Passengers expressed disappointment that certain aspects remained unfinished – including toilet facilities – or appeared to have been overlooked completely – including litter bins and, most worryingly, pedestrian crossings. Others slammed its open design and location in a "wind tunnel", fearing that as winter draws in, passengers will have little protection from the elements.
The conservative response: "The Arriva discussions were long running over several months and we have reached the best agreement possible."
And the LibLab riposte: "The council have agreed to pay Arrive hundreds of thousands to remove them from the lease, and we see that as anti-competition and the other bus operators will resent that as well."
Next blog : due Tuesday November 8th