On Sun, 2018-04-08 at 13:45 +0100, Paul Allen wrote:
> On Sun, Apr 8, 2018 at 12:49 PM, ael <law_ence....@ntlworld.com>
> wrote:
> > In the context of buses, it tends to refer to the part of the
> > vehicle
> > where people may stand to alight or board.
> > 
> In my part of the UK, we never referred to that part of a bus as a
> platform.
I vaguely remember these buses in Leicester city, but never heard the
term platform. The last of these was withdrawn in the late 70s.

> The old AEC Routemaster buses operated in London did refer to that as
> a platform.
> But that was because it was not just an entranceway but also an area
> for a few
> passengers to stand when it was crowded.  Also there was no door, so
> people could
> hop on or off while the bus was moving (not legal, but people did
> it).  See
> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Heritage_Routemaster.jpg
> In general, though, I wouldn't consider buses to have platforms.  And
> I would
> never refer to a bus stop as a platform unless it were raised higher
> than the
> pavement/causeway/sidewalk leading up to it.  A bus stop is a bus
> stop.  Unless
> it's at a bus station, in which case it's a stance.

>   Unless it's at a bus station in Wales,in which case it's a Safle.

Almost, Safle Bws is a bus stop. A bus station is Gorsaf Bws :)

Phil (trigpoint)

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