Ford have been coy about the reasons for closure, but some ride-sharing watchers suggest poor ridership numbers, declining since the early days of youthful phone tapping customers.
One article suggests that the minibuses in New York have been carrying less than 9 passengers a day in each vehicle.
Only two left? How long for the other two?
The re-think (still awaiting the approval of "sir") is done and dispatched.
click on the timetable below for a better view)
It is similar today, as per this extract
But, boy do you need a map. The Cumbria county wide version is helpful, but it can be tricky to match Stagecoach's limited point times to real geography.
LBUG's Jim was anxious to show the differences between the 555 and the 755.
Oh no they don't!
North of Carnforth the 555 runs via the A69070 and Burton in Kendal ...
A little further north the 555 leaves the A6 ...
You do wonder, however, whether Heversham would get such a luxurious hourly service (Monday to Saturday) if it weren't on that long-standing route to the glories of the lake district.
The 755 passes the village by on the by pass.
The 555 has one last trick up its sleeve. In a recent development (how recent fbb does not know) the Summer timetable offers something more.
Finally, take a look at the 555 (RED) and 755 (GREEN) bifurcation on the excellent Carlisle network map.
Would a proper geographical map have been better for the lads (and lasses?) at LBUG?
There are still those journeys from Lancaster to the east of the M6 to examine. Later?
Today fbb is off to Bristol to enjoy a ride on Metrobus M1 - a report is planned for Monday's blog.