Do London buses announce stops?
All London Buses have both audio and visual next-stop announcements, although very occasionally it does not work. The stop names are nearly always the same as used in the Journey Planner, so you can use this tool to work out the name of the stop you need to get of at.
Do buses stop at every stop?
The bus will only stop at designated bus stop locations. If you request a stop, the bus driver will stop at the next official stop. … No, you do not have to travel with an adult on a bus if you are under 18. Most buses will let you travel alone even if you are a child.
Are London buses still free?
All buses in London are cash-free. This means you will need to have an Oyster card, contactless payment,or a valid ticket to travel on a London Bus.
Why do buses wait at stops?
Because its ahead of schedule, and needs to turn up on time! Yep running late is OK, running early is a deadly sin for bus drivers. So they can stick to the scheduled time table, other passengers would like to catch the bus at the time it states it will arrive regardless of your personal plans.
Why do buses skip stops?
Skip-stop operation reduces travel time and increases the number of buses that the streets and bus stops are able to accommodate. With skip-stop operations, bus routes are typically grouped together by geographic area in order to provide a common stop for areas that are served by multiple routes.
How do you stop a bus UK?
Buses across the UK are fitted with buttons that passengers press to alert the driver to stop at the next station. As the bus pulls away from the station before yours, press the button to illuminate the stop sign at the front of the bus.
What do the letters mean on London bus stops?
Re: London Bus Stops – what do the letters mean? The letters are are the bus stop locations. On the Route 15 map below you will see that Monument stop J is the stop heading back to central London , the stop in the other direction is H.
How can I use London buses without oyster?
There are different ways to pay for your bus fare: A contactless payment card to pay as you go. An Oyster card with pay as you go credit, Travelcard or Bus & Tram Pass. A Visitor Oyster card.