Recent content by embers25

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    Trivia: Tightly timed Coach or Bus runs

    The old 404 from Plymouth to Totnes journey time was impossible but now it gets 10 more minutes. It always ran late as far as Bristol Airport and on time from there by avoiding the Bridgwater Services stop. It also went very speedily on every other section and was a lot of fun to ride on! The...
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    Cross London tickets rejected by ticket barriers at Lancaster Gate station

    Also the circle rarely runs at the weekend and always gets delayed at Edgware Road.
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    Cross London tickets rejected by ticket barriers at Lancaster Gate station

    Lancaster Gate always rejects cross london tickets annoyingly given it is usually the shortest route to Paddington.
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    First South West (Kernow & Buses of Somerset)

    Just to double check, are all normal tickets valid on the college buses...i.e. First Day and Ride Cornwall?
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    Fare to stop just before Bristol airport on First bus A1

    I've been charged 8 quid from 1 stop past the busway end to town.
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    First South West (Kernow & Buses of Somerset)

    The rail tour from Derby yesterday gave 90 mins at St Ives which became an hour due to delays. 7+ hours each way for 1 hour.
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    First South West (Kernow & Buses of Somerset)

    Lol well my compliments good sir, you were a credit to Kernow along with the D11 driver. Really hope daytripper picks up in the hols as it is a great idea and both were great rides and the great bus arrival and grande depart at Eden is cool too. I had a great day out.
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    First South West (Kernow & Buses of Somerset)

    Driver on the D9 only had me as a passenger but was helping TfC people with info happily and the friendly D11 driver also only had me as a passenger until just outside Padstow where we grabbed 4 passengers from TfC as they were late. He also ensured I made the Atlantic Coaster just at Padstow...
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    First South West (Kernow & Buses of Somerset)

    I do agree that the Jubilee Pool stopping situation is far from ideal and needs resolving with adequate provision provided both ways if this routing is to stay. My guess is that it's a trial by First to see how much time it does save in reality and if successful will stay. One other benefit of...
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    First South West (Kernow & Buses of Somerset)

    Fully agree delays occur on the sections you mention and can be very substantial but so can the town delays, albeit to a lesser extent, inbound particularly it can often be 10 to 15 mins and, unlike the other locations, this is an avoidable delay so makes sense to avoid it. I appreciate it takes...
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    First South West (Kernow & Buses of Somerset)

    Worth remembering that were it not a tourist route it would likely be running every 2-3 hours at absolute best not hourly and so the locals are also clearly benefiting and the walk from Market Jew St to the Bus Station is down hill when shopping laden, not that onerous and managed just fine by...
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    First South West (Kernow & Buses of Somerset)

    Johnson arriving in a 'Lizard' open topper would seem a most appropriate option!
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    First South West (Kernow & Buses of Somerset)

    No that's a picture worth having of a US president actually using a bus...albeit a private one!! Arriving by open topper would have given his entry more pazazz!
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    Disruption between Castle Cary to Newbury (31/05): Anyone know why?

    We came back on the avoider line the same day.
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    East Midlands Railway short formed services

    1257 from Norwich yesterday was a single 156 and left late due to a fault and arrived at Nottingham late and was cancelled there, 7 mins after the restarted Liverpool portion left!!

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