The Public Transport Thread

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

  1. AT86

    AT86 TowersStreet Member

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  2. AT86

    AT86 TowersStreet Member

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    New Stafford/Uttoxeter/Alton Towers bus service timetable:

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    That's fantastic! Typo though. Must leave Stafford station at 9.25 not 8.25.

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    Iirc D&G bus use ticketer machines enabling them to accept barcoded tickets, so it's plausible in the future to buy a park admission and bus ticket from towers!
    (NottsDerby who run the X52 also use ticketer).

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  5. Skyscraper

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    Typical that it starts the week after I'm going. :p Anyone know what is meant by "ATO"?
     
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    ‘Alton Towers Open’ I believe. As in, the bus only runs when the park is open.
     
  7. Ted

    Ted TowersStreet Member

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    Nah it actually takes an hour and 5 minutes ;) In all seriousness this is great to see! The bus from Stafford only gets in about 15 mins later than the old 32A if I'm right? If it runs all season I'll consider getting an ATAP again.
     
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    Yes, it says at the bottom ;). ATO = Only runs on days when the resort is open to the public.
     
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    I really wish the bus would get in prior to park opening. In my experience the first hour is really valuable as the park is still quiet!
     
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    Didn't see that. Thanks for clarifying. :)
     
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    So I'm going to towers on wednesday with a friend and we plan on taking the x52 from the derby bus station. I was wondering if I can use my b-line to get a discount for a return
     
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    Jesus they still have b line cards? I left school in 2004 and remember them. Used to get a bargain from Derby to Nottingham on the red arrow. Off topic sorry
     
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    Yes it saved me £5 so
     
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    And that's why they don't bother.

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  15. AT86

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    Looks like another new bus service is on the way. Sheffield/Chesterfield/Bakewell to Alton Towers.

     
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    Wow, a bus that will go from Sheffield to Towers?! Now that's fantastic! Hopefully the times will be adequate though.
     
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    That's a long journey, 1hr50 in the car. Here's hoping it's successful!
     
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    I drive from South Sheffield via Baslow, Bakewell, Monyash, Hartington, past Peak Wildlife Centre and down to Towers

    I imagine the bus will run Interchange, Totley, Owler Bar, Baslow, Bakewell, Ashbourne, Towers. Be about 1 hr 45 to 2 hrs
     
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    I'm wondering if folks from Sheffield would be quicker taking the train to Chesterfield and boarding there, it's only 10 minutes by train.

    There is a bus that runs from Leeds to Scarborough via Flamingo Land but if my memory is correct, it's quicker to take the train to Malton, wait 40 minutes and catch the same bus for the final leg than it is to take the bus all the way.
     
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    Depends which is more important, time or money.
     
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