Busy Bus Destination?
Wednesday, 9 June 2021
Lovely At Lulworth (1)
Looking back over the years, you would not say that buses to Lulworth and its famous cover were particularly frequent. Coach tours were regular visitors and have been for aeons ...
... running hourly via Lulworth Cove to Wool with X54s continuing to Poole and X52s (open top) to Bovington and Money World. So we have a remarkable hourly service to Lulworth Cove from Weymouth from First Bus.
Roger French was out and about on the X52 on Sunday last. He found Jurassic leaflets ...
... and (say it quietly) passengers on the bus!
Bravely Rog rode the full route from Bridport to Monkey World noting that on his return working he was delayed by the level crossing at Wool - always a fun experience when summer traffic is around!
There were about 20 waiting at Wool Station. Interestingly a ‘more’ (Go Ahead) operated bus on their Purbeck Breezer branded route 30 pulled into the stop behind us while we were loading up and I realised why our driver had enticed them all on board and they’d looked rather reluctant, as they’d obviously planned to get the 30 which had a more convenient connection time between the train and bus at 12:22 (than our scheduled 12:11 – the train had arrived at 12:10).
So it looks as if the 30 and the X52 are travelling together on much the same route.
... the competitors both appear on First's flags. Friends or foes? Or have More Bus secretive staff surreptitiously stuck stickers on First's flamboyant flags?
So, tomorrow we will look at the 30 in more detail and explore the whole Purbeck Breezer network.
It is impressive!
One really daft thing that Roger unearthed concerns one of these.
... but that is bolted and barred.
In passing, who runs the train station? Oh, yes; that's South Western Railway. And who runs SWR? Would that be First Group? And is there lots of First Wessex bus publicity available in the station?
So, tomorrow, we Breeze around the Isle of Purbeck.
P.S. It isn't an Island!
See Scenery Structure Set-up!
Please don't laugh!
Felt tip? In the TV series Lovejoy, "character" Tinker Dill (played wonderfully by Dudley Sutton - pictured left) ...
Next More Breezer blog : Thursday 10th June