See "Summoned to the Headmaster's Study" (read again).
Sheffield Bus Partnership’s key achievements since launch include:
2.75 million more fare-paying passengers using Sheffield’s buses
Network improvements benefitting around 50,000 bus passengers
At least 60% of adult fare paying customers enjoying lower fares
Bus punctuality has improved month on month.
Significantly improved customer satisfaction by up to 45%
Investment of £13.5 million in new, environmentally friendly buses
Winner of two prestigious UK Bus Awards
Shortlisted for six industry awards
Very impressive! But how has the publicity impoved? There have been numerous marketing "initiatives", but fbb is interested in the normal process of printing & distributing leaflets and the information available at bus stops. To put it simply ...
Fortunately, fbb has been able to obtain the minutes of a key Partnership committee. These documents record the discussion, proposals and implementation of publicity for the timetable changes due at the end of this month. fbb has selected the relevant passages.
and Updates for Passengers
Present : DG, FB, SC, IT and IK.
DG welcomed representatives from the bus companies, head of IT and Mr I M Keen, a PTE management trainee as observer. DG stressed that IK (Mr Keen), although constitutionally only an observer, was welcome to comment at any point in the meeting.
1. List of January changes : ready for publication 1
IK : I am new to the area; so can you tell me where Washington is?
FB : No
SC : No
IK : Might it be a misprint for ...
FB : It's not one of ours.
SC : I don't think its one of ours, is it?
IT : No idea. (laughter)
IK : I know.
DG : Excellent; well done Keen.
2. Review of major changes for January.
1 The list referred to is as published on line ...
here. But, please note; if you are reading this blog later in 2014, the link will take you to the list current at the date of reading and NOT that referred to in this posting.
2 Lindrick : posh golf course near Worksop.
3 A county-wide route numbering scheme was introduced progressively from 1975 onwards.
1-100 : Sheffield
101-149 : Rotherham
150-159 : Doncaster
200-299 : Inter-district routes
300-399 : Barnsley
400-499 : West Riding services
500-599 : Limited stop
600-699 : Schools
700-799 : Early morning and schools
800-899 : Colliery and other "oddities"
900-999 : night services
The reasons for the abandonment of this scheme were never published. Certainly the scheme did not cope well with the mayhem that followed deregulation in the late 80s.
4 The traditional route number for Stannington was 7. The 82 has never "traditionally" run to Dore.
Two morning journeys start from the village on the current 81 timetable, which is 15 months old, traditionally. Similar journeys numbered 81 and 82 remain after the end of the month.