How ironic that the man redesigning the infrastructure of Portsmouth’s bus services is the same man who tried to buy the old corporation operation from the council back in 1988.
At the time, Stuart Linn was a member of the management team of the progressive Isle of Wight company Southern Vectis. It had already expanded in Southampton and wanted to get into Portsmouth.
It caused much controversy as drivers protested. In the end, the company was sold to its drivers along with Southampton Citybus, then on to First Bus as it is today.
As an expert in route simplifying, Stuart is now a consultant. I wonder how many of the changes being made match his 1988 ideas?