The Wheels on the Con Go Round and RoundPosted: November 19, 2012
As you know, while the Cedar Court has excellent convention space, it has fewer bedrooms than would be ideal for an Eastercon. We are thus using three very good overflow hotels; the Campanile, the Midland and Jury’s. As was announced at our bid session and on our website, we have always intended to supply transport between the main site and the overflows. I’m delighted to announce that we have finalised our arrangements. Local Bradford company Tetley’s Motor Services will be running regular buses on two routes, one between the Cedar Court and the Campanile, the other between the Cedar Court, Jurys and the Midland. These will be frequent and free to use for all convention members. A minibus will run roughly every fifteen minutes on the Campanile route, from 8.30 in the morning until 1 a.m. For Jurys and the Midland, two 33-seater buses will run every 15-20 minutes between 8.30 a.m. and noon, and between 8.30 p.m. and 1 a.m, and single 33-seater bus will cover this route every 30 minutes between noon and 8.30 p.m. We will be running a taxi-sharing scheme to help with travel after 1 a.m.
Tetley’s provided the bus service for LX in 2009, and have worked closely with us in deciding the new schedule (which should be more frequent than in 2009). To the best of our knowledge, in 2013 we will not be facing the road-works which disrupted bus travel at LX: we are, however, keeping an eye on this and will make adjustments if any problems do arise.