September 2nd 20, 09:53 PM
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On Wed, 02 Sep 2020 21:50:46 +0100, Graham Harrison
On Wed, 2 Sep 2020 20:13:51 -0000 (UTC), Recliner
Was walking past the stop on my way to the clinic this afternoon, and there
was a notice on it about "School Buses"
Which basically said "where we are running school buses, don't get on them
if you aren't a child going to school"
and I thought:
There are no school bus routes around here.
And then I saw buses going down the road with a sign in the front saying
"Not School Bus"
So it seems that they are designating some services on ordinary routes as
special school buses and are using this signage to tell you which are which
Correct. They'll allow more kids on those buses than passengers are allowed
on normal public buses.
Haven't been out at the right time of day to gauge the frequency of these
designated buses yet
Are they not just designating some normal scheduled buses as 'school'
buses? So they'll be like a cancelled service as far as the rest of us are
I forget which program (probably Radio 4) when someone from TfL was
saying they were laying on several hundred extra "school buses". I did
wonder how they were sourcing them.
seems to suggest they are, indeed, just designating. Such buses can be
filled to normal capacity apparently.
Then again ......