Passengers have demanded the return of the bendy bus just one week after Boris Johnson took them away.
According to the London Paper:
"COMMUTERS on the first route to get rid of the controversial bendy buses today declared: "Bring them back."Passengers on the 507 complained that the single-decker replacements were overcrowded and failed to provide enough seating.One told of chaotic scenes when around 100 people crammed on to a Waterloo to Victoria bus during rush-hour.
Well I hate to say we told you so but...
Another, Andrew Cooper, 39, of Westminster, said: "There are hardly any seats. I’m not sure why they got rid of the bendy."
Because of the bizarre vendetta of a man who never uses them?
Maureen Pullen, 48, of Winchester, said: "The bendy buses’ three doors allowed people to board much faster and brought down journey times."
Sine Msomi, 26, from Dulwich, said: "The bendy buses were a great way of getting around." And Agnes Macharia, 32, of Peckham, said she was "sad to see them go".
So much for them being "much loathed" Boris
A Transport for London spokesman said: "We have increased the frequency of buses to ensure we can carry as many as possible."
So you have increased the frequency and cost of the route, whilst *still* reducing the amount of people you can fit onto the buses.
That's quite an achievement. Why did you do it?
Mayor Boris Johnson campaigned to remove the 18-metre long bendy buses, pictured above, amid claims they put cyclists’ and pedestrians’ lives in danger.
Ah yes those 'claims'. During the election campaign Boris claimed that:
"They wipe out cyclists, there are many cyclists killed every year by them."
So that's £12 million extra cost, in order to carry fewer people, just to please a man who never uses them.
Congratulations Boris. This is the single most stupid decision you've made so far.