Friday, 11 September 2015

Simply Buses


I always strive, as you are aware, to be upbeat and positive in my postings about this fair town. So it gives me immense pleasure to inform you that half of Hull's buses, those blue ones run by Stagecoach, have undergone an overhaul. Not the actual buses themselves, no that would be too much, no the routes they run on. Routes have been combined, adjusted and played around with so that now there are just fifteen routes, numbered 1 to 16. For some reason there is no number 15. Mirabile dictu there's now even a service that runs from the west unto the east (and back again) and it runs right past my front door every ten minutes. The old buses were labeled Pronto now in a masterpiece of PR they are to be known as Simplibus. We tried out that new service on Monday and sure enough it went all the way across to Holderness Road; pretty straight forward except when the driver forgot the new route in town and took us on an impromptu tourist ride round the houses to get back on track. Still, early days ...

Weekend Reflections are here.

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  1. Our bus system sounds a lot more extensive!

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    1. Well your city is 40 times bigger than Hull in area and with three times the population. I would hope it was more extensive.

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  2. I assume the combination f routes means it takes longer to get anywhere - so they aren't 'pronto' any more!

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    1. Be honest they were never very pronto, were they?

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  3. There's a 15+ bus passing my house.

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  4. I wish we had lovely double decker buses like these!

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  5. Great reflections of the buses. Have a lovely weekend

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