Model Railway Forum banner
1 - 6 of 6 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,202 Posts
whilst on the topic of buses....why is it, that when today's train services collapse, and buses are run between stations...do the railcos hire the scrappiest, most untidy, scruffy old heaps they can find?

Are the railcos seriously afraid of using the biger companies, with the fine, comfortable vehicles?

In case the rail passenger suddenly realises, the bus is in fact more convenient?

[when I worked on the buses, the railcos were insistant we did NOT drop passengers off at convenient[for them] points....but took them all the way past their homes, to the station!......we used to activley canvass for passengers on these occasions....hoping to 'pinch custom' from the competing trains.]
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,202 Posts
I/we ALWAYS made a point of dropping folk off where they wanted....within reason......helped them realise how very much more ''convenient' the bus was?

Not any more, alas....this ws in the days of teh NBC and the 10 years after privatisation....
 
1 - 6 of 6 Posts
This is an older thread, you may not receive a response, and could be reviving an old thread. Please consider creating a new thread.
Top