Road Port Bus Terminal. Image credit world-adventurer.com

Road Port Bus Terminal. Image credit world-adventurer.com

ZIMSEC O Level Geography Notes: Transport: Buses and Tram cars

Advantages

  • They are fast
  • They are comfortable
  • They are punctual
  • They carry a lot of passengers at once.
  • They are cheaper than other modern modes of transport.
  • They have prescribed pick up and drop points (bus stops and stations)
  • The reduce traffic congestion
  • They use cheaper fuels (i.e Diesel which is mistily cheaper than petrol)
  • Enjoy economies of scale.
Touts are a constant menace at bus stations. Image credit ireporterstv.co

Touts are a constant menace at bus stations. Image credit ireporterstv.co

Disadvantages

  • They are less versatile
  • Cannot provide door to door services.
  • They are relatively slow.
  • Require expensive good quality roads.
  • Can cause fatal accidents.
  • Cause air pollution
  • Thefts can occur at bus stations
  • Cannot access some remote areas e.g. some parts of the Eastern Highlands were roads cannot be constructed.
  • Touts who man these buses often cause havoc and chaos

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