Why Do They Do This? (No 2)
Why Do They Do This?
With inadequate publicity on-line and NO printed publicity, passengers are, inevitably, going to turn up for buses that have already gone.
To offer your customers a two hour and 39 minute gap is just appalling. It's only saving grace is that it is a bit better than a previous three hour and 35 minute gap!
Of course, you want the buses to carry lots of school kiddies despite the fact that your adult passengers are there seven days a week and may well want to use other routes on your network. But hey, who cares if you lose a few more passengers?
And then there is the Sunday Silliness.
On Sundays the X54 is operated by T M Travel on tender. But it isn't the SAME X54 as on weekdays.
Traveline cannot cope with the 1 minute "connection" at Harthill, even if it knew what was happening - but it doesn't because nobody joins the two services together.
007 Arrives at Havenstreet.
In due course the plan is to operate the unit between Smallbrook Junction and Wootton. Options include battery or a generator car, but the most likely is haulage by the railway's diesel shunter.
Whatever method is used, it will be good to have a ride even if the line was never slated for electrification.
But might it be? The campaign for running a "proper" train service to Newport continues to bubble up every so often. It seems to be bubbling again!