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Offline Spoddendale

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Small Japanese bus station
« on: February 10, 2019, 10:41:47 AM »
I discovered this video on You Tube of a small very confined and most busy bus station outside a railway station in Japan (Uenohara station, Yamanashi Prefecture).

The marshall constantly blows a whistle to which the drivers respond before smartly anchoring up as they reverse towards a stone wall.
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Something different to watch on a wet Sunday morning!

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Re: Small Japanese bus station
« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2019, 09:28:05 AM »
Would this be a good way of increasing the capacity of Cambridge‘a Drummer Street bus station?
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Re: Small Japanese bus station
« Reply #2 on: March 18, 2019, 08:45:48 AM »
Did you notice how smart the drivers look, especially their white gloves. Compare that with the state of drivers in this country, well I dare not use the words that come to mind.

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Re: Small Japanese bus station
« Reply #3 on: March 22, 2019, 08:48:59 AM »
I can remember when I drove for Citylink in and out of Glasgow, although significantly bigger, there was always a banker with a whistle, and if you dare walked across the yard on anything other then a marked footpath or reversed off without one you either had to face an irate Glaswegian, or your boss when you got back to the yard.