08 September 2014

Cornish Invasion

Thanks as ever to Richard for these pics of the incoming Dennis Tridents which have been displaced from the First Kernow fleet by "our" Enviros!
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1 comment:

  1. A bit more Cornish news, courtesy of the Cornish Times:

    (i) Plymouth Citybus have won the contract for the 79 service. The 79A will be dropped in favour of Darren's Taxis running an 'on demand' service for the Cotehele area. This should allow Citybus to use larger vehicles - quite possibly normal-size Darts. The service will, however, restore the bits of the Callington Town Service which were missed out by WG and also alternate direct Tavistock-Callington journeys with ones going through Metherell and Harrowbarrow. The new timetable should appear next week - what's the betting it will offer good connections in Tavistock with Blue Flash to Plymouth?

    (ii) First are receiving severe flak for almost abandoning Ashton and St. Dominick - their new timetable for the 76 is almost entirely direct along the main road from Callington to St. Mellion. From their web-site: "The timetable is being revised to provide faster journeys between Callington and Plymouth. Most peak journeys will continue to serve Ashton and St Dominick". Let us be quite clear than the only reason for providing faster journeys is that they are losing a lot of passengers to Western Greyhound. The second statement that 'most peak-hour journeys ...' is just simply untrue. Untrue, that is, unless you interpret two morning journeys towards Plymouth and one evening journey towards Callington - that's 13% - as 'most'.

    (Graham - this isn't really the best heading to put this under, but I could not find a way to anywhere else or any scope for introducing a new topic)


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