Monday 11 April 2016 5.49pm
Sorry Jan. Lost your thread post. Re time spent on bus from St Pancras to southbank area etc.. Took me 40 mins from Southwark tube bus stop to. Ludgate circus. Beat that! And we all know what that is due to huh? Roadworks!! '!!' poor businesses suffering inconvenience noise pollution also. Pedestrians lack of space to walk safely on new bridge st. Crossing roads etc. Nightmare stuff!
Obviously it depends when you're travelling and in which direction. I decided to take a bus back from St Pancras this afternoon (about 4.00 pm) to see what the fuss was about. No sign of a 63, so I got the 45 (which takes the long way round via Gray's Inn Road). Yes it was slow (5 minutes at the start to get from St Pancras to King's Cross) - but overall 35 minutes from St Pancras to St George's Circus
, where I got off. No noticeable hold-ups except for the roadworks at the north
end of Blackfriars Bridge
. (And no visible hold-ups on Blackfriars Road
in either direction at that time.)
I certainly wouldn't rely on the bus if I needed to get somewhere at a certain time - but if God had meant us to ride on buses in central London he wouldn't have given us tube trains.