Thursday, 23 August 2007
Bus? What Bus
How many times have you heard the powers to be encouraging us to use public transport. I'm a great believer in, when public transport picks me up at the door of my house or work, at the moment I require it and take me to where I wish to go and wait, then and only then will I get rid of my car. My wife took the car today so I was forced to get a bus home. I went to Wellington Place to get the 5:25 home. I arrived at the stop 5 minutes early. At 5:40 still no bus going my way despite two 11b's one after the other. I spotted one of the helpful inspectors and asked him if there was any sign of the 5:25. This was his reply "It's running at least 20 minutes late, you will more than likely catch the 5:45 before the 5:25" Then he walked away. I just wonder if we had other bus companies competing for passengers in the city would they be so quick to dismiss the fact that a bus has not arrived on time and left people standing. Whats the point of two buses arriving at once... Oh by the way this bus was parked 10 feet from the stop. Good old Translink!