Found an online petition
on the UWE Student Union website.
725 people have left comments.
Mostly plain old grumbles about Bristol's buses.
But there are a few stories in there.
(Slightly worried by some of the spelling and grammar here.
These are supposed to be university students!)SELECTED EXTRACTS:
I got so fed up last year waiting around when it was freezing and then being greeted by rude, grumpy bus drivers who refused to accept my student Id at times for lower fares, so I'm going to be driving this year! This creates more problems for uwe with parking spaces lacking on frenchay campus, so if buses were better a lot of people like me would not need to drive and take up valuable spaces!Elyshia White
It was cheaper for me to buy and run a car last year. First Bus should be utterly ashamed.Mr Paras
i have complained numerout ines, by phone, post and email and have never received a response, apart from the one time that my email got lost in their system and the sent me an e-mail 3 months later apologising for not responding. that was the last i heard from them.jan gray
I think most of the problems stem from the traffic, not the buses. The road works at the M32 roundabout are a nightmare, and have made the X84 much less reliable than it used to be. I agree that some of the bus drivers are less than polite, though others go out of their way to be helpful. I have also heard some students being rude to bus drivers, and many students get off the bus without thanking the driver!Jane Kay
Caught a 70 from UWE towards the centre today and was horrified by the noise the brakes were making, maintenance definetly needed on most buses i have been on lately.Michelle
I live on a route through Southmead and feel that they provide the buses and service to suit the area the client, I have never seen abus in poor condition mechanically or otherwise serve Clifton, for instance.Bob Phillips
when on Filton Av an elderly gentleman and his wife boarded the bus the driver showed quite visible distain at the amount of time they took to board. Later on, when he went to leave the bus the driver stopped and opened his doors. When the man was near the door, the bus driver decided now was the time to park a little closer to the kerb, and did so. The sudden momentum change in the bus nearly toppled the man, and another bus goer had to help him out. The driver didn't say a word.Phil
I come from London and i used to think the bus services were bad there; but now i've expereienced first bus i can say that London bus servive is like royalty.Rohaan Ahmad