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Author Topic: So what is the fare?  (Read 973 times)
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« Reply #15 on: November 24, 2018, 05:11:48 pm »

Depending on when you bought your car in its life cycle, the big financial cost is depreciation. The AA figures are quite frightening - an "average" car, doing 10,000 miles per year will have lost around 60% of its value after only 3 years .................. So a new 20,000 car would be costing 40p a mile in depreciation alone over those 3 years ...... Shocked Shocked Shocked  That's another 11 on your Taunton trip costs.   Plus loss of interest on your 20,000 quid - not much with today's interest rates though !!

That's why I am on the train to London tomorrow - the Fiesta takes us to the station only ...

Car was purchased for 550 in May 2017. Estimated value today of 350-400.

And not forgetting, if there were additional person(s) travelling with me (not eligible for free bus travel), the car costs become even more favourable.
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« Reply #16 on: November 24, 2018, 06:00:39 pm »

Most days I stand waiting to board a bus, delayed by people who need to fire up an app so that they can scan a QR code. In that respect, a physical ticket you just take out of your pocket is far quicker.

Or dare I suggest they could use contactless, like shops, pubs, TfL...

An interesting discussion with First Bus at the panel last week - Cash is "worst" but they dislike contactless almost as much as they still have the fuss of chatting with the driver and working out what ticket you actually want, and then issuing it on paper.    I suspect that could be solved by a simple universal fare system!
Which is where we came in...
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« Reply #17 on: November 24, 2018, 11:00:24 pm »


Car was purchased for 550 in May 2017. Estimated value today of 350-400.

And not forgetting, if there were additional person(s) travelling with me (not eligible for free bus travel), the car costs become even more favourable.


Smart man !  I know someone who buys a new car every two years so that:  " I don't get hit with any unexpected big bills" - he really goes think that way !
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« Reply #18 on: December 02, 2018, 06:19:34 pm »

I actually took a bus yesterday! Only because I'd forgotten about the engineering works and therefore couldn't take the train I'd counted on from Lawrence Hill. I suppose I should have taken the bustitute (would have been cheaper and nearer my destination) but I was tired and had blisters (had walked from Bath  Roll Eyes it was a fun day  Grin) and the normal bus arrived so hopped on it. Anyway, paid 2.50 in cash but I did notice the only other person to get on at my stop and most of those at the next few stops all used m-tix. One had some sort of card which she asked the driver to top up. Perhaps(?) this points to most bus users being regulars and therefore both knowing about and finding it worthwhile using the mobile system.

I was glad to not that the supposedly very Bristolian* habit of thanking the driver when you get off is still alive and well.

*But definitely observed elsewhere too.
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« Reply #19 on: December 02, 2018, 07:10:22 pm »

.... One had some sort of card which she asked the driver to top up. Perhaps(?) this points to most bus users being regulars ....

That card was probably a TravelWest card which can be loaded/topped up at the Metrobus I-Points and which is the subject of my irritations at not having the ability to top up with certain ticket types, see posts on the Metrobus thread.

Although I have a ENCTS card the TravelWest card is convenient for me to top-up with tickets for when I need to travel before 09:00 and I also enjoy from the benefit of the discounted m-tix prices in such circumstances.
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« Reply #20 on: December 02, 2018, 08:08:33 pm »

I was glad to not that the supposedly very Bristolian* habit of thanking the driver when you get off is still alive and well.

*But definitely observed elsewhere too.



I have the t-shirt. Grin
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« Reply #21 on: December 02, 2018, 08:26:55 pm »

That reminds me, I was talking to someone this morning who described the bus service as "gurt bum".  Cheesy
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« Reply #22 on: December 02, 2018, 09:08:44 pm »

I was glad to not that the supposedly very Bristolian* habit of thanking the driver when you get off is still alive and well.

*But definitely observed elsewhere too.



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« Reply #23 on: December 02, 2018, 10:43:49 pm »



I was glad to not that the supposedly very Bristolian* habit of thanking the driver when you get off is still alive and well.

*But definitely observed elsewhere too.

Here in Cornwall it is definitely the majority that thank us,
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