Hop On The Love Bus!


Back in the 1970’s, big blue buses with pastel hearts painted all over them ruled the roads of Metro Manila, Philippines. The Love Bus was a favorite of retro Manileños because of its systematic route, subsidized fare, and super sweet design. Caution to the reckless: “The Love Bus will not stop for you; you have to run after them.”

Photos via Facebook, Flickr and Rebellious Rides

Love Bus, 1970s (Manila, Philippines) — Air-conditioned buses that will only stop to load/unload passengers at designated stops. The route was from Makati to Escolta via Mabini Street and then another one that ends in Cubao (near Cubao Shoe Expo). Before you enter, you have to prepare your fare (8 Pesos) and give it to the driver. There are no conductors, just the driver. The bus was air-conditioned and clean. The Love Bus will not stop for you; you have to run after them. When the Marcoses were thrown out, the Love Bus disappeared from the roads.

Too bad it’s no longer in operation as it would’ve been the perfect Valentine’s day ride. Why don’t you head to our Online Shop instead and get sweet discounts with Love Letters Deals!

written by denisesanjose on 2013-02-14 #news #philippines #vintage #love #hino #valentine-s #manila #valentine-s-day #transportation #retro #metro #analogue-photography #love-bus #70s

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