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On 11/02/2019 12:49, David Cantrell wrote:

The real reason is no doubt that it actually serves Kingston to Somewhere
In Between, and Somewhere In Between to Eastbourne, a bit like how the
50 bus goes from Stockwell to Croydon but hardly any *passengers* go from
Stockwell to Croydon.

It's marketed as a day trip from Kingston to Brighton and Eastbourne.
Legally, as the route is over 50 kilometres in length, the driver will
be under EU rules, and will have to use a tachograph.

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on Mon, 11 Feb 2019, David Cantrell remarked:
Waiting at a bus stop yesterday, I noticed the times for a
few-days-a-year return bus service from Kingston to Eastbourne.
Why does this exist?


Because if you've already ****ed up your life enough that you want to go
to Eastbourne, then going by bus instead of train really isn't any worse.

The real reason is no doubt that it actually serves Kingston to Somewhere
In Between, and Somewhere In Between to Eastbourne, a bit like how the
50 bus goes from Stockwell to Croydon but hardly any *passengers* go from
Stockwell to Croydon.


Is the wrong answer.

It turns out to be a tour bus that for some reason has been given a
number that makes it look like a stage bus.
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On 11/02/2019 12:49, David Cantrell wrote:
On Sun, Feb 10, 2019 at 11:22:52AM +0000, Arthur Figgis wrote:
Waiting at a bus stop yesterday, I noticed the times for a
few-days-a-year return bus service from Kingston to Eastbourne.
Why does this exist?


Because if you've already ****ed up your life enough that you want to go
to Eastbourne, then going by bus instead of train really isn't any worse.


There are places a *lot* worse than Eastbourne.

The real reason is no doubt that it actually serves Kingston to Somewhere
In Between, and Somewhere In Between to Eastbourne,


The timetable suggests it doesn't - well, there is Brighton, but the
same question arises. I guess day trips to Eastbourne would make more
sense than day trips to Crawley.

a bit like how the
50 bus goes from Stockwell to Croydon but hardly any *passengers* go from
Stockwell to Croydon.



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On 10/02/2019 21:32, Robin wrote:

You may find it hard to believe but some people enjoy sitting on a bus
and looking at what's passing by outside the window; then spending a few
hours at the seaside (or wherever); then sitting on the bus on the way
back looking out the windows again (or if it's dark talking about what
they've seen and done).* And they'd rather do that - very cheaply - than
spend more money on a faster route by means of a series of journeys by
rail.* There may not be very many such people these days.* But it
doesn't take very many to make a service which runs so rarely
potentially profitable, especially if Go Ahead are making use of assets
which would otherwise not be in use.


I can see that that works for some services (hello Yorkshire Coastliner,
or the often packed summer buses along the coast), but I'm amazed there
are enough people in Kingston and Sutton wanting to do it.


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On 11/02/2019 17:57, Arthur Figgis wrote:
On 11/02/2019 12:49, David Cantrell wrote:
On Sun, Feb 10, 2019 at 11:22:52AM +0000, Arthur Figgis wrote:
Waiting at a bus stop yesterday, I noticed the times for a
few-days-a-year return bus service from Kingston to Eastbourne.
Why does this exist?


Because if you've already ****ed up your life enough that you want to go
to Eastbourne, then going by bus instead of train really isn't any worse.


There are places a *lot* worse than Eastbourne.


Hastings, for instance.


The real reason is no doubt that it actually serves Kingston to Somewhere
In Between, and Somewhere In Between to Eastbourne,


The timetable suggests it doesn't - well, there is Brighton, but the
same question arises. I guess day trips to Eastbourne would make more
sense than day trips to Crawley.

a bit like how the
50 bus goes from Stockwell to Croydon but hardly any *passengers* go from
Stockwell to Croydon.





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On Mon, Feb 11, 2019 at 05:57:53PM +0000, Arthur Figgis wrote:
On 11/02/2019 12:49, David Cantrell wrote:
Because if you've already ****ed up your life enough that you want to go
to Eastbourne, then going by bus instead of train really isn't any worse.

There are places a *lot* worse than Eastbourne.


Sure.

Pyongyang. Aleppo. Blackpool.

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On Tue, 12 Feb 2019 10:22:58 +0000, David Cantrell wrote:

On Mon, Feb 11, 2019 at 05:57:53PM +0000, Arthur Figgis wrote:
On 11/02/2019 12:49, David Cantrell wrote:
Because if you've already ****ed up your life enough that you want to go
to Eastbourne, then going by bus instead of train really isn't any worse.

There are places a *lot* worse than Eastbourne.


Sure.

Pyongyang. Aleppo. Blackpool.


I recall the Duke of Devonshire was asked what his favourite town was.

He replied Eastbourne, as he owned most of it.
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On 12/02/2019 10:22, David Cantrell wrote:
On Mon, Feb 11, 2019 at 05:57:53PM +0000, Arthur Figgis wrote:
On 11/02/2019 12:49, David Cantrell wrote:
Because if you've already ****ed up your life enough that you want to go
to Eastbourne, then going by bus instead of train really isn't any worse.

There are places a *lot* worse than Eastbourne.


Sure.

Pyongyang. Aleppo. Blackpool.

Kingston.

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On 12/02/2019 12:15, John Williamson wrote:
On 12/02/2019 10:22, David Cantrell wrote:
On Mon, Feb 11, 2019 at 05:57:53PM +0000, Arthur Figgis wrote:
On 11/02/2019 12:49, David Cantrell wrote:
Because if you've already ****ed up your life enough that you want
to go
to Eastbourne, then going by bus instead of train really isn't any
worse.
There are places a *lot* worse than Eastbourne.


Sure.

Pyongyang. Aleppo. Blackpool.

Kingston.


Surely the main purpose of this bus is so hen parties from Eastbourne
can spend Saturday night on Kingston Pier and go home the next day.

https://goo.gl/maps/cScgHuct9892

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On Tue, 12 Feb 2019 12:15:43 +0000
John Williamson wrote:
On 12/02/2019 10:22, David Cantrell wrote:
On Mon, Feb 11, 2019 at 05:57:53PM +0000, Arthur Figgis wrote:
On 11/02/2019 12:49, David Cantrell wrote:
Because if you've already ****ed up your life enough that you want to go
to Eastbourne, then going by bus instead of train really isn't any worse.
There are places a *lot* worse than Eastbourne.


Sure.

Pyongyang. Aleppo. Blackpool.

Kingston.


Jamaica? The London suburb is no better or worse than other bits of London.



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