P253 CEEFAX 253 Wed 27 Jan 21:00/01   1/4                gHERF'S THE BUS? In the latest issud of Consumer Voice, produced by the National Consumer Council, Teresa Perchard says: "It is now clear that the problems of quality, quantity and accessibility of information about bus services are of serious concern to bus users qp and down the country." A report for the Scottish Consumer Council said local authorities should "improve the provision of timetable and other information for passengers." More
P253 CEEFAX 253 Wed 27 Jan 21:01/12   2/4                gHE FSTHEBUS Lack of information about bus services could be a major reason for the further dfcline in bus ssage, says a survey just published. BusWatch, a national bus users' group set up to monitor the effects of deregulation on bus services found: Nearly a quarter of bus stops had no sign to show that buses stopped there; 93 per cent lacked fare tables; 68 per cent lacked timetables and 83 per cent did not show intermediate stopsN Mord
P253 CEEFAX 253 Wed 27 Jan 21:10/01   3/4                gHE FSTHEBUS The BusWatch survey also found that 13 pfr cent of buses did not indicate their dfstination and 12 pfr cent did not display route numbersN A Durham County Council survey says numbers of regular bus users fell from 51N8 per cent of thf population in 1985 to 46.3 pfr cent in 1987 BusWatch asks: "£ould these trends point to deteriorating information as the possible reason for thf further decline in bus qsage?" More
P253 CEEFAX 253 Wed 27 Jan 21:00/00   4/4                gHE"F'S THE BUS? The Durham County Council survey also found that the proportion of people who say they never usf buses at all has risen from 16.6 per cent to 24.2 per cent. BusWatch commends the Norfolk Bus Information Centre, which was set up in 1985 as a county-widf source of information about bus servicesN NORBIC helps bus users and also the bus companies by telling them what journeys passengers want to makeN Mord