Thursday 22 October 2009 9.25am
I concur with the above. The 78 is a bit better than it has been, but the C10 is ever more farcical - running late, or not at all, or full.
The Number 1 is obviously in a mess because of whatever genius decided to do simultaneous roadworks on Waterloo Road
, Westminster Bridge Road
, Borough High Street
and New Kent Road
, though even that doesn't excuse some of the hopeless service lately.
Trying to go Westbound from St James Road stop (opposite The Blue) this morning, the buses arrived as follows:
8:05 (apparently, as someone had just missed it, I wasn't there)
8:50 (full, didn't let anyone on)
8:55 (terminating at Elephant) (too full to let everyone on)
8:56 (terminating at Waterloo)
8:56 (terminating at Aldwych)
I got on the Waterloo bus as I only needed to go to Elephant to change (to the C10, haha!)
For a bus that is meant to run 'every 6-8 minutes' to have a gap of 45 minutes (and for there to be nothing on the TFL website saying there was any kind of problem with the service) is beyond a joke. Perhaps all the bus drivers are moonlighting as temps for the post office? There were buses on the countdown, they just didn't appear, so I guess the records will show that a good service ran! What do they do, put the transponder in a taxi and drive it round the route?