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Author Topic: Bus and train tickets inter availability, 70 years ago  (Read 927 times)
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« Reply #15 on: January 24, 2019, 10:49:27 am »

I use PlusBus quite regularly, not the same as the train + bus tickets at the start of this thread. For work I will sometimes get a PlusBus for Reading, and a Travelcard for London. Also use it at the weekends when I am not taking the bike, although there is no reason why you can't take a Brompton on a bus (allowing for some First Bus services wanting you to put it in a bag so the seats don't get dirty??).

What are the criteria for a town/station getting on the PlusBus list?
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« Reply #16 on: January 24, 2019, 11:13:18 am »

Half the year I live in the Cotentin area of Normandy. The early and late trains on the Paris - Cherbourg route connect with buses at Lison for St Lo (and possibly Coutances). The buses are always very well patronised, and probably give a far faster service than the daytime connection into the Caen - Rennes local trains which connect (in the vaguest sense of the word) at Lison.

They also advertise a 'transport on demand' service as Lee describes above from some small towns (with closed stations), but I have never met anyone who has used it. They are all advertised as connecting with local TER services and not the main line trains to Paris. This probably meets local demand. Our fairly frequent day trips by rail to Paris are met in the village with wonder, similar to our reaction in the UK when a family sets off on a 6 month round the world cruise.

By the way, non-rail travellers may not travel on these buses.

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