London's worst bus routes at night: Drunk passengers, fights and other nightmares revealed
A taxi firm sent actors on buses to act out the worse-case scenarios
Wednesday 02 July 2014
Londoners have revealed their most-hated bus routes at night with stories of fights, smelly fast food and drunken chanting.
Researchers have compiled a list of the 10 bus routes you might want to avoid after dark.
The 262 from Stratford to Beckton topped the list, followed by the number 30 from Marble Arch to Hackney Wick and the 49 between Clapham Junction and White City.
See the gallery below for the full list.
The research was carried out by Kabbee, a minicab booking app that clearly has an interest revealing the less glamorous side of buses at night.
London has one of the largest bus networks in the world, with 2.3 billion journeys being made on around 700 routes – 100 of which operate through the night.
Hundreds of social media mentions were studied to look into the late-night antics.
One passenger tweeted: “Quote of the day: drunk girl “I have lost a shoe! I have lost an entire shoe! Oh wait it's on the other foot.” #london #nightbus #loveit”
A previous study conducted by Kabbee asked 1,000 Londoners about their pet hates on buses.
Drunken people in general were despised by almost two thirds of people, followed by people shouting and chanting, smelly fast food, empty bottles rolling around and fights.
Justin Peters, the CEO and founder of Kabbee, said: “Getting home after a late shift at work or a night out can be a real challenge in London, so it’s important that as many options as possible are made available.”
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