Re: Appalling P13 and P4 service.
Posted by ed26
November 06, 01:21PM
The P buses are all dreadful. They are only timetabled for only 3-4 buses an hour, so it only needs one to be cancelled or delayed before people are waiting for 30+ minutes. They are small and cramped, and always packed and, as they are more likely to be used by those who don't have the option of walking to a main bus route or driving to the supermarket, each stop can take ages while everyone shuffles around and moves their shopping, prams, trolleys, etc.
There's no easy answer. All of the points raised in the thread are equally valid. I'm sure they could justify increasing the frequency as the services seem heavily used. But this would result in more bunching when the roads are congested. So maybe just better management - more passing places with red-route style restrictions, and more active management to try to space them out more evenly.