Get to know your bus talk

With a new public service comes a whole lot of new words and terms that get thrown around, and GO GEORGE is no different. Here is a concise explanation of a few you might come across.

Prepaid tickets: Single- and multi-journey tickets that may be bought at specific vendors to save you time when boarding the bus.

Destination board: Digital boards at the front and on the pavement side of the bus to indicate the route number and destination of the bus. When the bus is due to return to the depot for a shift change, it will read ‘DEPOT’ and will not stop at any stops.

Validate: The action of clipping the ticket in the ticket reader, registering the starting time of the journey.

Accessibility: An accessible bus is one that is equipped with special features to accom-modate passengers with special needs – everybody should be able to use the GO GEORGE buses.

Rules of Carriage: A set of rules which applies to public transport, to ensure a safe and pleasant ride for all; breach of these rules may result in a passenger being refused service, or being asked to disembark at the next stop. The GO GEORGE Rules of Carriage may be read here or inside the bus where a poster with the rules is displayed.


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