Sunday, 26 August 2012

Brightons Moronic Green Council - cut public transport, boosting car sales!

Used to be able to commute to London...

The first 52 used to get to the station at 7:20 giving an hour and a half to get to work by 9 in London.

Not now

The new service (52, connecting to 47 in marina) wil get you to the station at 8:16... can't be in london before 9:30...

Used to be able to commute to Brighton...

The third 52 used to get in to Brighton station at 8:55, so good for anyone starting at 9:00 angwhere along the route.

Not Now...

The new service gets to the station at 8:16 (as above) too early for a 9:00 start along the route or in Brighton. The next gets to the station at 9:11, too late for a 9:00 start along most of the route...

And getting home is now just as bad.

Similarly the return times have been shifted about half an hour, leaving very long waits for anone finishing at 5:00 pm...

A neighbour is having to buy a car!

A neighbour of mine has decided to buy a car to get to his job at the hospital, rather than spend an extra hour and a half travelling on the new 'service'.

School/Collage? Forget it.

The old service had two buses that went to cardinal newman school in the morning (a useful service for BHASVIC too) one of these has been cut (the early one that my son needed to get to BHASVIC on time) even though Kitcat claimed to have 'saved' all the school buses.

The new service ends my family's use for buses.

The new service is no good for me when working in Brighton or London, I will have to drive (at least I already have a car,  unlike my neighbour) nor for my eldest son who attends BHASVIC, who will now (despite his asthma) have to walk a mile to the sea front, or to the Falmer road up a very steep hill to get a Brighton and Hove bus to get in on time (and avoid being double charged).

The new service doesn't actually go as close to BHASVIC as the old one, but as it is no use because of its times, maybe this doesn't matter!

Want to use the 'facilities' of central Brighton after work? Forget it.

Finally the last 52 used to depart Brighton Station at 7:28 pm, the new service means getting the 47 (to hopefully connect with the 52 at the marina) leaves the station at 6:45 pm, so if you want a beer after work, it better be a damn quick one ...

Greens - what a bunch of hopeless amatures

Who would have thought the Greens would boost the local economy by increasing car sales by cutting public transport? 

You can get a day pass currently for £3.20 (online) what is a 52/47 return going to cost I wonder? Maybe that doesn't matter either, as the service is of no use, so will not be used and will probably be cut due to non-use in the next review...


  1. B&H Council don't run transport, it's provided by a private company (GoVia aka Brighton & Hove buses).

    1. The council decide the routes, and decide where subsidies are spent. The 52 route cut is 100% their decision.