How Gleadless Was My Valley?
The 1 and 1a currently run every 12 minutes each, giving a six minute frequency from Hemsworth into city and on to Chapeltown. The PTE timetable non-leaflet for the 1/1a is badly designed and confusing, so this extract is from fbb's input for GoTimetable.
Originally all buses (1 and 1a) ran through to High Green but First decided to turn short at Chapeltown to cut costs. Also note that the services follow different routes through Ecclesfield.
Buses on route 11 to Chapeltown stop on Barnsley Road just past the Hospital entrance.
Will passengers who just want Barnsley Road be able to get off, or will they be carried protesting to the Clock Tower?
Travelling TO city the main road stop is AFTER the hospital exit, so no problem.
So, to summarise:-
Will there be a good leaflet with good maps to explain all this?
Will the leaflets be available before the service changes happen?
Is this really, really, the best way to encourage bus usage?
And finally. Tomorrow we look at what the PTE and its tendered services have done and, surprise, surprise, IT IS ALL BAD NEWS.