Rough ride on the bus
The problem keeping me off public transport is the discomfort of buses which swing wildly and constantly stop-start, throwing passengers around the seats – and the height of the bottom step which means those with arthritis in the legs lose their balance when alighting as most buses don’t have a handle near the bottom step to hold onto while getting off.
Buses also make far more pollution than a few cars.
Trains are a different story, but I have to travel from Onehunga to Remuera to catch one.
Recently I had to leave my car at a garage in Station road right opposite the Penrose station where the line veers to go to Onehunga.
In theory I should have been able to catch a train to Onehunga and walk home.
In practice I’d have had to travel to Newmarket by train then bus back out to Onehunga. NGAIRENE ROGERS