The recent cold spell has led to many Mid Cheshire travellers leaving their car in the garage and either walking or taking the bus to connect with the Mid Cheshire Line.
But have you ever tried to understand our local bus services, how they operate and the costs involved – yes some us have to pay and don’t have the Golden Oldies Pass!
Once you are in the know you can get some great bargains.
My 10 minute trip into Northwich from my local village cost me £2 – each way.
Now I wonder why the driver didn’t offer me a North West Day Rover Ticket for £4 – it may have encouraged me to use the bus more. On that ticket I could have also gone to Liverpool, Wigan, Manchester, Chester, and Crewe and Nantwich all on the same day!
And if I had been offered a North West and Wales Day Saver, it would have cost me £5.50 and I could have gone to Rhyl, Holyhead, Porthmadog, and Aberystwyth and back as well.
Better still, to save time buying your ticket on the bus you can buy an m-ticket that is delivered direct to your mobile phone.
Not that I fancy a trip from Wigan to Aberystwyth on an Arriva Bus but it would be handy to have this useful information readily available.
Just think how useful this would be for tourists visiting Cheshire.
You know what they say about marketing. First you have to tell people about your products and then you have to persuade them to use them!
And, if you have done that trip from Wigan to Aberystwyth, let me know and you might persuade me to take the trip but I will be bringing my overnight bag with me just in case we don’t make it home on the last bus!