Had forgotten there’s one here, only in the summer but all for charity (I think). Covers a big distance as you can see
You obviously haven’t been to the Denver Greyhound station.
Proper bus wanker here, use it to go to and fro work every day. Bristol is the second most congested city in the UK apparently, but I’m lucky in that my route goes straight down the M32, so my journey is usually only about fifteen minutes. They’ve just added a new variant to it as well, so I can get the bus from the stop which is a minute’s walk from my house, which is nice.
I live right on the border of London and Surrey and my nearest bus stop is the last stop in zone 6 for London buses
So going north I can easily use Oyster/Contactless and pay £1.65, get a bus every 7-8 minutes with buses running to 1am.
If I want to go South by bus though, buses run every hour, stop at around 6:30pm and cost up to £7 return. Although I believe they are capped at £2 for this winter.
But it does show the difference between London bus services and elsewhere.
Ms Marty and I spent 4 months in South America in 2007 - at one point I calculated how far we went by bus, think it ended up being at least 6000 km. Some of the ones in Argentina in particular were quite luxurious with huge reclining seats, free food and movies (although inevitably they featured Jason Statham).
On the other hand one ride in Bolivia involved not one but two muddy ditch incidents where we all had to get off the bus and I was handed a shovel to help dig us out (Ms Marty was excused due to being female).
I have a secret plan to meander around Africa using public buses when Im in my late 60s. If anyone is interested in joining me hit me up, don’t think anyone I know is remotely interested.
Off to this tomorrow.
Bus Regulation: The Musical– inspired by the 1980s hit musical ‘Starlight Express’ – re-enacts the history of public transport provision in the Strathclyde region from the post-war period to the present day… on roller skates!
Picture doesn’t do it justice tbh but the X99 SkyClass bus from Leeds to Wetherby is very classy.
Little wooden tables and a TV screen with destinations.
Don’t feel like I should be eating crisps.
I thought we’d come to the consensus that playing music out of loud on buses was the preserve of arseholes. But the account of people who think it’s acceptable to have Tik Tok or whatever blasting out on a bus has increased incredibly rapidly of late. And is incredibly irksome. Hearing very short snatches of music and/or dialogue is way worse than just having crap music intruding. And it’s seemingly fully grown adults rather than the yoot, more often than not.
It’s not just on buses tbf. It seems to be a thing everywhere these days and all sorts of folk do it. Don’t know how it became a normal thing to do.
NX pretty much run all the buses in the West Mids so there are effectively no buses until further notice from midnight tonight