Zoe wrote:The queues for the machines are massive, there are things you can't do or are hard to do on them and often they are faulty. It's alright saying use the machines but the reality of the machines are very different. I recall my inability to buy the weekly pass I wanted while staying with a friend and having to wait for the ticket office to open. When I asked he told me that I should be able to buy the ticket on a machine but it was a glitch that was just never fixed.
I also would not use a station that isn't staffed, which would really cut my ability to travel.
I find myself speaking to the staff much more often than I intend to, and I'm fairly tech savvy. The underinvestment in the technology will mean we just have a worse service......and prices will still go up 5% every year.
Ivanhoe wrote:Why not walk? I thought the act of walking was supposed to somehow magically validate the purpose of what you were going to do when you got there, and simultaneously make you more worthy than people who'd managed to effect the same outcome by more convenient means.
Rambling Phil wrote:If I were suspiciously-minded, I'd think that TfL/the private bus operators are stopping buses short to make everyone's journeys harder than they need be to try to undermine public support for the TSSA/RMT dispute rather than trying to run a public service to the best extent they are able.
Pops wrote:My route from Bricklayers arms to Lower Marsh was awful. Buses were beyond packed yesterday and today. Both 453 and 53 were terminating at the Elephant without any annoncments so I gave up and walked. Got to Westminster Bridge Road and the traffice was almost at a stand still leading up to the roundabout.
Just a normal travelling day, eh?!!!
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