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I to thought wondering had left said "couldn't wait to leave" obviously couldn't stay away from us

wondering
wondering
5 days ago

I'm always in Dawlish and know how many people use the buses.

Judith Chalmers
Judith Chalmers
5 days ago

Wondering, there's nothing to laugh at.  OAPs don't use them at night therefore they're near-empty. They're full during the day (off-peak) because of the OAPs and their "free" bus passes.  How long is it since you left Dawlish anyway?

wondering
wondering
5 days ago

Either they are 'full' or 'empty' lol.. Clearly Dawlish does not want buses in the evening,..point taken.

Mcjrpc
Mcjrpc
5 days ago

Why free bus passes and not free train passes?   Is it just a throwback?   If you installed Oyster card type readers on buses and at train stations you could quantify how much each company is to be reimbursed by DCC for free/subsidised travel.  Presumably the driver already does something similar on buses.

Judith Chalmers
Judith Chalmers
5 days ago

Wondering, the off-peak 'commercial' services are run at taxpayers expense due to them being full of OAPs and their free bus passes. They don't use the evening services hence them being near-empty.

wondering
wondering
5 days ago

Service 2 Exeter - Dawlish - Newton is a 'commercial' service and not supported by DCC (taxes). Stagecoach choose to run an hourly service in the evening into Dawlish until Midnight. last arrives at 0021. In the days of Nationalised NBC in the 70s the services would certainly be discontinued. As the lack of passenger use/need has been highlighted, maybe Stagecoach will consider withdrawal of ...

Judith Chalmers
Judith Chalmers
5 days ago

I would imagine that nearly all off-peak bus services around and about are run at taxpayers expense.

leatash
leatash
5 days ago

My point was maybe cut the services that run empty in the evenings i would imagine these empty buses are running on tax payers money

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