But Roger's opinion of these fiendish little beasties has not improved in the slightest.
He explains in a note to one of the pictures.
A Service 2 loading up in Sevenoaks bus station - about 6 passengers decided not to squeeze on and wait for the Go-Coach 452 - you can see why, it is a crush on board. Especially the lady buying new dustbins to take home!
Ooo-er missus - more 452s.
But we must interrupts this blog for two pieces of news from South Yorkshire.
Brilliant Branding (NOT) Part 2
Following on from the high level of excitement engendered by the application of Buses of Sheffield branding by First, correspondent Roy has sent the Stagecoach equivalent.
No sign yet of the Underground-style route map!
Travel South Yorkshire Travesty
Having pointed out a strange bit of timetable information from Arriva (above) this item arrived from a Sheffield blog reader, Jake. He sent a piccy of the service 28 departure list at a stop in the Rotherham area. (click on the graphic to enlarge it)
Monday-Friday (see notes)
Departure Times 0604 1432 1432 1553
Bus times shown in bold red terminate at Dinnington.
Visit travelsouthyorkshire.com to view the full timetable or ask the driver for more information
important notes regarding Monday-Friday departures: Operates a revised timetable during school holidays
important notes for departures in bold grey as follows. 1432 Monday Only: 1432 Tuesday to Friday