It's been 25 years since bus deregulation came into foce in Great Britain. Well most of the country anyway. Indeed it's been 25 years since bus deregulation didn't happen in London.
Posts about "London buses"
London is many things, and one thing I've noticed it be a few times is frustrating. It's busy, noisy, expensive, smelly... And when you've been stuck in a non-moving tube train for nearly an hour in the middle of summer, you can easily get in a negative mood. But there is more... so much more... that is great about this city. So that's what this post is all about. Thinks I like about London. Here's goes...
Yes there are some.
You know the score. You're a dude. You're a rebel. In London. Aren't you? Whaddya mean you think so. Get rebelling man! Get into the underground!
As you might know if you're in London, three London bus routes are about to be converted from bendy buses to a mixture of single deckers and double deckers. And I was very interested to come across two PDFs published by Transport for London regarding the conversions.
I'm going to let you into a little secret. You might think from my last post that I'm actually really pro-Bendy buses. Actually I don't care one bit about bendy buses. I see them as I see as I see most buses - a tool to get me from A to B. And with any tool, I just want the best one for the job.
I can still remember the reaction when I took my mother on a Routemaster bus for the first time. It was of surprise, slightly of bemusement and much of wonder. "This is like buses used to be when I was a child" was along the lines of what she said as we sat on the top deck in 2001.