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 Post subject: Public Bus Travel
PostPosted: Sat May 12, 2018 10:44 am 
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Hello,
Me again :lol:
I'm trying to find the costs of DS's bus travel. I know the timing of the bus, route etc, but I haven't been able to find the costs of his commute. He will be travelling with Carousel Buses and Arriva. Does anyone know whether he needs to get a separate ticket for each operator? Can he get a weekly bus pass to cover both operators?
I am planning to take a day off from work and pop down to Wycombe Bus Station to ask all of this.... but I'm currently driving myself crazy and thought that you lovely lot can help :)
And yep, I'm clueless about haven't travelled on a bus for more than 10 years :o


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 Post subject: Re: Public Bus Travel
PostPosted: Sat May 12, 2018 10:50 am 
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This probably isn't exactly what you want to see, then :(

https://www.busandcoachbuyer.com/arrivacarousel-agreement-end/

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 Post subject: Re: Public Bus Travel
PostPosted: Sat May 12, 2018 10:52 am 
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ToadMum wrote:
This probably isn't exactly what you want to see, then :(

https://www.busandcoachbuyer.com/arrivacarousel-agreement-end/



However :)

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=https://www.arrivabus.co.uk/beds-and-bucks/updates/new-co-ordinated-timetable-on-the-blue-one-and-the-red-one-from-7-january-2018/&ved=2ahUKEwjgi8uw___aAhVMBsAKHdGjBJQQFjAHegQIABAB&usg=AOvVaw2LmmpKwNb1t6_bLStuvur2

Is this any use to you, though?

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 Post subject: Re: Public Bus Travel
PostPosted: Sat May 12, 2018 3:36 pm 
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ToadMum wrote:
This probably isn't exactly what you want to see, then :(

https://www.busandcoachbuyer.com/arrivacarousel-agreement-end/

Thanks ToadMum. What a shame that they terminated their agreement :(


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 Post subject: Re: Public Bus Travel
PostPosted: Sat May 12, 2018 4:00 pm 
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ToadMum wrote:

Thanks, this is exactly what I've been looking for. The only niggly point is that if DS missed the first bus, the next bus along is a Carousal bus and he would need to pay additional charges :x


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 Post subject: Re: Public Bus Travel
PostPosted: Sat May 12, 2018 4:57 pm 
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BlueBerry wrote:
ToadMum wrote:

Thanks, this is exactly what I've been looking for. The only niggly point is that if DS missed the first bus, the next bus along is a Carousal bus and he would need to pay additional charges :x


Contingency money sewn into his underpants. To be deducted from his pocket money if he ever needs to use it. That way, the disincentive not to be late is both the financial loss and the embarrassment of having to access his bus money :lol:

Seriously, though, ours have all had monthly or annual season tickets for the relevant mode of transport, but we have also always given them enough actual cash to make sure that they can afford a single ticket to get home with, should they need it. (We tend to be fairly relaxed about the 'misappropriation' of a certain portion of said contingency money, should the need for a drink or even an ice cream strike at some point in the week :) ).

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 Post subject: Re: Public Bus Travel
PostPosted: Sun May 13, 2018 8:41 pm 
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Thanks again ToadMum. You've got some pretty good ideas and I'll copy your method with DS :)


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 Post subject: Re: Public Bus Travel
PostPosted: Sun May 13, 2018 10:40 pm 
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Ah yes, the emergency (disappearing) fiver for the train fare home should he miss the bus :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Public Bus Travel
PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2018 6:23 am 
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doodles wrote:
Ah yes, the emergency (disappearing) fiver for the train fare home should he miss the bus :lol:

I used to be given 2p for an emergency phone call :lol: :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: Public Bus Travel
PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2018 4:24 pm 
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If it’s any help, DD1’s train pass is physically attatched to her schoolbag with a retractible lanyard..... it has worked so far as she’s not (yet) lost the entire bag!!!


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