There are many disadvantages to public transport depending on a number of factors. For example buses and trains all depend around timetables and so they can leave and arrive at times that are not the most suitable for people. Constantly having to pay for your travel fare if you’re over the age of 16. Public transport usually gets over crowded and makes it difficult for old or pregnant passengers as some won’t be given a seat and have to stand for the rest of their journey. Public transport drivers can be harsh and miserable which makes your travelling awkward and agitated. Public transport may also not be the quickest as it is a social service it often takes the long way around an area to try and include as many people as possible in one trip, this will mean trips take longer than they would if you were to travel by private means.
Public transport is not very private as you have to share the service with others; some people might feel it is not as private and nice as other options of transport. You do not get the privacy that your are entitled to. Public transportation can also be a little run down and dirty as it is used by many other people to. You will also have to share seats with complete strangers who may have strong smelling food not to your taste or disturbingly loud earphones. Some passengers put their feet up on the opposite seat and later people like you and me have to sit on it.
There are many disadvantages to public service; however there are also many advantages. Advantages
The advantages of transport would be that transport gets you were you want to go with out any problems (most of the time). Trains for instance are very speedy and don’t waste time getting you from where you got on from to your destination. You can hire private transport e.g. a taxi where no one else shares your journey with you, but that would expensive. Road transport allows children to travel to school with a door-to-door service and elderly passengers or children with disabilities. Whilst sitting on the bus there are so many things to do — you can read newspapers, books etc or if you were to drive to work you wouldn’t be able to those things, or could always just relax, enjoy the scenery unwind and catch up on some sleep listen to music until you arrive at your destination.
No need to worry about driving around trying finding a parking space, or waiting in traffic or if your petrol will run out any minute now. Meeting up with some of your friends or family because someone else will drive you home later. All you need to do is get yourself to the nearest bus top and wait just a few minutes till your bus arrives. Buses and trains are safer than cars you are less likely to have an accident then if you were to drive. Especially men have a higher risk of an accident then women as they are more aggressive and vicious whilst driving. Public transportation provides an affordable service which is sometimes clean. Public transportation helps those who don’t own a car, and is much cheaper than owning and operating one as well because of the MOT and car insurance and petrol you have to keep paying. But using buses, trains or trams reduce pollution as the more people that use these transports the fewer cars on the road and all you need to do is top up £1.20 on your oyster card which is a reasonable amount to pay. Using public transport gives you time to be alone with your thoughts, a chance to discover new things and places and a great deal of money is saved.