Wednesday, 12 February 2014
Image problem / Completion / Sold
Another survey about commuting bashes the bus, as the Independent reports. In not the best written piece ever, accompanied by a badly-posed picture of passengers crammed onto a tube train, the Indy highlights the image problem that the bus industry has to overcome if it is to tempt people out of their cars. Apparently commuting by bus for more than 30 minutes each way has a significant impact on people's happiness. Something tells me that survey wasn't very scientific. How did they measure happiness, for a start?
Two ladies who need no encouragement to use the bus have completed their mission to ride every single one of London's bus routes end to end. Londonist spoke to them at the end of their five year journey.
Hexham Bus Station is to be sold. The Journal reports how Northumberland County Council have decided, despite opposition, to sell the site to developers. Buses will use new stops on Priestpopple, which local traders have said does not have the space to handle terminating services.