October 20, 2004

Bloody buses

There seems to be a recurring theme here of people moaning about how crap the buses are, and who am I to argue? I'm another person unfortunate enough to be reliant on the TWM #12 bus from Coventry to campus and to be honest, at the moment I'm wondering what the hell they've been doing with my, and everyone else's, money – because they certainly haven't been spending it on running a bus service. Why, when I live in Earlsdon, should leaving the house at 9:10 for a 10am seminar not get me there on time? The bus should take fifteen minutes maximum, yet twice in the past fortnight, I've been late because the bus hasn't come until about 9:50. What do we pay our £67/term for? So that there is the possibility of a bus at some time in the morning? And when I'm waiting for a bus on campus, I can never help but notice that there are plenty of buses to Leamington (take last night, for example, three buses to Leam. in the time it took for one to come which was going to Cov.). And when the buses come, they're crowded and uncomfortable. Someone needs to tell TWM to get their act together.

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  1. see link bus stop blues, im with you!! Im constantly late for work even though i leave 40 mins before i start!! Lets take direct action and blow up Poole Meadow

    20 Oct 2004, 13:26

  2. Let's be "rational" and look at it from the bus company's point of view. Here you are, in charge of a service with loads of students moaning about how bad it is. Yet these students have already dumped up to £200 each in your company coffers with no way of recovering that money. Are you, in all honesty, actually going to care what we say? No.

    It's not going to stop me or anyone else complaining though.

    20 Oct 2004, 15:22

  3. If that's the case, Luke, then TWM are vermin of an even worse order than I imagined.

    20 Oct 2004, 15:29

  4. Hmmm, I would just like to point out that StageCoach are equally as bad. Their advertisng clearly states "Leamington 2 campus every 10min". Only if your very lucky. HOw can a service run "every 10mins" and have me waiting at the bus stop for an average of about 15. (the latest the bus has been by the way is around 32min).

    I know this isnt as bad as what your reporting but i remember last year when the buses actually were every 10min and how easy that made life.

    And just so you know, it seems to me evrytime im at the campus bus stopat least 3 TWM buses go past. At least 3!

    01 Dec 2004, 00:53


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