When reading or writing, is the story setting important to you? Personally, although I don't need the grid reference for every move a character takes, I do like to feel that they're somewhere, even if all I have to go on is a single reference to the kitchen window.
This bus stop is a location I've used a lot. It's the one where Mavis from Paint Me A Picture sees the children she thinks of as a flock of starlings, where the pale girl snubs her and where she first meets Bert and his wife.
It's also the setting for a few short stories, including this one and is where this one starts.
Bus stops, airports and train stations make good locations, I think. For one thing, you don't need to describe them for readers to form a picture of the scene. Characters can be alone with time to think, or can meet other people. They might be going somewhere exciting, or boring. Could be dreading the day ahead, or eager to get going. Or perhaps they're waiting for someone to arrive?
Tenous link coming up ... Teenagers are often regular bus users... One Teen Story are currently open for submission.
Enter this draw, to win a hotel stay. As you'll see it's book related and I'm sure they have buses in Manchester.