Why did you start travelling to work by bus? In 2006, I thought I’d give it a go; I didn’t have a parking space at work, and the bus stop is nearer the office than where I can park the car. I travel from Stockton-on-Tees, 36 miles each way, and journey times were getting longer and the buses in the bus lane were whizzing past the cars every day. Now I use the bus all the time.
Do you ever use the bus on work-related journeys? Yes, returning from site especially if it’s raining – from my project on Coatsworth Rd.
What are the benefits of travelling by bus?
Any downsides? The customer service provided by 95% of the Go North East drivers on the X10 is great and we expect the same from the other services. So, you can get a bit of a shock if you get onto another bus and the customer service is not as good.
Any noteworthy incidents or experiences? Many:
Where do you go to for advice or info on bus services? The bus company web site.
What would you say to anyone thinking of using public transport? Give it a try. It’s a relatively cheap, relaxing way to travel to work.
Anything else you’d like to add? It will be even better when will real time information arrives; this will display exactly when an individual bus is due, and this will allow passengers to make better use of their time – go and sit in a warm café or go shopping – if bus is going to be half an hour late.