Service starts 1030
The fbbs will be attending. It may not be possible
to set up an on-screen link before they depart.
A link can be obtained, however,
via the Church YouTube channel
(here) and click on the panel for today's date.
The attitude of the nationalised Northern Trains is redolent of that of Marie Antoinette. When told the people "had no bread", i.e. were starving, she is reputed to have replied "let them eat cake."
Faced with the ire of Rose Hill line commuters with no service at their stations, Northern simply suggests, "Let them walk to another station!"
And Last But, By No Means Least ...
A picture popped into the fbb in-box of a really delightful leaflet.
A full circuit can take up to three hours to complete, with the service carrying 50,000 passengers each day. There are 266 bus stops on the route. The route serves 233 schools, colleges or universities, 69 leisure and community facilities, 40 pubs, 19 retail centres, six hospitals, and one prison. It also links some 15 commercial centres, and passes Cadbury's in Bournville, one of the world's largest chocolate factories.
The illustration is the cover of a booklet describing the route through Birmingham's "Charming Suburbs". Whether present day Brummies would describe all of the route 11 as "charming" is doubtful - but much of it was charming in the late 20s when the booklet was produced.
How many of today's UK bus routes are promoted as a "good ride" in themselves rather than for commuters or shoppers are as a means to get to some place of interest?
Which routes would be worth promoting in their own right?