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« on: December 02, 2018, 07:55:35 pm »

Not in the South West ... a very unusual public transport service with very unusual hours.  Anyone know what it is?

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You can use the service 7 days a week, every day of the year, at these times:

3am to 9am
10:30am to 2pm
3pm to 9pm
10:30pm to 2am
There’s no service outside these times.
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« Reply #1 on: December 02, 2018, 08:33:15 pm »

Not in the South West ... a very unusual public transport service with very unusual hours.  Anyone know what it is?

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You can use the service 7 days a week, every day of the year, at these times:

3am to 9am
10:30am to 2pm
3pm to 9pm
10:30pm to 2am
There’s no service outside these times.

A passenger carrying courier service or Post Bus service ?
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« Reply #2 on: December 02, 2018, 08:45:16 pm »

You’ll have a fruitless wait for a Postbus - sadly they’ve all gone...

http://www.firstgreatwestern.info/coffeeshop/index.php?topic=18611.0
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« Reply #3 on: December 02, 2018, 08:54:16 pm »

You’ll have a fruitless wait for a Postbus - sadly they’ve all gone...

http://www.firstgreatwestern.info/coffeeshop/index.php?topic=18611.0


In the UK, yes but they might still operate somewhere in the world.
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« Reply #4 on: December 02, 2018, 08:55:23 pm »

Dartford crossing by bike
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« Reply #5 on: December 02, 2018, 09:07:27 pm »

Dartford crossing by bike


So it is. I've taken my bike across the Thames on the Gravesend to Tilbury ferry, but never knew this service existed. I must try it out when I'm next in that part of the world - I assume folding bikes can be carried inside the vehicle, though it doesn't specify that.
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« Reply #6 on: December 02, 2018, 09:10:26 pm »

Dartford crossing by bike


Yes, that's it - https://www.gov.uk/dartford-crossing-bike
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« Reply #7 on: December 02, 2018, 11:44:39 pm »

But when the Dartford Tunnel first opened, there were dedicated buses for cycles - see https://blog.nationalarchives.gov.uk/blog/ill-fated-cycle-bus/.

Indeed, I took my bike across on one of these. [shows age!]
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« Reply #8 on: December 03, 2018, 10:06:10 am »

But when the Dartford Tunnel first opened, there were dedicated buses for cycles - see https://blog.nationalarchives.gov.uk/blog/ill-fated-cycle-bus/.

Indeed, I took my bike across on one of these. [shows age!]

Fascinating! One wonders by what convoluted set of logical processes the requirement 'get bicycles and riders safely through a tunnel' arrived at that!
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