Inadequate Interchange Investigation
Derbyshire’s map is not very effusive once you cross the border …
And, of course because it is in N*tt*ngh*mh*r*, East Midlands Parkway station is not included. The Nottinghamshire map includes lots more information.
We have “skylink” and “skylink express” and “SL” which might be Skylink Derby (maybe “L” for Leicester). Then there is “SV” which fbb interprets, using his many years of public transport cartographic nous, as having something to do with Soar Valley, a generic name for the area taken from the border river.
Staffed entirely by volunteers and using two minibi …
… it runs a series of occasional journeys in the Soar Valley area. There is a clue in the name.
The centre of the world for the community bus is Normanton-on-Soar from where there is a school day service …
… an empowering, respectful, caring academy – and thus much better for the kiddies’ education! Funny, fbb thoughy all schools were supposed to do that stuff.
There is a market day service to Loughborough …
… which is still called Loughborough.
Finally, a couple of runs to the big bad outside world at ASDA West Bridgford.
And please note the steady stream of references to buses! NOT!
The community bus routes are all called “SV” on the Nottinghamshire map. It would be better if they could have used the route numbers but perhaps they change too frequently for a network map to follow?
… and on to serve many of the villages that the community bus serves.
It offered a bus evey TWO hours (very approx) which connected with the tram at Clifton.
Until nearly recently its was operated by Nottingham Coaches …
… but for a few months was taken on by Trent (etc), usually with a Kinch Bus vehicle from the Loughborough local routes “pool”.
And, as if to prove the point, here is one parked at Parkway, this time with the Kinch name on the side.!
Thus, tomorrow, we will look at what has happened very recently in the Soar Valley area.