It gets worse! Leaving aside buses going nowhere (19 to Shoreham-by-Sea!), look at departures for the 025 and 026. These are National Express coach departures and, well, the services must be really, really busy. FOUR departures on he 025 at 0440, and FOUR departures on the 026 at 0820. The little square spider in front of the times means "departures next morning" i.e. Monday.
With suspicions aroused, we return to Axminster where we have clicked on the single bus icon outside the station ...
In fact service 30 and X31 will take us to Axminster town centre.
In even more fact, services 4 and the occasional 4A will take us to Axminster but not at the times shown.
The 4 group, the 30 and the 885 run via the centre to the "Millwey Rise" estate which doesn't get a mention on the 30 because it isn't a terminus; is listed as "Axminster" on the 885; but Stagecoach's "terminus" is ignored ...
fbb thinks he knows why. Here is an extract from the Stagecoach timetable for the service 4 ...
So, the evidence from Seaton, Axminster and Shoreham-by-Sea is that the data in the Google Maps memory banks is of poor quality.
Whilst there may be a more complete (ha, jolly ha) set of data in the new-look Google Maps, all the super smashing facilities revealed in the recent press releases do not manifest themselves. See "Ghastly Google Gigo (1)" (read again)
That's because we are looking in the wrong place!
"Single to Canterbury and a round of egg and cress, please." Alan wonders whether 13 varieties of the sandwich deal are a bit confusing and might delay departures from busy stops.
Here's the 13 (etc) for real - to Deal (via Sandwich).