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Bus driver's workday - Reportage about one of Budapest Transport Company's soon retired busdriver


 

Reportage; Budapest; Hungary; BKV; Busdriver; Bus; Ikarus; Coach; Obuda Coach Garage; 1

1. After working 27 years in the company an ideal workday starts with relaxed 1,5 hour long preparing session

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2. The busdriver's hello became an instinctive reflex irrespectively of type of driven vehicle

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3. Before the shift, there is always something to chat with mechanics, who try to keep 18 years on average old buses in fit

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4. At least 30 years old, practical and even turnable shelves for the lane number plates

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5. Finding the right coach from the 265 other coach is always taking minutes at Budapest Transport Company's Obuda Coach Garage

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6. However the company made compulsory weekly, daily technical monitoring, personal acceptance method is also important

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7. Changing number combination on the mechanical ticket validator is also an obligatory

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8. Busdrivers are taking big responsibility in exchange for their gross on average 245.000 Hungarian Forints (890 EUR) monthly salary

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9. The busdriver's greeting as we can see every day

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10. Having a slot machine's capuccino shortly before departure

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11. 20 minutes lunchtime is obligatory by the law, but current traffic situation decreases it many times

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12. End of lunchtime

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13. Daily idyll on the coach during the afternoon's traffic peak in Budapest

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14. Old Gabor Ancsin started driving at Budapest Transport Company in 1982, he always mets many ex-colleagues on the roads

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15. Administration before giving back the coach

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16. 727 busdriver is working together in a fellwoship at the Obuda Coach Garage (Budapest, Hungary) making a good community

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