Horse-drawn omnibus service was offered in Paris, France at the encouragement of Blaise Pascal in 1662. Known as ‘les carroses a cinq sols’ seated eight people and circulated along a predetermined route in Paris at regular intervals despite the number of passengers. Operations began on March 16, 1662 due to popularity, following a fare introduction ridership declined. The Latin word for omnibus means ‘for everyone’.
March 16, 1662
- Horsebus – Wikipedia
The Paris omnibus was started in 1828 by a businessman named Stanislas Baudry, who had begun the first French omnibus line in Nantes in 1826, using two spring-suspended carriages, each for 16 passengers.
- The Horse-bus: charming photos look back at the time when people …
Jul 31, 2016 – The Paris omnibus was started in 1828 by a businessman named Stanislas Baudry, who had begun the first French omnibus line in Nantes in 1826, using two spring-suspended carriages, each for 16 passengers.
- Horsebus: The Bus That Pooped — Pilcrow Magazine
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- General History: The Horse Bus 1662-1932 – Peter Gould
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