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View: buses and jets
01-10-14
Controlling peoples' movements in bus and coach stations has probably been the bane of operators' lives since buses were invented. As soon as their bus appears, people want to get close to it, even if its not in the right place and they might walk across the forecourt to get there. And when people arrive from a 4 hour coach journey, they want the hell out of the coach station quickly, and that means heading towards the nearest bit of blue sky.

At Victoria Coach Station in London, as the coach enters the covered hall, 2 jets of water spray horizontally about 3 feet off the ground from either side of the entrance: a deterrent to pedestrians tempted to use that exit.