Whatever Happened In Macclesfield?
The contrast between D&G’s marketing effort and the non-publicity policy of Arriva goes some way towards explaining the latter’s abject failure in the town!
Service 3 to Weston is similarly absorbed but probably with a smidgen of tender money. The service remains half hourly.
It is, naturally, better presented than anything Arriva bothered to offer its few remaining passengers.
The horrific complexity of Arriva’s presentation of the 4, 5 and 6 is just confusing.
The half hourly 4 to Broken Cross is straightforward but the 5 and 6 are an attempt to cobble together an evening service to include bits of the 3 and 4.
The result is a much neater 19 and 19A …
Cleverly, this local service rides on the back of the pre-existing route to Prestbury. Neat eh?
This time it becomes a somewhat less neat and tidy 14/14A.
fbb guesses that this gives a similar service to the 9
… but at lower cost because again the former Arriva Moss Rose service piggybacks on a modified and pre-existing Centrebus 14.
Clearly Centrebus and its associated companies have come up with a good plan to maintain similar levels of service throughout the town but sharing the costs with their existing routes.
And there are some very attractive fares …
Weird! It runs from Manorcrafts Primary School …
.. .actually this roundabout near the school; then via Egham Station …
… and then on to nowhere in particular in Egham.
… an more notably, this!
This magnificent Victoria pile is the University of London Royal Holloway College Founders Building.
When we look at a timetable extract …
… we see that reflected in the timetable running on college days only. The student web site also shown the FH3 running at weekends …
…and Sreetview shows Diamond running route RH1.
Traveline shows the 8B and, RH2 and RH3 both run by Diamond Bus South East.
The pictures come from Roger French’s blog. The services did not last.
Generally speaking, if promoters are somewhat coy about revealing the price of their product, you can expect said price to be high. The above book retails at …