Polish bus route drops 'devil's number' after Christian protests

There will be no more going to Hel on bus 666. The bus to Hel on Poland's Baltic coast has long been popular with tourists. But some Christian conservatives have protested against using a number signifying the devil on a bus leading to a place that sounds like the word "hell" in English. The local bus operator, PKS Gdynia, announced this week that bus 666 would no longer run to Hel. It said it would run the line under 669 from 24 June. Local media said the bus company had acted under pressure from Christian groups that had pushed for the change but was already thinking of returning to the old number amid a public outcry. (TheGuardian)


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