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Advice for our bus operators

Here’s a concept for you bus operators: If you have a consistently reliable timetable that passengers can rely on then they will choose to use your facilities more often.  I take no credit for this simple truism; almost every one of our continental neighbours have followed this dictum since the inception of public transport.

The impact of this is more significant on less busy routes where the frequency is less than 4 an hour.  If the service is unreliable, then potential passengers revert to their car or other alternatives which reflects on poor numbers for the operators.  Now here’s where they make the classic error:

They interpret these poor numbers as evidence that the route is not profitable and allow further deterioration of the frequency and reliability of the route.

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