A Network That Makes Sense
Tuesday 26 September 2023
Buses On The Bigger One (Two)
Yesterday's blog ended with some video of the quaint tram that runs from the equally quaint railway station at Soller through even quainter town scenery to the Port of Soller. Oddly the train appears on the network map but not the tram! But this block of routs is numbered in the 2xx series - neat, tidy and memorable.
The grouped route numbers follow clockwise round the Island. The 300s ...
400s are due east and 500s south east to complete the Compass Rose.muxed ip if the numbers look too much alike.
As possible area of debate?
One other area that has impressed fbb is the way tib fares are explained,
Fares That Make Sense - Ish!
It is all about hopping!
But the official explanation of fares outside the city of Palma does indeed involve "hops" - and NOT these hops ether!
So, if your journey stays in one zone you pay a "0 hop" fare.
If No 3 son wanted to travel by bus from his gaff in Palma Nova to the beach at Soller ...
No journey is ever charged at more than FOUR hops.
But there are snags. If No 3 Son paid for his fare by card or bought a ticket electronically, the two hop fare would be a very modest ...
You would guess that it all comes together after a day or so.
After departing we proceed via Kensington Olympia and Crystal Palace toward East Grinstead, where we leave Network Rail metals and enter Bluebell territory, going right to the end of the line at Sheffield Park. We aim for this break to be around four hours, although this is dependent upon aligning our timings between the national rail network and the Bluebell Railway.
Our return route is slightly extended, giving the opportunity for more fantastic views from the train as we return, again via the former LBSCR route towards London and then take the renowned Kingston Loop route around the suburbs and, after passing Factory Junction again for the last time today, we head back via Kensington Olympia to Acton Lane Reception. Here we say goodbye to the Class 73 locomotives before heading home under class 66 power once again, saying our final farewells at East Midlands Parkway.
Next Mallorca blog : Wednesday 27th September