Line 69


Sadly, the bus line 69 doesn't run anymore, but we were lucky enough to get the full experience last October.


This bus is a 1960s vintage with the entrance in the back. A BVG employee would stand at the back of the bus and sell tickets, leaving the driver free to concentrate on the road. This particular bus was sponsored by Bodenheim, apparently it was Berlin's biggest carpet seller at the time. You'll find more signs at Signs, Signs.

21 comments:

  1. I like the idea that the driver is free to drive. :-)

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  2. i like it, too bad it's not in service anymore...i like the sunshine you captured!

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  3. Just like in London for so many years. Now they have the Oyster card. Berlin must have something similar.

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    1. Nope. Berlin runs on the honor system - there are no entrance barriers. You buy either one-ride, weekly or monthly passes and use them accordingly. There are random checks on the trains and the fines are pretty steep for those who ride "in the black". So don't do it!

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  4. Another golden oldie! It's a real classic.
    (To answer your question today, no, we don't drive a diesel car. The station where I took the shot sells a type of fuel my husband wants to use in our riding mower.)

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  5. That you could jump on a departing bus is a great plus in my eyes. Nowadays impossible.

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  6. Buses are perfect vehicles for advertising. Like this old gem.

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  7. I love your vintage busses. This is so cool.

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  8. I really like the look of it!

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  9. Neat. Great to take a ride!

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  10. Another interesting and beautiful blast from the past!

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  11. What a wonderful old bus. Too bad it is no longer running. Bet people would line up if it was still in operation. I would.

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