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Travelline is much better though.

It is a shame that the DOI didn't go the Travelline route originally rather than waste money on the insultingly bad Bus Mann ap.

Edited by Declan

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The Bus Mann app looked a bit amateurish, but the live map was useful to check you hadn't missed a bus. I haven't used a new one, what is it called?

I note that one some buses there is now some kind of limit on the WiFi. Seems to be provided by someone different too.

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2 minutes ago, TheTeapot said:

The Bus Mann app looked a bit amateurish, but the live map was useful to check you hadn't missed a bus.

That was a pointless function that used the phones battery at a massive rate.

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I dunno man, I used it 3 or 4 times at unusual stops or unusual times, useful for me. Bit gimmicky I suppose but had a real world application. Anyway, what do I use now?

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20 minutes ago, TheTeapot said:

The Bus Mann app looked a bit amateurish,

It was only ever in an alpha (or at a push, beta) stage of development. The developer wasn't given the resources to move it on IIRC

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4 hours ago, TheTeapot said:

The Bus Mann app looked a bit amateurish, but the live map was useful to check you hadn't missed a bus. I haven't used a new one, what is it called?

I note that one some buses there is now some kind of limit on the WiFi. Seems to be provided by someone different too.

ZipTrip

4 hours ago, TheTeapot said:

I dunno man, I used it 3 or 4 times at unusual stops or unusual times, useful for me. Bit gimmicky I suppose but had a real world application. Anyway, what do I use now?

ZipTrip

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Just reading this news on the front page of the Indy re revenue and expenditure for buses, horse trams and heritage rail.

Ballpark, rail expense £4M, income £2M. Expensive, these anoraks aren't they?

Buses, £9.5M expense, income £3.75M. Well we've cut the driver's pay and had a strike, that made a difference, didn't it Ian?

Horse Trams. Expense £400k+, revenue £87k.

But these attractions apparently bring millions to the economy. Just as well then. We look to be needing it just to run them.

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4 hours ago, Non-Believer said:

Just reading this news on the front page of the Indy re revenue and expenditure for buses, horse trams and heritage rail.

Ballpark, rail expense £4M, income £2M. Expensive, these anoraks aren't they?

Buses, £9.5M expense, income £3.75M. Well we've cut the driver's pay and had a strike, that made a difference, didn't it Ian?

Horse Trams. Expense £400k+, revenue £87k.

But these attractions apparently bring millions to the economy. Just as well then. We look to be needing it just to run them.

I assume you factored out current capital investments from these "expenses". :rolleyes:

Edited by Rushen Spy

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1 hour ago, Rushen Spy said:

I assume you factored out current capital investments from these "expenses". :rolleyes:

Figures as quoted in written Tynwald response from Mr Harmer and reported in local press?

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Unless someone can tell me otherwise, Bus Vannin stops are not indicated on Giggle Maps. Which is a bummer for visitors.

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Well, this new bus timetable is certainly a total p-ss take. Anybody read it yet? If you're a regular bus user, expect to be very irritated by the time you finish reading it.

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It must be difficult for visitors anyway. There are no buses between Peel and the South.

So the latest one (Monday to Thursday) you can get is the 22:40 which arrived at the bus station at 23:15. 

The last South bus leaves the bus station at 23:10. 

So you need to get off the bus at Quarterbridge and walk to Groves Road and get the South bus there OR swap on Peel Road at Brown Bobby or Opposite Pulrose Bridge but that cuts it very fine. 

How’s a visitor to know that?

 

 

 

 

 

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1 minute ago, Declan said:

How’s a visitor to know that?

Yes. Apparently there's a Welcome Centre in the Sea Terminal yet even Manx people have to ask where it is.

Perhaps the people at Isle of Man Tourism could designate a person (maybe school leavers?) to hang around bus stops at Lord Street and the Promenade to give directions to tourists. I very often have them coming to me for directions which I don't mind but surely there's a more coordinated way they could assist more tourists to avoid confusion.

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