I was on the E1 this morning at Haven Green and it got me thinking, what other routes serve a stop regardless of whether the bell is pressed or not? This morning the button wasn't pressed, but the driver still stopped as though it was an unwritten rule. In the past 10 years, I've only seen the E1 glide past this stop a total of 3 times.
For the unfamiliar, Haven Green on the E1 is the last stop before Ealing Broadway, however almost 95% of passengers leave at this stop as it is often faster than waiting for the bus to circle round to the terminus.
Post by NWBusConnoisseur on Jan 4, 2019 23:57:50 GMT
Not quite sure on this, but sometimes if there is low traffic and passengers, drivers will stop somewhere to adjust to their timetable. I guess the bus stop you mentioned may be used for that.
Additionally, I would imagine buses would stop at major stops like bus stations or busy high street stops with many routes serving them as drivers have no idea if the people waiting there want to jump on their bus so they will serve that stop anyway.
I don't think there's an unwritten rule as such, but if no one wants to get on or off, then the bus can go on without stopping. If however the bus has to be regulated or hold back to prevent becoming regulated, it may stop anyway.