1 : Kendal College days only
2 : School holidays only on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays only.
So far just about OK. The next line shows:-
Day! - Day pattern is different to timetable (erm ...??)
Prd1 - Only operates on limited dates (dates not known)
XPrd2 - Does not operate on these dates (followed by school holiday dates)
XPrd2 NOT school holidays is also note 2, school holidays ONLY! Then we have "day" codes:-
TWFX - Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday (not Bank Holidays)
Unk - Unknown days of operation
FPX - Friday, period only (not Bank Holidays)
MThPX - Monday to Thursday period only (not Bank Holidays)
To add to the farce, no times are shown between Shap and Penrith AND the 502 is a totally different route.
The heading shows all three services (106, 502 and 506) as running between Kendal, Penrith and Brough.
In the opposite direction, things are equally clear.
Cumbria Council produces a leaflet which includes the 106 and 506 ...
But an even better explanation of the 106/506 comes from ...
... guess ...
Yes! This is another version of the stagecoach timetable; here from Kendal to Penrith ...
TWF - Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays only
Col - college days only
Chol - college holidays only
It is hard to understand what outbreak of insanity caused Stagecoach to publish the ludicrously off-putting originals - daftness in extremis - but at least the sensible version appears to be available now.
The "Friends of the 106" have always posted the correct timetable on their web site.
An excellent example of community funding for an unremunerative but socially essential service.
And silliness is not an exclusive prerogative of the bus industry.
Chum Julia (of recent holiday fame) had a fall in her flat on Sunday last so the fbb's nipped off to the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital to visit. She was in Clyst ward.
And just inside the main entrance is a big panel giving directions round this vast hospital complex.
The fbbs found it - eventually.