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    bus stop

    Dear teachers,

    I was watching a movie and there is a scene of a bus stop. It seems there is a board ( or bulletin?) which indicates which bus line it is , for example, 5A or 6C. But it seems it doesn't have all the bus stops that the bus passes by printed on the board. And there is no conductor to announce the name of each bus stop. If a passenger is a citizen of the city then he knows where to get off the bus. What if a passenger is a visitor? How can he know where to get off the bus?

    Looking forward to hearing from you.

    Thank you in advance.

    Jiang

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    Re: bus stop

    A visitor would either have to ask the bus driver, or contact the bus company for information. All I've ever seen printed on bus timetables in terms of destinations, is their final stop.

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    Re: bus stop

    In the US, the driver is always happy (or at least willing) to help and will announce your stop if you ask him when you board. You just tell him "I need to get off at Ryan Road", and when the bus is approaching that stop, he'll announce "next stop is Ryan Road."

    Most buses also have printed schedules available for free. They're in a container up at the front by the driver. The printed schedule has an actual map on it, showing the route of the bus and each place it stops.

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    Re: bus stop

    Dear RobbieCook,
    Thank you very much for your explanation. Now I see.

    Best wishes,

    Jiang
    Quote Originally Posted by RobbieCook View Post
    A visitor would either have to ask the bus driver, or contact the bus company for information. All I've ever seen printed on bus timetables in terms of destinations, is their final stop.

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    Re: bus stop

    Dear Ouisch,

    Thank you very much for your explanation. Now I see.

    I think I can only do the first thing, that is, ask the driver to announce the bus stop. For the second, I have to count each bus stop ( since the driver doesn't announce the bus stop), say, I'll get off at the eleventh stop and I have to pass ten bus stops before I get off. The problem is if I make a mistake in counting the bus stop I might fail to get off my bus when I should.

    Best wishes,

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ouisch View Post
    In the US, the driver is always happy (or at least willing) to help and will announce your stop if you ask him when you board.
    You just tell him "I need to get off at Ryan Road", and when the bus is approaching that stop, he'll announce "next stop is Ryan Road."

    Most buses also have printed schedules available for free. They're in a container up at the front by the driver. The printed schedule has an actual map on it, showing the route of the bus and each place it stops.

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    Re: bus stop

    Usually you can just tell the driver, "I want to go to the Four Seasons Restaurant" or "I'm trying to get to 714 Delaware Street" and then he'll let you off at the appropriate stop. I know that I would get lost trying to count the stops, even in my own country!

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    Re: bus stop


    Dear Ouisch,

    Thank you for your advice!

    Jiang
    Quote Originally Posted by Ouisch View Post
    Usually you can just tell the driver, "I want to go to the Four Seasons Restaurant" or "I'm trying to get to 714 Delaware Street" and then he'll let you off at the appropriate stop. I know that I would get lost trying to count the stops, even in my own country!

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