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Latest News from Suzy – 22nd December 2019 (sorry it’s so long !!)
As we stood two months ago on 21st October, I was excited – eNewsletter went out then.
London 1 and the two Glasgow books had just gone away to get proofed… and Lulu then cancelled the order less than 48 hours after it was emailed out. Part of the reason this Newsletter did not go away on time as I had planned, which is why this is updated version! I reprinted them all before inserting more delays… they looked fine, and we were mentioned in The London Bus. Always the way – more custom and sales for the London stuff, but sadly the printing of this book by Lulu and their current UK printing contractor… one Print on Demand – yes the ones that sent us (as H2T) to go in-house! But sadly there has been more downs than ups… first proof (London 2) was mostly blank, so I had to reprint and everything looks fine!!! So it is with confidence I was able to offer it to everyone… then I heard news of customers getting the older version of London 2 with almost every page blank!
 
The entire situation is entirely demoralising and Lulu then also cancelled orders for proofs for Edinburgh/Lothians and Scottish Rail Times – even though when I ordered this before using previous editions of the same source files coming out perfect! The publication of Edinburgh was meant to be doubly poignant, as this would be the sixth under my own name – and nitally I was taking about “4-5 titles a year, if that” meant that was met and excceded my own target – for once! Lulu say this is not personal, but I guess PoD are the reason I went in-house! There is only one of me, and the previous admin costs would be far too high for me to reinstate everything exactly how it is…  So if you wonder why it has been a while…
 
… Having got prices from a local supplier who can print leaflets/booklets/binding etc. that is a avenue I shall be looking into in the new year. However, it is likely to result in price rises, and the binding format will need to be changed. I have a few other opportunities to explore, and I will be exploring every potential avenue. Whatever price or road we have to go down, this will be necessary to make this change for the sake of my own sanity. Some of you will know I was unwell mentally (as well as physically) a lot during 2018, and I must admit, the Lulu/PoDWW stuff has often left me low. I put in the effort, try to put out a revised product, and then… well… whatever happens will have to happen for the sake of my mental and physical health.
 
AS WE STAND AT SUNDAY EVENING;
Edinburgh & The Lothians, November 2019 – Lulu have pulled my proofs order so no idea as to when the hard copies will be on sale!!! Downloads are available now.
Scottish Rail Times, Winter 2019/2020 – Lulu have pulled my proofs order so no idea as to when the hard copies will be on sale!!! Downloads are available now.
Greater London – see above – both for download but at the moment Lulu are only allowing Volume 1 to be printed!
Grampian, September 2019 with October 2019 advance section – Lulu have pulled hard copies after one US customer has had a problem, but all the UK ones are fine? Download still on sale – that is all for now. (Could be anything to do with printing UK sizes on US Equipment, but the London one worked there ?? I have no idea, it’s just my work they are sabotaging!)
Greater Glasgow, October 2019 – both now on sale as both downloads and hard copies. Any problems with hard copies please get in touch ASAP!
Dundee March 2019 (next one delayed) - on sale as both downloads and hard copies. Any problems with hard copies please get in touch ASAP!
NX and Megabus February/January 2019 (next one delayed) - on sale as both downloads and hard copies. Any problems with hard copies please get in touch ASAP!
Borders/Berwick/Carlisle and Lanarkshire – should be next but see above…
As for the ones Lulu has pulled for hard copies, we are LOOKING at maybe alternative options, or an early updated reissue in new format. My intention is to approach customers personally this coming fortnight, as I’ve got a lot to sort out today for a Christmas eve family celebration this year. I’m a survivor, I’m gonna make it, I’m a survivor… (lyrics probably wrong but trying to feel happy!)
 
NEEDLESS TO SAY RIGHT NOW, THE ENTIRE RANGE IS CURRENTLY SADLY SO FLUID THAT IF IT WAS A CHRISTMAS JELLY, IT WOULD BE IN THE BIN BY NOW!
I WANTED TO MAKE SURE OF AT LEAST ONE CATALOUGE THIS YEAR, HENCE THIS IS THE ULTIMATE CASE “PUBLISH AND BE DAMNED”. FOR THOSE WHO WANT TO ORDER, BY THE TIME THIS CATLOGUE HITS THE DOORMATS / OR AFTER EVERYONE RETURNS TO WORK AND READS THIS E-NEWSLETTER, WE MIGHT BE IN AN ENTIRELY DIFFERENT PLACE! IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT YOU TELEPHONE BEFORE PLACING ANY ORDERS AND I CAN ADVISE YOU OF THE CURRENT STATE OF PLAY. I DO GET UNLIMITED CALLS TO MOBILES AND LANDLINES FROM BOTH OF MY NUMBERS, SO I HAVE NO PROBLEM IN RINGING YOU BACK – JUST ASK – TO HELP YOU KEEP YOUR BILLS DOWN!

 
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!!
Suzy xxx
 
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This book is the sixth book under my adopted moniker (an abbreviation of one of my
websites that kinda stuck as a knickname!) – NatEx, Citylink/Megabus, Dundee,
Glasgow (2 volumes) and Greater London (2 volumes). While initially I was thinking
the page count be too tight just for Edinburgh City, East Lothian and Midlothian, this
was hardly the case – so West Lothian became part of the same book. So, this guide
covers (hopefully!) all local bus services in the former Lothian Regional Council area,
which is now Edinburgh City, East Lothian, Midlothian and West Lothian Councils.
The book has everything in one volume, including information on forthcoming road
works and closures as part of the Trams to Newhaven project (i.e. finishing the
line the way it should have been in the first place!!!) . You can find this in the
Stop Press section, including the future of Service 701 after December 2019.
 
Maps included include a Lothian one tiled atlas-style, or you can obtain one of these
free of charge from me directly. Similarly Midlothian Council have a forthcoming map
which was sadly not ready in time to be included – but I will be more than happy to
send one to you once they are ready!
 
The content includes all changes known up to and including 17th November 2019, with
contents correct as at Thursday 14th November 2019 (Stop Press Information updated
Thursday 28th November 2019 just before sending for proofing). Please check online
for any glitches, errors and short-notice changes in the coming days and weeks.
 
 
Edinburgh & Lothians 17th November 2019 SEE PAGES 5-6 RE HARD COPY – HARD COPY RELEASE AND PRICE TBC
Hard Copy held up by Lulu!            £15.00 (Download)
Download On Sale Now   740 Pages
 
 
 
 

This book is the seventh book under my adopted moniker (an abbreviation of one of my websites that kinda stuck as a knickname!) – NatEx, Citylink/Megabus, Dundee, Glasgow (2 volumes) and Greater London (2 volumes) and Edinburgh/Lothians. This is the first public edition of this, and is just the right size for day trips. This is also a useful planning tool aside the bus timetable volumes too. As well as trains this includes buses and the like that have through bus-rail fares, or are shown on the ScotRail map.
 
The Winter 2019/2020 timetable sees a return to winter levels in tourist areas, plus the introduction of a new station at Robroyston, and the introduction (following summer engineering works) of a half-hourly service between Aberdeen, Dyce and Inverurie.
 
The content includes all changes known up to and including Sunday 15th December 2019, with contents correct as at Tuesday 17th December 2019. Please check online for any glitches, errors and short-notice changes in the coming days and weeks.
So, now that I’ve covered that lot – I hope you enjoy my efforts!
 
Download Copy on sale
 
Scottish Rail Timetable 15th December 2019 SEE PAGES 5-6 RE HARD COPY – HARD COPY RELEASE AND PRICE TBC
Hard Copy held up by Lulu!                  £15.00 (Download)
Download On Sale Now   626 Pages
 
 
 
 
 
 Book 1 and 2 are now ready for download or hard copy – BUT SEE INTRODUCTION FOR LATEST NEWS.  
 
Sadly for reasons on the size, the Book 2 proof (22nd September 2019) came back with most of the pages blank, and the complete guide was not received until 17th October 2019. As a number of changes have occurred, this supplement contains all the relevant new, forthcoming and replacement timetable pages, up to and including the 26/55/388 changes on Saturday 12th October 2019. You can find a map about the changes to these three services on Page 7. Other updates include changes to services continuing around Hammersmith and Fulham following the temporary closure of Hammersmith Bridge.
 
London Book 1            22nd September 2019      £37.00 + P&P (Hard Copy) ITPS in Book 1
Hard Copy on sale now                                     £17.00 (Download)                   712 Pages
Download Copy on sale

 
London Book 2             22nd September 2019      £40.00 + P&P (Hard Copy)                -
                                      + Update to Friday 18th October 2019
Hard Copy on sale now                                      £20.00 (Download)                   739 Pages
Download Copy on sale
 
Both Books 1 and 2 to Download in one go;  £30.00 (Save £7)

 
 
 
 
Coming Soon This Year/Early Next Year
 
 
Borders/Cumbria inc. Berwick upon Tweed + Northumberland/Tyne & Wear -Almost ready but on hold To be confirmed following issues with Lulu (see intro)
 
Fife
A comprehensive volume is in compilation BUT we are awaiting for the updated maps to be completed with major changes in June and July (these were chased with Fife Council last week who says the delay is with the external map supplier and are still pending). Exact price and page count is still to be determined. I would like this to be ready November/December but we are waiting on the maps being updated. This probably will contain an Index to Places Served, while we wait for these. To be confirmed following issues with Lulu (see intro).
 
Angus / Perth & Kinross
One or more books for these areas are under consideration. Exact number of volumes is still to be determined. Likely to be in the first quarter of 2020. To be confirmed following issues with Lulu (see intro).
 
Great Scottish Transport Timetable
This is a timetable for all interurban bus coach ferry (and train separately) services in Scotland. Exact number of volumes is still to be determined. To be confirmed following issues with Lulu (see intro).
 
Other English Volumes (and more) Will Be Advertised Later To be confirmed following issues with Lulu (see intro).
 
 
Now Online For Free Download At http://scotbus.com/?page_id=881
 

 
This guide gives you all the information you need for all bus services across Dundee City and the surrounding villages that make up the ABC Dundee zone.
 
This timetable is a little different than in previous years, given the increase in variation with XD running special services on 24th, 27th, 30th, 31st December 2019 as well as 3rd January 2020. There will once again be no Christmas Day services in Dundee, as Citylink are not running services to Dundee this year. They will still be running on Hogmanay night and New Year’s Day, alongside Xplore More X90 to Edinburgh Airport.
 
Please use the main table first for your relevant bus operator, then use the dates and service numbers in the rows / columns as you require. The various sub takes then show special services for different dates etc. and are given a listed.
 
In the event of any questions about services in these sub-tables, please contact the operator concerned.
 
Each of the Tables (1, 2, 3) is split in two, to allow for the sake of easy home printing in A4 or A5. Anyone who wants the full table in one sheet please email
suzyscott1983@gmail.com for these as PDF’s.
 
 
Downloadable & Hard Copy Fleetlists / Need Any Other Online-Only Timetables or Fleetlists Printed?
 
A new set of Scottish Bus (Major and Minor) Operator Fleetlists will be online and ready to download from http://scotbus.com/?page_id=699, up to September 2019. Thanks again to Chris Forbes and Tony Hunter who have supplied these to Suzy.
 
For those who only want one part of the former five we did in a separately as well as the one combined book, please be aware that Suzy is able to supply printed Fleetlists, Steven Knight Updates, online-only timetables, and more – all as laser printed single sided black and white copies (like this Newsletter). Please enquire for prices and more information.
 
 
Support Suzy In Other Ways
 
For those of you who want to support me in other ways, have no room for books, can’t understand downloads – and most importantly – if you have the money and want to help. (Latter two entirely separate of course!)
You can donate to the Forums, websites, books, and everything else Suzy/ScotBus does, online by visiting www.ko-fi.com/scotbus It is not necessary to support what I do in this way. But if you want to give back... now's the time and the link is the place! :-) You can pay £2 (or multiples thereof) as a one-off gift/donation - use the + to increase the value of the donation in increments of £2 (GBP) - all of which goes to me with no added VAT. You aren't buying coffee - it's just metaphorical. (Sorry to my fellow caffeine junkies!)
You can also give a recurring subscription each month – if you do that you will get an extra 10% off your hard copy books and 20% off all downloads to show my appreciation!
P.S. Webhosting alone (Forums and websites) works out now around £105 per month including domains (for which my ex chips in for her stuff) - but I have to find the rest from my own money, along with all the other usual living expenses. If you want to support me for this, or for any other basis, then any and all donations are appreciated.
When you are done setting up, check your email for one from Ko-Fi - which will include a link to the current PC wallpaper for download - a small token of my appreciation to my supporters! If you sign up for a recurring subscription I will send you personalised details for how to get your savings.
Additionally I am also set up on Patreon, but in addition to their conversion and commission they would slap 20% VAT On top – as they see this as a digital service…. Meaning I’d get about £9.50 for every (£10 + VAT = ) £12 you give…  But if you hate KoFi for any reason, please let me know and I’ll slip you the Patreon site details. Of -course; cheques, postal orders are all welcome too 😊
 
 
Thanks for your patience every one – Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year !!
Suzy xxx

 
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