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Verbal abuse from bus driver put us off city
2:04pm Wednesday 12th September 2012 in Letters
ON Thursday, August 30, my wife and I took a train to Salisbury.
From the railway station we went on a bus trip out to the countryside. Arriving back at the local bus station, after a pleasant meal at the café at the bus station, we did some sightseeing around the city centre and took photos of many buildings and sights.
We had an hour spare before taking another tour bus. We walked past the bus station to a cross roads and started taking photos of the various buses travelling by.
At around 3.30pm a Salisbury Reds bus stopped next to us and the passenger door opened.
The driver then started verbally abusing us, and ended by saying he would be finishing in an hour and if we were still there taking photos, he would come and sort us out.
My wife is 64 and this left her very shaken and upset. If there is CCTV onboard the buses, it will show the bus stopping at the cross roads and the driver shouting at us.
I have visited many places and taken photos of everything, but never been treated this way. For a city that invites tourists this is not the way to treat them.
RR BECK, Barrow in Furness