[Tagging] Still RFC — Drop stop positions and platforms

Alan Grant alangrant72 at gmail.com
Sun Apr 8 12:57:21 UTC 2018

Same in Ireland, I don't think I ever hear any part of a bus referred to as
a platform, possibly because we didn't have those Routemaster buses with
open boarding areas.

And yes, a bus stop is a bus stop, plain and simple. It is not a platform
because there is normally no raised structure. Rail and bus have different
physical infrastructure so it is not surprising they use different words.
In that sense highway=bus_stop was a lot closer to natural language.

On Sun, 8 Apr 2018, 14:46 Paul Allen, <pla16021 at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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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