public transport (buses)

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  1. golly

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    When away in the van we often prefer to use buses to get about if available, using our old fogies bus passes :BigGrin:
    I found an app in Google play called UK bus times that shows bus stops and services in to your location, we have used it a couple of times and it's proved very useful and it's free :thumb: Can't work out how to put a link to an app, but if you search in the app store or Google play you will find it
     
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    I've had it on my tablet or a while. It's pretty good most of the time but not foolproof. In Bridlington last week I found that only some of the bus stops were recorded. Certainly worth having though.
     
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    there is also bus scout for android
     
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    Is there anything like that for Windows, or for those of us who don't use smart phones? :Sad:

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    Traveline National Portal - http://www.traveline.info/index.html
     
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    Thanks John, and Graham for the links.

    I do tend to use either of those when I can get WiFi or a decent mobile internet signal. I just wondered if there was a downloadable programme similar to the bus time Apps

    BTW, if you zoom in on Google Maps, and click on the little blue bus stops, up comes a link to the travel info for that service, eg, http://goo.gl/maps/2A6lL

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    Thanks for this, I wish we'd known about this as we stood waiting for a bus in the Dales recently. After waiting at what we assumed was the right stop, we saw the bus turn down another road on the opposite side........needless to say we missed it!:Doh:
    Have got it on the phone now, thanks! :thumb:
     
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    I also have bus checker app on my tablet and phone , this works very well
     
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    I think any of these apps would be pretty useless down in Devon, outside the Damage Barton CC site was a bus stop with a telephone number on it to ring the Bus Co. who supposedly would tell you what time the next bus would arrive and they still never came:Doh:, but I'm nor surprised, the narrow lanes round there would make any bus scheduling impossible:Eeek:
     

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