Sunday, 20 April 2008

And I thought the school kids were bad.....

After Crystal Palace football club's victory against Watford last night the buses in Harrow were packed full of trouble.

I no longer think that being on a bus full of school kids is the worse journey on a bus you could possibly have...

Try being on a bus full of drunk football hooligans. Last night the bus was full of drunk football fans who made most passengers' journey hell. Not only were they loud but they were both physically and verbally disturbing other members of public on the bus.

Many of them verbally abused each other and punched the low ceilings of the walls. It was awful. The bus is for public use and they should have been more considerate. They eventually got off at the pub. I feel sorry for the people on the next bus they get on.

I'd rather be on the bus when school finishes than to be on a bus with those hooligans again.

Thursday, 17 April 2008

Easter Break

Although Easter came early this year, some school children have just finished there Easter holidays. Being on a bus during the last two weeks has been a nightmare....ALL DAY!!! I found out that:

Firstly, teenagers today are generally worse than those when I was at school. Back when i was in school the most the 'naughty kids' done then was smoke upstairs. They used to put their bag over the mirror so the bus driver could not see. Ok this was quite bad as they were not following the rules of the bus and they were deceiving the driver. However, they are a lot worse now. A bus driver told me that they dismantle the seats and throw them outside the window, piece by piece, everyday. He said that he constantly finds his seats are missing and he preferred it when he had to stop them from smoking.

But its not all kids who do this. I get on a lot of buses in the Harrow borough. It's on these buses where I see the majority of anti-social behaviour taking place. Today I took a few buses in the borough of Hillingdon, there were plenty of teenagers on these buses. These kids just wanted to have a laugh yet they were aware that the bus is for public use and behaved well. They were polite and friendly. They also wanted to get where they wanted to be quickly so they didn't cause any disruptions. However, this could just be the case because they are not going to school.

Whilst in the Hillingdon area I also noticed a few other things. The bus ran frequently and was on time. I think that Harrow council should be aware of their poor service. Maybe that's why they have got people monitoring the times etc.

Please comment and tell me what the buses and kids on them are like in your area.

Saturday, 29 March 2008

Is Livingstone really to blame?

After reading what he has done for buses in London, including Harrow, I don't think he is to blame. Afterall in the eight years that he has been mayor he's done so much to fix London's transport crisis, especially buses. Ok so he might have introduced policies which we don''t like, such as children getting on for free and then causing grief. Nevertheless he has tryed to improve the safety of these buses by installing CCTV in ALL London buses. Come on this is great!!! This is something new which wasn't in force a couple of years ago. I was on a bus yesterday in Harrow and was able to report anti-social behaviour to the bus driver because I could see what was happening upstairs from a screen downstairs. FABULOUS! Furthermore, Livingstone plans to do alot more if he is re-elected.


How can London improve its bus service?
  • 25% agreed that more buses running would improve the quality of London's bus service.

  • 23% reflected the idea that the poor bus service was due to the present mayor and having a new mayor for London would mean a better bus service.

  • 20% responses concluded that the bus fares are too high and lowering the price would improve the bus service.

  • 16% suggested that an improved bus service would be in need of more staff to make the buses more safe.

  • 14% of votes casted want the mayor to reintroduce child fares. This is what I would have voted for myself.

  • Finally.....2% suggest to increase adult fares in order to improve London's bus service. That must have been a teenager.

Results are based on a survey responded to by 22 people who gave two votes each. Thanks to all those who spent their time to vote.

Thursday, 20 March 2008

Good on ya!

last night school kids were making so much noise on the bus yesterday that the bus driver had enough. the lady bus driver confronted the kids and told them to get off her bus and refused to move till they did. eventually they had to get off and the bus driver was very pleased when she was backed by the other passengers on the bus. it was so great. sheer bliss when they got off the bus. good on ya!

Monday, 17 March 2008


Back to usual!!! not only was the bus late and kids causing problems but there was nowhere at all to sit. ok so theres nothing unusual about that. of course the bus would be packed if it came late. the unusual thing was that some man had given a perfectly good seat to his big dog. (dogs aren't even allowed on buses, except guide dogs) and this was certainly not a guide dog. i thought it was terrible that an old lady had to stand up whilst a dog had a seat. I guess the dog got on free like the school children as well.

Thursday, 13 March 2008


harrow bus station has 10 people monitoring the times of buses today. which was really good because the buses came on time for once. today has been a pleasant day to travel on harrow buses. probably becuase it was during school times...