Here’s an interesting thing. If you go to the ‘Getting Around’ bit of the TFL website, select ‘Bus Maps’ and then enter 518 in the box, the poor little site gets all confused, and appears to think that the best help it can give you is, and I quote, “Showing routes near 518, Wembley, HA9.”
However, if you go to the ‘Live Travel News’ bit, select ‘Buses’, then go to ‘Live Bus Departures’ and enter 518, you get a helpful little map, showing a teeny weeny little route with all of three stops in one direction and only two in the other. Ah, how sweet – to think they’d let a route like that out on its own…
‘What is going on?’ you hear us cry.
Well, the answer appears to be given on the London Bus Routes website, which has the following to say:
It also says: Temporary route introduced 12/01/13 and tells you that the expected journey time is a princely 4 (yes, four) minutes.
Well, we are sorry: a recently-arrived, temporary, free, two or three-stop bus journey, lasting less than five minutes and covering bits of London to which we are not exactly strangers? We don’t think so. But if one of our loyal followers would like to submit a guest posting, we should be happy to extend our hospitality.