Sunday, 2 March 2014

Council check: Bracknell Forest Council

Today, we take a look at Bracknell Forest Council's provision of information on the buses that run in their area.

Where do the buses go?

A map of all bus routes in the borough is provided. There is also a link to Traveline, which provides a comprehensive list.

The map even features an enlargement of Bracknell Town Centre. 5 out of 5.


There are direct links to the timetables for each route from this page. The timetables themselves are on the operators' websites, but the council's page saves you having to trawl through each of them in turn. All timetables can also be easily found on Traveline.

Full marks again: 5 out of 5.


Here's Bracknell's stumbling block. No information on single fares. The council's only advice on fares is to check with the relevant operator. There is no all-operator ticket. There is a Plusbus scheme, but the council's own leaflet is out of date, giving a lower price than the one that currently applies.

Could do much better: 1 out of 5.


A map and timetables for all local bus services are easy to find. The only problem is finding out how much you'll have to pay to use the buses. Out-of-date Plusbus information is inexcusable. Nevertheless, one of the best scores so far: 11 out of 15.

1 comment:

  1. Cardiff bus has announced fare increases and cuts to most services. As usual they mainly impact services that are used by fare paying passengers which does not seem the most sensible approach as it will result in even fewer fare paying passengers


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