Memorandum by John Dowding Esq (Bus 36)
THE BUS INDUSTRY
1. As a regular user of rural buses, including
access to the rail network, I have two changes which the industry
could adopt to make great improvements.
2. SENIOR CITIZENS'
Those like myself, living by a county boundary
find it a great inconvenience that the passes are not valid in
the adjacent area. They are limited to the cross border services
in the adjacent area. I live 200 yards inside Suffolk, bordering
Essex. I have a service only to Sudbury inside Suffolk, but a
good service to Colchester, which supports a wide array of services
in Essex, for which my bus pass is not valid. My senior railcard
is valid nationwide, so why should the bus pass not be the same?
3. Changes to Bus Timetables. For the benefit
of all bus passengers and in particular those who use bus in conjunction
with rail, it would be a great advantage if bus companies were
able to change their timetables only at six-monthly intervals,
the times of change being the same as for the railway industry.