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elche

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I have just watched a short film (Sept 2021) on You Tube conducted by a very smart gentleman about the new bus station in Santiago.

Is the old bus station still situated at Plaza de Camilo Diaz at the end of Rua de Anxo Casal? The bus from the airport dropped you here and you could catch a bus to Ferrol to start the Ingles. Is this still possible?

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I have just watched a short film (Sept 2021) on You Tube conducted by a very smart gentleman about the new bus station in Santiago.

Is the old bus station still situated at Plaza de Camilo Diaz at the end of Rua de Anxo Casal? The bus from the airport dropped you here and you could catch a bus to Ferrol to start the Ingles. Is this still possible?

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The new busstation is at the following adres
Rúa de Clara Campoamor, 15702
near the trainstation.
 

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I have just watched a short film (Sept 2021) on You Tube conducted by a very smart gentleman about the new bus station in Santiago.

Is the old bus station still situated at Plaza de Camilo Diaz at the end of Rua de Anxo Casal? The bus from the airport dropped you here and you could catch a bus to Ferrol to start the Ingles. Is this still possible?

Ted Williams
And don't forget you can catch the train to Ferrol - more leg room and great views of the coast.
 
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And the new intermodal station is VASTLY superior to the old station!
You can say that again!
I always disliked having to wait at the old bus station for a bus back to Lavacilla airport. It was dirty with seedy looking characters, and the bathrooms were atrocious, sorry to say; quite a scourge in an otherwise lovely city. I was glad to switch to using a taxi the last two times I was in Santiago. Hopefully I will have opportunity to see the new bus station eventually with my own eyes.
 

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You can say that again!
I always disliked having to wait at the old bus station for a bus back to Lavacilla airport. It was dirty with seedy looking characters, and the bathrooms were atrocious, sorry to say; quite a scourge in an otherwise lovely city. I was glad to switch to using a taxi the last two times I was in Santiago. Hopefully I will have opportunity to see the new bus station eventually with my own eyes.
The new bus station is vastly superior in every way of course, but am I the only one who kinda liked the old one? Familiarity perhaps.

But seedy characters are a feature of bus and train stations everywhere, new and old. I've already encountered pan handlers at the new one!
 

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Pan handler is, I guess, an Americanism. But I also guess it means people without “visible means of support”, skint, as some in the UK would have it. A stranger, and therefore a friend in need, as the Prophet had it.
Bus Stations are the last resort for those going nowhere. Give them that at least; and maybe €10 just to change their day. You cannot change their life or bus stations
 
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@Tincatinker, my use of the word "seedy" only referred to me feeling unsafe a few times by men hovering close to me when there was no need early in the morning and there were few other people in the bus station.
I have given money to wandering down and out folks many times in my life when they have asked for assistance.
 
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Pan handler is, I guess, an Americanism. But I also guess it means people without “visible means of support”, skint, as some in the UK would have it. A stranger, and therefore a friend in need, as the Prophet had it.
Bus Stations are the last resort for those going nowhere. Give them that at least; and maybe €10 just to change their day. You cannot change their life or bus stations
I think you are right that it is an American expression. It is also just one word. I don't want you to get dinged by your English teacher when you write an essay on this subject in class next week!!!!!
 

Tincatinker

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There's a song of many versions "Tom Padget" - Bellowhead's version (for those with access to streaming services) is about as rude as a folk song gets. Spencer the Rover puts another spin on the vagabond life and there are many more but I always thought:

"Of all the trades going it's in the begging I take great delight.
For my rent it is paid as I lay down my bags for the night."

poses the challenge "Do I surrender my €'s or not?"
 

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Pan handler is, I guess, an Americanism. But I also guess it means people without “visible means of support”, skint, as some in the UK would have it. A stranger, and therefore a friend in need, as the Prophet had it.
Bus Stations are the last resort for those going nowhere. Give them that at least; and maybe €10 just to change their day. You cannot change their life or bus stations
In this context, I use the expression and equate it, perhaps mildly offensively, with a hustler: one who spins a convincing story to gain sympathy... as opposed to one who seems genuinely down and out and hopes for a hand out/hand up without accosting folk.

Still, the old Estacion de Auobuses, despite being dark with decades of grime, cracked windows and tiles, shady characters, a pedestrian entry from the street which left you playing chicken with the busses on the oily tarmac, flights and flights of stairs, held a certain charm. For me, at least. Perhaps I've said hello and goodbye there too many times...
 
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Tincatinker

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Ah, now you see, it’s perhaps some confusion between the average liar, braggart and thief and the honest Tinker that just wants you assured that your kindness and generosity will be not only appreciated but reciprocated by deed or by wish and that any volume of good single malt that might find its way from yourself to me will be drunk to your very good health and fortune 😉

Which is a kind of sideways way of saying that I miss the old bus station too. I spent a night there a couple of decades back and the “residents” were kind to a stranger once they’d established that I was a skint as they were and that I had shared all the Orujo I had 😉
 

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