Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Buses...Days Gone By

Remember the old buses and bus tickets?  When I look at the photos I am sharing here with you all, I can see how things have evolved over the years!  Here in Montreal, (and all the photos I am sharing are Montreal photos), we no longer have bus tickets.  We have bus passes, which is a plastic card the size of a credit card containing a micro chip, which you "tap" onto the machine when you board the bus.  If your pass is accepted, the light turns green and if it is not accepted (such as expired), the light turns red.  





I would enjoy hearing your memories and thoughts on buses from days gone by.  Thank you for visiting me here, and please click on the "comments" link to share your thoughts.

8 comments:

  1. Hi There - Great Post - I do remember the bus tickets and haven't taken a bus for years, as we do not have any in this ltl town, except some passing thru for other destinations. Used to take the big bus when I lived in the big city of Saint John NB.
    Thanks for droppin by my blog and I will be back
    Have a great day

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  2. I remember to hose old "rounded" buses. I remember my mom and me getting on the bus when I was about 4 years old to head to the bank for her to pay the mortgage payment. I think it cost her 10 cents for both of us each way.

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  3. So nice of you to visit my blog - I'm following you now. I LOVE this post. My late father worked for the Atlanta Bus Co. for 42 years before retiring. He started after WWII with trolley cars,,,then buses,,,then rapid rail. He even traveled to Germany one Christmas to oversee the building of buses and my mom and I got to tag along!

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  4. I only remember riding buses when I was a young teenager, to go to a town nearby to shop. We never owned a car. And of course the school buses. I rode them a lot. I love these posts Linda!

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  5. In Holland they have the same I will have to get used to it when I get there soon. Here in NZ they still have tickets. We only have one car so when it breaks down then I take the bus who stop right in front of my work so that's good

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  6. My memories are with the old trams here in the UK. I did a post on them some time ago, might fish it out and see if it's worthy of another airing.

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  7. I didn't use buses way back then, I used trains. We had cardboard tickets which the guard punched a hole in. We use buses occasionally now and we have a similar system as you. We have a card that we tap on and off the bus ,train or ferry.

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  8. i didnt get my drivers license or could afford my own car till i was in my twenties so i solely relied on the bus to take me everywhere.. when my car broke down a few yrs ago..i had to rely on them again.. they hadnt changed much in fifteen years..just went up a tiny bit.. thankfully inflation hadn't taken over the fair cost as of yet. My mom when going thru a job change in her fifties after her career ended & she couldnt get hired got her CDL and drove the city bus where she lived. She was able to retire w/a pension..something she never had in her first career.. she always remembers the pain of losing her job n not being able to find another in her field but now thanks God that He knew she needed a job that gave her the benefits she never would get w/her old job. You never know the future..only He does :)

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