Double Decker Driving School - Netflix

Posted on Tue 11 June 2019 in netflix

Double Decker Driving School is a documentary series for ITV that focuses on the ultra-competitive world of trainee London bus drivers.

With 20 applicants for every place on the intensive six-week course, the bus drivers' school promises to be a gateway to a steady salary and a virtual job for life. First, however, the prospective drivers must learn how to safely negotiate a ten-ton bus through London's overcrowded streets.

The trainees are filmed from the first moment they sit behind the wheel of a bus through a set of increasingly complex manoeuvres designed to test their abilities to the limit.

Those who make it through the early stages then face the toughest assessment of all – their bus driving test, a 90-minute examination. This will determine if the trainees have what it takes to achieve their dreams, and make it as a bus driver.

If they pass this ultimate test, then every crash, every stall, and every heart-in-mouth emergency stop over the six weeks has been worth it.

Double Decker Driving School - Netflix

Type: Documentary

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 30 minutes

Premier: 2015-03-19

Double Decker Driving School - Bristol VR - Netflix

The Bristol VR is a rear-engined double-decker bus chassis manufactured by Bristol as a competitor to the Leyland Atlantean and Daimler Fleetline.

Double Decker Driving School - Bodies - Netflix

Like most Bristol buses, most VR's were bodied by Eastern Coach Works. However some were bodied by Alexander, East Lancs, Metro Cammell Weymann, Northern Counties and Willowbrook of Loughborough. Willowbrook bodied VR's for various customers like East Kent, Northern and Cardiff. Notable users of the VR outside of the National Bus Company (NBC) included the West Midlands Passenger Transport Executive who took 200 on MCW bodies in 1970s, Liverpool Corporation Transport/Merseyside Transport who combined took approximately 120 in total all on East Lancs bodies in separate batches in the late 1960's and mid 1970's and various Scottish Bus Group, municipal bus companies and independents like A Mayne & Son, Burnley & Pendle, Cleveland Transit, City of Cardiff, Lincoln City Transport, Northampton Transport, Reading Transport and Tayside Regional Council. The ECW body was distinctive for its rounded rear upper deck, a feature carried over from the ECW bodywork on the Bristol Lodekka and having its roots in ECW's styling on the Bristol K-type in the 1940s. The vehicles were typically constructed in the two heights set in the bus grant standards, 13 ft 8 in (4.17 m) and 14 ft 6 in (4.42 m), mostly Bristol Omnibus, Ribble, Northern and Maidstone & District. Other versions were built, including 13 ft 5 in (4.09 m) for City of Oxford Motor Services, and the 14 ft 2 in (4.32 m) height allowed under later versions of the grant specification along with the 13 ft 10 in (4.22 m) convertible open-toppers for companies such as Hants & Dorset, Southdown and Devon General.

Double Decker Driving School - References - Netflix