We are at stop Cc on Colston Avenue in Bristol waiting for a Wessex service 3. There is no timetable on display in the frame, but we do have the unhelpful privilege of a departure list. But there is a problem.
Continues to Cribbs Causeway, Bus Station
But it gets worse.
What adds complications to the whole situation is that there are more 3s than meet the eye. Indeed there is a 3A, a 3C and a 3X; although the 3C doesn't start in the city centre. Here is a sample on the Wessex timetable ...
There is, however, good news. Really!
Because of a change in Wessex Red's service 15 timetable, the whole panl has been reprinted and, three cheers and a chocolate peanut, the replacement 3 now runs all the way to Cribbs Causeway with a few short workings to Gypsy Patch Lane. Sense prevails!
Not quite! On the original panel there was a half hourly Sunday service ...
So do they or don't they? And if they do, how many passengers will not travel because they aren't on the stops' departure lists? Do the chaps at Wessex Red know about this? Do they care?
The plot remains a little on the thick side.
P.S. (heeelp!) : As well as the 3X occasional service, Wessex Bristol operates a route X3, utterly different and with little affinity for the 3, or the 3A, or the 3C, or even the 3X. Pass the tranquilisers, please.