Incidentally, route 20 was a Devon General service which passed to Stagecoach when Uncle Brian bought out Harry Blundred. It then went to Cooks Coaches on tender ...
Tuesday 1 February 2022
Familiarity Breeds Erm Excellence (1)
The rubric ("rubric" because instructions on exam papers at posh Universities used to br printed in red) for the world famous Public Transport Experience blog (which you may have heard of!) has remained unchanged for most of the blog's 12 year existence.
Successes are rare and one success tends to pass fbb by because it is close at home.
That is the excellent job that Devon County Council do with their public transport information on-line and, importantly, in print. The "in print" has been a bit spasmodic during the pandemic and may well become so again when the double whammy of revised funding and a return to "normal" registrations bring the expected torrent of servicer "revision" a k a reductions.
But, for the time being Devon's booklets dated in December 2021 remain a beacon of excellence, despite the attempts of the rail industry to undermine the train tables.
The on-line East Devon book (fbb's local area) is dated December 2021 ...
fbb will return to the book in due course, but there is another method of finding your bus route, a method which is user friendly and very straightforward. You go via the County's "interactive map".
... then back to Stagecoach when Uncle Brian bought Cooks.
Stagecoach then removed itself from most of Cooks routes and the service is currently with Dartline.
So, in contrast to many web sites full of clutter, Devon tells you what you need to know without clogging the on-line pages and the user's brain with unnecessary garbage.
Well done Devon.
Of course, the lack of the "unitaries" is annoying. Because Stagecoach are keeping all their timetables secret as far as printed copies are concerned, Exeter remains an empty hole bus wise.
Of course it is "all on line" c/o Stagecoach but guided by the worst bus map in the UK.
Tomorrow we will look in more detail at that East Devon Book.
It is lovely!
Can't Be Bothered - Nuffin to Do With Us
Stockport Station had engineering work at the weekend so Transpennine services via Sheffield were not calling there.
You could try using an "alternative train operating company" ...
... But we are not telling you which!
You might go via Manchester Piccadilly
You should check your journey carefully ...
... But we are not telling you how or where.
In simple terms we just can't be bothered!
We simply can't be bothered to tell you how to get to Stockport.
So don't bother to go there!
Appalling customer service from First.
A Propos Of Nothing Much ..
These assorted notices nee no comment, but they are fun - and possibly genuine!.
Next East Devon book blog : Wednesday 2nd February