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Journey by Journey => Transport for London => Topic started by: grahame on August 10, 2019, 06:36:42 am



Title: Shortest bus routes, London ( and what about your local bus?)
Post by: grahame on August 10, 2019, 06:36:42 am
From the blog of Diamond Geezer (http://diamondgeezer.blogspot.com/2019/08/route-378.html) - a long discussion on the 209 and 378 ... and this table

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LONDON'S SHORTEST BUS ROUTES (updated)
1   389   Barnet (The Spires) - Western Way   1.65 miles
2   209   Mortlake - Castelnau   1.85 miles
3   327   Waltham Cross - Elsinge Estate   1.87 miles
4   507   Waterloo - Victoria   2.24 miles
5   379   Yardley Lane Estate - Chingford   2.26 miles
6   15H   Trafalgar Square - Tower Hill   2.36 miles
7   W7   Muswell Hill - Finsbury Park   2.48 miles
8   378   Mortlake - Putney Bridge   2.60 miles
9   R9   Orpington - Ramsden Estate   2.65 miles
10   346   Upminster - Upminster Park Estate   2.70 miles

And it got me thinking - just how long are the routes of our town buses (14 and 15 in Melksham, 44 flavours in Chippenham, 55 in Westbury, etc).  These town bus routes each tend to run with a single vehicle or with one vehicle shared between multiple routes - so that the frequency is such that randomly tuning up at the bus stop is likely to result in a wait longer than the journey time. 

And as such over a short distance, the fitter people will tend to walk leaving the occasional short bus ride for those without choice.   Those with the choice of taking a car will tend to do so on these short hops too - spending their money on the car and parking while the bus struggles for passengers ...


Title: Re: Shortest bus routes, London - what about your local bus?
Post by: grahame on August 10, 2019, 11:07:16 am
I second Robin's motion to move this to "Buses & other means of travel".

So, after only two posts and a quote from somebody in London about short bus journeys, we're on to discussing services in Melksham, Chippenham and Reading. Perhaps this thread should be moved quickly to "Buses & other means of travel" because I'm going to carry on where you two have left off  ;D

Yeah, yeah ... perhaps I was down a bit too much thread management and looking to make fuller use of an "off peak" board when I started the thread.  Thinks ... not move, but split, if I can remember how to do that!


Title: Re: Shortest bus routes, London ( and what about your local bus?)
Post by: grahame on August 10, 2019, 11:25:49 am
Now split ... for London services, please continue in this thread.  For issues with services outside London, see http://gwr.passenger.chat/22051


Title: Re: Shortest bus routes, London ( and what about your local bus?)
Post by: TonyK on August 27, 2019, 08:51:27 am
Now split ... for London services, please continue in this thread.  For issues with services outside London, see http://gwrpassenger.chat/22051

I tried the link.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48628883281_c9c764e2d9_c.jpg)


Title: Re: Shortest bus routes, London ( and what about your local bus?)
Post by: grahame on August 27, 2019, 09:26:31 am
Fixed - missing dot in URL



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