Destination screens in the buses are good ...
One correspondent reported that potential passengers were uneasy about travelling because it looked as if the BL1 service was limited stop. in fact it calls at or near all tram stops en route.
But how would you know? This is a picture of the timetable frame at Gleadless Town End tram stop.
There is a "stay safe" (NINE steps) poster partially covering the (wrong?) timetable on BLUE paper, the replacement bus timetable with the YELLOW border, a general explanation of tram services on WHITE and a small multicoloured map. (click on the pic to enlarge it)
it ISN'T ALL on line.
As usual with the PTE/TSY it is all a bit of a mess.
What is needed is one simple poster, timetable and map, filling the frame so people spot straightaway what is going on.
Of course it would have helped enormously if the replacement bus has started running when the trams stopped rather than four weeks later.
No, it is a really BIG mess.
Thanks to Roy and Matt for the pictures. They have been out and about on the first day of the replacement bus service.
P.S. Roy reports that the yesterday's on-tram recorded announcement about the disruption said there were NO REPLACEMENT BUSES.
The Twitterati report on two London bus routes now "going electric". Both are lettered routes and thus a bit more interesting than the usual main line services. Ian Armstring's London Bus Routes gives full info, so fbb won't bother repeating it here.
The C10 ...
Clapham Junction is just out of shot lower left, Waterloo ditto upper right, and Victoria upper left. For the record, and zooming in ...
But the newest takeover by Abellio (from last Saturday night!) is the 285 (click on graphic to enlarge).
Stay Safe - A Question
At which of these stops would you feel most safe when waiting for your bus?
And Where ...
... might this rather battered Travel South Yorkshire dolly stop sign be located? There is a clue.
... when we return to Burton upon Trent.
The promised Porthmadog and Manchester items will appear later.