It was blog reader David who make contact with the fbb office as follows:-
Additionally the two main companies serving Wycombe, Arriva and Carousel also produce their own route timetables, and these are also available in our pleasant covered bus station in the centre of town.
I doubt that the local bus users realise how lucky they are.
Full colour network maps ...
So fbb tried a speed test. Starting with book closed and computer off he searched for services to Eton (as in posh school). Even fbb knows that you just walk across the bridge from Windsor, but he was approaching from Maidenhead.
Time taken to use the book TWENTY SECONDS
fbb will retire tonight (to await Santa) clutching this book to his bosom in peaceful delight, dreaming of the sheer enjoyment of going to High Wycombe bus station and travelling easily and reliably therefrom.
Or will he have nightmares?
Read on and be very afraid.
Another tear-jerking heart-wrenching info-fest from the Sheffield Bus Partnership
Sheffield Bus Partnership has been listening to customers and is making changes to improve the punctuality and reliability of some services as a direct result.
If you had listened in the first place you wouldn't be in this mess.
Timetable changes to services 3, 18, 18a, 20, 35, 38, 51, 75, 76, 85, 97, 98 and 785 will take place on 3 January 2016. Passengers can check for changes to their bus service and plan their journey in advance:
- online at travelsouthyorkshire.com/futurechanges
- at bus stops and Interchanges
As readers of this blog know only too well, there is no timetable information at any bus stop in Sheffield, just an unhelpful list of departures. Likewise there is none at Interchanges.
- via Traveline 01709 51 51 51
And there we will make you PAY for the privilege of being mucked about by incompetent management. Surely, after all the chaos and distress, the least you can do is make the enquiry line free?
Changes to further Sheffield Bus Partnership services will take place in late January and early February 2016 to improve service delivery for customers. Information about these changes will published in mid-January.
So we haven't got it right yet. Two more attempts. More to come?
A Sheffield Bus Partnership spokesperson, said: "Sheffield Bus Partnership continues to monitor customer comments since the network changes on 1 November to identify specific problems with journeys on new routes and to make service improvements as a direct result."
As long as we don't have to spend any more on extra buses.
"Customer satisfaction is important to us and many changes have already been put in place to improve journeys, blah ... blah ... blah ..."
But to show how much we care, once again we haven't produced any printed material so 75% (plus?) of the travelling public won't know what is going on.
Now, in Buckinghamshire, they seem to have a very good idea.
Common sense in Sheffield? No way!
Despair? In Buckets!
The audience was small but appreciative - a lovely and unexpected pre-Christmas treat. And here they are in daylight.
Diolch i chi bechgyn a merched!
** Band Silver Abergynolwyn
Glory to the newborn King
Peace on earth and mercy mild
God and sinners reconciled!
Joyful all ye nations rise
Join the triumph of the skies;
With the angelic host proclaim
'Christ is born in Bethlehem'
Hark! the herald angels sing
Glory to the newborn King.
Scooby Do usually ended with the baddies bewailing something like "We'd have gotten away with it if it hadn't been fro those pesky kids."
fix in us thy humble home;
rise, the woman's conquering seed,
bruise in us the serpent's head;
now display thy saving power,
ruined nature now restore,
now in mystic union join
thine to ours and ours to thine.
Hark, the herald-angels sing
glory to the new-born King.
Those that want God to "do something" about all the evil in the world might consider the Christmas Present he offers.