First call was to the Tourist information office to seek out public transport information. There is no other source of bus timetable leaflets or booklets in the town. The TIC is in a gloomy little office off the foyer of the Guildhall.
And there was some!
So three loud and reverberating raspberries to Buses of Somerset. Obviously they have no sense of Chardian Customer Care. There is a slight and fortuitous positive from this shameless incompetence; as the service 30 timetable is the same in past and present books.
But what about a leaflet for Stagecoach 99 and 99A?
Of course (and here we go again) it's all available on-line. Even there we find nonsense.
Whatever the DfT may "advise" for bus service registrations, (the legally binding document that defines every bus service and on which operators can be judged, fined and removed from the road), the DfT has no authority whatsoever on the presentation of printed or on-line bus timetables. Even the poor-quality traveline does not kowtow to such nonsense. Indeed, there is no legal requirement for a bus operator to print or distribute any timetables whatsoever. So, for the sake of your passengers, stop confusing them!
And service 14?
So where are the bus stops? And what do they tell us?
We will find out tomorrow.