Regular readers will be aware of the somewhat shambolic nature of the way in which last April's changes to bus routes and times in the Lune Valley were conveyed to the travelling public.
Those unfamiliar with the situation may like to read our previous posts:
Many of the problems seem have arisen from the Traveline National Data Set (TNDS) not having been updated when the new services began. This was eventually done towards the end of June, following which a number of improvements rapidly followed. So, THREE MONTHS after the changes came into force how are the various parties doing?
The Bus Operator
Since some time in May, Kirkby Lonsdale Coach Hire has had a timetable for the new services available on its website (the services started on 4th April). We believe this to be a record of what is actually operating apart from the single journey on service 80, which we (and Lancashire CC) think runs on schooldays only, not "Monday to Friday".
The operator appears, however, to have abandoned its attempt to produce a printed timetable leaflet.
Lancashire County Council
|New leaflet being printed.|
Lancashire deserves recognition for updating the timetable cases in its area promptly, ensuring that at least some information for the public was available from day one. It also had the new timetables on its website equally promptly, although this was marred by there being a number of discrepancies between them and those publicised by the operator. It also forgot to remove the old service 582 from its website which led to some confusion. These matters are now resolved.