At Last The Answers!
Tuesday 18 October 2022
Bristol to Portishead awaiting its revived passenger service.
The long footbridge linked the TWO stations at Gloucester
The circular was (and still is - sort of) numbered 11A and 11C
Wolvehampton, Walsall and West Bromwich
Lancaster services which used to be called Forton.
Manchester Ship Canal AND River Ribble
Lancaster Corporation Transport, previously merged with Morecambe & Heysham (illustrated)
Cumberland Motor Services, a privatised chunk of Ribble
Central Scottish originally Central SMT.
Clyde Arc Bridge, better known as The Squinty Bridge
No prizes - but you can be smug if ou got them all right and mildly pleased if you managed 75% or over!
Oban Bus Station
In Oban, Highland buses ...
... gave way to a much expanding West Coast Motors. now the dominant operator in and from the town. Local services are in the hands of smaller vehicles ,,,,
... all in very good condition. One quitk at Oban is the use of three digit route numbers for the town services, e.g 001, 005 etc. Coaches appear on longer distance routes.
PDFs are published on-line which might be encouraging!
The Highlands and Islands Transport Partnership (HITRANS) is the statutory regional transport partnership covering Eilean Siar (Western Isles), Orkney, Highland, Moray and most of the Argyll and Bute area (Helensburgh and Lomond is covered by SPT).The Highlands and Islands Transport Partnership (HITRANS) is the statutory regional transport partnership covering Eilean Siar (Western Isles), Orkney, Highland, Moray and most of the Argyll and Bute area (Helensburgh and Lomond is covered by SPT).
So you just get departure lists!
You do get a "proper" timetable for the Glasgow route.
... which again leads to unnecessarily small route numbers.
Each stand had an electronic display ...
... and there is an all-services screen on a pole nearby.
fbb was not around for long enough to test whether the on-screen bus information was in real time - but it did not look thus. Maybe everything was reliably on time?
Out "in the suburbs" there are no such luxuries.
A step ladder to enable you to read the departure list is not supplied! Sometimes you get a shelter!
In common with much of today's public transport information nationally, Oban will remind you of what you probably already know, but you will not find the sort of help that a visitor or a potential newcomer to the area might need.
But Sometimes Things Are Better
Correspondent Peter, who lives in Chesterfield, send a picture of boxes of timetable leaflets from Hulleys of Baslow.
Presumably, unlike Arriva, First and Stagecoach, Hulleys want passengers to travel on their buses!
HOW VERY SENSIBLE!
Possibly while you are reading this, fbb will be enjoying a thorough eye examination at the "Macular" Clinic at Royale Devon and Exeter Hospital. The long term consequences may be something of a problem, but in the short term, depending on the level of poking, prodding and eye drops, tomorrow's blog may be delayed.
Next Bedfordshire bus blog : Weds 19 October