The Bus Stop is the area you first arrive at in the game. The bus is broken down after you arrive and remains so until repaired by the Junimos after purchasing all of the Vault Bundles for a total of 42,500g or by purchasing the Bus repair for 40,000g from the Joja Community Development Form.
Pam becomes the Bus Driver once the bus is repaired. She arrives at the Bus Stop at 10:10am and will leave at 5:00pm every day, and tickets are only available for purchase during this time. Tickets can be purchased for 500g at the machine to the left of the bus during the hours that Pam is present.
It is possible to get the bus earlier than 10am by waiting for Pam outside her trailer at 8.30am and standing in her way. Once she walks through The Player, she will walk significantly faster than usual and reach the bus stop at 9:40am, and a ticket can be purchased as soon as she arrives. Purchasing a ticket at the machine triggers the bus to take The Player to the Calico Desert. Tickets include the return trip from the Desert to the Bus Stop.
If you leave your horse by the bus stop, when you return from the desert a message will appear on-screen saying "Your loyal horse waits patiently for your return." or "[Horse's name] is wondering where you have been."
The "Bus People" map area is an unused part of the game's introduction. The player was in control at this point, and could move around and interact with people and objects on the bus. This scene was removed from the game before its initial release, but some of the data related to this scene can still be found in the game's files.
The source code file Content\Strings\StringsFromCSFiles.xnb contains messages that would have been displayed when the player interacted with the various elements of this scene.
When the player talks to the bus driver after talking to Haley, an event will start playing involving an unknown character named Dobson. It's possible that "Dobson" was later replaced with the JojaMart manager, Morris. The source code file Locations\Bus.cs contains the actions and messages that would be take place if the event were able to play out.
The bus ticket shown below was never implemented in the released version of the game. It was intended to appear in the Player's wallet. In v1.3, the bus ticket image was replaced in game files with the Magnifying Glass image.
- After repairing the bus, Lewis will say "...did you hear? It seems the old town bus started working again overnight! That old thing has been dormant for decades... This is truly a great mystery."
- If the player warps to the Desert then takes the bus back before Pam arrives at the Bus Stop, the player will drive the bus.
- There is a video interpretation of the deleted content located at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DmAqmihyooU
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