But it wasn't there. Instead, the excited passenger, thrilled with the new-look for his (or her) local buses, is greeted with this:-
"Pyrland Wards 1 and 2" (on/near service 1's Tauntonian trajectory) is an NHS provision for people with mental health problems.
And what about those ex-First buses? The boss of "The Buses of Somerset", Marc Reddy, has stressed that the change from grey to green is indicative of a "work in progress" and not just "a paint job". fbb understands that all buses will be gloriously green by the summer, possibly with some new or newer vehicles to upgrade the fleet somewhat. We are also promised better fares information and an up-fettling of the enquiry office; maybe even without a 30 minutes lunch break?
But why not add a sticker to old-liveried vehicles?
Whilst Taunton bus station impresses, the town centre depresses. Simple sticky-backed plastic could have made the change more memorable throughout the busy "Parade" area. Maybe the work in progress will deliver soon. fbb hopes so, because the vision and the new image ought to succeed. Unless the impetus fizzles.
But, before his journey back to Seaton, fbb had one last task to perform. And that involved a return to the bus station and a visit to the now-open enquiry office.
P.S. The web site doesn't work as well as it should. Too "clever" for its own good?