Bus service appeal

I READ in The Press (November 2) that First buses are spending money on new livery in order to improve service and this was welcomed by City of York Council.

Last week I travelled twice into the city centre from Copmanthorpe. As part of the “improved service”, First now runs buses to and from Copmanthorpe hourly instead of half-hourly.

On the two occasions I used buses last week, the bus was 20 minutes late the first time. The second time we were told the bus was only going as far as Rougier Street and we had to change bus stops and get another bus to Stonebow. My bus pass was swiped by both bus drivers so presumably First were paid twice for the one journey, which was far from efficient. How is this improving standards?

I suggest the council tells First to serve its customers properly and forget the expensive fancy work. I don’t care what is painted on the buses, I would just like a convenient and efficient service.

Beryl Kinder, Leadley Croft, Copmanthorpe, York.

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5:35pm Sun 11 Nov 12

old_geezer says...

Yet again: councils have had no powers over bus services since 1986. They can form ineffectual "partnerships", but bus companies are ruled by one thing only: profit for shareholders. If you see a councillor pictured with a bus, read the story carefully to find they have had no real input.
Yet again: councils have had no powers over bus services since 1986. They can form ineffectual "partnerships", but bus companies are ruled by one thing only: profit for shareholders. If you see a councillor pictured with a bus, read the story carefully to find they have had no real input. old_geezer

8:05am Mon 12 Nov 12

chrisatyork says...

I think the number 1s need painting again as the last repaint diddn1t work
I think the number 1s need painting again as the last repaint diddn1t work chrisatyork

1:03am Thu 15 Nov 12

daveyboy25 says...

Why is only the non paying public are the ones complaining. Take these poxy passes of them and make them pay then our bus services can return. First are a company not a charity
Why is only the non paying public are the ones complaining. Take these poxy passes of them and make them pay then our bus services can return. First are a company not a charity daveyboy25

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