Discussion in 'Commuting' started by jonathan ellis, 9 Oct 2007.
yee gods that was an old think!
just ignore it please
Were you perhpas looking for this?
Dont get me started on Bendy Buses.
What is their nicknames anyway?
Kens Chariots of fire?
I remember cycling down the Mile End Road one morning and my commute was changed forever.
Well at least that statement should console his relatives
no, that was the url which linked me to the older one (of which I posted)
Some lad got dragged under a bendy bus at Ilford a few days ago.
They're used in York - I hate the things. Just an excuse to cut staff and make more profit.
...except they make fare-dodging really easy - so does that actually make them less profitable??
Just remembered reading this which would suggest that fare-dodgers don't matter to the bus companies:
(Yeah, I know its Boris so could be complete horse-arse)
I was on a fairly full bb once when half-a-dozen "revenue enforcement officers" got on. Large chaps. Black bomber jackets. Impressive IDs - metal badges in leather wallets. They "steamed" the whole 'bus, including people trying to get off. There were only 5 passengers who were "invited off" for further questioning, out of the 70-80 on the 'bus.
I had in the past thought that the bbs were so popular because they were "free", but now I'm not so sure.
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