As he starts to plan to travel again around the country, BOB HIND has been studying websites and finding too many of them wanting when seeking some of the most basic information about where routes go and how often they run

I am being positive. I have not been on a bus for over a year, but I have had my first and second (painless) vaccines, so I can start planning my future trips.

The offending words on First’s website about the apparent non-existence of Cardiff.

My plans for 2020 were postponed to this year and my plans for this year will probably slip into next but I still feel positive. All my adventures by bus over the past decade have taken careful, even meticulous, scheduling, well in advance, and then have usually all been changed at the last minute.

And now the government is promising hundreds of miles of new bus lanes in England, a cap on fares and, interestingly, services so frequent passengers will be able to turn up and go. I am not sure what that means. I am sure that the 95 route between Truro and Bodmin, a picture of which announced the government plans on the BBC website, is unlikely to be turn up and go.

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