Some bus operators will split journeys into two sections, usually in half. This can be because:
- A journey is long enough that the driver needs a break (potentially even contravening EU driving hour regulations)
- Part of the journey is called a different service.
In this scenario, passengers would remain on the same bus. The driver might change. However, operators have to represent this in their schedule data, so they might show two half journeys even though it’s the same vehicle.
This means that when doing a journey plan, customers might be advised to get off the bus and get back on it. This isn’t generally what operators want to display to their customers because, in real life, this isn’t necessary.
In some cases, the customer’s ticket may not cover the second part of the journey.