I had a chat with Swanny this morning about, inter alia, my own personal concerns over public transport if
we move to Barton.
He reiterated Dimes's statement on Tuesday that no decision has yet been taken on whether there will be any change in home ground and, if there is, whether it will be moved to Heywood Road, Barton, Dumplington, Ibrox, Chipping Sodbury or wherever.
He did, however, make one quite reasonable point (yes, you did read that right - reasonable!) and that is that it is all very well us complaining about our transport concerns in general terms
but, without specifics, CS cannot see where the problems actually lie and if and how they could address some or all of these concerns.
A fair point, I think you will agree?
So, he is asking any and all of us who have concerns about travel to and from Barton, should we indeed move there, to email him with your own personal and specific concerns and an idea of how it would affect you
- not how it might affect the average supporter or the people in the seats next to you at EP. How would it affect you
Be selfish, be utterly selfish, for without such data how can the Club understand just what the problems are?
He did say that any possible coaches, again mentioned by Dimes, would not travel merely between A and Z, but would drop off people en route at stops B to Y just like scheduled services so we wouldn't be dumped at journey's end.
So, I suggest we all email Swanny with how the trip would affect us personally - possibly with our home address and/or postcode so a picture can be drawn up of the distribution of potential public transport users and potential coach users.
If you want to see how you
will be affected, then may I suggest that you type in your home address and Salford City Stadium
or Peel Green, Liverpool Rd/Salford City Stadium
into the Plan your journey
section on Traveline North West
. If you are coming from outside the "North West" then you can do the same exercise via the National Travel Portal
Swanny's email address is ...
dave dot swanton at salesharks dot com
This is an opportunity for sensible dialogue over your
personal travel concerns, take it don't break it, use it don't abuse it!
I've sent mine in, together with an explanation of the National Concessionary Travel Scheme for Twirlies (who might resent paying for laid on coaches when they would otherwise travel free) and correcting Dimes' error over pensioners and half price rail fares.
No matter what you say, or how you say it, someone somewhere will deliberately go out of their way to be offended.
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Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 23/03/2012 15:10 by iBozz.