No wonder bus service is a mess
SO Transport for the West Midlands claims that there are 13 bus stops per kilometre?
That is 26 stops per 1.24 miles.
This seemed at odds with reality to me.
So I got into my car and drove to my nearest bus stop on the Coventry Road and set my GPS. I then started driving towards the city centre.
My journey started at the bus stop at the Brays Road junction and one mile of driving along the X1 bus route terminated at the stop just beyond the Farmfoods store.
I started at a bus stop and finished at a bus stop so, including start and finish stops, there were five bus stops in one mile of road ie a quarter- of- a- mile between stops.
In my opinion the only possible way to get the numbers anywhere near those claimed would be to count the bus stops in both directions per mile which is obviously a nonsense.
It is no wonder that our bus services are in a mess if TWM have put the work experience kids in charge of organising the operation.
Clearly TWM did not expect anyone to challenge their claim. Lionel Goulder, Sheldon