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Author Topic: Worst mistakes tourists can make in London?  (Read 6642 times)
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« Reply #60 on: December 12, 2019, 10:21:58 pm »

Not just tourists but several local people used to make the mistake of getting on the Loddon Bridge park and ride route in Reading, not even questioning the price of the fare, and find themselves in a huge car park under a motorway on the edge of town, next to the bridge over the River Loddon, instead of the metropolis up the road. This used to happen at least once a month in the three years I spent driving the route, even more often once the national concessions pass arrived. The confusion wouldn't happen until the last minute of the journey as the route leaves town by the London Road and even joins the (ex) motorway towards the M4 before leaving one junction later.
Once a chap in a range rover even dropped off two teenage girls at the bus stop at Loddon Bridge and drove off. They then just walked onto the bus without even looking at me and sat themselves down. I asked if they were going to pay and they told me under 16's don't pay in London! Dad probably wasn't too happy to come back and get them.
The route goes to another car park nearby now called Winnersh Triangle so the fun has come to an end for the current crew.
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