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10:34am Sat 19 Jan 13

gingertom says...

still no sign of snow plough in newbridge it is left to traffic to clear it. The bus route outside the villas and labour club is very hazardous. What happens if a bus slides, hits the railings and tumbles past toy town down into the traffic lights. It does not bear thinking about it is totally unacceptable.
still no sign of snow plough in newbridge it is left to traffic to clear it. The bus route outside the villas and labour club is very hazardous. What happens if a bus slides, hits the railings and tumbles past toy town down into the traffic lights. It does not bear thinking about it is totally unacceptable. gingertom
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10:56am Sat 19 Jan 13

Dugstar says...

I did see a gang of Council workers throwing grit around up by Newbridge Hotel this morning about 7:45 and the gritter go down about 8. Parry Square and Main Street in Newbridge are like Ice Rinks.
I did see a gang of Council workers throwing grit around up by Newbridge Hotel this morning about 7:45 and the gritter go down about 8. Parry Square and Main Street in Newbridge are like Ice Rinks. Dugstar
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11:50am Sat 19 Jan 13

Aquarius says...

Full marks to bus and train companies for trying to run a service in what are very trying conditions I should think.

Also rather impressive are the efforts of Newport Bus, Cardiff Bus and First Bus in trying to keep passengers up to date.

No marks at all however to Stagecoach South Wales, who (their website tells us) are running no services at present. OK if you jave access to the web I suppose. But they do not have Facebook or Twitter feeds, and have barely updated the Traveline call centres at all.

Anyone from Stagecoach care to comment on what is a lamentable management failing? And it's not the first time either.
Full marks to bus and train companies for trying to run a service in what are very trying conditions I should think. Also rather impressive are the efforts of Newport Bus, Cardiff Bus and First Bus in trying to keep passengers up to date. No marks at all however to Stagecoach South Wales, who (their website tells us) are running no services at present. OK if you jave access to the web I suppose. But they do not have Facebook or Twitter feeds, and have barely updated the Traveline call centres at all. Anyone from Stagecoach care to comment on what is a lamentable management failing? And it's not the first time either. Aquarius
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11:53am Sat 19 Jan 13

Aquarius says...

Just to reinforce the point above, I make no criticism of Stagecoach not running, or of their drivers.

I am making criticism of a complete failure by their managers to have any sort of system which updates passengers as to what is or isn't happening. To not be embracing Twitter and Facebook is one thing.

Not even to be properly updating Traveline (who are telling people on Twitter that they aren't getting much info from the company) is such a serious failure that someone senior at the company should be carpeted.
Just to reinforce the point above, I make no criticism of Stagecoach not running, or of their drivers. I am making criticism of a complete failure by their managers to have any sort of system which updates passengers as to what is or isn't happening. To not be embracing Twitter and Facebook is one thing. Not even to be properly updating Traveline (who are telling people on Twitter that they aren't getting much info from the company) is such a serious failure that someone senior at the company should be carpeted. Aquarius
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12:20pm Sat 19 Jan 13

Aquarius says...

Regarding the 12.10 Argus feed update, you will note that even that feeble announcement wasn't apparently posted until nearly 10.30 this morning!.

Quite astonishing for a company in a large transport group that is normally very good at self-promotion (as indeed the local subsidiary is).

I repeat: any comment from senior Stagecoach managers? I shall certainly be asking the national group management.
Regarding the 12.10 Argus feed update, you will note that even that feeble announcement wasn't apparently posted until nearly 10.30 this morning!. Quite astonishing for a company in a large transport group that is normally very good at self-promotion (as indeed the local subsidiary is). I repeat: any comment from senior Stagecoach managers? I shall certainly be asking the national group management. Aquarius
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12:26pm Sat 19 Jan 13

mandy54 says...

hi

i would like to say that my husband works for stagecoach in cwmbran and they are operating as normal today
hi i would like to say that my husband works for stagecoach in cwmbran and they are operating as normal today mandy54
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12:37pm Sat 19 Jan 13

Aquarius says...

Thanks Mandy. Hope your husband keeps safe on the road. A bus weighing a few tons and several feet in length isn't the same as a car:-)

But I dont think generally services ARE operating as normal; for instance I would doubt that services which are operating would be able to access all the estates that they normally would. You'd think that Stagecoach would be updating Traveline at least (and indeed their own website).

Its the drivers that always get it in the neck from passengers. Not the managers. And this company has NUMEROUS managers - where are they all? Snowbound?
Thanks Mandy. Hope your husband keeps safe on the road. A bus weighing a few tons and several feet in length isn't the same as a car:-) But I dont think generally services ARE operating as normal; for instance I would doubt that services which are operating would be able to access all the estates that they normally would. You'd think that Stagecoach would be updating Traveline at least (and indeed their own website). Its the drivers that always get it in the neck from passengers. Not the managers. And this company has NUMEROUS managers - where are they all? Snowbound? Aquarius
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2:14pm Sat 19 Jan 13

Goldy_Lookin_Clart says...

Moan moan, get out and grab a shovel like!!!!
Moan moan, get out and grab a shovel like!!!! Goldy_Lookin_Clart
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5:09pm Sat 19 Jan 13

gingertom says...

stagecoach was running through newbridge today hence my post at 11.46 am.
Two people fell in the village today as I know of and an ambulance was at the top of main street when I ventured over.
I nearly went flying by labour club it is just a sheet of ice as was victoria terrace and dr's hill was like a glass bottle.
Then saw council workers gritting the pavements on the terrace so well done to both of them however couldn't understand why was no grit was put on the road at the same time.
At 2.20 pm a green tractor like vehicle came in front of villas and started to shift the snow and ice. It is very much appreciated.
Council lorry then went past but dropped no grit which was very odd.
stagecoach was running through newbridge today hence my post at 11.46 am. Two people fell in the village today as I know of and an ambulance was at the top of main street when I ventured over. I nearly went flying by labour club it is just a sheet of ice as was victoria terrace and dr's hill was like a glass bottle. Then saw council workers gritting the pavements on the terrace so well done to both of them however couldn't understand why was no grit was put on the road at the same time. At 2.20 pm a green tractor like vehicle came in front of villas and started to shift the snow and ice. It is very much appreciated. Council lorry then went past but dropped no grit which was very odd. gingertom
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5:20pm Sat 19 Jan 13

gingertom says...

Lastly, I heard a rumour that eddie "the eagle" edwards is going to use dr's hill for training and torville and dean will use by the labour club for last minute practice for dancing on ice tomorrow night.

Seriously, to all the bus drivers, council workers who did work today thank you very much.
Lastly, I heard a rumour that eddie "the eagle" edwards is going to use dr's hill for training and torville and dean will use by the labour club for last minute practice for dancing on ice tomorrow night. Seriously, to all the bus drivers, council workers who did work today thank you very much. gingertom
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6:01pm Sat 19 Jan 13

ebony1 says...

can you please give a mention to the Gwent 4x4 response and bonkers 4x4 club they have been out in all this weather inc the resent floods making sure dr, s nurses can get to work taking them on their rounds getting staff nursing homes pulling ambulances and lorries out of trouble they are volunteers that do this in their own time and are on 24 hrs call out as well as helping the local community check their new web site Gwent 4x4 response to see what they do
can you please give a mention to the Gwent 4x4 response and bonkers 4x4 club they have been out in all this weather inc the resent floods making sure dr, s nurses can get to work taking them on their rounds getting staff nursing homes pulling ambulances and lorries out of trouble they are volunteers that do this in their own time and are on 24 hrs call out as well as helping the local community check their new web site Gwent 4x4 response to see what they do ebony1
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7:19pm Sat 19 Jan 13

Goldy_Lookin_Clart says...

I heard Kieth Wood was signing for Newbridge, yawn
I heard Kieth Wood was signing for Newbridge, yawn Goldy_Lookin_Clart
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9:20pm Sat 19 Jan 13

tilleryvalleyboy says...

My wife stopped a slow plough/gritter today and asked if he could turn into the car park/access area outside our houses only to be told `it's not on a bus route` when at the same time time the same driver is complaining about cars, those that would park in the very same area, parked on the road causing him problems
My wife stopped a slow plough/gritter today and asked if he could turn into the car park/access area outside our houses only to be told `it's not on a bus route` when at the same time time the same driver is complaining about cars, those that would park in the very same area, parked on the road causing him problems tilleryvalleyboy
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9:21pm Sat 19 Jan 13

tilleryvalleyboy says...

My wife stopped a slow plough/gritter today and asked if he could turn into the car park/access area outside our houses only to be told `it's not on a bus route` when at the same time time the same driver is complaining about cars, those that would park in the very same area, parked on the road causing him problems
My wife stopped a slow plough/gritter today and asked if he could turn into the car park/access area outside our houses only to be told `it's not on a bus route` when at the same time time the same driver is complaining about cars, those that would park in the very same area, parked on the road causing him problems tilleryvalleyboy
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12:47pm Thu 24 Jan 13

Gw Ent says...

Gwent does not exist. It was a failed local government experiment. Born 1974 to universal hatred. Died 1996 - SIXTEEN YEARS AGO!
Gwent does not exist. It was a failed local government experiment. Born 1974 to universal hatred. Died 1996 - SIXTEEN YEARS AGO! Gw Ent
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