Fermeture définitive

Apologies for those of you expecting a tirade about some aspect of the bus industry. This post reports upon a different transport obsession of mine, but bear with me as i attempt to make a point. Although it may be considered divisive in these times, a longstanding refrain of transport campaigners is to repeat their… Continue reading Fermeture définitive

Minibus Armageddon

No, don't click away. I know what you're thinking. Another rant about community transport, but you'd be wrong. These minibuses are a symptom of a demographic change which few are talking about. Both of our school services (one bus, one closed door contract) serve Chew Valley school and they also have something else in common… Continue reading Minibus Armageddon

The Blame Game: Timsbury Chronicles 2/2

This is a companion piece to Sold Down The River, my own experiences of providing a bus service serving Timsbury and the surrounding area from 2014-2016. A bit of background From the 28th October, First made changes to their service 179 between Writhlington, Midsomer Norton, Paulton, Timsbury and Bath. Although it isn't the main service… Continue reading The Blame Game: Timsbury Chronicles 2/2

Sold Down the River: Timsbury Chronicles 1/2

This is a companion piece to "The Blame Game". Both concern a similar georgraphical area and the two tales are linked with many recurrent experiences. I've never felt much inclined to write about our tenure of operating service 768, but the resurfacing of considerable ire from the residents of Timsbury regarding their bus services is… Continue reading Sold Down the River: Timsbury Chronicles 1/2