This is the standard Stagecoach journey planner which only allows journeys by Stagecoach services; a particularly daft and unhelpful idea. So for fbb, innocently looking for a journey between Seaton and Axminster, he is offered circuitous routes; a typical daftie being shown here.
GoTimetable Seaton App).
Even the detailed instructions from Stagecoach are laughable.
It is daft. It is confusing for the passenger. It is utterly unnecessary.
As is the Stagecoach Journey Planner.
Here you are invited to type in a bus route number and up comes a list. But a list with a twist.
It will only come up with a list of services in your "registered" home area.
Apart from these Stagecoach defined trivialities (!) the list is really helpful.
But, we may have found some buses from Seaton, so let's tap on "Exeter - Seaton or Honiton."
The 9A (Exeter to Seaton and Lyme Regis) is fbb's local route; indeed it passes the chubby one's front door. It is hard to be closer than that.
But Stagecoach will not tell fbb the times.
As is the whole of this Stagecoach App.
But, there is a slight hope. When fbb seeks the 9A, which, as we all know, is absolutely NOTHING to do with the 9A (or, inaccurately, the 9) between Exeter and Seaton; he is, oh joy of all joys, allowed to know the times.
Combpyne used to have a railway station on the branch line between Axminster and Lyme Regis.
Problem 3 There is no garage at Rousdon.
It would be better if the App relied less on some remote database and gave information which was (a) useful and (b) accurate.
More on the App tomorrow.