The Great Britain Bus Timetable was published twice a year by Southern Vectis, roughly in June and November with an update in January/February. The last edition was Edition 17, dated 4th November 2000, priced £13.50.
Sad news reached us that this would be the last edition since 2 of the major operators are no longer prepared to fund it’s preparation and publication…. sounds just like the story of the lack of help forthcoming from any of the big operators with this site!! (Shareholders are more important than drivers wages or the circulation of bus travel info you see……)
GBBTT covered all major bus routes operated between towns (rather than local services) that operate at least 6 days per week right across the UK, though unfortunately that means it excluded most routes that we would class as ‘London’ services. It was for a time however supported by all the major UK bus operators and well worth a purchase at least once a year!
ITS PASSING WILL BE SADLY MOURNED BY ALL TRUE ENTHUSIASTS – A SECOND RATE PHONE ENQUIRY LINE STAFFED BY UNINTERESTED LOW PAID CALL CENTRE WORKERS IS NO REPLACEMENT, AND CATERS NOT FOR THOSE WHO WISH TO BROWSE….
More details on GBBTT availability and ordering are available from Southern Vectis at www.southernvectis.com, or from Southern Vectis, Nelson Road, Newport, Isle of Wight, PO30 1RD.