PB1139118/1 - SQUAREPEG BUSES LTD, UNIT 123, WHITEHALL INDUSTRIAL ESTATE, WHITEHALL ROAD, LEEDS, LS12 5JB Registration Accepted by SN Starting Point: Seacroft Bus Station Finish Point: Rothwell, Commercial Street Via: Service Number: 22 Service Type: Normal Stopping Effective Date: 21-MAR-2016 Other Details: Monday to Friday
Also why are there so many Streetcars not in use? I've never understood
It's still in FTR purple and won't be getting painted. It'll probably only see limited use anyway, think for the past two years it's been dragged out of storage around this time of year and used in service, last year I think it was used just for one day - post from this forum from March last year is copied below:
Spotted March 2015 Mar 22, 2015 at 9:56am via mobile andyk4050 and WYorks like this. Post Options Post by scania60065 on Mar 22, 2015 at 9:56am First leeds 19020 did a service 4 this morning at 07.09 from Seacroft
If you have a complaint to first (like I saw a driver arguing with an elderly passenger the other week) they had absolutely no response. Just scroll through tweets to First, you soon get the picture. People are sick of them, especially in Leeds. Bradford drivers do tend to be nicer and more punctual though.
I used to like them as a company, but after starting to travel regularly with them, they soon wear you down.
The common denominator was the public by the way. First don't put mud on their seats or graffiti their windows.
I have very little issue with them, using their service 6 days a week. Drivers, if you're polite to them, they're polite to you. They're under immense pressure to stick to timetables and yet the general public have a go if they're late - very rarely their fault. People expect the buses to run for free because it's a 'public service', when it hasn't been that for a number of years.
Although they are smaller, Transdev (Keighley/ Harrogate/ Coastliner) buses are spotless 90% of the time. Why? Because I assume that they have a decent system for cleaning their buses regularly. Granted, First Leeds are bigger, but surely with a bigger fleet comes more staff to maintain them.
Hey guys, I'm not really having a go at the frontline staff, some of them are possible miserable because of the management putting too much pressure on them? That's understandable. If you look at Yorkshire Tiger or Transdev, they are generally happier and more pleasant, maybe they are under less pressure?
It would be interesting to hear from any First Leeds drivers if there are any on here.
Anyway I said morons initially as a bit of an jokey exaggeration.
Sorry but first are terrible (obviously not all staff) but the majority of the time, drivers will be rude, obnoxious and not at all helpful. Filthy buses, graffiti covered windows and seats, crap on the floor, mud on seats - Every Bus!
Nice First Bus profile picture! Ignorance is bliss...