Rough ride on the bus

Central Leader - - Letters -

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


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