Blog reader Barry Vinkie has used the Cardiff East park and ride.
There is a perception that "every 10 minutes" is good enough for a timetable-less service but "every 15" steps over the line and people resent the uncertainty. Many providers (e.g. in Plymouth) have announced "slight reductions" to their park and ride services, usually from every 10 to every 12; this to "save money". The overriding bonus of having a car is the you can set off when you want. An unreliable inadequate timetable could well lead to a decline in patronage as the inconvenience of parking and then riding infrequently and/or unreliably outweighs the cost savings. Barry waited significantly longer than 15 minutes!
ACIS live for Cardiff?
Transport Defunct? (where you can go to the map ...
Traveline timetables? Look (cries fbb excitedly) - a park and ride service ...
FirstBus timetables for Cardiff?
Searching from the other end, the car park?
fbb is almost convinced that Barry Vinkie did travel by bus from the Cardiff East Park and Ride; and that he did manage to get back there. But at what times we simply cannot know. It remains a closely guarded secret.
A bit like Torchwood's pre-Cardiff HQ.