Is it me or does the double deck bus seem to be a dying breed? No matter where you go in the country DD bus's seem to be outnumbered by single deck vehicles nowadays.
ChrisCooper said:Oviously it's easier for the driver to monitor behaviour on a single decker than a double decker, and it as been realised that you can ram as many children onto a single decker as a double decker anyway by using 3+2 seats (whilst it's sensible for primary school children, I'm sure it doesn't work so well for older children, some who make a lot of adults look thin, although perhaps the fact that mummy takes them everywhere in the people carrier/4x4 every day is a factor).
Actually a Midibus I think but First 'we don't care' Essex one once put a C29F no standing Plaxton Cheetah on my school route instead of a D/D seating around 80. Also instead of the D/D we get a 49 seater lance or some Wright Eclipse single decker. There are people who can't catch the bus when that happens. That is when it turns up, unlike on Tuesday.Cockfosters said:I suppose another reason that SDs are taking over more is that bus usage is haemorraging, so less capacity is required. Though that doesn't mean that a minibus is suitible for a main route! B49F is a single decker, B36F is a minibus!