Give feedback on Weymouth buses

BUS users in Weymouth and surrounding areas are being asked for their opinions by service provider First.

A Meet the Manager session will take place on Wednesday, November 14 between noon and 6pm at the back of stand K8 on The Esplanade.

Bosses will be on hand for six hours to take feedback, suggestions and answer questions.

Natacha Tagholm, regional customer manager for First, who will be there on the day, said: “These sessions, which are open to anyone, give local people the opportunity to find out more about nearby bus routes and services, or offer feedback about their own customer experiences.

“We value what people tell us.

“Where people highlight problems they have had we can use that information to resolve issues and fundamentally build a better bus service for everyone in the area.

“We will happily take on board suggestions for improvements, implementing them whenever feasibly possible.”

For more information about First Hampshire & Dorset, visit firstgroup.com/dorset

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1:50pm Sun 14 Oct 12

Old Contemptible says...

As private motoring is becoming more expensive each year with Insurence,fuel,maint
enance costs and huge parking charges the bus companies need to get more positive and look to the future, otherwise their services with low frequencies will become even less..instead of more!
As private motoring is becoming more expensive each year with Insurence,fuel,maint enance costs and huge parking charges the bus companies need to get more positive and look to the future, otherwise their services with low frequencies will become even less..instead of more! Old Contemptible
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6:56pm Sun 14 Oct 12

Joe_Bloggs says...

The big question is will they turn up on time or be late like normal First buses ?
And then will they all turn up at once
The big question is will they turn up on time or be late like normal First buses ? And then will they all turn up at once Joe_Bloggs
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7:11pm Sun 14 Oct 12

Xcabie says...

Joe_Bloggs wrote:
The big question is will they turn up on time or be late like normal First buses ?
And then will they all turn up at once
Don’t know what route you use but I have found that they are usually on time give or take a few minuets. I have also found it far easier to use the park and ride to either Weymouth or Dorchester than parking in town.
[quote][p][bold]Joe_Bloggs[/bold] wrote: The big question is will they turn up on time or be late like normal First buses ? And then will they all turn up at once[/p][/quote]Don’t know what route you use but I have found that they are usually on time give or take a few minuets. I have also found it far easier to use the park and ride to either Weymouth or Dorchester than parking in town. Xcabie
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7:37pm Sun 14 Oct 12

Crabber says...

FAR TO MANY OF THESE NOISEY, DIRTY THINGS ON THE ROAD
FAR TO MANY OF THESE NOISEY, DIRTY THINGS ON THE ROAD Crabber
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9:28pm Sun 14 Oct 12

malkie says...

Crabber wrote:
FAR TO MANY OF THESE NOISEY, DIRTY THINGS ON THE ROAD
There might be where you live, but not in Lanehouse & Southill.
[quote][p][bold]Crabber[/bold] wrote: FAR TO MANY OF THESE NOISEY, DIRTY THINGS ON THE ROAD[/p][/quote]There might be where you live, but not in Lanehouse & Southill. malkie
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9:50pm Sun 14 Oct 12

Is it me or is everything rubbish? says...

Bus travel is not cheap- I live in Weymouth and work in Dorchester. Only slightly more expensive to drive- plus you have complete freedom and can go anywhere.

Buses are (generally) rather old and shabby, and could do with a good clean.

Wey-Dorch service is (according to customers) unreliable.

Electronic displays are ridiculous- whoever is responsible for them needs to have a good look at them and realise that they do not function as they should (or could).

Introduce family tickets.

I would love to use the bus- but it should be cheaper than driving, efficient and reliable. Sadly, the current service is none of these.
Bus travel is not cheap- I live in Weymouth and work in Dorchester. Only slightly more expensive to drive- plus you have complete freedom and can go anywhere. Buses are (generally) rather old and shabby, and could do with a good clean. Wey-Dorch service is (according to customers) unreliable. Electronic displays are ridiculous- whoever is responsible for them needs to have a good look at them and realise that they do not function as they should (or could). Introduce family tickets. I would love to use the bus- but it should be cheaper than driving, efficient and reliable. Sadly, the current service is none of these. Is it me or is everything rubbish?
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10:17pm Sun 14 Oct 12

voiceof says...

I think the opinion "A bunch of who can't drive to save their lives and are unbelievably rude to the passengers and have some of the cronkiest buses in the UK especially on route 3 as Westham residents are regarded as second class citizens as many of them are pensioners or disabled and used their corporate might to reduce fares to a level where the competition goes bust then raise fares so high that you might as well get a taxi" might do it?
I think the opinion "A bunch of who can't drive to save their lives and are unbelievably rude to the passengers and have some of the cronkiest buses in the UK especially on route 3 as Westham residents are regarded as second class citizens as many of them are pensioners or disabled and used their corporate might to reduce fares to a level where the competition goes bust then raise fares so high that you might as well get a taxi" might do it? voiceof
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10:41pm Sun 14 Oct 12

malkie says...

I will certainly be there, but whether they take notice of the public's comments is a completely different matter.
I will certainly be there, but whether they take notice of the public's comments is a completely different matter. malkie
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12:30pm Mon 15 Oct 12

da proof says...

don't crash 'em !!!!
don't crash 'em !!!! da proof
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2:15pm Wed 17 Oct 12

Weyexile says...

The wheels on the them, go round and round.
The wheels on the them, go round and round. Weyexile
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3:30pm Wed 17 Oct 12

DickDastardly says...

I have heard that, from next week, all buses will be fitted with stabilizers.

Is there any truth in this?
I have heard that, from next week, all buses will be fitted with stabilizers. Is there any truth in this? DickDastardly
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8:14pm Wed 17 Oct 12

banknote says...

Crabber wrote:
FAR TO MANY OF THESE NOISEY, DIRTY THINGS ON THE ROAD
Please don't shout.
[quote][p][bold]Crabber[/bold] wrote: FAR TO MANY OF THESE NOISEY, DIRTY THINGS ON THE ROAD[/p][/quote]Please don't shout. banknote
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8:48am Thu 18 Oct 12

greenglasses says...

Would help if the driver who covers lunch and mondays on the number6 route into wyke had the ability and conviction to drive between parked cars. There was a beyond comical wait on the bus sat lunch time as the driver didnt think he could get through....
Would help if the driver who covers lunch and mondays on the number6 route into wyke had the ability and conviction to drive between parked cars. There was a beyond comical wait on the bus sat lunch time as the driver didnt think he could get through.... greenglasses
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6:34pm Thu 18 Oct 12

portlandboy says...

You only have to try to get sensible info from the First timetable to realise how poor their service is. Try to get a time for a bus from Portland that will connect with one which goes from the Statue to Dorchester and you'll find that they are "at frequent intervals". That means what? Hourly, every 10 minutes or a couple every hour? Then wait and watch the "live" updates as the bus that is due to arrive in 2 minutes suddenly disappears and the next one makes you miss the Dorchester bus completely.
Better still, try to do the same in a wheelchair...
You only have to try to get sensible info from the First timetable to realise how poor their service is. Try to get a time for a bus from Portland that will connect with one which goes from the Statue to Dorchester and you'll find that they are "at frequent intervals". That means what? Hourly, every 10 minutes or a couple every hour? Then wait and watch the "live" updates as the bus that is due to arrive in 2 minutes suddenly disappears and the next one makes you miss the Dorchester bus completely. Better still, try to do the same in a wheelchair... portlandboy
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11:01am Fri 19 Oct 12

Tenfoot says...

It's about time they fixed "Puffing Billy"(69212) and "Old Smokey"(69217) on the No1 route!
It's about time they fixed "Puffing Billy"(69212) and "Old Smokey"(69217) on the No1 route! Tenfoot
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1:43pm Fri 19 Oct 12

bobby1966 says...

portlandboy wrote:
You only have to try to get sensible info from the First timetable to realise how poor their service is. Try to get a time for a bus from Portland that will connect with one which goes from the Statue to Dorchester and you'll find that they are "at frequent intervals". That means what? Hourly, every 10 minutes or a couple every hour? Then wait and watch the "live" updates as the bus that is due to arrive in 2 minutes suddenly disappears and the next one makes you miss the Dorchester bus completely.
Better still, try to do the same in a wheelchair...
if you bothered to look at both timetables for both routes then you will see that the number 1 is every ten minutes and the number 10 every 20 so just plan it yourself as you get the arrival time on the timetable then add ten minutes to walk to the seafront and at night around 6pm the 10 and 1 join up to create a through route which is quite clear in the timetable .
[quote][p][bold]portlandboy[/bold] wrote: You only have to try to get sensible info from the First timetable to realise how poor their service is. Try to get a time for a bus from Portland that will connect with one which goes from the Statue to Dorchester and you'll find that they are "at frequent intervals". That means what? Hourly, every 10 minutes or a couple every hour? Then wait and watch the "live" updates as the bus that is due to arrive in 2 minutes suddenly disappears and the next one makes you miss the Dorchester bus completely. Better still, try to do the same in a wheelchair...[/p][/quote]if you bothered to look at both timetables for both routes then you will see that the number 1 is every ten minutes and the number 10 every 20 so just plan it yourself as you get the arrival time on the timetable then add ten minutes to walk to the seafront and at night around 6pm the 10 and 1 join up to create a through route which is quite clear in the timetable . bobby1966
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1:47pm Fri 19 Oct 12

bobby1966 says...

da proof wrote:
don't crash 'em !!!!
wonder if your veiws would still be the same if your parents or your little children were involved in a bus crash and someone posted the ridiculous comment you have.

going by your name your prob some little chav who thinks hes gangster.

well pull up your stupid jeans that hang around your knees and start being a bit more adult like you silly boy
[quote][p][bold]da proof[/bold] wrote: don't crash 'em !!!![/p][/quote]wonder if your veiws would still be the same if your parents or your little children were involved in a bus crash and someone posted the ridiculous comment you have. going by your name your prob some little chav who thinks hes gangster. well pull up your stupid jeans that hang around your knees and start being a bit more adult like you silly boy bobby1966
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