So blinkered are the management to the benefits to the company of Smart Cards, "Season" Tickets, Wave and Pay etc. that they have forgotten that a huge percentage of their potential customers will want to pay using money (illustrated here for the benefit of those who have forgotten what it is.)
Let's Be Positive!
If you are travelling to or from Bristol Airport, you may spot a very large billboard as you approach the terminal in your car.
Back to Cartgate
One booklet caught fbb's beady eye, that for "South Devon" ...
Other ferry services are covered ...
But "Bus Trips"? Was there more than the service 100 and the Stagecoach "Rover" ticket Ad?
Indeed. Two bus timetables are printed in full. There is the Hop12 between Torquay and Brixham ...
fbb is surprised that the Golden Hop 122 ...
But maybe Stagecoach had to pay for the pages and chose the most likely services to bring extra business.
The South Devon book also includes train times. Sadly these are unedited pages from FGW timetable leaflets.
Perhaps a selection of simplified "extract" tables might encourage extra business. And what about the Devon Day Ranger ticket? This offers excellent value for a day's ferroequinological pootling.
Despite some misgivings, this booklet was the most public transport orientated guide book on display. It does seem a pity that bus companies seem unwilling to advertise the opportunity for "going on a nice bus trip". There are plenty of we aged crocks who enjoy riding around!
Tomorrow we move from Cartgate in Somerset to elsewhere in Somerset for a sorry bus tale.