29 October 2011

That was the week

A Saturday look back on some of the stories of the last week or so from Plymouth and beyond that have some sort of Plymothian Transit link, or just caught my attention in some way.

Moor Money?

A £4.5m funding bid is being submitted to the government to get better public transport on Dartmoor and Exmoor. The partnership behind the scheme said the money would pay for an improved bus and rail service. If the bid is successful, it wants to introduce more rail services on the Exeter to Okehampton line and the West Somerset Railway along the Exmoor coast.

BBC Devon

Fighting Fare

More than 7,600 people have signed Norfolk County Council’s Fair Fares petition, which calls for the government to properly cover the cost of reimbursing bus companies for ferrying bus pass holders around. And the campaign is gathering traction, with Devon County Council officially joining the campaign and two other councils, in the north and south east of the country, indicating they are keen to follow suit.


Cheeky Ticket Cheats

GRAMMAR school children could be stripped of their bus passes in a "clampdown" on cheeky ticket cheats. Plymouth Citybus is launching on-board checks amid a spike in what it has labelled "ticket fraud" on school services.

This is Plymouth

Go Ahead Satisfaction

Research carried out by Passenger Focus across the Go-Ahead Group’s bus operations outside London has revealed 91 per cent overall passenger satisfaction.
The highest figures were at Konectbus in East Anglia (97 per cent) and Bluestar in Hampshire (94 per cent). The lowest score of 90 per cent was recorded at Brighton & Hove, Plymouth Citybus and Wilts & Dorset
Bus & Coach

Poppy Appeal

remembrance-poppy2Plymouth Citybus has pledged its support to the Royal British Legion's Poppy Appeal by putting more than 150 extra large poppies on the front of the buses.

This is Plymouth

East End soon to Open

One of Plymouth’s biggest ever transport improvement schemes is due to open on Tuesday 1 November.

The East End Transport Scheme, which has been 18 months in the making, will completely change how people travel into and around this part of the city.

Plymouth City Council

1 comment:

  1. PCB 426 noted in Service on the 16 (1745 ex Town) Service Today. Full Blue + Yellow Larry Spears Liv!!


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