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« Reply #390 on: May 19, 2018, 10:03:39 am »


So come on forum members, what do you think ?  With all the other bus stops within the 'B' series having them described as Broadmead followed by the actual street name or landmark of the stops location am I right in my assumption that yet again the outfit overseeing this project have got it wrong once again on this issue.


We have a perfectly good national system - Naptan - which gives a unique code to all bus stops.   I live a few yards from wilamdad, for example. Also known as 4600WIA10813 (AtcoCode) . See https://geopunk.co.uk/bus-stop/4600WIA10813.

The first three letters of the Naptan code are the local transport area, which means that locally you could refer to bus stops with a unique 5 letter name.   So get on the D3 and ask for a ticket to "Amdad" ...

Edit to add - see also https://bus.traveluk.info/stop-finder/postcode/sn12+7ny - to translate postcodes to bus stops and bus routes.


Very useful if you have a database of https's in your head but not if you are armed with a city centre map and a bus timetable quoting Broadmead, Broadmead (B1).  Grin
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« Reply #391 on: May 19, 2018, 10:20:44 am »

Very useful if you have a database of https's in your head but not if you are armed with a city centre map and a bus timetable quoting Broadmead, Broadmead (B1).  Grin

Then rename it bstgdwa in the timetable  Grin Grin https://bus.traveluk.info/stop-finder/stopcode/bstgdwa
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« Reply #392 on: May 19, 2018, 10:31:30 am »

Very useful if you have a database of https's in your head but not if you are armed with a city centre map and a bus timetable quoting Broadmead, Broadmead (B1).  Grin

Then rename it bstgdwa in the timetable  Grin Grin https://bus.traveluk.info/stop-finder/stopcode/bstgdwa

Tell Metrobus HQ that or change the white printed word Broadmead on the I point to Lewins Mead or as you state bstgdwa then ask a bus driver where stop bstgdwa is and he'll tell you how the f*** do I know.
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« Reply #393 on: May 19, 2018, 10:34:13 am »

... ask a bus driver where stop bstgdwa is and he'll tell you how the f*** do I know.

Answer: "It's on your f***ing official timetable sheet"  Grin Grin
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« Reply #394 on: May 19, 2018, 11:12:25 am »

... ask a bus driver where stop bstgdwa is and he'll tell you how the f*** do I know.

Answer: "It's on your f***ing official timetable sheet"  Grin Grin

Off out now, will ask a driver if its on his official timetable sheet and see what he says.

Post later or tomorrow.
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« Reply #395 on: May 19, 2018, 03:52:40 pm »

... ask a bus driver where stop bstgdwa is and he'll tell you how the f*** do I know.

Answer: "It's on your f***ing official timetable sheet"  Grin Grin


Saw the official timetable sheet of a service at its terminus of a service I used this pm, no mention of codes for bus stops just the usual commonly known locations such as Morrisons Yate, Smarts Green, Coalpit Heath Church, Willy Wicket, etc.

However, a Metrobus was on display at one of the venues I visited today and timetables were being handed out and it was a revelation that the First bus printed timetable DOES specify the B1 stop, the subject of my earlier substantial post on this subject, as ;-

Lewins Mead (B1) ;-

Good on yer First bus exposing yet another clanger dropped by Metrobus HQ.
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« Reply #396 on: May 19, 2018, 04:16:24 pm »

Congratulations on your lucky 777th post martyjon !

Once Tuesday 29th May is here, he might not be the only one aghast as the perceived incompetence of Metrobust  finally becomes a reality!
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« Reply #397 on: May 20, 2018, 09:56:40 pm »

Wine Street; ah, Wine Street. Bristol's main shopping street for maybe a touch less than 800 years, and look at it now. And don't blame the Luftwaffe; blame the planners.

Anyway where was I? Oh yeah: The 'Broadmead' brand is getting stretched a bit thin, isn't it? Once there was just Broadmead, then The Galleries, that transmogriified into the Mallory Galleries (or something); then we had the Merchant's Quarter Cabot Circus, and now they're about to knock down another chunk of it, currently referred to as Callowhill Court (Will that name stick? Hannah Callowhill, although feted in the USA, was married to William Penn, who was a bit a slave trader).

Maybe they should code the bus stops 'T', for 'The shops'.
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« Reply #398 on: May 21, 2018, 10:40:00 am »

... currently referred to as Callowhill Court (Will that name stick? Hannah Callowhill, although feted in the USA, was married to William Penn, who was a bit a slave trader).
William Penn, the noted Quaker and founder of Pennsylvania, a bit of a slave trader? Seems highly unlikely. His father, the admiral, might have been. As for Callowhill, I don't think the name will be widely associated with a person at all (which doesn't mean it will stick though).
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« Reply #399 on: May 21, 2018, 11:07:51 am »

... currently referred to as Callowhill Court (Will that name stick? Hannah Callowhill, although feted in the USA, was married to William Penn, who was a bit a slave trader).
William Penn, the noted Quaker and founder of Pennsylvania, a bit of a slave trader? Seems highly unlikely. His father, the admiral, might have been. As for Callowhill, I don't think the name will be widely associated with a person at all (which doesn't mean it will stick though).

Yes I do mean him, but I'm guilty of terminological inexactitude: He owned them, rather than trading them. 12 in number, and being (as you say) a Quaker he tried to be nice to them, which I'm sure made them fell absolutely fine about the whole thing. Tongue

Hannah is (as you say) not that well known in this country, or indeed probably outside Pennsylvania, but the truth is out there...
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« Reply #400 on: May 21, 2018, 12:53:35 pm »

As the continuing Colston Controversy shows, there's no escape from the slaving legacy in Bristol. Rather than try to escape from it, the developers should embrace this aspect of the city's history; I suggest names such as Shackle Street, the Manacle Quarter and the Trading Block. Maybe Pen Street (one n) to join Penn Street. The Live Cargo District, an exciting new development of hipster food stalls specializing in West African cuisine and ship's biscuits, etc.  Shocked
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« Reply #401 on: May 24, 2018, 11:27:01 am »

Karin Smyth MP asked Jesse Norman..who is the minister for roads not rail... at Transport Questions about Metrobus not running between Hengrove and Long Ashton. He told her that it was a matter for the Metro mayor Tim Bowles....who is at great pains to point out that the Metro part of his name has nothing to do with Metrobus. So is the minister and his civil servants wrongly briefed or is it Tim Bowles not knowing the remit of his job ? Isn't that just what you expect from the typical buck passing associated with this whole damn fiasco ?.

And no sign of Liam Fox asking about the Portishead line ...no surprises there, then.
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« Reply #402 on: May 24, 2018, 11:41:25 am »

Good News!

https://www.firstgroup.com/bristol-bath-and-west/news-and-service-updates/news/first-improves-bus-services-linking-thornbury

First Bristol will start running a new express service, every 30 minutes, from Thornbury to Bristol using the new Stoke Gifford Link Road (Metrobus).
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« Reply #403 on: May 24, 2018, 12:09:26 pm »

Good News!

https://www.firstgroup.com/bristol-bath-and-west/news-and-service-updates/news/first-improves-bus-services-linking-thornbury

First Bristol will start running a new express service, every 30 minutes, from Thornbury to Bristol using the new Stoke Gifford Link Road (Metrobus).


Hmm, not for me. The new timetable appears to represent a 50% reduction in the number of busses to and from my Gloucester Road bus stop to get to and from work at Aztec West.

I feared this would happen. Ho hum, guess it'll have to be the 75 from now and the extra mile walk each way. Well done Metrobust!I

Meanwhile, more excuses and spin on:

https://www.bristolpost.co.uk/news/bristol-news/firstbus-wont-offer-metrobus-south-1599192
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« Reply #404 on: May 24, 2018, 12:41:55 pm »


Hmm, not for me. The new timetable appears to represent a 50% reduction in the number of busses to and from my Gloucester Road bus stop to get to and from work at Aztec West.

I feared this would happen. Ho hum, guess it'll have to be the 75 from now and the extra mile walk each way. Well done Metrobust!

There are always some losers and some winners.   Overall, will the result once it's settled down be than more people travel to Aztec West by bus than do at the moment, or less, resulting in an increase in private cars in and out of the business park?   Are there "left field" effects such as more people walking and cycling there?
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