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Transport for London Launches Bus Passenger Tracking Trial

Transport for London, the body which operates the capital's public transport, has today announced that from tomorrow, it will be starting a new automatic passenger counting trial on buses, which it says could lead to better bus journeys in the future. Read More >>

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Gatwick Plans Self-Driving Shuttle Buses

Gatwick Airport might end up being one of the first places when you can be both intrigued and nervous beyond belief while a computer drives a motorised vehicle by itself in public, as the transport hub is to test autonomous passenger connection buses this year. Read More >>

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London Plans £6m Secret Bus Driver Toilet Network

London's mayor has brought to light a problem we didn't know existed: the how and where of bus drivers going to the toilet. We always assumed they held it in until they got back to the depot and were perhaps trained in advanced muscle control and peristaltic wave interruption, but apparently not. Read More >>

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Ford Wants to Become a London Bus Company

Ford, the car company, wants to become Ford, the bus company. In London, at least, where it's been granted approval to start operating trials of a limited, pre-book, communal, minibus-version-of-Uber kind of thing. Read More >>

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Birmingham Bus Driver Only Went and Bloody Did it

A bus driver in Birmingham has bloody done it. He's actually done it. He really, really did it. It's hard to believe, but he did. He did it! The amazing man. The bloody idiot. Read More >>

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Watch This Perfectly-Timed Bus Block a Livestream of the Georgia Dome, Right as it Implodes

A building implosion is a one-time thing; once a structure has been razed, there’s no resetting for a take two. That’s why The Weather Channel set up its livestream camera of the Georgia Dome’s demolition over half an hour before the first scheduled kaboom—except it forgot to double-check the local bus schedule. Read More >>

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Some London Buses are Being Powered by Coffee Grounds

Coffee is a big business, especially that fancy coffee you can buy from a tax-dodging corporation that marks everything up. I imagine so much coffee gets sold, some estate agent will start insisting that it's the reason millennials can't afford to buy a house. All that coffee means a lot of coffee grounds are generated. Normally they'd be thrown away, but that's changing because they're being used to power some of London's many buses. Read More >>

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Sadiq Khan Confirms London is Getting Unlimited One Hour Bus Hopping

Last year Transport for London introduced a new system, letting travellers swap buses without incurring extra charges. All they had to do was make sure they get onto the second bus within an hour of tapping into the first one. Now London Mayor Sadiq Khan  confirmed that this feature is getting an expansion. Read More >>

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Amazon Parcels Could Soon Be Delivered By Bus

What do you do when London's roads are clogged up with Amazon delivery vans? Umm, tell them to take the bus instead, it appears. Read More >>

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Badass Gets Thrown 20 Feet By a Runaway Bus, Brushes Himself Off and Walks Away

We’d say this video is another good example of why it’s important to look both ways before crossing the road, but this out-of-control bus in Reading, comes around the corner so quickly that local badass Simon Smith wouldn’t have been able to avoid, even if he saw it coming. Read More >>

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What’s the Most Crowded London Bus Route? Here’s Our Theory

Here at Giz UK, we’ve spent a lot of time obsessing about the London Underground. By “we”, I mean “I”, as I’ve been able to use my position as Interim Editor to write far too much about the Tube. Read More >>

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London is Colouring in its Buses and Routes

London's buses are about to start getting some Underground-style coloured themes, as Transport for London attempts to make identifying bus routes as easy as working out which tube line you need to take. Read More >>

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Bus Journeys Increase by 20 Per Cent in Six Years, Probably Because of Free Wi-Fi

Stats charting bus travel in parts of the UK show that it's on the up in our towns and cities, with some urban areas seeing their bus journeys increase by as much as 20 per cent over the last few years. Read More >>

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Caption This: Bus/Horse/Fluorescent Outerwear/London

My one is "This bloody bus driver just knocked me off my bike," which is funny, honestly, as it infers that the horse was cycling through London because it's wearing a fluorescent bib. The horse's four-wheeled, mouth-steered bicycle is not pictured because it's still under the front wheels of the bus. Read More >>

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Sadiq Khan Axes BoJo’s Flawed, Funky-Looking London Buses

Transport for London has decided to “discontinue purchases” of those curvy, funky-looking London buses we all like the look of, because they’re really expensive and absolutely not worth it. Read More >>