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whilst i like the idea, surely if there's 5/6 of you, at £10 a head a cab wouldn't be that much more expensive?
It could work, I suppose, if you’re on your own and don’t have bags of shopping and stuff. There’s a case to be made for some bus services to incorporate runs that operate a little more like trains when they are heading to the suburbs, i.e. they pick up from a terminus, and then don’t stop at all until they reach a point halfway to their final destination.
but is anyone really going to pay £10 a time for that?
Imagine bamos of old: He could have been driven express to somewhere he didn't mean to go to.
There tends to be a point of equilibrium regarding the cost of living in London – the further out you are, the more you spend on transport, but I don’t really know what happens when you get to Barnet, Croydon or Havering. I wouldn’t pay £5-£10 for it, but then again I live 30seconds walk from a stop on the N8 route. As long as I don’t fall asleep, I can be home from town inside 30 minutes, which isn’t much longer than a cab would take anyway.
and there is not always 5/6 of you (which would mean getting two taxis/people carrier anyway). Last time I checked, a minicab from somewhere like Old St or Angel to barnet was about £40, but that was years ago. If I still lived in Barnet, I'd really care about this.
don't get the posh night bus. the real night bus is intense and a london experience i'd always recommend
that is ridiculous
i live in aberdeen. it takes me 30 minutes to get from great western road to altens. :)
Thank God for the day I discovered the Oxford Tube
I remember those fond N5 journeys well, especially waking up in Edgware. Oh the fun.
- Engineering hours
- Weekend engineering work (the lines or stations are often closed anyway).
- Noise restrictions in (ironically enough) suburban areas where they don’t run underground.