Lack Of Nous - Mistake With MOUS
Wednesday, 19 January 2022
Catch-up in Cornwall (2)
Due to lack of diligence, fbb misread the 6, M6, MOUS timetable and reported that the route ran every 30 minutes. Pish, tish, tosh and ferdaddle! It runs every 20 minutes Monday to Saturday, every 30 on Sundays. And in First Kernow's latest timetable book it has no route number as such, it is headed "The Mousehole.
Common Sense Prevails
Today's blog takes a look at the latest timetable book, but fbb is, himself, running a little late as this publication is dated from 31st October! This examination has been provoked by the substantial change of policy in the County. From "one network for the whole of Cornwall", consisting of two separate networks from First Bus and Go Ahead, there have been several steps towards making things better.
Here is the evening service on route 27. Note that Go Ahead runs all the way to Bodmin, but First doesn't (apart from one solitary peak journey in each direction.
Surely it would be better to have Monday to Friday panel and a separate Saturday table; far less chance of obfuscation.
If it really was all coming together, you might expect, at least, a note on First's 27 guiding the user to GC's 26/26a. Likewise on the GC 26/26a it would be nice to tell users that there is a daytime 27 from First, not just some oddly numbered evening journeys.
Of course, we know that the GC timetable books (blog to follow soonest) are advertised as showing everything, so you would be able to look there. Once again a note to that effect on both web sites would be very helpful.
Remember GC's up front web site doesn't admit to First's services. If you click on the timetable list you get what it says on the page ...
Why show the GC only tendered trips when you have got the full timetable available on the same web page?.
And, asks fbb in bafflement ...
What About The Atlantic Coaster?
Click on the Adventures by Bus panel and look for "when does it operate" ...
... but with no confidence as to which information is correct. But the timetable shows no times between St Ives and Perranorth, so maybe the timetable as published is right. If so, then the advert panel and its "further information" is wrong.
It is perhaps a little unfair to criticise the few oddities, especially as the industry has been in headless chicken mode since March 2020.
But you have to ask the question, "If the GC booklets are truly comprehensive, why is First Kernow still producing its own?"
And there is another question. "What has happened to all those lovely buses that take folk to and from Truro College?" There used to be several oddles of them.
We will have a look tomorrow.
It's No Joke, Steam Not Smoke!
Some collectors still have their Triang locos with "smoke", indeed with "synchrosmoke".In its new catalogue ...
Next Cornwall Catch-up blog : Thursday 20th January