Panic setting in over new variants ? Here in South East London there is no panic at all, in fact quite the opposite. There were queues going round the building at Primark's, the pubs and shops all very busy, obviously only the outside sitting at pubs. Bexleyheath, Crayford and Dartford was ramo with people walking about shopping. The government needs to up the loadings on Buses from 30 passengers as I keep having to drive past passengers who want to get to work, its not fair on them.
Barny-B You posted the message bellow on here on the 5th of August
All the bad news is out now... remaining furloughed drivers have been brought back, footfall and income gradually rising each week, schools returning at end of month.... only way is up now... topped up my share isa yesterday with stagecoach shares....just wish I had more cash... " The Only Way Is Up Now " I take it you sold out and are now regretting it
Barney empty buses bobbing up and down in the countryside, if you didn't notice we are in lockdown. Even in London we are only meant to take a maximum of 30 passengers so it is hardly surprising but things will start to get better very soon. I look forward to Boris's announcement on Monday.
School kids should return on the 8th of March and i think normal loadings will resume soon after that when the over 50s have been vaccinated which should spike the SP again and next year a return of the dividend should bring our SP back to near pre-covid levels. Its all looking very nice indeed. DYOR etc...
Primetime51 I work for them in SE London. TFL contracts so we don't get paid by the passengers but TFL itself by winning the tenders which means passenger numbers don't matter so much. As far as I know our regional garages are still being helped by government grants, maybe a member of staff from one of them can confirm this. Now the vaccines are out it's all a matter of patience waiting for things to return back to normal.
Yes castle 2012 I agree with you. I have worked for them as a bus driver for 20 years come October and filled my boots up with these and have an average of 59p. Come summer I would expect to see at least 100pc profit. Happy days