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How Automobiles Work

Hi, I’m Tanvi and I’ve just arrived
into London, Victoria, and I’m going to travel to
Lord’s Cricket Ground in St. John’s Wood. Firstly, these countdown signs
tell me which buses are on their way and how long until they arrive. 2500 London bus stops now have them. There are other ways of finding out
where buses are too. Real-time arrivals information is
available on the TFL website, the mobile website,
and by text message for all stops. Oh, look, there’s my bus now. The bus drivers have training
to help disabled people. They all know the correct procedures
to ensure you get a consistent service. Firstly, they will let people
off the bus to make room. (ALARM SOUNDING) Then the centre doors close
and the ramp extends out. Once that’s finished,
the centre doors will reopen, allowing you to board the bus. There’s a dedicated wheelchair space
on board, but other passengers may use it. The bus driver will help to make space for you
so that you can get on easily. AV SYSTEM: The wheelchair space
is now required. Can passengers in this area
please make room? Thank you. TANVI: Once on board, make sure
you position yourself in the wheelchair area with your back to the back rest
and your brake on. Then you’re ready to go. Every single one of the 8,000 London buses
has these facilities to help with my journey. And there are 700 routes across London
with 17,000 bus stops. I can get anywhere I want to. A few journeys on routes 9 and 15
use Heritage Routemaster buses which cannot accept wheelchairs, but these routes are also served
by accessible buses. With buses, you actually get to see
quite a lot of London, so I do enjoy using the bus. And you get much closer to your destination
in comparison to Underground stations too. If you’re not a wheelchair user
but have limited mobility, when it stops, the bus can kneel,
making the step much smaller. The AV system will let you know
which stop is coming up. AV SYSTEM: Lord’s Cricket Ground. TANVI: This is really useful, especially for
those with sight or hearing impairments. Okay, we’re almost there. Getting off the bus is also made easy. Firstly, you can press the blue bell. (BEEPING) This alerts the driver that
you need to get off the bus. The driver will take care
to pull up really close to the kerb for you so that the ramp will reach. (ALARM SOUNDING) The ramp will extend out like before and the driver will give you
plenty of time to leave the bus. I’d recommend that anyone who’s a bit
apprehensive about using the bus to definitely give it a try. There is lots of access and there are
ramps on every single bus in London. So every route is possible and
I definitely encourage you to give it a go. -Hello, you all right?
-Yeah, you? -Ready?

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