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    My memory's been jogged by the other bus stop button thread, it's something I've been curious about: what's the difference between a "bus stop" and a "request stop"? I'd always thought that a bus stop was where it was compulsory for the driver to stop, regardless of whether the button had been pressed or not, and that a request stop was only stopped at if there was someone actually waiting there or if the button had been pressed. However I've noticed that the driver never stops unless the button's been pressed, even if it's a bus stop. What actually is the difference?


    I think it used to be how you said, but bus drivers got lazy.

    Sometimes when I'm on a bus the driver will pull into a normal stop when no-one hits the stop button or flags it though.

    It's an anachronism, after all if you are waiting there presumably you'd stand back if the bus that came along was not the one you wanted?
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