Comprehensive Or Comprehensible?
Of course, when more-or-less everything was run by Western National, the standard National Bus Company timetable was comprehensive and, if the company was obeying HQ edicts, it would haver included ALL operators' services.
The new booklets do not include trains or ferries and, notably, omit the plethora of dedicated college servicers reviewed yesterday. This means those possibly useful middle of the day journeys run on college days only by First Bus don't get a mention - which is a pity.
As with all "area" books there is much duplication, but that is to be expected - a one volume work would be unmanageable.
Services spread from from Plymouth locals to Saltash ...
But Lands End does present a bit of a niggle as far as "comprehensive" is concerned. The main service is from First bus and is part of a Summer mega-circular from Penzance to Lands End, St Ives and back to Penzance. In the winter there are only two journeys that offer the complete circular tour, but the frequency from Penzance to Lands End is OK.
... but the comprehensive TfC book does not.
Does it matter? Probably not, but it would be better if everyone was working together.
But fbb IS irritated by the poor quality of TfC's timetable presentation. Here is an extract fom servicer 12 from Bodmin to Plymouth.