The Public Transport Thread

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Towerslover, 27th Oct 2017.

  1. Snagglemama

    Snagglemama TowersStreet Member

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    Yeah the bus doesnt really give you that freedom.
     
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    Skyscraper TowersStreet Member

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    I think Alton is one of the hardest parks to get to using public transport. :(
     
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    Snagglemama TowersStreet Member

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    Tell me about it took some intricate planning I tell you. There is always the uber option
     
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    Defiantly the worst large park to get to in the UK, some of the stuff in Wales is pretty hard as well though, you definitely need a taxi to get to Oakwood.
     
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    Skyscraper TowersStreet Member

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    It wouldn't be so bad if the bus times were better. I would have to get two trains then a bus to Towers.
     
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    Snagglemama TowersStreet Member

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    Yes I don't understand why the bus can't leave at nine and then maybe at sixish
     
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    Skyscraper TowersStreet Member

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    They need to adjust the timetable when Towers extend/decrease the opening times.
     
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    Since the park closing times change. The day I was at Towers the park closed at four, so the bus back to stoke was already an hour after closing. And maybe the bus company thinks people don't want to leave Stoke earlier than 9:30 am?

    What we really need is a shuttle bus running throughout the day, however clearly the bus companies have decided that it's not economical :(
     
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    Snagglemama TowersStreet Member

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    I agree. Something you have to book online so they know numbers etc
     
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    speedy TowersStreet Member

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    Maybe, however Bobbejaanland has a regular bus service running throughout the day.
     
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    May I suggest if you are planning to get a taxi and wish to ask other members to share taxi costs that you use the dedicated trip reports and plans forum to discuss your plans and not this thread.
    Please also remember that there will be no trains from Derby to Uttoxeter and a reduced service on all other lines through Derby from 22nd July to 7th October
     
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    There's rules about changing scheduled services. Something like they have to register changes in advance

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    Yeah, all bus services have to be approved by the local bus commissioner.
     
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    There isn't any way for them to be flexible with times is there?

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    It's a real shame the Alton Towers railway station was closed by Beeching. That would have been perfect.
     
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    Snagglemama TowersStreet Member

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    Oh Dr Beeching o_O yes it is a shame
     
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    The only way would be to register the bus service to run on certain dates earlier, but by making it later you don't have to rush as much
     
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    Checking the train line app the train that gets us in to derby at 9am is still running on the 6th September.
     
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    Don't get me started on Beeching cuts :mad::mad:

    I hate to be that person but... with all the parking charges why can't Alton Towers subsidise a bus? For the environment and all that.
     
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    Funny you should say that. The original excuse for the parking charge was that it was to fund the now legendary "Alton bypass".

    At the [email protected] event many moons ago, I took the oppertunity to raise the question "what's the deal with the bypass, and where is the car park money going if not on that?"

    The gibbon in a suit point blank refused to answer me.
     

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