And the very good news is that, unlike some Park and Ride services, fbb's old codgers' card is valid!
More visible from the home page of the web-site, however, is this ...
There has also been a launch of buses in the new livery as hinted at in a previous blog.
The bigwigs of Brum have made an announcement!
Except in Coventry where buses will be blue.
Clacton - And It's All On-Line - Wrongly!
From 29th July (that's July, that's LAST Month!) First Bus withdrew most of their town services network in Clacton, Essex and closed their depot.
The town services were taken over by Hedingham and District, a GoAhead company. So this appears on-line.
Worry not, confused passenger. Because on-line maps and routes as supplied by First Essex are still showing the services that finished on 28th July.
First have produced a nice new booklet showing their renumbered services between Colchester and Clacton and on to Walton on the Naze. It includes a very different map ...
Just in case Mr Picky Anonymous complains, let fbb assure Essex boy and Essex girl that the timetables on both companies' web sites are, indeed, for the recently introduced new operator and networks.
But why is much of the other information wrong and misleading?
fbb understands that his revelations are whizzing off to the First Essex management. How long will it take to sort it?
We will examine some of the Essex changes in more detail in tomorrow's blog; there are further developments from 2nd September.
Similar Problems Continue in Sheffield
T M Travel are reigning in on some of their peripheral work. A couple of early morning journeys on service 271/272 are currently tendered to TMT.
In the forthcoming changes list issued by Travel South Yorkshire (the PTE in a frail disguise!) we read this:-
But there is the timetable ...
And in case you want to challenge fbb, the revised First Bus replacement trips are quite different.
Thankfully this bludner has now been corrected but with no indication of the change on the TSY web site, e.g "revised and corrected leaflet". When Sheffield bus watchers complain to the PTE they are told something like this, "Sorry, but our timetables are created automatically - something must have gone wrong."
"Created automatically" - wrongly! Q E D
Hits From Trent
Seen by Sheffield hack, Roy in Manchester ...
It was previously in revenue earning service with the now defunct MASS transit ...