First's Farce For Fargate
The "problem" warrants a very small-print snippet in the recently available booklet listing the 80 or so changes in Sheffield's bus routes and/or timetables from Sunday 1st September.
Traveline knows which way it goes ...
Sheffield Station, perhaps? And the route doesn't run via Western Bank but stops on Bolsover Street for the University. (Ah, happy memories of fbb toiling away in the Biblical Studies department on floor 6 way back when!)
The change is (as mentioned above) included in the on-line and printed leaflet listing all the changes; but otherwise has not been well publicised.
The new network maps have (in)conveniently NOT included a city centre plan, as in the past so ...
Streetview's map has not been updated but expands on the stop label with a few school services.
Three things are NOT surprising:-
fbb has repeatedly offered to help with maps, printed publicity and the design of timetables to show where the buses actually go. Material is sitting on the old man's computer ready for use, adaptation or modification but all designed to keep the passenger fully and accurately informed.
Needless to say, his offers have been repeatedly rebuffed by the PTE (TSY) an organisation which has an aura of paranoia when anyone suggests that things are not right.
Of course everything is right, it must be,
it's all on line.
fbb is starting out on a series of activities familiar to the elderly, namely attending other folks' funerals. Tomorrow's is on the Isle of Wight and involves a day return by train. To avoid possible evening weariness, a blog is pre-prepared and awaiting a little tidying up tomorrow once back at fbb mansions. But the overall theme continues!