Of course it does; as shown in the right hand column courtesy of GoTimetable Seaton. But Stagecoach simply cannot tell you that.
Readers of yesterdays blog will remember that unless you were a very ill-defined "near to the bus route", you were not allowed to see any times on the table.
But yet these times are in there somewhere, deep in the bowels of the deeply flawed database.
Change your location to Sheffield and here is a planned journey from fbb's old pied à terre to the centre of Sheffield.
Times are there in the journey planner; but they are not allowed in the "timetable" because fbb mansions are not near to Fulwood in Sheffield. Note also the mysterious route F120. Don't tell Stagecoach but that is a First Bus journey! Needless to say, Stagecoach don't tell you that.
So what is it for?
Even more mysterious are the "disappearing running times". Here is a non-timetable for a service 52 (Sheffield again) with the helpful "we won't tell you the times" note at the top.
But as this flashed on the screen, fbb was certain that he saw some greenish-blue "stuff" to the left of the red line. It only appeared momentarily but by dint of videoing Mrs fbb's phone and snapping a screen shot from that, this appeared:-
fbb reckons that these are the running times from Wisewood, the outer terminus of First Bus service 52A.
So at least all the data to show timetables (whether you are near the route or not) is there in the bowels of the App.
So what is it for?
About 80% of the reviews on Google Playstore are, at least in part, negative. Here some of the more juicy.
Of course, there are positive reviews but most of them are so effusive that fbb must assume that the writers are either not using the App for real, or, maybe, only referring to an enquiry for their local, well known route.
Some five star reviews are strange ...
... very strange and many are anonymous.
Q E D
If this blog seems more than usually rambling, more woolly and ill defined; that is because the strangeness of the App had that effect on your befuddled blogger.
What is Stagecoach trying to provide with this App? Does it really give people what they want or is it yet another example of the technology tail wagging the information dog?
What is it for?
A Combpyne P S
So penned a comment writer on yesterdays blog.
The 9A timetable refers to Westhayes Caravan Site.
There is no such place. It is actually called:-
Which is another good reason for being profoundly disappointed with the new(ish) Stagecoach App.
Next varieties blog : Saturday 8th October