21 November 2022

Local News Catch up

A few stories from the news over the last few days...

First Bus Kernow have stated they are expecting bus services to be disrupted on Friday, November 18 and Monday, November 21 after the RMT announced industrial action will take place across this weekend. First Bus Kernow has said explained they expect Truro Park & Ride, the PR1 / PR1A service, to be the only registered bus service to operate a full timetable. Falmouth Packet 17 November

Have you ever wondered what happens to unclaimed property left on buses? Well any phones that haven't been collected are being given a new lease of life, thanks to a local scheme. Borrow Don’t Buy is Plymouth’s Library of Things, and it allows you to borrow things like DIY equipment, camping kit or party paraphernalia for a small fee, rather than paying for brand new items that you’ll only use once or twice. Every year, Plymouth Citybus and Go Cornwall Bus is left with thousands of items of lost property, including many mobile phones. While most of these get back to their owners, there are some that are never claimed. Plymouth Citybus customer experience manager Jason Beverly said: “We always do our best to reunite people with belongings they leave on the bus, but on the occasions we can’t, it’s great to be in touch with organisations like Borrow Don’t Buy who, as well as stopping items going to landfill, can use them to help others.” The Herald 18 November

Stagecoach South West has issued a statement following two bus crashes in Exeter city centre which took place just days apart on adjacent streets, insisting safety is an "absolute priority". Last week, two collisions between a bus and a pedestrian took place in the heart of Exeter. In both instances, emergency services attended the scene and the roads were partially closed to vehicles and pedestrians. Following last week's collisions, however, there have been concerns raised over buses and pedestrians being able to travel safely in the city centre. Stagecoach South West has now responded to these concerns, saying that they are working with relevant authorities and emphasising that safety is paramount. It is unclear if there will be any review into how buses operate in Exeter, with regards to recent events. Devon Live 16 November

1 comment:

  1. It's not the first time I've seen people get clipped by a bus in Exeter high street, it happens quite a lot because the drivers aren't paying attention and sometimes the public are too close the road.


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