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Pre decimal Gibson ticket
Posted by ticketmachines on June 21, 2009 Slideshow

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3 Comments

Reply Keith
6:06 PM on November 14, 2014 
A fellow TMW member shared a Traffic Circular with me for the introduction of Country Area Gibsons. That said C/M was to be used for child combination tickets i.e. the child equivalent of COM. X was not to be used but some machines had R instead of X for routes which issued returns.
Reply KK 69521
11:07 AM on August 21, 2010 
Another reason (I'm not sure which was the over-riding one) for country bus machines having date rather than route number was the common practice of country buses / crews working more than one route in the course of a duty - expecting conductors (or drivers - since Gibsons were used on OMO GSs but not RFs) to change the route number in a Gibson as well as a full set of blinds might have made stand times a bit lengthy!

Country Buses used different colour ticket rolls every year (I think there were 3 or 4 colours that alternated) to discourage fraud with using last year's "green rover" tickets.

Also odd is the issue of a 'C/M' class ticket (Cheap Mid-day?) - I'm not sure LT actually had cheap mid-day fares during the Gibson era... I got one or two 'C/M' tickets during the 70s and 80s, but this was more the result of conductors being silly...
Reply chris2455
4:48 AM on April 27, 2010 
This ticket is interesting because it has been issued from a Country bus machine. Note the date; November 24th. On Central bus machines the route number would be displayed eg: 292. The date wheels were fitted to enable Country bus conductors to issue Green Rover tickets on the bus. On Central buses they had to be purchased from a garage, UndergrounD station or appointed agent such as Martins the newsagents.