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A timetable for bus withdrawal

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You wait ages for a news story about bus timetable uproar, and then two come along at once.

Just look at these ANGRY seething raging locals in Scotland, with their arms folded like an evil troupe of school dinnerladies:

Barrhead News, 26 may 2010 (story):

Bus passengers hit out at bus firm

ANGRY residents are seething at the latest changes to Barrhead’s bus timetable.

Raging locals are fighting back against Arriva after the company cut the number of service stops in Auchenback.

The number three route now loops around the area instead of visiting all the streets and users claim that the cutbacks are causing big problems. […]

Local woman Rita Connelly is also looking for answers: “They never consulted with us. We are the eye of the community and they never contacted us at all and they should have.”

The eye of the community? That’s a bit of an egocentric statement from Rita… doesn’t she realise there is no ‘I’ in community?

Oh wait, there is actually. Sorry.

More hitting out at and blasting bus timetables changes here. This time in Bloody Bournemouth.

Bournemouth Echo, 7 June 2010 (story):

Dorset bus user blasts timetable changes

A SHOP worker fears she may lose her job because of a “pointless” timetable change that will give her just 60 seconds to change buses.

She used to have around six minutes to spare between the two connecting services but, since Sunday, her first bus now leaves slightly later, leaving her with just one minute to change buses.

“I’ve got no chance of getting a comfortable connection,” she said. “I will be on a wing and a prayer as to whether I can make my 8am start at work.”

If she’s got a wing and a prayer to get about with then, frankly, I don’t know why she’s bothering with the 4a bus.

I wonder if this is too small an issue to bother the Prime Minister about?

“I didn’t know where to turn and I am livid about the situation so I decided to go right to the top and write to David Cameron. This is a serious issue now, it affects people’s lives.”

Well that’s that question answered.


Written by Paddy

August 23, 2010 at 11:16 am

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