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A single-decker bus consisting of two rigid vehicles linked together by a flexible section.
- ‘You'd never choose to view the Christmas lights down Oxford Street, for example, from a bendy bus.’
- ‘Planning to replace only bendy buses won't reinstate Routemasters on their traditional routes.’
- ‘Ah, happy days - you couldn't do that with a bendy bus.’
- ‘Transport for London have come up with what they hope will be a solution to this problem - bendy buses.’
- ‘Regular readers will recall that three bendy buses last year spontaneously combusted, provoking a temporary withdrawal of the entire fleet.’
- ‘State-of-the-art bendy buses are being bumped off Southampton streets for good by troublesome speed ramps.’
- ‘Perhaps we could have the bendy buses back or some of the many double-deckers that are half full on lesser routes.’
- ‘I just took the bendy bus on the 38 today.’
- ‘My nephew said he saw a double decker bendy bus on the M62 the other week.’
- ‘I am no great fan of bendy buses.’
- ‘I think I'll hop on the free bendy bus to Whitechapel instead.’
- ‘For them the great epochal challenge facing London is bendy buses.’
- ‘Yes, we're talking the purging of bendy buses.’
- ‘Last week the 507 was operated by the "writhing whales of the road" - Boris's much-derided bendy buses.’
- ‘Bendy buses are totally inadequate for London roads - far too long to negotiate many of London's narrow streets safely.’
- ‘There is no doubt that the replacement for the bendy buses will lead to a worse service for Londoners.’
- ‘The rest, it seemed, would wait for the bendy bus.’
- ‘In July, the Daily Echo told how bendy buses were being forced off certain routes through Southampton by free-standing speed humps.’
- ‘Portsmouth have got their act together with an infrastructure that's compatible with bendy buses.’
- ‘The bendy buses do cause congestion which leads to pollution.’
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