Saw an excerpt from 'On The Buses' over the Christmas period. Utter drivel I know, but there was a clip that showed passengers/conductor alighting from, and boarding, the old double deckers without the bus having to stop. Remember doing this as a kid. If the bus was pulling off and you were slightly late you simply ran after the bus, grabbed the vertical pole on the open rear platform, and jumped on. Same when you wanted to get off - simply used same handrail, leaned back, jumped off and hit the ground running. Same on the trains - if the train was moving you could run alongside the train, open the slam door, and jump on. Probably now impossible to reintroduce such customs, more's the pity. There were other ways in which life was much simpler, particularly the ownership and carriage of weapons, but I'm simply too hung over to remember.