Report on Chester Park and Ride

I went into Chester today to go on a Park and Ride, to check on access for disabled passengers. I found it to be fantastic and i would recommend it to everyone that is disabled. I was blown away by how little it cost, you only have to pay for the all day ticket which on a bank holiday was £2 per person, which included being able to hop on and off. I didn’t do this but you can. 

It is a lot easier to get around Chester, without having to search for an accessible parking space. The buses are great and very accessible, but my only gripe with it would be the accessible stop button isn’t accessible enough. You can see it over my left shoulder in the picture below.

 

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All their vehicles are modern taxis, they have 3 point seat belts as standard. Child seats can be provided on request. All vehicles are council vetted and plated for carrying of passengers.

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A55 Roadworks A Joke!

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The continuing roadworks on the A55, which are causing such long tailbacks, are getting beyond a joke.

This is the sentiment expressed by North Wales Tourism chairman Chris Jackson who is calling for a review of the maintenance programme, saying they are currently occurring with too much frequency.

I know only too well what he is talking about. Only the other day I sat for almost an hour on a bus between Llandulas and Abergele! The A55 was backed up all the way to the Llandulas slip road.

It is causing problems for many people. A lady was traveling to pick up her Grandson from Nursery School and was delayed by over 25 minutes which meant that the little boy was left waiting at the school. Other commuters talk about having to wait well over half an hour for buses which are supposed to be  every twelve minutes.

I felt sorry for a controller at Rhyl Station, called Ian, who was trying stoically to organise buses that were coming in in twos and threes instead of one at a time.

The problem is that the maintenance schedule for the next 12 months has been published, and shows work stretching from Bangor in Gwynedd to the Flintshire-Cheshire border. So it looks like no end in sight for hold ups!

Electronic Bus Passes to Go Live!

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As from  Sunday 6th December, Concessionary bus passes will go live so passengers using them will have to swipe them to get on the bus.

The new cards, which give users free bus travel, contain an electronic chip that machines on-board the buses can read. This ensures bus companies are paid correctly for the passengers they’ve carried.