But we are.
Under the proposals, which are subject to consultation, Bracknell will close on 28 August. Some routes will be retained but will operate from First’s depot in Slough, including Greenline Services to London ...
... and Legoland services. First Bus, as previously announced, has also sold Route 90, which operates between Reading and Bracknell.
Giles Fearnley, Managing Director of First Bus, said: “In 2012 we launched our transformation plan which has seen great success in a huge number of our local businesses, as we reported at our full year results earlier in June. We continue to see passenger and revenue growth across the business and we have a wide range of actions to be implemented throughout this year to further benefit our customers and maintain growth. However, despite all the hard work, we have been unable to make the progress we were seeking in Bracknell, Hereford and in some parts of the Potteries.
“Whilst these proposals are disappointing, we simply must ensure our local businesses are on a sustainable and solid footing in order that we maintain the momentum of change toward meeting our medium term financial targets and therefore protect jobs in the long term. Regrettably, we see no alternative, but to close these depots.”
But no more news of Plymouth?
fbb will take a look at the Bracknell and Hereford areas in later blogs.
And if we want to speculate, there is this press release from South Yorkshire PTE.
Plans for the city’s optimised bus network builds on the progress of the successful Sheffield Bus Partnership; a voluntary agreement between Sheffield City Council (SCC), South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive (SYPTE) and bus operators First South Yorkshire, Stagecoach in Sheffield and Sheffield Community Transport.
Developed by the Partnership, proposals include improved key routes into the city centre that aim to remove excess services to keep traffic flowing and aid faster bus journey times, minimising congestion and pollution. And the reinvestment of services to improve access to employment and training sites and other public transport modes.
Public consultation on the network will take place between Monday 29 June and Friday 31 July 2015 online at travelsouthyorkshire.com/sbp.
Don't bother to log on to the URL above : there is NOTHING about "The Deal" there! Well done PTE.
It is the phrase "remove excess services" which provokes another sobering thought.
EXCITING NEWS IN CORNWALL! Look what's coming soon ...
Click on the link, slavering with near uncontained delirium, and what do you find?
Just the above. It looks a bit like a First Impressions super-twiddly web site.
Exciting news indeed. (Yawn).
Will the timetables (e.g. 39 & 45; 1, 1A & 1B) still be incomprehensible?
Will the bus stop flags tell us which buses stop there?