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HJC busses OK, but you might die...
Halifax Joint Commitee
Member Name: yateseyb
Halifax Joint Commitee
Advantages: Friendly drivers, cheap prices.
Disadvantages: Potential Death
Halifax Joint Committee are a family owned business of a small fleet of busses that generally run between Bradford and Halifax and also run some School and College Bus services.
My own experiences are on the college bus service.
The prices with HJC are noticeably cheaper than other transport companies, with day tickets available from £1.70 in comparison to £2.00 from Arriva, and one-way journeys are usually under £1. A bus pass can be bought for £60 that lasts 4 months, in comparison to Arriva, which is £32 a month, also so with HJC you are saving around £84.
In terms of time keeping, HJC are relatively good, and it is a rare occurrence for a bus to be running late, and so it is a reliable service to depend on.
Where most bus companies fail with their ogres that they call bus drivers, HJC have friendly bus drivers whom you recognise on a daily basis, and drivers who are interested in the state of the bus they are driving. It makes travelling more pleasant to recognise the driver, I myself have been caught on the bus with out my pass or without any money before, and the driver insisted that it was ok as he knew that I had a pass (You can only dream of this event ever happening on Arriva).
Well prepare yourselves for this one; it may be on the verge of a rant. As you can see from the picture of this article, you can see the bus is a little bit old. Now this would not necessarily be a problem for me, but when ever I can go on the bus whilst or it has been raining, the bus is always leaking water, the windows of the busses are full of mould, and generally the bus smells.
Also, the seats on the bus are torn and are uncomfortable, most of the seats barely have any of the foam still in, and so are not good for your bum!
Now this is the point that really lets the busses down, the safety. The busses are mainly retired ex London busses, and they should be retired, how those things are road safe I'll never know! In the month of February, in a space of 2 weeks I'd be in a bus crash, and a bus fire, other examples of the busses age showing are in another time the Advertising hoards on the side of the bus (Which are made of sheet metal) both flew off the side of the bus simultaneously and narrowly missed a car's wind screen, might I point out that all these events are on my bus service alone, I have heard many other stories of bus crashes and busses breaking down.
They need new busses!!
Summary: Needs new busses then it would get 5 stars!
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