Monday 31 January 2022
As readers will know, fbb manages the data for GoTimetable Sheffield and always welcomes feedback. Correspondent Simon pointed out a serious booboo on service 65, Sheffield to Buxton. Once in the hands of T M Travel and later (competitively) High Peak, the service has now been run by stagecoach for some time.
Simon pointed out that we were showing the wrong operators.
This is being corrected as fast as the technical people can do it!
But it was the rest of the email that intrigued fbb.
I looked it up, because I have noticed several 65’s running out of Sheffield indicating ‘Tideswell for Buxton’. I wonder if this is something to do with the weird and wonderful way Stagecoach present their timetables – further evidence is that the hopeless TSY journey planner offers lots of cunning ways of getting to Buxton, none of which involve the direct bus, or even one with a change at Tideswell!
At its heart this is our old friend "the split registration", an adminstrative tweak to avoid the more expensive EU drivers' hours regulations but operating the route in two halves and offering fake connections.
Despite this nonsense, Stagecoach shows the timetable correctly on its web site as a through service with none of this "connection but no change of bus" twaddle. But the Stagecoach index is utterly potty.
Crackpot! And it includes service 66 journeys as well.
But Simon is very right when he says Travelinr gives daft answers, so fbb asked about the 1745 from Sheffield Interchange. There it is on Travel South Yorkshire ...
But, yet again, all together now ...
IT'S ALL ON LINE
When I'm Cleaning Windows!
You've heard about my capers with windows full of spots
Now I'd like to say before the eyes there's lots and lots
I've seen some buses on the road with Contravision overflowed
You can't see past the spots at all, so I'm cleaning windows
In Sunderland and further norf, Go Ahead are scraping orf
The spots that block the view and all, so I'm cleaning windows
Clearly the late great George Formby was not a fan of Contravision - and neither, nowadays is Go Ahead North East.
Here is "The Angel" route branding with "Angel of the North" graphics ...
But here, in the workshop is the first "Angel" with a revised paint scheme ...
Charing Cross - A P.S.
It is a ventilation shaft for the Jubilee Line - the Underground route that no longer runs to Charing Cross. Doubtless the ventilation provided still benefits the line.
Consultation In Progress
After a real grind through the rusty gears of the NHS, Mrs fbb has a formal assessment on Thursday which should result in an appointment for a hip replacement at some time in the future.
Both the old crocks need much Prayer, Perseverance, Painkillers and Patience during the grind.
Please be patient yourselves if blogs are not up to the usual standard of quality, quantity and anything else you can think of beginning with Q.
Next mystery*** blog : Tuesday 1st February
*** It's a mystery what will be in it!