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Topic: Re:Londonís beloved big red buses could be coming to the end of the road
Posted by: Ivonne Holliday
Date/Time: 03/06/21 21:31:00

It would be desperately sad if the double-deckers did disappear. They are such an icon for London as are black cabs (and ravens in the Tower of London?).
I see the article mentions 42,000 Uber taxis, I thought the number was much higher than that.† But still, one heck of a number to contribute to the congestion in London!
The main problem with buses is not necessarily the size (are single deckers smaller than double deckers - in width terms?).
We have all had a 1 1/2 horrific year, including public transport.† Quite understandably, people avoided using it at all costs and, even now, many continue to avoid it. So, no wonder some buses were empty out of rush hour.
Was it not the Tory government who cut down the subsidies for TfL not long ago? Pubic transport in the UK is horrifically expensive compared to other countries, eye-wateringly so.
I think any decision of the kind, at the moment, would be quite suspect.† PPE, track and trace contracts are some of the ones that come to mind and were, for all intents and purposes, quite suspect.† More to follow regarding the replacement of double deckers?


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TopicDate PostedPosted By
Londonís beloved big red buses could be coming to the end of the road03/06/21 20:14:00 Ed Robinson
   Re:Londonís beloved big red buses could be coming to the end of the road03/06/21 21:31:00 Ivonne Holliday
      Re:Re:Londonís beloved big red buses could be coming to the end of the road03/06/21 22:29:00 Ed Robinson
         Re:Re:Re:Londonís beloved big red buses could be coming to the end of the road03/06/21 23:47:00 Alan Sherman
            Re:Re:Re:Re:Londonís beloved big red buses could be coming to the end of the road04/06/21 09:10:00 Simon Knight
               Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Londonís beloved big red buses could be coming to the end of the road06/06/21 17:22:00 Philippa Bond
               Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Londonís beloved big red buses could be coming to the end of the road06/06/21 21:32:00 Ed Robinson
                  Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Londonís beloved big red buses could be coming to the end of the road07/06/21 07:18:00 Simon Knight
                     Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Londonís beloved big red buses could be coming to the end of the road10/06/21 10:42:00 Philippa Bond

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