Notice that all five of the Bristol to Yate services call here, as all five use at least a titchy bit of the M32.
Again, fbb wonders whether the grouping of services on the printed departure lists is the most helpful.
via Coalpit Heath a k a "Direct" to Yate
In about year 2000 the Great Britain Bus Timetable was showing an X40 via the M32 and Coalpit Heath.
Via the Yate estates, also Coalpit Heath, the services were a mixture of daytime 341 and 342 and evening/Sunday 641 and 642. The six hundreds were tendered services.
Searching on-line, the ever risky internet gives us a VERY out-of-date map and timetable summary from the hallowed portals of South Gloucestershire Council.
Not to be outdone, South Gloucestershir manages to tuck away another less out-of-date on-line; this time services up to Saturday 1st September.
Now we have a renumbering.
For confirmation of the routes, we only have to turn to First Bus, who, as with Clacton, are still showing the May 2018 services in the "network maps" section.
Which now allows us to bring things up-to-date. From the beginning of September, services revert to the 2014 pattern - sort of. The X47 becomes Y1 every 30 minutes via the M32 and the 347 becomes Y2 every hour NOT via the M32.
fbb has to confess that the Y1 is not the most interesting bus route he has ever ridden. After leaving the M32, the route via Coalpit Heath lacks "excitement" and the route via the estates is, well, just rows and rows of houses with occasional glimpses of the Great Western main line ...
But the Y1 does end up at Chipping Sodbury, which is well worth a mention - and it is there that things went very wrong with fbb's schedule.
But we rush ahead of ourselves. Firstly tomorrow we must take a look at the Y3, Y4, Y5 and Y6 and their recent history.
In the meantime, here is Yate sometime post World War 2 ...
And finally ...
Why does the Cabot Circus departure list tell us that the Y1 runs via Kendleshire?
Of course it does!
Some reduction of blogging quantity and quality may be expected!