fbb has been accused of being very horrid to poor old First Bus (surely not?) and in particular poor old First Bus in Sheffield. But this is not fair; where Mr Fearnley's finest features "First"-rate publicity, fbb is always ready to report thereon with enthusiasm.
A few days after the launch, a leaflet dropped through the fbbs' active letterbox.
There are timetables for Sunday, for Monday to Friday during school holidays AND Saturday ...
Just a reminder, really, to First Bus senior management, as to how good their Cornwall (Kernow) timetable BOOK is.
click on ANY Kernow picture and you should get an enlargement)
There is plenty of fares info with some very good deals weekly and for families.
But there is one snag. The booklet is "perfect bound"; i.e. sets of pages glued to a spine. There is really no other way to do it, but stuff "down the crack" cab be hard to dig out.
Sheffield Farce - Again!
Stagecoach are being innovative. They have joined the existing X17 (Matlock, Chesterfield, Sheffield) with the relatively new X65 (Meadowhall and Barnsley)
Here is a timetable extract from Derbyshire showing how it fits together.
So, how does the ever (in)competent PTE handle the new service.
Extended beyond Sheffield to run through to Meadowhall and Barnsley, replacing service X65 to improve access to employment.
Yes, absolutely right.
But then comes this:-
Please note that due to technical difficulties we have not been able to show the timetable in this leaflet operating as a through service between Barnsley, Sheffield, Chesterfield and Matlock. This will be rectified as soon as possible.
At least (unlike the ludicrous "underground-style" map) they do admit it is wrong.
But why is it wrong? Derbyshire's version has been available on-line for the public for over two weeks, and probably longer in the "back office".
It could have been dealt with easily using copy and paste by any average 7 year old; but not, apparently, the over-large over-expensive PTE. Anyway, it would involve talking to those oddities across the border - and that would never do.
Or the PTE gnomes could just poke the Derbyshire pages on their web site!
Until they wind up the computer, or give young Justin a bag of toffees, we have to put up with Sheffield to Chesterfield and Matlock ...
It's the fault of the computer, you know.
The whole web site has been busted on-and-off for the last few days.
Please note that ALL the headlines above are for events long past.
Time for more essential research.