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Ride quality of First buses
ALONG with the deteriorating bus services (recent letters pages), have others also noticed the poor ride quality of the buses operated by First?
Recently my elderly friend recounted another noisy jerky ride which caused her great difficulty in standing, particularly when the bus was travelling at any sort of speed or turning corners, on her journey to Haxby.
Perhaps the buses should take a leaf out of their rail division operated by Transpennine Express and use their ride quality machine called AmbiMon which records noise and vibration. It was specifically introduced for low-speed passenger transport on the Underground in London and Glasgow.
It was then used by First TPE on the Pennine sections of the railway routes as the machine can be adjusted to suit any required ride.
It should be able to monitor road surfaces enabling First Group to not only rectify their old equipment, but also sort out the potholes for the council.
Lisa Dunster, Appleton Roebuck, York.