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Post  Daisy Dart on Tue Sep 21, 2010 12:42 pm

When it comes to bus stops it seems that Suffolk County Council haven't got a clue. They put bus stops where their are driveways with drop kerbs, bus stops where there is nothing but muddy grass, bus stops near junctions. Another of their tricks is to attach a stopping flag to a lamp post but have the layby or raised kerb about 30 feet further down the road. There are also loads of stops that have no flags at all, just a box painted on the road or even just a raised kerb to indicate where the bus should stop. There are also loads of them that are obscured by overgrown bushes or are hidden behind road signs. It's a bloody nightmare. The amount I have missed because I simply couldn't see them hidden in some obscure spot!

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Post  Bristol LH on Tue Sep 21, 2010 12:54 pm

Its the same in rural York

In one of the villages, they built a raised kerb, but had the bus stop 50 yards on at a drop kerb, and thy have a bus stop on a drop kerb in a retail park, so you cannot kneel the bus or use the ramp...

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Post  Daisy Dart on Tue Sep 21, 2010 12:58 pm

Locals in one town told me that the council had decided not to put the flag near the raised kerb because the ground was unsuitable to hold a post. Well why then is it suitable for lamp posts, telephone poles and other assorted street furniture!!

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Post  Bristol LH on Tue Sep 21, 2010 1:03 pm

Thick bastards. Think there has been too much uinbreeding round there, especially with the council employees and pigs..

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Post  Daisy Dart on Tue Sep 21, 2010 1:05 pm

Bristol LH wrote:Thick bastards. Think there has been too much uinbreeding round there, especially with the council employees and pigs..

What are you on about??? Neutral

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Post  Bristol LH on Tue Sep 21, 2010 1:34 pm

The stupidity of the council, they all seem inbred with pigs..

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Post  K1YRL on Tue Sep 21, 2010 2:35 pm

How about a bus stop on a blind corner buried in bushes on a narrow lane.
LINK HERE
Can you spot it?

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Post  K1YRL on Tue Sep 21, 2010 2:40 pm

Same lane different bus stop can you SPOT THE BUS STOP? If you can`t move the picture on a couple of frames Smile

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Post  peanutbutter on Tue Sep 21, 2010 2:58 pm

and you wonder why some people dont take the bus, and also dont believe there a bus service running about!
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Post  Bristol LH on Tue Sep 21, 2010 3:32 pm

Metro. In a dreamworld. PTE's are controlled by idiots who havent even driven a car, let alone a bloody bus...

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Post  Pukerlicious on Wed Sep 22, 2010 12:44 am

haha, we have our fair share here too. Infact, the stop I use is one of the stupid ones.
As you can see, the stops on both sides have markings blocking a drop kerb driveway. It's a game of guessing whether the bus will stop before the shelter blocking the driveway or whether the driver will move further on to the other side of the shelter and everyone has to walk down.

Try getting a bus in this... our 9.4m Darts don't even fit on it as it's cunninly placed on a slight curve as well as being very short. You just have to be half out in the road lol, infact some drivers don't even bother pulling in there much at all and are almost completely still in the road. The funnier thing is, Plaxton Centro B7RLEs also have to try and use it, hahaha. Oh, and it's a laugh when both need to use it the same time (both operators come around the same time), blocking the road ftw.

Spot the stop on the left. No? Yeah, there's no flag or anything. Laughing And to top it off, it's a 60mph road.

Oh, and this stop which is on hatched markings.
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Post  Daisy Dart on Wed Sep 22, 2010 12:21 pm

In some cases I think there are bus stops that date back to the days of back loaders. They were fine when the bus was positioned with the rear open platform near the flag. But then back loading half-cabs were replaced by front loading rear engined buses. They never bothered to re-position the bus stops to accommodate rear engined buses, so you end up with situations where in order to stop at the flag a bus has to block a junction or the access to a property.

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Post  Bristol LH on Wed Sep 22, 2010 12:22 pm

Yup, you aint wrong there.

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Post  Pukerlicious on Thu Sep 23, 2010 4:05 am

Yeah... but like the ones I showed for example, they've been done more recently.
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Post  Daisy Dart on Wed Sep 29, 2010 12:10 pm

In this shot from Google maps you can see the bus shelter at the Hand In Hand public house in Trimley St Martin. This is an old shot of the place, the bus shelter now stands against the wall where them keep left signs are. So you can imagine the joy this causes when a bus has to pull up there!!!
http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=Trimley+Saint+Martin&sll=51.991175,1.307984&sspn=0.000419,0.000862&gl=uk&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=Trimley+St+Martin,+Felixstowe,+Suffolk,+United+Kingdom&ll=51.991246,1.307883&spn=0.000415,0.000862&t=h&z=20&layer=c&cbll=51.991175,1.307984&panoid=Dn7MTD1JPJ9OyEK-O6L3fg&cbp=12,140.07,,0,9.66

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