Note B Give up completely and terminate at Oughtibridge, as concisely explained in the note itself.
Journeys will operate as normal to Ougtibridge only. Buses will not serve Wharncliffe Side, Deepcar or Oughtibridge
Hmm? fbb thinks that the second "Oughtibridge" should read "Stocksbridge". Hey ho! A detail, a mere detail, old boy.
Note C This is a bit tricky, but, in layman's terms, these journeys will serve the estates but NOT the main road; i.e. the opposite philosophy of the morning service. Easy, isn't it?
Lets hope two things; one, passengers can understand it all and, two, Stagecoach Yorkshire, T M Travel and Yorkshire Tiger find out what is happening before April 30th.
Which leaves just one service.
21A - Barnsley Penistone
Note B These journeys (BLUE) operate via the uncoloured A629 and the blue A628, missing out most of the Penistone "suburbs" ...
It is not easy!
Of course, managing a big road based event like this is bound to be disruptive for motorists and public transport. That much is understood.
The problem here is the way in which it is being publicised - or isn't being publicised.
TSY doesn't produce any printed material and these complex timetables will be baffling to any but the most savvy of locals. Will TSY deploy staff at the "roadblocked" areas? Fat chance!
Will the operators post notices and leaflets on their buses? Not sure.
Will there be clear notices at all affected bus stops? Not sure.
Will passengers be utterly baffled and angry when they cannot find their bus - any bus? You bet!
Will this be a good advert for the determination of the bus operators to make the best of an inevitably bad job.
Yesterdays blog seemed to ruffle a few feathers. fbb does not, usually, respond in detail to comments from and Anonymous but one does need a response.
Of course, if fbb has misrepresented anything he will offer the fullest possible apology. But, so far, he hasn't.
What would be even better is for the anonymi who have berated fbb to pursue their own enquiries for April 30th in the Stocksbridge and Penistone area and forward their conclusions to "the bored old man who has nothing better to do".
Direct email contact can be made to firstname.lastname@example.org. One important proviso, however, is that such information needs to be factual, not just unsubstantiated opinions.
One final point. IF a Customer Service person receives a query that they do not understand or cannot answer, should they not refer it to a superior in order that the Customer Service desk can provide service to the customer?