Sunday, 27 April 2014

Council check: Cheshire West and Chester Council

Last week we looked at East Cheshire. This week, it's the other half's turn. Here's how Cheshire West and Chester Council perform in their promotion of local bus services.

Where do the buses go?

Maps are provided covering the whole borough as well as separate maps showing the detailed routes in Chester and the towns. In Cheshire at least, if you want a bus map, you have to go west. 5 out of 5.


Timetables for all bus routes in the borough are listed here. No scrambling around on umpteen different operators' sites. 5 out of 5.


This page contains links to the bus operators' sites detailing which tickets valid for a day or longer are available. Plusbus also gets a mention. There is however no one ticket that is valid on all operators in the area, so if you need to use two bus companies, you will pay over the odds. There is also no information given on single fares, either by the council nor the bus operators. 2 out of 5.


Good, comprehensive maps and timetables are provided, let down by the lack of an all-operator ticket or any information on the price of single fares. Not a bad effort though: Cheshire West and Chester scores a total of 12 out of 15.

1 comment:

  1. The main map is one of the best that I have seen for a while, particularly with regards to frequency mapping.


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