Thursday, March 17, 2011
So it's goodbye to the Bus Ticket machines that have graced Edinburgh's streets for the last few years.
Lothian Buses say that the "trial period" is now at an end, and since absolutely everyone now has ridacards (I don't) then there's no point in keeping the machines.
Oh, and they've reached the end of their life anyway.
Huh? I think someone's telling porkies on that last one. The machine on Gorgie Road has never let me down. Although solar-powered, it has provided tickets during fair weather and foul to a great many people.
I'm in favour of anything which helps more people use public transport. And I'm particularly in favour of these machines - the tickets were 10p cheaper than if you bought on-board!