PLEASE NOTE : today’s blog suffered “technical difficukties” and has been split into tow with the rest to follow tomorrow – and with and explanation!
And It Keeps Growing!
fbb can only find an old 32 timetable c/o Central Bedfordshire Council …
But is this the same 32 as shown on the map. Dunno!
But it is reasonable to assume that 32 and 33 were hourly each way round their loop …
… but each had its own special wiggle which we will meet soon.
There is a very old timetable on-line from Arriva (!) which confirms the hourly service on each route.
The frequency runs for a normal busman’s working day. But a later version, also still on line, shows a typical Arriva cut-back.
The routes are still hourly but there are a lot less of them!
In yesterday’s blog, we already met the 36A and 36C giving a half hourly schedule direct to Billington Park, map colour MAROON.
This, you may remember was half cross-town.
So What Now?
Most of the 32, 33, 34 and 35 are rolled up into the new L5 running anti-clockwise every hour. As the loop is now bigger, journeys will tend to be longer in one direction, depending on how far round the circuit the passenger will be travelling. We saw yesterday that there is no Sunday service on this side of town and the presentation of the times is unhelpfully shown in a very summarised form.
So no improvement there! For most users the new set-up is less frequent and slower.
It now gets an hourly L4 but comes at the end of a large loop, so a very long journey to get there by comparison with he former 36A/C.
You can begin to see why Leighton Buzzard bus users are up in arms.