We need service for 21st century

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SOMETIMES I write praising Stagecoach but this is not one of these rare occasions.

Eastbourne is a seaside resort. As a result you would expect a bus service to do justice to the fact people would want to travel to various events, especially during a Jubilee bank holiday weekend.

Not so Stagecoach. I had to walk to a festival in Stone Cross on Monday as Stagecoach (what a very apt name for such an archaic company) decided to do a Sunday service which didn’t include any buses going to this outpost.

I’ve said it before and I shall continue to do so.

We are now in the 21st century. We do not need a bus company with such outdated ideas.

It may please shareholders and their ridiculous apologists who will say ‘They have to make a profit!’.

Well, consider the fact t they sold off an East London bus company a couple of years back and bought it back later for a good few million pounds less, well – there’s the profit.

Obviously, those in control of the council and our MP don’t ask questions as they’re quite happily chauffeured around.

Well, Sonny Jims. I am gripping this issue like a pit-bull terrier and you and Stagecoach had better press for some serious changes.

Cheaper fares, Saturday service on bank holidays and New Year’s Day (reinstated) plus a serious consideration of introducing a Sunday service on Boxing Day and even a skeleton service on Christmas Day. It is, after all, the 21st century.

DAVE POOLE

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