Well now, we have heard all this before ...
Don't hold your breath!
Stagecoach Shines in Sheffield?
While a certain other big bus company seems to stagnate, news is breaking of two goodies from Uncle Brian's lads and lasses.
Sheffield Transport (actually the Joint Omnibus Committee) ran route 30 to Eckington. Later this became routes 62 and 64 via several wiggles to Chesterfield. With the development of Mosborough new town this got rejigged and by the 1980s it reverted to a 262 to Eckington only, largely at similar frequencies to the 1951 service 30!
Both routes had restrictions (Minimum Fares or/and a Setting Down Restriction) as here for the 262.
MINIMUM FARES apply between Sheffield and Intake
RESTRICTION-On journeys from Sheffield before 1800 hours on Monday to Saturday no passenger will be set down before reaching Birley Lane.
The proposals for today's 50 etc. involve halving the stops served between Sheffield and Birley Lane!
What goes around comes around.
And Even More So?
A longer term scheme may extend further by linking to the relatively recent X10 motorway express from Barnsley to Leeds.
Come on First, how will you respond? How about an hourly Sheffield - Barnsley - Leeds - York coach-type service?
And Now The Bad News
Remember the ever (in)efficient South Yorkshire P T E in its disguise as Travel South Yorkshire?
Well this has now been corrected ...
The on-line non leaflet has two pages of times of buses from Crystal Peaks ...
But, joy of joys, next comes just one arbitrary page of times from Ecclesfield to Crystal Peaks.
Bearing in mind that this change starts on Tuesday with a Bank Holiday and the weekend in the way, what chances are there that the Sheffield public will be able to find out the times of their buses?
Answers on a postcard to ...
Stupidly Stagecoach does not even bother to publish its own times, but offers an utterly out of date TSY version of the joint service on its web site ...
An utter and inexcusable shambles. Beyond belief.
Wave goodbye to a few more passengers! For ever!
But Best On Weston Fares First!
An interesting (and possibly commercially courageous) development.
Tomorrow, some more snippets for the Bank Holiday including what may well prove to be an fbb scoop - it it's right!