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Old February 21st 19, 12:02 PM posted to uk.transport.london
Roland Perry Roland Perry is offline
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Default TfL demand-responsive bus trial

In message , at 11:41:46
on Thu, 21 Feb 2019, David Cantrell remarked:

https://consultations.tfl.gov.uk/bus...ive-bus-trial/

It seems like an idea that is definitely worth trying, a sort of half
way house between normal buses and taxis. If it was available in any
part of London that I ever visit I'd give it a go.


It's a perennial item. One operator (I forget which) had a trial in
London about 8-10yrs ago, which presumably flopped.

On the other hand, several USA cities have had such services (mainly
aimed at the airport run) for a generation.

What I'm not sure about in this Sutton trial is whether both ends of
people's trips have to be within the mapped area, which is really quite
small. Or do they just have to live there, with routes extending into
other boroughs.
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