on the map
BLUE if selected as a departure stop or GREEN for an arrival; all designed to encourage confidence in a search.
fbb calls such amendments "philosophical" because they can always be a matter of opinion. Matters of fact need dealing with urgently. So here, a typical fbb bludner, partly provoked by poor source information. Here is the current Travel South Yorkshire map for service 35 in Sheffield's unfathomable centre.
Sheffield Interchange, Pond Street, Furnival Street, Arundel Gate, Castle Street, Wicker ...
The TSY timetable is no help and the list itself is an ill-defined curious mixture of road names and district names; so fbb went to Traveline for possible corroboration.
GoTimetable Sheffield. First, the map:-
Because the "unit of currency" for GTT is "the timetable" a simple text change is all that is needed; the whole timetable is then re-imported en bloc and we let the clever electronics do the rest.
Seemples, cheap and effective. The changes above were made on Thursday morning last and were available (on-liner and via Google Play Store as appropriate) about six hours later. Could have been faster but our team was doing other tricky things.
Also, for the record, a link to Google Maps is now available on the web version (it's been there all the time for Android users). Please don't send irate emails; we know that it doesn't always produce a result, but in most cases it can add another dimension to a search, The team is working on making it better. Once a timetable is selected, choose a location and the link to Google Maps option will pop up.
Information on GoTimetable is available (here)