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RE: Arriva North West - Bootle Depot
(25/11/2016 21:06)RedPanda Wrote:  You want as many buses as possible on the road and as few staff in the staff canteen. It'd probably be too tight to get a bus back to a bus station for it's next route as well.

Once upon a time a driver/crew would be allocated the same bus for the whole of the shift but this was not the best use of resources. People need meal/toilet breaks etc. but a well-maintained vehicle can run continuously all day if necessary. A bus can't earn any revenue if it's parked up 20% of the time. Airlines have the same business model: keep it flying.

From a driver's perspective this is probably a good thing as I'm sure no-one would appreciate having to drive a'bad' bus all day. My dad used to hate getting allocated a bus without heaters for a full shift in the winter months.
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RE: Arriva North West - Bootle Depot - Barney - 25/11/2016 22:08

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