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Off the buses

July 1st, 2011 (10:35 am)

I wish there was some way I could have told the group of people risking their lives in the verge of the southbound bus lane on the A44 near Pear Tree Park and Ride that the Park and Ride buses don't actually stop there. As it is they are getting more and more agitated (having witnessed them first from the road, and then from the bus). They are not to know, I suppose, that the Park and Ride bus is not the S3, the only bus listed as stopping there; but they must have walked past the P&R car park to get to the verge stop (maintained by Stagecoach to protect their rights, and not by the county council). Eventually an S3 driver will explain all to them, probably.


Posted by: nineveh_uk (nineveh_uk)
Posted at: July 1st, 2011 03:26 pm (UTC)

And we wait with interest to see how the forthcoming launch (with very little fanfare - I await much confusion) of the SmartZone thing goes.

Posted by: parrot_knight (parrot_knight)
Posted at: July 1st, 2011 03:29 pm (UTC)

I was wondering whether there would be some integration of the S3 with the 300 - it seems not. Stagecoach seem to be slightly less enthusiastic about the SmartZone than Oxford Bus Company - they are still promoting their MegaRider, which will lead to much confusion as MegaRider purchasers try to use them on OBC buses.

Posted by: nineveh_uk (nineveh_uk)
Posted at: July 1st, 2011 03:37 pm (UTC)

I don't envy the bus drivers on the sharp end.