How to Catch a Bus Video


1. Ask a friend to help you. You can also ask your council for help:

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2. Plan your journey with the help of your friend.

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3. Find out what time your bus arrives at the stop. Be there a few minutes before.

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4. Take some money to buy a ticket. If you have a learning disability you may be able to get a free bus pass from your council:


5. Find your nearest bus stop. Ask a friend to go with you and show you the way.

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6. When you see the bus, hold your arm out. This will let the bus driver know that you want the bus to stop.

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7. Tell the driver where you would like to go. The driver will tell you how much you need to pay and give you a ticket.

You can also use your bus pass if you have one (see 4. above).

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8. Sit down and enjoy the ride. Keep your ticket or bus pass safe. Do not lose it.

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9. If you are not sure where to get off, ask the driver.

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10. Press the bell if your bus stop is the next one. Remember to press the bell before arriving at the bus stop so the driver has time to stop.

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11. Wait until the bus stops before getting up to go out.

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Useful Documents

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