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Were buses used for public transportation in the 1920s? Specifically in Poland/Eastern Europe?

Asked by ezraglenn (3502points) March 4th, 2008

I know this sounds extremely random. Im writing a family history (partially fabricated) based on Salman Rushdie’s Midnight’s Children for an English Class, and my Grandfather was born in Poland in 1926. I need to know if he could’ve been born on a public bus, to symbolize how he spent the rest of his life in motion.

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I spent a bit of time on this and can not unequivocally say yes.

Kraków had electric trams by 1901 and buses preceded trams in other nearby countries, they also were used to shuttle people to trams.

A place called Winton in the UK had significant history of their public transportation that would indicate yes. There was also a reference to buses of refugees from Poland during the German invasion of that time frame.

So I believe it is safe to say a baby could have been born on a bus. You might also consider him being born on a train or tram.

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