Recently I had to decide what the best single ticket was to buy in order to use four buses. But if I had paid for each of those four buses individually, what would that have cost me? And what was the cost per mile?
A common complaint about rail fares is how complex they are. That trying to work out the cheapest fare often requires a great deal of research and knowledge. Given how many times friends and family have asked me what the best ticket to buy for whatever scenario, there has to be some truth in this. But it's not a problem isolated to trains. It's true of buses as well. And other modes of travel like trams too.
Greater Manchester consists of ten different councils. Each has their own different operator used for their council owned leisure centres. Let's look at how they brand them. Because the world has been waiting for this level of analysis.