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Buses v Trains: The Real Competition

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anthony263

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Both forms of public transport have their good and bad points. I travel by train to swansea every day which is cheaper than catching the bus, however in januray bus fares have been drecreased so i will be catching the bus.

Buses also have an advatage in that they can be easily diverted, unless you have a double decker and you try to get down a route with a low bridge (First cymru, take note!!!)

In terms of comfort trains will mostly come out on top unless u are comparing a dennis dart with a pacer in which the dart would win hands down.

so really you cannot say which one is better as we all have our opinions although i do prefers a loco hauled train to a bus unless you have a leyland lynz/national
 

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The Magic Roundabout scares me....

But, imagine if that did happen. No busses were allowed on routes that competed with trains!
 

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In terms of comfort trains will mostly come out on top unless u are comparing a dennis dart with a pacer in which the dart would win hands down.
I must admit that I prefer trains to buses...The former are heavier, faster, and manage to cover longer distances in much less time. 8)
On the other hand though, there's a lot more fun to be had if ever someone managed to build a twin-engined, turbocharged AGG 300 with a nice 'n' relaxed top end of about 600mph - And then run it on express routes along the M1 at full-thrash...Now that's the one kind of bus I'd choose over a 390 anyday! :shock::D<D

Of course...One can always have the best worst of both Worlds and choose a Pacer. Although it's intended as a rail vehicle, it's basically two Leyland buses sticky-taped together - And represents the pinnacle of budget unit design by BR! :razz:
 

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I love the "no wonder she was nationalised" pretty much bdefinatly not the case!!
But loved the program when I was little.
 
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