Auntie Pat wrote:I miss the bendy bus on the 521 route - the replacement bus is really bad for people with disabilities as there is only one seat for anyone with mobility problems - they've stuck a little sign with a stick figure with a walking stick next to the seats near the exit but there is a really high step up to those seats which I can't manage! If you're lucky enough to get the only accessible seat, you then have to fight your way off the bus as it's always really crowded.
My big problem with all buses is that a lot of drivers won't "kneel" the bus down so you can get on - they just look at you while you struggle to get up the step.
jonnyboy122 wrote:Great, another service where the upstairs remains empty while people stand downstairs. At least on a bendy bus everyone could see where the empty seats were.
That said, having seen someone get on the rear door of a double decker recently it would be nice to think that everyone would now be retrained to get on at the front. Unfortunately the Boris Bus is due to be "entry via any door" so it will be as susceptible for fare dodging as the bendy buses were.
Pieces of Eight wrote:
Good riddance to bendy buses, another Livingstone sop to the "something for nothing" crowd.
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