Thursday, August 15, 2013

Bus Travel in the '70s 8.6.1978

The shape of Finland, the sparse settlement and complicated system and rivers and lakes, make bus traffic very important both in passenger traffic and in transport. In 1978 the number of buses was around 8,900. During that year buses transported more than 500 million people and covered around 520 million kms.
I don’t know what these figures are today. But, I do believe that there are fewer buses driving on the countryside nowadays, because almost every household owns a car. Many families living in the countryside have two cars, one for a man and one for the lady of the house.
The stamp on this first day cover was issued essentially to encourage bus travel. Thank you Merja for this nice FDC.

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