I think quite a few boys use it....it has the dubious honour of being the bus that appears on my Twitter Feed most frequently with news of breakdowns or delays, however....!
lol! Yes indeed! Though actually the 216 broke down the other day, fortunately DS wasn't on it anyway since it's half term, what a pain for the others tho.
By the way, the Twitter feed really useful, the bus company has a duty of care so bus will always turn up, but Twitter feed a great help in letting you know if bus delayed or broken down and provides useful reassurance.