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On Thu, Oct 03, 2019 at 11:43:40AM -0000, Recliner wrote:
David Cantrell wrote:
The second staircase helps make boarding quicker. It's a reasonable
trade-off IMO.

Not for long. The proposal is to only allow boarding by the front door. So
the rear staircase will be for exit-only, which makes it an expensive waste
of space.


If anything having a one way system will make it even better as you
won't have people waiting to go up the stairs while others come down.

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David Cantrell wrote:
On Thu, Oct 03, 2019 at 11:43:40AM -0000, Recliner wrote:
David Cantrell wrote:
The second staircase helps make boarding quicker. It's a reasonable
trade-off IMO.

Not for long. The proposal is to only allow boarding by the front door. So
the rear staircase will be for exit-only, which makes it an expensive waste
of space.


If anything having a one way system will make it even better as you
won't have people waiting to go up the stairs while others come down.


It's not a problem with normal 'deckers: people come down before a stop,
and go up after it.

So have a bus costing almost twice as much, with lower capacity, worse fuel
consumption, less comfortable, and needing more maintenance than an
off-the-shelf hybrid double-decker make even less sense than before.

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On Thu, 3 Oct 2019 20:11:28 +0100
Sammi Gray-Jones wrote:
On 03/10/2019 16:14, wrote:
On Thu, 3 Oct 2019 13:16:08 +0100
Sammi Gray-Jones wrote:
On 03/10/2019 13:03,
wrote:


If I had to do that job I'd carry a perfectly legal but nicely sharpened
penknife for occasions like that. I'd sooner lose my job than my life.

Oh really, some yob is beating the living daylights out of you and you
are going to reach into your pocket, remove the knife and open it as
you're being punched. Good luck with that.

So what would you do , just sit there and whimper? Its better than nothing.

It takes time to get the knife out of your pocket, then find the right
blade and finally open it. In that time the yob has managed to split
your lip and leg it.


I wasn't talking about a swiss army knife - most penknifes have a single
blade. And sure, I'm not going to pretend its the most practical solution but
its better than nothing if someone is determined to do you over. One stab
in the arm or leg might give you enough time to get away and give them pause
for thought.



TBH if you do have the right frame of mind to fight back and many don’t,
then a small spray bottle filled with vinegar etc and aimed in the eyes may
be more effective, commercial pepper sprays can be had but having one on
ones person is probably illegal. Grinding up some Dorset Nagas and making
some hot condiment for use on your lunch is just an indicator of strange
taste.



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On 5 Oct 2019 15:00:25 GMT
Marland wrote:
wrote:
I wasn't talking about a swiss army knife - most penknifes have a single
blade. And sure, I'm not going to pretend its the most practical solution

but
its better than nothing if someone is determined to do you over. One stab
in the arm or leg might give you enough time to get away and give them pause


for thought.



TBH if you do have the right frame of mind to fight back and many don’t,
then a small spray bottle filled with vinegar etc and aimed in the eyes may
be more effective, commercial pepper sprays can be had but having one on
ones person is probably illegal. Grinding up some Dorset Nagas and making


I believe they are illegal. Which is odd given that it does no long term damage
but could save someone from being raped or killed.

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On Fri, Oct 04, 2019 at 09:53:23AM -0000, Recliner wrote:
David Cantrell wrote:
If anything having a one way system will make it even better as you
won't have people waiting to go up the stairs while others come down.

It's not a problem with normal 'deckers: people come down before a stop,
and go up after it.


.... said someone who has never used a busy double decker.

You often *can't* go down the stairs before the stop because there are
people standing at the bottom, and of course there are people less
steady on their feet who are not comfortable walking about the upper
deck or down the stairs when the bus is moving. And of course because of
all the people coming down the stairs most people can't board until
they're all gone, because they're blocking not just the route to the
upper floor, but also the route to the back of the bus.

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Looks like the rescue deal might have been bulldozed into the ditch:

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/wrightbus-war-of-words-as-rescue-talks-collapse-cxrzxw2zk?shareToken=6a2b5480bfd679d5c08b9168bcad8 f38



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