I thank Ken Pattie for his response to my letter about buses (News Post Leader, October 13).
I do have a knowledge of economics and profit and loss in business.
The loss I was referring to was on the original X11 service from Blyth to Newcastle.
It took all of five minutes to cover Sandringham to Balmoral Drive. I know, I use it.
Those five minutes would have been covered by all the general routes.
It not only left the elderly and young without transport, but a housing estate and a new costly bus shelter.