Well yesterday (Saturday) was the last day of Route 22, My Favourite route at Metro 🙁
Luckily I was able to swap duites with Professional Matt, who had a whole day of 22’s, So that I could do them one last time 🙂
(Please don’t ask about the waving of cucumbers, Its a long story and If I went into detail you’d think I’m even weirder than you do currently)
But Today was the start of the new, Improved route 2 which takes over the Westcroft end of the 22.
A slight difference with this route, Firstly it doesn’t go round Tattenhoe, and secondly (And a rather brave decision) the bus goes through Oxley Park Estate.
Now, Anyone thats been to Oxley Park before will realise that it’s still currently being built, which means the roads are still half finished, Coupled with the fact that most of the houses are rather expensive, as are all the cars parked outside these said house, This doesn’t really seem like good bus territory!!
Anyway, I decided to go for a couple of rides round with Professional Matt today to see what it was like, and I think it’s going to be rather interesting in the evenings with parked cars, Lots of bemused faces from residents as we went past, and one even flagged us down to find out why we were driving through. He didn’t seem too impressed when we told him it was a 30 minute service until 2230 at night, 7 days a week! I took a load of photos of the route which are below.
Road with no houses 1
Unfinished (and assumed unadopted) road
The bus randomly goes through the Local Centre Car Park, This is by the Tesco Express
Road with no houses 2
Road with no houses 3
Struggling to get the bus past double parked cars, Lucky it was just a minibus
Another shot of the Local Centre Car Park the bus goes through
More double parked cars
Professional Matt stopped in another sort of Car Park the bus goes through