Posts Tagged ‘bus’
London bus drivers won’t be accepting cash fares from passengers as soon as this summer, according to Transport for London (TfL). This news comes on the back of only one third of people polled being supportive of the idea.
Soon, if you want to ride the bus, you will only be able to do so with an Oyster Card or with contactless debit or credit card payments. With other cities, like Manchester, moving toward similar systems to Oyster Cards, this could be rolling out across the country in the next couple of years.
The TfL say that only 1% of journeys are paid for with cash, so this isn’t going to affect many people and that it will provide millions in savings for the transport service.
Leon Daniels, managing director for TfL’s Surface Transport said: “The decision to stop accepting cash fares on London buses reflects the changing way that people pay for goods and services in our city, including journeys on the bus network.”
The great news for the people of London is that they will now be able to travel in complete silence and avoid talking to anyone at all from now on, which is something they seem to glumly revel in.
The Advertising Standards Authority is looking at banning a bus thanks to a load of wimps complaining about an advert on the side for being too scary. The complaints relate to Tulleys Farm Shocktober Fest, which is currently on over one hundred buses.
Stuart Beare, organiser of the Tulleys Farm Shocktober Fest event, said: ”The image of the zombie girl on our advertising is no worse than many images you’ll see at this time of year in newspapers and magazines, on the Halloween costumes in the supermarket aisles and even on kids’ TV programmes.”
“We have been running our Halloween events for over 15 years, and they are extremely popular, with up to 5,000 people a night going through the six haunted houses and rides.”
“We are waiting for the Advertising Standards Authority to come back to us with their judgment to see if we have to take the ads off the buses.”
An Advertising Standards Authority spokeswoman said: “We have received three complaints about the Tulleys Farm Halloween bus ads so far. We had complaints about the same ad last year, and we did not find that there were grounds for an investigation. While it’s possible the outcome will be the same this time, we will thoroughly assess each complaint we receive at this point until a decision has been made.”
Some people deserve to be frightened to a very literal death for being too wimpish, so we can only hope the ASA ignore this pointless bluster.
No-one is really bothered about the new Wolverine film (face it – he’s the Status Quo of superheroes), but, thanks to a cock-up by the people who put the adverts on buses, the next installment is inevitably about to get more press that it would’ve.
Starring ‘Human Ghjac‘ too!
Here in the UK, bus travel is seen as the poor cousin of the train, the plane and the hovercraft, but in Denmark, it looks as though things are very different, as this ad for the super-cool Midttrafik bus company proves.
Very nice seats! Designer bells with cool functions! Free handles! Such a contrast to the unconscious heroin users, seat-snaffling fatties and false-armed self-strokers that are clogging up our own buses over here.
Broken Britain, meet Dynamic Denmark. And weep into that discarded kebab that’s on the floor of your bus.
YAAWWWN! Here’s yet ANOTHER advert set on an American bus, starring a bagpipe-wielding Scottish-Korean man and a zombie arguing the toss with each other.
When are the ad agencies going to get their heads out of their arses and realise that the viewing public can handle concepts that are a bit more complex and sophisticated than this?
How about having the Scottish-Korean man and the zombie arguing on a train? Or in the departures lounge at an airport? Or at a sporting event of some kind?
It’s ALWAYS the bus with these people. Always.
Forget the jetpacks for just a moment, this is how your getting to work in 2030. It’s a 3d fast bus, or a ‘straddling’ bus, and it’s quite possibly the greatest bus every to adorn the planet. Actually, we can’t think of any buses that may compete for the title, and would therefore welcome your suggestions. It certainly beats Boris’s London Routemasters into a cocked a hat, and it’s the future of transport in Beijing’s Mentougou District:
The pilot scheme will see a 40km long path built for the bus, which will carry up to 1,400 commuters at a time, while still allowing traffic to pass by. Or under. Or through. Whatever. It will cost just 10% of building the equivalent length of subway, and could reduce traffic jams by nearly a third. To be honest, it could also be an entirely made-up story plucked from the pages of the now-defunct News without News, in that you don’t need a single word of copy to know what the story is: