I’m from NI, but I’m Irish. Our buses aren’t private like yours, do you think that’s part of the reason? Or could it be because it’s not in the British nature to complain enough that it’s not a problem for the companies. I’ve only ever heard one person ask the driver why the bus is 20 minutes late and that’s because she’d missed her appointment and just stayed there to tell the driver off (it was the first stop!) Which I was proud of her for to be honest!
Edit: I didn’t know the brits cared so much about their public transport. I probably can’t reply to you all but I’m reading them all!
Another edit: just got on my bus home from work. Can’t believe this blew up. Just wanna say my bus that starts where I got on it.... was 10 minutes late and somehow we’re now 20 minutes behind schedule. Gotta love British buses! :) that’s 3 of the 4 buses I’ve been on today that have been late. That’s a typical day for me. 75% of my buses are late (more than 10 mins).
Good Evening r/SPACs,
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All three of my bus routes (that I can catch to near my house) all leave (mandurah line) one minute BEFORE the frequency of trains from the city (edit - defs before, 1 min after I might still be able to make it but no those sick PTA fucks wouldn't want me doing that). While I don’t mind the 5 min wait of catching the early train, why would Transperth schedule buses this way so they miss bucket loads of people?
I have long thought that buses in Burlington should be free, and now I read that mayoral candidate Max Tracy is advocating for exactly this. Honestly, I don't see that there is much of a downside, and there is a huge upside! The more folks that take the bus the fewer the cars, which is great for everybody including those who drive. Ridership is down, so it isn't like there would be a huge hit to revenues. And finally, public transportation can be really great in terms of pollution and accessibility to employment and health care, and tourists would love it. Let's at least try it out - like for two years?
Does anyone have a comprehensive list of historic Lothian Buses ticket prices up to present-day?
I'm looking for both Adult Singles and Day-tickets.
Ps - also does anyone have any info if TfE is still using their battery buses? I miss it greatly, and it doesn't stink up the place.