Environment defends problems with current bus timetables

PROBLEMS with the current bus timetable are largely a result of ‘incremental creep’, where services have been added year-on-year, Environment has said.

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PROBLEMS with the current bus timetable are largely a result of ‘incremental creep’, where services have been added year-on-year, Environment has said.

But the department defended the extra routes and extra frequencies slotted into the existing timetable, saying it was forced by a States decision incrementally to increase the service.

Environment said the increases – from 2006/7 onwards – were added successfully until problems arose last summer when a number of buses broke down and were taken off the road at the same time.

‘The reliability issue [of buses] appears to have been addressed by the current operator and the present view is that the overall number of services currently offered can be retained but the timings in the timetables need to be amended in order to provide a more reliable service.’

Comments for: "Environment defends problems with current bus timetables "

soph

As the SOG own the buses, who is responsible for maintenance & upkeep ?

So when a bus has to be removed as no longer fit for purpose, SOG must be liable to replace it! No need for car drivers to reply. most of you are too selfish for words

glep

My biggest problem with the timetable is that it seems to make no difference what time of day it is, the journey time will be the same!

It seems to think that travelling from South Esplanade to the top of The Grange will take the same amount of time whether it is rush our or early morning.

Tony

Better than that, some routes take longer to get between stops than others -Town to the top of the Grange in particular

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Linda

Town to the top of the Grange is a ten minute walk!

Ted

I don't know how Linda's assertion is relevant to the discussion. It may be that it's just boasting of one person's athletic prowess.