i used to live in the grange, & now i live only slightly further towards town (marchmont) and the 41 has been a constant source of joy for me ever since i first entered it's hallowed gangway so many years ago. i remember when i moved for a year right into the middle of town & no longer had use for it; it was then that i realised that i actually missed it. i have no love for the 24, it's rather impersonal & clinical. but the 41, oh the 41. it seems to go everywhere useful in edinburgh, and through the most scenic routes. this one's for you 41.
Hey there 41'ers,I don't even live in the UK but I have to say I enjoyed reading people's stories about their adventures on the 41 bus. I admit to having a bit of a bus fetish and enjoy riding on them myself.I'm not sure if my post will revive any interest in the community. I'd like to think so since there aren't many (if any) other active communities strictly dedicated to buses or bus routes which to me is a bit of a bummer. I like reading bus stories ;).Anyway that's all from me ;)Cheers,-- Tom.
41 as seen on Marchmont Road on Christmas Eve. Nothing very exciting but I was playing with new cameraphone and thought I might as well post.( Read more...Collapse )
Sadly, I am no longer a regular Number 41 rider, but I used to live on Buccleuch Street last year - the year I realised the majesty of the 41. Sometimes I go to the Mound, just to catch the 41 to uni, even though it's much easier for me to get the 23.
What's YOUR favourite part of the 41 route?I rather like the long, broad roads leading to the Cramond terminus myself. Or perhaps when it races through the sunlit trees in the Meadows. Or, no, this is it -- that slightly embarrassed scurry along Princes Street. (Curse those newish traffic regulations.)There's so much to choose from!Comment & keep the love alive!
Hi! My boy left a hat that I knitted him last year on the bus today, just before we got off at the Meadows. It was going towards Craighouse at the time, I think - around 6:55p.m. or so. We were sitting behind the disabled seating, and he may have dropped it when he got up. It's a blue fluffy angora beret, very distinctive and obviously of great sentimental value - so any leads would be appreciated! Thanks all.
Hey fellow 41-ers! *waves*I'm new, "hello my name is Sylv".Just thought I'd let you know that the bus I was on just now has one of the few drivers still working today, she told me there's been an unofficial walkout this afternoon, but doesn't know how long it will last. If you really have to get the bus home tonight than make sure that you leave plenty of time.Thank you very much to the lovely female driver on the 16 bus that's just been through Morningside :o)Cheerful, happy, and willing to take people to Hunter's Tryst as a diversion from her normal route.What a star!
As most of us will know by now, dark bus strike days seem to be approaching. We must, must all hope for the best, but unfortunately we may be without the 41 for some time. Contingency plans must be made. If we all stick together we can get through this. First Bus 43 can be taken from the Barnton Hotel to the East End of Princes Street - yes, I know..... but we must all keep a chin up. Spirit of the blitz and all that? THEY WANT TO CHANGE OUR WAY OF LIFE. We must not blame any particular group. This will not drive us apart but bring us together etc. etc. [INSERT CLICHE HERE]
I love the 41! Even though I've had many bad times on it.I was at Napier (where the bus takes it's break), and I sat inside all alone in the bus stop, and there was a bus there, and I looked and it was number 156...and i thought, that's a crazy number, but fair enough, but as the bus drove off IT CHANGED IT'S NUMBER TO 41!!! So I missed it, and then it started raining :( and the next bus came, and it was a 41! :D But he made me stand outside in the rain till his break was finnished! And then one time when I was younger, I never knew the meaning of PART ROUTE 8o| So I got on a 41 part route bus...ttrying to get to Napier....it took me straight back home! What a waste of 60p. I love the people on that bus though! xx Linda xx
I spent some of my weekend roaming on buses (mainly the 29 and 16 routes), looking for good places to take photos from. Unfortunately; I roamed north, which seems now to have been a mistake, because I didn't find much scenery that was worthwhile.Leith Street (Northbound) is closed for the next four weeks. The diversion started on Monday, and added thirty minutes onto my time getting to work. That time was spent slowly moving forwards at North Bridge. I was ten minutes late to work.On Tuesday, I got up 30 minutes early. I caught the 37 up to the Royal Mile and from there tried to get the 35 bus. The 35 goes down the Royal Mile and thus avoids the East End of Princes Street / Leith Street entirely. Unfortunately, Cannongate on the Royal Mile is also closed. And just *guess* where the 35 diverts to? To the East End of Princes Street, and along the same diversion as all the other buses! Rather than take that trek; I walked up Princes Street, and across to Queen Street, where I caught the 44 to get me onto Leith Walk, and then a 22 to work.I was ten minutes early to work.Today, I got up 20 minutes early. I got one of my usual buses, in this case the 7. We (at work) think the road closures are delebrate, a conspiracy on the part of Edinburgh Council in order to persuade more people to vote for congestion charging. (It seems unlikely that the congestion charging proposal will get voted in, most people seem to be opposed to it!)I was ten minutes early to work. Grrr.