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    Plymouth Citybus

    When are people going to realise that taping off seats on buses and trains is totally pointless and will not prevent the spread of the virus. When people get on/off buses they normally push the stop buttons and then walk down to the front of the bus, touching the grab poles in the process. If a...
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    First Bus Introduce Social Distancing

    If this morning was anything to go by they won't have to. My bus to work this morning had yellow signs on some of the seats telling people not to sit on them but there were a good few people sitting on them anyway. In all honesty, social distancing on buses doesn't work as all it can really take...
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    Should UK manufacturers develop more products for Continental Europe?

    Mercedes-Benz still make the C2 which is the current model of the Citaro although whether or not any UK operators are still buying them is another thing.
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    Should UK manufacturers develop more products for Continental Europe?

    ADL won't create these models if nobody orders them. Look at the Enviro 400XLB for example, the only reason they built them was that Lothian ordered them.
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    Should UK manufacturers develop more products for Continental Europe?

    . I'd imagine most European coach operators prefer to purchase vehicles from a single manufacturer(ie: VDL, VanHool, MAN etc)who build the complete vehicles instead of the likes of Plaxton who are a body on chassis manufacturer. It's also probably more cost-effective to buy a complete vehicle...
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    Should UK manufacturers develop more products for Continental Europe?

    I wouldn't say there is no market outright for lightweight single deckers in Europe. VDL's Citea(based on the SB200) seems to have sold in decent numbers on the continent. BVG in Berlin has quite a large fleet of them.
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    Should UK manufacturers develop more products for Continental Europe?

    It would be nice to see more UK built buses being purchased by operators in Mainland Europe but the only way companies like ADL etc are going to build them is if these European operators order them. Most European operators seem to stick with the likes of MAN, Mercedes etc.
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    McGills Buses Survival

    It's the same at First Glasgow. The seats directly oposite the driver on the E400MMCs have been taped off and a sign fitted whilst people can and do just sit wherever they want elsewhere on the bus. I know social distancing isn't followed on my regular morning bus to work.
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    First Greater Glasgow

    If you weren't comfortable then why not simply move seats?
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    Lothian Buses and ECB Discussion

    Why would Private Hire cars need to pay a surcharge? They are still technically taxis and should be able to go through Bus Gates just like any other taxi.
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    McGills Buses Survival

    Because they were non-standard and most likley nobody else wanted to buy them due to being an uncommon type of vehicle. The same applies to the Primo.
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    Lothian Buses and ECB Discussion

    It's more likley that the order has already been placed but production hasn't started yet due to ADL being shut for obvious reasons. Once ADL resumes production then vehicles will start to appear.
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    Transport Fever 2

    I've always thought A-Train required a degree in rocket science to play as it's very difficult to get into properly. Another game with timetabling is Cities in Motion 2 but it's nowhere near as in-depth as A-Train and to get timetables to work properly you have to use Rulesets that make the game...
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    First Glasgow: Clydebank Services

    They've bought new buses before for SPT work but since then those Enviro 200s are about the newest buses they've bought. These days it seems like instead of fixing a bus to put it through an MOT they just buy another one to replace it.
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    Vehicles Re-Entering Fleets?

    Not sure if it has been mentioned already but didn't London Transport re-purchase copious amounts of Rotmasters that had previously been sold to regional operators(and preservationists) and put them back into service in the capital?
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    Lothian Buses and ECB Discussion

    IIRC I read somewhere that Volvo had actually intended on replacing the B9TL with a B8TL but then changed it to the B5TL due to pressure from operators for a lighter weight double-decker. I've got a feeling it was either Route One magazine or possibly Buses although this was a while back and I...
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    Trip to Glasgow

    If planning on getting the bus from Clydebank to the City Centre I'd strongly advise against getting the 60 as it's the longest route back. The 1 series of services is far quicker and very high frequency. The 60 takes the best part of an hour or so to get back into the City from Clydebank and...
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    First Greater Glasgow

    I'm pretty sure at some point they would have as there is plenty of photos of them on the 34 on Flickr.
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    First Greater Glasgow

    I doubt that very much, as I said, the 34 was regularly operated by low height Olympians before they were withdrawn so they definitely know that a low height decker will fit. It's more likely that these days there isn't enough demand to warrant operating double deckers on the route.
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    People Who Take Ages At The Supermarket

    Not everyone is able to plan meals due to shift patterns etc.

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