At Alton, the bus stop used to say bus-train interchange. It no longer does.
The 65 bus used to come down from Guildford, change to a 64 bus at Alton Station, then carry on down to Winchester. And vice a versa.
September last year, it came as far as Alton Station, turned around and went back to Guildford. The bus up from Winchester did the same.
No warning, passengers who thought they were on a through bus, found themselves going back whence they came.
The drivers were under no instruction to advise passengers to alight and change at Alton Station, as no longer a through bus. They were also under no instruction to wait for the connecting bus if late.
Now at the bus stop, a poster telling passengers to take a ten minute walk into the centre of Alton to pick up the 65 bus. It also no longer states bus-train interchange.
What if it is raining, what if not capable of a ten minute walk, what if carrying luggage?
This is an appalling way to run a bus service.
- No 64 Bus Winchester to Alton
- Dysfunctional public transport
- Re-nationalise Britain’s failing railways