Open Morning: Peter Knight, Managing Director Stagecoach South West, on ‘Challenges of Running the Bus Service’

Saturday 18th May at 10:30 - 12:00
The Mint Methodist Church Centre, Fore Street, Exeter EX4 3AT
A social event where visitors and guests are welcome and refreshment will be available. Many people rely on Stagecoach buses, but they are not always reliable. More people would use them if they were and so reduce the amount of traffic on the road. But running a bus service and making it reliable isn't an easy task. At 11a.m. Peter Knight, Managing Director Stagecoach South West, will talk about the challenges of running the service and the bus station.

Having largely overcome the well-documented staffing problems which dogged the service, the challenges now centre on congestion and the fragility of the road network. He will also talk about the changes he would like to see when, for example, Devon County Council are consulting on improving the Pinhoe Road and Heavitree Road bus corridors. And then there is the Heavitree and Whipton Active Streets trial and whether it has really adversely affected bus journeys into Exeter from East Devon as one MP claimed. It promises to be a lively meeting.

 

Parking onsite is limited for disabled people only, telephone the Mint on 01392 279786 to reserve a space. This City Centre venue is well served by public transport and there are public car parks nearby.

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