Thinking Out Loud?
Map Makes The Headlines
On Saturday the Sheffield "Star" carried an article about the ludicrously incorrect "underground-style" map.
The "headline" implied that the PTE had defended its ridiculous wrongness.
fbb wonders where Robert Cumber got his ideas from. Whoever it was is ...
And the Star hack's source has more to say!
And who might that be?
But the PTE has "defended" the crazy confusing cartography ...
... by saying that it has been "very well received" (by whom is NOT revealed, but you would guess by the PTE.) The other defence is the fatuous remark that millions of people use the underground map in London.
An extract from "an alternative map" accompanies the article.
So far nobody has pointed out that Sheffield buses do not serve MOOshine Lane (lower left) but do trundle along MOONshine Lane.
Whoops! No matter; the PTE would never know that it was wrong!
First's Foolish Fares Farce
There was, you may remember, a First Bus fares "revision" in Sheffield on 27th May. This was carefully timed a few days after the launch (again) of the meaningless Buses for Sheffield brand.
Cleverly, it also coincided with frequency reductions on many main routes "for the summer" - i.e. for a quarter of the year.
But, less that a month later:-
Another comment ...
... and another!
This is a company that is anxious to reverse the trend of declining passenger numbers.
And First's answer.
So we can "translate" First's twit comment.
from Sunday, Stagecoach increased their fares, so we can increase ours AGAIN without breaking our Price Promise. Yah boo; sucks to you.
Partnership, what partnership?
Competition, what competition?
Buses for Sheffield? Improving Services? Exceptional value?
Deepest sympathies for those who have lost loved ones, been injured or deeply troubled by the tragic bus/lorry crash in Cambridgeshire.