|69006 at Ipswich and the jigsaw is complete|
Chris was showing off his new toy, a tracker system that can monitor every bus in real time,and also crucially in the past, so if comeone was to complain of a bus running early for example, it can be tracked retrospectively to see if the claim is valid or not. You'd be amazed how many people get to a stop late and then claim the bus left early. This system will make sure drivers are not unfairly accused.
It was that system which allowed Chris to inform me that 60622 had made it back to Ipswich and so it was back round the depot to get the welcome home pics. She was parked a bit near the wall so is a bit closer than I would have preferred but what the heck it's her! Over the next few weeks the four Yorkshire Renowns will go back to Rotherham before embarking on their next mission wherever that is.
|60622 back at Ipswich|
|E200 demonstrator YX14 RXB on loan to Galloway|
|66112 on the 66 to Masrtlesham seen at OCM Ipswich|
|Ipswich Buses 83 E300 ready to load up for Shotley|
|Beestons ex Transdev Scania Omnidekka YN54 OAE at Old Cattle Market|
And finally as I was travelling into Ipswich today I was using the on-board WiFi on 66986. Very good it is too, and has proved quite a success - Chris Speed was showing me the usage stats earlier and the one that stood out was the stat that reveals that the average log on time for the WiFi on the 38 buses currently fitted with it in the Ipswich fleet is 31 mins. That meant my assertion that longer distance passengers would benefit more than town passengers appears to have been vindicated. I was dead against it initially but now I make just as much use of it as anyone else. With one exception.
I saw a tweet from a fellow blogger announcing a new post and so eager to see one of my pics used elsewhere I clicked on the link only to be told the site was blocked. Since Roy could never upset anyone to that extent I tried other blogs and the same thing happened - all blocked, and even mine wouldn't load pics. So I took the opportunity to ask Chris what had happened and this is what it is - the system is obviously set up so adult material cannot be accessed or downloaded, and so certain keywords trigger the computerised censors. If you look at the address of this blog you will see it is part of the blogspot network. Unfortunately blogspot includes the letter formation GSPOT which is enough to trigger the alarms and so nothing from blogspot is accessible on the on board WiFi systems! The computer really does say no!