• I searched for this but couldn't find anything so don't eat me if it's already been posted. It's old news but I just found out about it recently.

    BBC article on the new bus

    It looks promising. Reduced emmisions, reduced bendiness.

  • Much as I dislike them, I'd rather have a gazillion bendy buses than 1 Mayor Boris.

  • Ron Jeremy - "Modern Routemaster"

  • "Now he has unveiled his bus scheme it would mean single bus fares going up from 90p to £1.50 and a weekly bus pass from £13 to £22."

  • anyhow the current bus fares are £2.
    unless you have oyster.
    which as I know are fallible

  • eyebrows anyhow the current bus fares are £2.
    unless you have oyster.
    which as I know are fallible

    Who live in London and doesn't have an Oyster card? Crazy fools!
    What do you mean by 'fallible'?

  • If you get like the smallest crack in them, you're fscked, and so are they.
    Which means- loss of money on Oyster card + £2 or more fare.

    EDIT no. 2: I still have one though

    EDIT no. 3: if you stay on a bus with a cracked oyster card, and are caught- either a £20 quid fine or a £1000 fine + criminal conviction for fraud, Or you get lucky and the inspector is nice (never going to happen).

  • eyebrows anyhow the current bus fares are £2.
    unless you have oyster.
    which as I know are fallible

    the other alternative is 'savers' which are paper, you can buy with cash from newsagents, and are only a quid. keep your anonymity!

  • You don't need to have your name on your oyster card.. register it as john smith.. woah that was tricky..

    'course you're fucked if your name is John Smith :P

  • eyebrows If you get like the smallest crack in them, you're fscked, and so are they.
    Which means- loss of money on Oyster card + £2 or more fare.

    EDIT no. 2: I still have one though

    EDIT no. 3: if you stay on a bus with a cracked oyster card, and are caught- either a £20 quid fine or a £1000 fine + criminal conviction for fraud, Or you get lucky and the inspector is nice (never going to happen).

    none of this is true.
    i had a cracked card. it would swipe about 1 in 4 times. most of the the time bus drivers just let me on for free, which was cool.
    when i eventually came to replace it, they transferred the money i had on it to the new one.

    so, i wasn't fucked at all.

  • I lost a card and they gave me a new one and transferred the money from the old one onto the new one.
    I've not yet damaged an oyster card. It's much cheaper than paying for tickets. I see no reason not to use one.

  • is this thread simply a tool to uncover the shameful number of 'us' who own Oyster Cards!! WTF.

    (i do have one too, but only for rainy, cold or slightly breezy days).

  • I think I have about 4 now. Buy 'em when people visit, charge 'em up, let the tourists run free...

  • hippy You don't need to have your name on your oyster card.. register it as john smith.. woah that was tricky..

    'course you're fucked if your name is John Smith :P

    ha ha lol

  • What is the current situation with bendy buses? Has Ken admitted that they were a mistake? Are they being phased out?

    Heard a rumour that they might be, but have been too slack to find out. (This along with the main policies of both mayorial candidates).

  • just wait till they all burn down!

  • The Green candidate, wants this too, but to bring them back with green energy

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2008/­mar/27/sianberry.greenpolitics

  • speaking of Oyster cards I found one the other week with 48 quid on it

    Did i hand it in? Did i bollocks, free travel for weeks! :)

  • They're not commissioning any more bendy buses, so the stock will be used on the 12 current routes until they wear out. Fortunately they seem to wear out quite quickly (unlike the routemasters, which lasted so long, they ended running out of spare parts cos they weren't made anymore)

  • Routemasters were shit, good riddance. Icon? My arse. Fuckin well dangerous. Saw this old asian woman get a face full of Oxford Street Tarmacadam once, never again did I think they were 'cool' or whatever. Not that I like the bendies or anything.

    Think I'm gonna buy a Ti bike next. Old isn't always better, old is just older. I gather people used to eat each other and live in caves. Gimme a falafel in my comfy living room any day. There. Proof that I am right.

  • i saw this add for an Oyster card the other day

    "Soften The Fuck Up and buy an Oyster Card"

    okay, so i just wanted to write Soften The Fuck Up again

  • Yep I'd rather pay cash to make me use it less than I already do (about twice a year).

  • Tubed in this AM. It was miserable all the way from Hammersmith to Holborn.

    WHY DO PEOPLE PUT UP WITH IT?

  • Skullhead Gimme a falafel in my comfy living room any day. There. Proof that I am right.

    so in your world falafel is the epitome of futuristic food?

    hell, they ate them on the space shuttle!

  • It was miserable all the way from Hammersmith to Holborn.

    WHY DO PEOPLE PUT UP WITH IT?

    cos there are people that get a puncture roughly 6km from home, struggle in taking out the tube, found a bit of glass, put the new tube in, some more pain gained in putting on the tyre, pump...then pfffft...fckn flat again. no more tubes, so runs back home, starts pissn down and thought, might as well shower (cos hands covered in filth)!!! a good three hour trip to work this morning...just one of many examples of why people have to put up with IT.

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Boris Wants to Scrap Bendy Buses in Favour of a "Modern Routemaster"

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