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Photos and anecdotes from our Editor in Chief

Lee Wilkins

Lee Wilkins has been a regular bus user since 1988. He has been reviewing the bus scene in southern England since 1996. Besides being a keen photographer, he is also Editor in Chief of Bus World. Here he shares some photos and anecdotes from his many travels by bus.

BUS STOPS

Lordshill
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Brownhill Way
Southampton, Hampshire

16 May 2019

The bus on the left at this Lordshill stop is a hospital park-and-ride service run by Bluestar; the bus on the right is not in service.

Hoe Lane
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Hoe Lane
Southampton, Hampshire

16 Aug 2016

You can use this leaning bus stop at North Baddesley to travel to Winchester; the route 46 Stagecoach in Hampshire service is the one to get you there.

Gosport Street
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Gosport Street
Lymington, Hampshire

12 Aug 2016

Most buses in Lymington depart from Gosport Street. One of the stop signs shown is for the route 112 Beach Bus, which runs to Hythe via Lepe.

Brownhill Way
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Brownhill Way
Southampton, Hampshire

29 Oct 2015

The new Bluestar stop (left) at Lordshill for the route 17 service was here for a matter of hours before the blank generic stop (right) replaced it.

Brownhill Way
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Brownhill Way
Southampton, Hampshire

28 Oct 2015

This stop on Brownhill Way serves Guernsey Close. Despite the sign, though, this area of Southampton is Lordshill not Maybush.

Lepe Beach
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Lepe Beach
Lepe, Hampshire

31 Jul 2015

Here are the stops (for Lymington and Hythe) at Lepe Country Park. You can only get here by bus in July and August; there are no bus services at any other time.

Upper Bugle Street
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Upper Bugle Street
Southampton, Hampshire

13 Sep 2014

This stop was at Lansdowne Hill; the vintage bus was here to ferry visitors between Open Heritage Day attractions.

Bakers Drove
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Bakers Drove
Southampton, Hampshire

25 Apr 2011

This Bakers Drove stop in Rownhams no longer exists, as there are no commercial bus services using this route now.

High Street
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High Street
Marlborough, Wiltshire

31 May 2010

I do love a leaning bus stop. Connect2Wiltshire, a demand responsive transport network, serves this High Street one.

Brownhill Way
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Brownhill Way
Southampton, Hampshire

22 Aug 2006

This bus stop at Lordshill was still in situ nine years after Southampton Citybus had ceased trading; it stayed there until October 2015. Park-and-ride buses use it now.

Jerret's Lane
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Jerret’s Lane
Southampton, Hampshire

10 Oct 2003

There were no bus services down this quiet lane in Hillyfields; not even to serve the Stagecoach stop situated in the front garden.

Romsey Road
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Romsey Road
Southampton, Hampshire

18 Oct 2002

The Citybus name was still on this Romsey Road stop at Maybush more than five years after the operator had sold out to FirstGroup and ceased trading.

‘DID YOU KNOW … ?’

Dayrider Gold

Dayrider Gold
Stagecoach South

This Stagecoach South network ticket can take you to seven different counties: Hampshire, Surrey, East Sussex, West Sussex, Wiltshire, Berkshire, and Greater London.

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