Most 29A journeys before 1800 daily
On the Friday evening of his Grand Tour, fbb was off to the Stamford Arms at Groby for a meal with pal of many years, David.
Lamb and Leek Pie. Scrumptious!
Opposite the pub is a bus stop, Groby Co-op.
Except there aren't any buses from here in the evenings or on Sundays. The only service that calls at this "obvious main stop" is hourly service 26, Monday to Saturday daytimes.
The last 26 to Leicester left at 1740 approx.
By the time fbb had dined, darkness shrouded the village of Groby and his departure stop was really, really inviting.
The bus was warm, comfortable and eight minutes late; yes at a scheduled 2048!
Incidentally, there is no indication at the Co-op stop that potential passengers would be much better off walking 200 yards along the road. Chum David regularly advises waiting Groobs that they are at the wrong stop!
Is this really, really the best the industry can do? Is this really the way to stem the tide of lost passengers? Is this really the way to encourage people to leave their cars at home and go by bus?
Poor, beyond belief!