New Malden 152 bus route named one of the worst in the capital according to night time travellers

What is the worst night bus route?

What is the worst night bus route?

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Is a night-time bus going through New Malden really one of the worst bus routes ever?

The 152 bus route from Pollards Hill to New Malden has been listed in the top ten most unpopular routes due to the drunks, smelly-fast food eaters and loud chanters aboard.

Taxi comparison and booking service Kabbee carried out the research by asking 500 regular night bus users about their late night travelling experiences.

The 262 from Stratford to Beckford was listed as the worst route.

Mike Weston, Transport for London’s director of buses, said: “London has the most extensive night bus service in the world which supports the life and culture of this vibrant 24-hour city. 

"Night bus services carry more than 42 million passengers every year and demand for services has tripled since 1999 – which is testament to their popularity."

Are you a fan of the 152? Leave a comment below.

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6:15pm Tue 1 Jul 14

Hove Ex-Pat says...

Actually, the survey, shown in full on the ITV London website, is for actual Night buses. It shows the N152, which does not exist, coming 9th worst out of ten routes. It is not a great route, but it certainly does not deserve that label. I suspect that someone got the numbers wrong.
Actually, the survey, shown in full on the ITV London website, is for actual Night buses. It shows the N152, which does not exist, coming 9th worst out of ten routes. It is not a great route, but it certainly does not deserve that label. I suspect that someone got the numbers wrong. Hove Ex-Pat
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7:52pm Tue 1 Jul 14

321200 says...

this story makes no sense whatsoever.
Route 152 is not a night bus or 24 hour service.
The only two night buses to serve New Malden are N87 and 213.

Definitely an error here
this story makes no sense whatsoever. Route 152 is not a night bus or 24 hour service. The only two night buses to serve New Malden are N87 and 213. Definitely an error here 321200
  • Score: 1

12:46pm Wed 2 Jul 14

Red_Rock says...

321200 wrote:
this story makes no sense whatsoever.
Route 152 is not a night bus or 24 hour service.
The only two night buses to serve New Malden are N87 and 213.

Definitely an error here
Non-story with incorrect facts produced by non-journalists with no training.

Why should readers believe any other story reported here?
[quote][p][bold]321200[/bold] wrote: this story makes no sense whatsoever. Route 152 is not a night bus or 24 hour service. The only two night buses to serve New Malden are N87 and 213. Definitely an error here[/p][/quote]Non-story with incorrect facts produced by non-journalists with no training. Why should readers believe any other story reported here? Red_Rock
  • Score: 1

4:11pm Wed 2 Jul 14

Bob_G says...

The ITV site has a typo. The Kabbee survey really does name the 152 as the 9th worst bus to take at night (not all the buses on the list are proper night buses). Nothing wrong with the news article. I have used it a few times. Saw a drunken youth abusing people once, but no worse than you occasionally get on any London bus after 11pm.
The ITV site has a typo. The Kabbee survey really does name the 152 as the 9th worst bus to take at night (not all the buses on the list are proper night buses). Nothing wrong with the news article. I have used it a few times. Saw a drunken youth abusing people once, but no worse than you occasionally get on any London bus after 11pm. Bob_G
  • Score: 1

12:33pm Thu 3 Jul 14

Red_Rock says...

Bob_G wrote:
The ITV site has a typo. The Kabbee survey really does name the 152 as the 9th worst bus to take at night (not all the buses on the list are proper night buses). Nothing wrong with the news article. I have used it a few times. Saw a drunken youth abusing people once, but no worse than you occasionally get on any London bus after 11pm.
Everything wrong with the article. Proper journalists check information. Simply copying stuff from other sources and claiming it is news can be done by twelve year olds.

Although many twelve years olds would of course have more sense.
[quote][p][bold]Bob_G[/bold] wrote: The ITV site has a typo. The Kabbee survey really does name the 152 as the 9th worst bus to take at night (not all the buses on the list are proper night buses). Nothing wrong with the news article. I have used it a few times. Saw a drunken youth abusing people once, but no worse than you occasionally get on any London bus after 11pm.[/p][/quote]Everything wrong with the article. Proper journalists check information. Simply copying stuff from other sources and claiming it is news can be done by twelve year olds. Although many twelve years olds would of course have more sense. Red_Rock
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