[Tagging] Still RFC — Drop stop positions and platforms

Paul Allen pla16021 at gmail.com
Sun Apr 8 12:45:31 UTC 2018


On Sun, Apr 8, 2018 at 12:49 PM, ael <law_ence.dev at ntlworld.com> wrote:

>
> In the context of buses, it tends to refer to the part of the vehicle
> where people may stand to alight or board.
>
> In my part of the UK, we never referred to that part of a bus as a
platform.

The old AEC Routemaster buses operated in London did refer to that as a
platform.
But that was because it was not just an entranceway but also an area for a
few
passengers to stand when it was crowded.  Also there was no door, so people
could
hop on or off while the bus was moving (not legal, but people did it).  See
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Heritage_Routemaster.jpg

In general, though, I wouldn't consider buses to have platforms.  And I
would
never refer to a bus stop as a platform unless it were raised higher than
the
pavement/causeway/sidewalk leading up to it.  A bus stop is a bus stop.
Unless
it's at a bus station, in which case it's a stance.  Unless it's at a bus
station in Wales,
in which case it's a Safle.

-- 
Paul
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