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Buses slower than jogging

About 18 months ago I had to use a Transport for London (TfL) contract service, namely the trunk 465, which operates from leafy Surrey in Dorking, through Leatherhead, finishing 15miles away in Kingston-upon-Thames. Virtually the entire route is along main roads, and in true Surrey fashion, mostly traffic-clogged.

It was a Friday at 17:00, thus during the peak, and the bus made good progress from Dorking to Leatherhead, although having to pause for a couple of minutes outside the former London Transport garage there.

Leaving Leatherhead, the bus was virtually full the entire way, stopping numerous times with the driver coping with the normal traffic conditions on that day.

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