Rostervor wrote:As was pointed out, there is no left turn out of the bus stop at the Park and Ride along London Road. Did the desk men not realise that the egress will need redesigning just so their 392 service can follow a route they want.
That would require Cheshire East (a) having sufficient local knowledge to be aware of this issue, which I strongly suspect they don't, (b) persuading SMBC to spend money on something that will be of no benefit to Stockport residents.
As I understand it, the Town Council is primarily interested in ensuring that the P1 route is retained. I have completed their online questionnaire. I was tempted to say that I was male, very old and pregnant, but resisted the temptation.
It would help their cause if the P1 ran at anything like the advertised time. The other day I waited for one on Green Lane. It went past towards Middlewood at 15 minutes past the hour, then returned ten minutes later. Surely if the bus is running that late, you don't then have an extended break at the terminus before setting off back. Not surprisingly, I and the other gentleman who boarded at the same stop were the only passengers. I suspect that any other potential passengers would have assumed that it was not running, and given up when after 20 minutes there was still no sign of it. It's also supposed to connect with the Stockport 392 on London Road South, with a 6 minute wait, but often the 392 - which often runs early - has gone before the P1 arrives. A connection is no good if you can't rely on it.