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North London & Essex Transport Events 2017  0

North London & Essex Transport Events 2017

 

The following events are scheduled for the coming year:

 

SATURDAY 11th FEBRUARY – ENFIELD TRANSPORT BAZAAR, St. PAUL’S CENTRE, 102, CHURCH STREET, ENFIELD EN2 6AR. Junction of Church Street, Chase Side and Windmill Hill in the heart of Enfield Town, just two minutes’ walk from Enfield Chase Station (Great Northern Hertford North line) or ten minutes from Enfield Town Station (London Overground). All buses serving Enfield Town stop within five minutes’ walk. Features up to forty stalls selling all kinds of transport books, photo’s, DVD’s, maps, timetables, tickets and other memorabilia. Bazaar open 11.00-14.30. Admission £3 (acc. children free).   

 

SATURDAY 8th APRIL – ENFIELD TRANSPORT BAZAAR. Details as February event (above).

 

SATURDAY 6th MAY and SATURDAY 14th OCTOBER: THEYDON BOIS TRANSPORT BAZAAR & VINTAGE BUS DISPLAYS, THEYDON BOIS VILLAGE HALL, COPPICE ROW, ESSEX CM16 7ER. Five minutes’ level walk from Theydon Bois Central Line Station, (LU Zone 6) Up to forty stalls selling all kinds of bus and railway memorabilia, books, photo’s, maps, timetables, etc. Approx. 20 vintage buses on display, some giving free rides around Epping Forest, subject to vehicle and crew availability. Open 11.00-15.30. Admission £3 (acc. children free). Refreshments available. No public car parking.

 

SUNDAY 2nd JULY – UNCOMPLETED NORTHERN LINE EXTENSIONS WALK & STUDY TOUR. A look at the former G.N.R./L.N.E.R. branch line between Finsbury Park, Highgate and Alexandra Palace which should have become part of the Underground’s Northern Line in 1940. Advance booking essential for this fascinating and unusual tour. Come and see how much work was wasted, and what could STILL be done today! Our book “Northern Wastes” will be on sale, too! Please contact addresses below.

 

SATURDAY 9th SEPTEMBER – CHINGFORD, ROYAL FOREST HOTEL: Display of 1940s-1960s London buses re-creating the famous bus terminus in Rangers Road, Chingford E4 7QH, closed in September 1968 as a result of London Transport’s “Reshaping Programme”. With free rides on vintage buses around Epping Forest and bookstall selling special souvenir booklet, as well as other books and photographs of historic buses and railways. Approx. 5 mins walk from Chingford bus and railway stations. London bus route 397 stops nearby. Open 10.30 – 17.00.

 

SATURDAY 4th NOVEMBER – ENFIELD TRANSPORT BAZAAR. Details as above.

 

The Theydon Bois event will be repeated on 5th May and 13th October 2018.

 

Further details of events, please send SSAE to:  NLETE, 8, The Rowans, Palmers Green, N13 5AD

Or e-mail: nleevents@outlook.com

 

 

 

 

 

TfL Tender Results, Thursday 12th January 2017  0

Notification of Tender Results   

 

12th January 2017

 

LBSL intends to enter into new contracts for the following routes with the operators listed below:

 

Route               Current Operator          New Operator               PVR     Vehicles          

131                   London United              London General                21      2010 Euro V diesel double deck

411                   Quality Line                   Quality Line                        6     New Euro VI diesel single deck

465                   Quality Line                   Quality Line                     tbc     Single deck (details TBC)

605                   London Sovereign         Sullivan Buses                   2     2009 Euro V diesel double deck

628/688             Sullivan Buses              Sullivan Buses                   6     2009 Euro V diesel double deck

632                   Metroline                       Metroline                            3     2009 Euro IV diesel double deck

653/683             Sullivan Buses              Sullivan Buses                   5     2009 Euro V diesel double deck

 

Contracts will commence on the following dates:

 

1st July 2017: Route 465.

2nd September 2017: Routes 605, 628/688 & 653/683.

30th September 2017: Routes 131 & 411.

14th October 2017: Route 632.

NEW More London Area Pocket Guides!!  0

NEW More London Area Pocket Guides!!

 

We have a third wave of Greater London area Pocket Guides, which consist of reprints of existing titles for (5) Edmonton, (9) Harringay, (12) Chingford, and the already advertised title for Kingston and Night Buses (later Quick Guide). The Kingston book is now dated 3rd January (and includes a four page Supplement after I somehow managed to overlook the 411 and 641 services!).

 

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We do have some 32 new titles, including a brand new School Buses / Mobility Buses, all squeezed into one 60 page booklet! We have a new two-piece set for Heathrow Airport, and you can read more about those below too. You can see the covers at the end of this post, and the list updates and supersedes the provisional information we gave late last year.

 

This list means we now have a Pocket Guide for the vast majority of areas of London – give us a call if you want help to find yours.

 

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000 new covers final 16 to a sheet for newsletters_Page_2You can buy a complete set for £350 – a small saving in their own right – and we will add H1 (Potters Bar), 97 (Tube Times) and 95 (Night Guide) thrown in free!) will be £350.00. This means your total saving for this bundle is £89 !!!

 

If you only want the new ones, you can buy all 32 of the new ones, plus the 4 reissues, for a special price of £135 (don’t forget your discount codes!) – a saving of £27 ! You can buy that via this link here… Early orders are likely to be dispatched around the 18th January 2017, then we intend to dispatch every week on Tuesday (or currently Wednesday for posting, as long as WGC Post Office remains closed!).

 

Some of our New Titles in Focus…

 

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School and Shopper/Mobility Buses

This timetable includes full timetables for TfL School Bus services, as well as those services with school day extensions (313 etc.), as well as times of Service 405’s extra schoolday journeys (by Arriva, not Metrobus). We also include details of TfL Shopper Bus Services, which were formerly known as Mobility Bus Services, and are sometimes known as the 900 series services. The book contains 60 pages, and can be purchased online for £4.50 post-free via this link.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Feltham, Heathrow Airport, West Drayton Area Guides

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Part One contains all the Transport for London bus services in Feltham, Heathrow Airport and West Drayton. This guide includes both Feltham and West Drayton, which have yet to get a guide of their own. The booklet includes all of the TfL Bus Services around Heathrow Airport. This timetable is up to date including the Service 235 changing hands on 7th January 2017.

Part Two contains all the non-TfL bus services in Feltham, Heathrow Airport and West Drayton. Area 85A covers all the non-Transport for London bus services in this area, for which we didn’t have room in Area 85. This includes all local bus services, Hotel Hoppa services, plus selected coach services. By coach, we include all Heathrow RailAir links, as well as summaries of National Express coaches between Heathrow and London Victoria, and to/from Gatwick Airport.

Both books are 60 pages each, and can be bought via these links;

Part 1/Area 85 – TfL Services

Part 2/Area 85A – non TfL Services

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List of Pocket / Quick Guides for London, as at January 2017 – click on the title for the buying link. All A5 and £4.50 postfree in UK unless otherwise stated.

 

January 2017 Money Saving Special (4 reprints, 32 new titles) – £135 (saving £27!)

Complete Set Special (with H1, 95 and 97 included) – £350 (saving £89!)

  1. Kingston, Surbiton (3rd Jan 2017)
  2. Addington, West Wickham, Hayes (19th Nov 2016)
  3. Ealing, Hanwell, Ealing Common (24th Sep 2016)
  4. Uxbridge, Hayes Town, Stockley Park (24th Sep 2016)
  5. Edmonton, Tottenham (3rd Jan 2017)
  6. Barnet, Finchley (24th Oct 2015 – new edition due Easter 2017)
  7. Harrow, Northwick Park, Kenton (24th Sep 2016)
  8. Southgate, Palmers Green, Winchmore Hill (24th Sep 2016)
  9. Wood Green, Harringay, Hornsey, Crouch End (3rd Jan 2017)
  10. Crystal Palace, Gypsy Hill, Norwood (19th Nov 2016)
  11. Finsbury Park, Holloway (24th Sep 2016)
  12. Chingford, Clayhall, Woodford, Woodford Wells (10th Jan 2017)
  13. Edgware, Stanmore (2nd Nov 2015 – new edition due Easter 2017)
  14. Brent Cross, Colindale (24th Oct 2015 – new edition due Easter 2017)
  15. Golders Green, Hampstead (31st Oct 2015 – new edition due Easter 2017)
  16. Archway, Highgate Village (9th Jul 2016 – new edition due Easter 2017)
  17. Walthamstow Area (24th Sep 2016)
  18. Leyton, Leytonstone (24th Sep 2016)
  19. Greenford, Southall, Yeading (24th Sep 2016)
  20. Muswell Hill, Arnos Grove, Bounds Green, New Southgate (24th Sep 2016)
  21. Catford, Forest Hill, Grove Park (24th Sep 2016)
  22. Canada Water, Deptford, Greenwich, North Greenwich (8th Oct 2016)
  23. Lewisham Area (8th Oct 2016)
  24. Beckton, Canning Town, London City Airport (1st Oct 2016)
  25. Bow Church, Shadwell, Isle of Dogs (1st Oct 2016)
  26. Islington, Newington Green, Silicon Roundabout (1st Oct 2016)
  27. Hammersmith, West Kensington, Charing Cross Hospital (24th Sep 2016)
  28. Richmond, Kew Green, Twickenham (1st Oct 2016)
  29. Shepherd’s Bush, White City, Ladbroke Grove DAY (24th Sep 2016)
  30. Hounslow, Heston, Osterley (1st Oct 2016)
  31. Northolt, Northwood, Ruislip, Hillingdon Station (24th Sep 2016)
  32. Waterloo Area (24th Sep 2016)
  33. Enfield Town, Ponders End (9th Apr 2016 – new edition due Easter 2016)
  34. Camden Town, Tuffnell Park (24th Sep 2016)
  35. Kings Cross, Euston, St Pancras (24th Sep 2016)
  36. Putney, Fulham, Roehampton (24th Sep 2016)
  37. Sutton, Belmont, Cheam (24th Sep 2016)
  38. Morden, Mitcham Areas (24th Sep 2016)
  39. Stockwell, Kennington, Vauxhall (24th Sep 2016)
  40. Brentford, Chiswick, Turnham Green (24th Sep 2016)
  41. Barking, East Ham, Upney (24th Sep 2016 – new edition due Easter 2017)
  42. Ilford, Gants Hill, King George Hospital (24th Sep 2016)
  43. Romford Area (24th Sep 2016)
  44. Becontree, Dagenham, Rainham (1st October 2016)
  45. Hornchurch, Harold Wood, Upminster (24th Sep 2016)
  46. Newbury Park, Wanstead, Barkingside (24th Sep 2016)
  47. Stratford Area (1st Oct 2016)
  48. Hackney, Clapton, London Fields (24th Sep 2016)
  49. Kilburn, Cricklewood, West Hampstead (24th Sep 2016)
  50. Waltham Cross, Waltham Abbey, Enfield Island, Freezywater (24th Sep 2016)
  51. Chelsea, Earl’s Court, Fulham Broadway (24th Sep 2016)
  52. Kensington, Knightsbridge, Sloane Square DAY (24th Sep 2016)
  53. Paddington, Notting Hill, Portobello Road (1st Oct 2016)
  54. Moorgate, Shoreditch DAY (24th Sep 2016)
  55. Tooting, Balham (3rd Jan 2017)
  56. Streatham, Norbury, Thornton Heath (3rd Jan 2017)
  57. Wandsworth, Clapham Junction (3rd Jan 2017)
  58. Peckham, Peckham Rye (3rd Jan 2017)
  59. Bexleyheath, Crayford, Slade Green (1st Oct 2016)
  60. Woolwich, Welling, Shooters Hill (3rd Jan 2017)
  61. Orpington, Farmborough, Locksbottom, Green Street Green (3rd Jan 2017)
  62. Bromley, Chislehurst (3rd Jan 2017)
  63. Brixton (3rd Jan 2017)
  64. New Cross, Honor Oak, New Cross Gate (3rd Jan 2017)
  65. Wembley, Willesden, Dollis Hill, Willesden Junction (3rd Jan 2017)
  66. Neasden, Burnt Oak, Kingsbury (3rd Jan 2017)
  67. Alperton, Harlesden, Park Royal, Perivale (3rd Jan 2017)
  68. Sidcup, Eltham, Swanley, Foots Cray, Mottingham (3rd Jan 2017)
  69. Charlton, Lee, Kidbrooke (3rd Jan 2017)
  70. West Croydon (19th Nov 2016)
  71. Purley, Couldson, Warlingham, Caterham, The Colonades (3rd Jan 2017)
  72. Elmers End, Beckenham, Norwood Junction (3rd Jan 2017)
  73. Carshalton, Beddington, Wallington (3rd Jan 2017)
  74. Wimbledon, Merton, Kingston Vale, Colliers Wood (3rd Jan 2017)
  75. New Malden, Norbiton, Tolworth, Kingston Hospital (3rd Jan 2017)
  76. Chessington, Hinchley Wood, Worcester Park, Esher (3rd Jan 2017)
  77. Plumstead, Thamesmead, Abbey Wood, Belvedere (3rd Jan 2017)
  78. Teddington, Twickenham, Strawberry Hill, Petersham (3rd Jan 2017)
  79. Dulwich, Sydenham (3rd Jan 2017)
  80. Central Croydon (19th Nov 2016)
  81. London Bridge and Southwark (3rd Jan 2017)
  82. City of London, Bank, Momument, DAY (3rd Jan 2017)
  83. Victoria, Belgravia (3rd Jan 2017)
  84. St Paul’s, Barbican, Fleet St, City Thameslink DAY (3rd Jan 2017)
  85. Feltham, Heathrow 1 (TfL Services) and PT.2 (85A) covers non-TFL Services. (Both 7th Jan 2017).
  86. Camberwell, Herne Hill (3rd Jan 2017)
  87. Blackheath, North Greenwich (3rd Jan 2017)
  88. Night (16th Dec 2016) A4 – £18.00
  89. Comprehensive Guide (set of five volumes covering all forms of transport) ASK FOR PRICES
  90. Tube Times (two sizes from 2017) ASK FOR PRICE/DATES
  91. School & Mobility Buses (10th Jan 2017)

 

List of Pocket / Quick Guides for areas bordering London

E1. Harlow (new issue in planning for 2017) ASK FOR PRICE/DATES

H1. Potters Bar, Cuffley, Brookmans Park (24th Sep 2016)

#randomtimetablemonday – Stagecoach East Scotland’s new booklets for Fife – review (Part 2 of 2)  0

 

 

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Okay – it came to me that I never got round to finishing the review, which was started here. Sorry! Since the first part of the review was done, some of the books were reissued for minor tweaks to Service 7 in the Autumn, but now all the 11 books have been reissued once more from January, which ties in with their recent service changes.  I particularly like the 77 (what replaced the 39 in Fife after just two months!) being included into the North East Fife guide, together with a brand new Cupar town bus map. As well as these, the list of points served by each bus changes to show them in the order served (was alphabetical), alongside adding the connections on the 41 to/from Leven to the North East Fife guide too. The new guides get rid of some gremlins too!

 

We still have to review the Express Guides. There are six of these. I’ll do the Edinburgh and Glasgow ones first, and then onto Dundee, Perth, Livingston and Edinburgh Airport.

 

So… first of all… Edinburgh Express Guide. (Upon being reissued, the top band has been changed to include service numbers – once again very useful.) The most recent issue, 3rd January 2017, has 56 pages. The Express Guides are all what is dubbed “slimline” in the south, or 1/3 A4 to be technical, or indeed DL (usually an envelope size). This carries all the X-series Edinburgh express services, but the Airport and Livingston are in their own guide (as is the 40 Queensferry service). The books have a large amount of information on the service changes, as well as ticketing ideas. Information included also mentions the Park & Ride facilities.  There are separate panels (split over two pages) so that the book reads upright. Separate timetables are included for the X54/X59, X55 (includes X56 and 55), and X58/X60. The last two double page spreads consist of summaries of connectional facilities for those in Aberdour, Burntisland and Kinghorn, where it is recommended they change from X58/X60 to 7 at Inverkeithing or Dalgety Bay. The centre spread includes the aforementioned Express City Connect map, and a blow-up of city centre bus stops. Most recent issue is dated 3rd January 2017, which would be the third after August and October.

 

For passengers who usually use their Express services to Glasgow, the Glasgow Express Guide covers both Glasgow and Glasgow Airport.  40 pages crams in a lot of information, but only includes East Scotland services in these areas. Mention is made of the extension of Service X24 to Glasgow Airport, although the more recent edition has information on the January changes instead. The book comprises similarly-formed panels of timetables for Services X24 and Service X27. After this there is a summary timetable of the combined 20 minute service from Halbeath p&r/Dunfermline to Glasgow, which I found useful when it was in a separate guide. An Express map is in the middle pages, following which is a stops plan at Glasgow Airport and Glasgow City Centre. Most recent issue is dated 3rd January 2017, which would be the second after August.

 

While it is possible to make every journey using the five A5 (and Edinburgh/Glasgow Express) guides, there are a further four, packed with more locally relevant information. Dundee Express Guide is 44 pages of information, tailored to suit the Dundonian. The second edition has the cover strip revised to include service numbers, but these show X7, X54 and X55, instead of X53 in lieu of the latter. The timetables for X7 and X54 show only journeys serving Dundee, as well as the full X53 timetable (similar to that shown in the Glenrothes, North Fife and Kirkcaldy guides). There is a composite Glenrothes/Cupar – Dundee summary timetable, showing the two buses an hour now offered. More interesting is a summary of all Stagecoach buses between Dundee and Ninewells Hospital, together with a service frequency chart of all other Stagecoach services in the City. The map in the centre is the Express map, together with an Edinburgh and Dundee City Centre blow ups. However the Dundee map does incorrectly show the X53 running the full length of Perth Road, which should show Westport and Hawkhill as with the X7. Most recent issue is dated 3rd January 2017, which would be the second after August.

 

In a similar vein to the Dundee one, is Perth Express Guide. This doesn’t have the list of other services, as that is covered by the Perth City Guide. However, it does give more than justice to all the Perth services on the X7 and the X55, in it’s 36 pages. There are two further summary timetables – Edinburgh Airport to Perth (change from 747 to X55 at Halbeath Park & Ride), and to show connections from Perth to Kirkcaldy and Leven (changing from X27 to X55 at Halbeath). Centre spread shows the Express map, together with an Edinburgh city centre blow up. The last two pages feature a blow up of the stops in Perth, in the city centre and further out. Most recent issue is dated 3rd January 2017, which would be the second after August.

 

Service X51 from Dunfermline to Livingston is featured in the Dunfermline & West Fife guide in full, taking up one A5 page. However, there is also Livingston Express Guide to show off more about places to go. The guide is 16 pages, including details of tickets, and a regular Service X51 timetable. You will also find a complete route map for Service X51 (no stopping arrangements as it is actually all stops now), plus summary timetables for connections from Kirkcaldy (change from X58 to X51 at Ferrytoll Park & Ride), and Glenrothes (similar but X54/X59 to X51). The Express map is added over the last two pages. Most recent issue is dated 15th August 2016 with updated connections from 3rd January 2017, which would be the second after August.

 

A similar situation existis with the last title to be reviewed – Edinburgh Airport Guide. While Service 747 (Dunfermline/Halbeath – Edinburgh Airport) takes up three A5 pages in the Dunfermline & West Fife guide, this one takes things a little further. Mention is made of the improvements to Service 747 last year, including newer buses, free WiFi, and a 24 hour a day service. The plain 747 timetable takes up two double pages, and the rest is used for Summary timetables. There is an interesting one for Dunfermline to Edinburgh Airport (changing from 19/19A to 747 at Halbeath, as the daytime buses don’t come into the town centre). There are more summaries, including Dundee to Edinburgh Airport (change from X54 to 747 at Halbeath P&R), St Andrews/Glenrothes to Edinburgh Airport (change from X59 or X54 to 747 at Halbeath), plus the Perth summary mentioned in the Perth guide. Finally there is a Leven/Kirkcaldy/Dalgety Bay to Edinburgh Airport summary (changing from X58/X60 to 747 at Ferrytoll). The final two pages have the Express network map, with a blow-up of stops for the 747 at Ingliston, Ratho, Newbridge and Edinburgh Airport. Most recent issue is dated 15th August 2016 with updated connections from 3rd January 2017, which would be the second after August.

 

These guides have also gone down well with the travelling public, I was told. It does prove that quality information in one place – our tag line or not! – does get appreciated. The various connection summaries remind me of similar which appeared in previous Stagecoach Express guides done by Fife. It was possible to travel not just down the line of one route, but also following connections. Some of the interesting ones were Cumbernauld – Dunfermline – Edinburgh, Kirkcaldy – Dunfermline – Glasgow, and many more like showing X24 and X59 also connected at Glenrothes. This information was presumably important in building the brand in the mid 1990’s, and I was surprised then. If these books generate any more traffic and sales (even just occasionally), isn’t it worth the time? These books give a much better information value, than a simple photocopied timetable sheet!

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#randomtimetablemonday – London Bus and Underground Timetables  0

LBUT2#randomtimetablemonday – London Bus and Underground Timetables

 

LONDON BUS AND UNDERGROUND TIMETABLES (Comprehensive List)
Second Edition, 1873 – 2016

First of all, the formalities – before I had a chance to buy a copy of this book, I was sent a complimentary copy. This is not a sponsored blog.

Now… this is the second edition of a book that grows and grows. It includes all of our timetables from the start until April 2016.

The book brings back memories of working and living in London from 1999-2002ish, and also more recent books from the areas I often travel to now. The book isn’t just London, but includes full coverage of the adjacent counties and boroughs too.

There’s just about everything here – from other independent and enthusiast groups, old style LT/LCBS monthly Local Bus and Rail Timetables, to the 1873 Metropolitan Railway timetable – the earliest in this book I can find.

The book is certainly useful for me trying to play catch-up afterwards, as well as being able to look back through everything.

But, that’s still not enough for former TLB publicity columnist John Bull, as he’s already planning a further update to the second edition!

 

Find out more about the Omnibus Society’s London Historical Research Group (who published this book) via this link.

 

The book is illustrated and stretches to 130 A4 pages. Cost is £10.00 plus £2.00 P&P when bought form the LHRG (see below), or ask your local bookshop to find ISBN: 978 1 909091 14 6.

 

Orders by post should be addressed to: LHRG Distribution Officer, Curry Farm, Halstead Lane, Knockholt, Sevenoaks TN14 7EP.

Cheques payable to “Omnibus Society (LHR Group)” please.  Overseas postage extra, please enquire via lhrg@hotmail.co.uk.

Lothian Buses by Numbers  0

Lothian Buses by Numbers

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15 facts you probably didn’t know about us.

It’s been a busy and exciting year here at Lothian Buses.  We’ve had new buses, award wins and tv appearances.

We have also worked with some fantastic charities and got to meet a lot of you, our amazing passengers.

Most of our year we have shared with you but we thought as the year was coming to an end, we would let you see some our amazing and fun 2016 stats.

Did you know…?

  • We currently employee 2,210 people.
  • On Christmas day we will carry you over 5,000 miles.
  • Our control room operates 24 hrs a day, 365 days a year.
  • We had to replace 16,920 lost Ridacards in 2016!
  • Our longest route is the service X15, which is over 24 miles long.
  • This year on boxing day we will cover over 27,000 miles – that’s more than once round the whole planet.
  • A record 10,124 of you visited us at our annual Doors Open Day
  • The average double deck bus is 1,144 cubic metres – that could hold 200,612 pints of milk.
  • In the last 12 months we have posted 10,302 tweets.
  • Our double deck low floor buses run on tyres that are 275 x 70 x 22.5 – almost a third larger than your average car tyre.
  • We have worked our way through 46,355 tickets rolls in the last 12 months
  • 28,950 Metro newspapers go out on our buses every day
  • On an average week, 320 portions of curry are served across our three depots to staff.
  • Our longest serving member of staff has worked with Lothian Buses for 56 years.
  • We have reduced our waste this year by 10% compared with 2015.

 

Posted on: Tue, December 20, 2016 at 12:44

Lothian Buses: LRT and other misconceptions  0

LRT and other misconceptions

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10 facts that people think are true but are actually false!

 

There are lots of things people believe to be true about Lothian Buses that we hear everyday.

So, to make sure everyone is up to date – here are some of the common misconceptions people have about us and the actual facts.

  1. We are responsible for bus stops in Edinburgh
    Airlines don’t own airports, train companies don’t own stations and Lothian Buses don’t own bus shelters – we just use them.  They are the property of the City of Edinburgh Council.
  2. We are called LRT.
    We get lots of different names, some of them are not always complimentary but just so you know… In 1975 Edinburgh Corporation Transport was renamed Lothian Region Transport. In 2000 LRT became LOTHIAN BUSES.
  3. Buses don’t get stuck in traffic
    If there is extra traffic on the roads and everyone is stuck, we will be too.  We do all we can to keep everyone moving, and informed. We even put on extra buses where we can but we can’t fly!  Check our app for real time information.
  4. Bus trackers belong to Lothian Buses
    As with bus stops we provide the information shown on bus tracker signs at stops but we don’t maintain them.  They are also the property of City of Edinburgh Council.
  5. Bus drivers aren’t human.
    Our drivers are just like you and me.  They need to go to the toilet, they need to eat and sometimes miss what you say.  Take off your headphones when you get on the bus, give them a smile, and say hello it may just brighten up their day… and yours.
  6. Buses sit at bus stops just to annoy you.
    Our services have to keep to their timetable – if they stop for a few minutes at a bus stop it’s probably to prevent someone further down missing the bus.
  7. If you leave something on the bus, you’ll never see it again.
    Hundreds of items are left behind on our buses every week.  Around 75% of these are claimed from our lost property office in Hanover Street.
  8. Wifi on our buses doesn’t work
    Over 50,000 people surf the web, email, tweet and stream videos on our buses every week.
  9. Travelling by bus is harmful for the environment
    Quite to the contrary, our new Euro 6 buses reduce harmful emissions by up to 99% and on average per passenger, buses produce half the CO2 emissions compared to a car.
  10. All bus drivers wear white socks
    Much to common misconception most of the drivers we see around the depots don’t!

Posted on: Wed, December 21, 2016 at 7:28
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