Monday 3rd August 2020 It was pats on the backs all round at Network Rail and GoVia Thameslink Railway (GTR) this morning as although operational problems a plenty caused by … Continue Reading Turnback Stevenage
Saturday 1st August 2020 It’s a shorter summer season this year for obvious reasons, so this past week I’ve been out and about giving three bus companies running seafront open … Continue Reading Beside the seaside, beside the sea
Wednesday 29th July 2020 I thought it was time to take a ride on Mertrolink’s brand new line to the Trafford Centre so I headed up to Manchester today to … Continue Reading Metrolink’s £350 million extension
Thursday 23rd July 2020 Regular readers will remember last summer I took a ride on four of Kent County Council’s new ‘Rural Transport Initiatives’. Three of these involved the introduction … Continue Reading Kent’s fifth rural initiative
Friday 17th July 2020 It hasn’t worked in Bristol, Sittingbourne, Sutton, Ealing or Oxford. And it’s on pause in Liverpool. But these failures haven’t dented Watford Borough Council’s enthusiasm for … Continue Reading Click begins in Watford
Thursday 16th July 2020 It’s always nice to get a bus timetable book delivered through the post, so many thanks to Transport for Cornwall for sending me a copy of … Continue Reading Book review: Your handy guide to Buses in Cornwall
Wednesday 15th July 2020 Meet Kevin Green. He must be the most optimistic entrepreneur in the transport industry right now. And he’s such a friendly and affable guy too. I … Continue Reading Brave Kevin launches Bracknell Express
Saturday 11th July 2020 I found yesterday afternoon’s tweet from Southern Vectis so positive and inviting it encouraged me to pop over today and have a mini wander around the … Continue Reading Day trip to the Isle of Wight
Thursday 9th July 2020 After 118 days of bus and train travel abstinence, I thought it was time to venture out again following the easing of Government messaging from “essential … Continue Reading FLiXBUS road tested
Saturday 4th July 2020 It’s been another week of mixed message muddles, inconsistencies and questionable priorities. No, I’m not referring to today’s reopening of pubs while schools pretty much remain … Continue Reading Week 15. Avoid avoid public transport.
Saturday 27th June 2020 If you’re a believer in public transport, spent your whole career in it, use it extensively, love everything about it, feel passionate about it, you know … Continue Reading Week 14. Shifty about modal shift
Saturday 20th June 2020 Week 13 was to be a milestone week. Remember this from 19th March? “I do think, looking at it all, that we can turn the tide within … Continue Reading Week 13. £100 per passenger.
Saturday 13th June 2020 Good news this week for those convinced social distancing and public transport don’t mix. Trouble is it’s 11,000 miles away in Auckland where everything returned to … Continue Reading Week 12. Bus Full.
Tuesday 9th June 2020 Network Rail have launched its second consultation into the extensive plans to sort out the Croydon bottleneck on the Brighton Main Line as well as enable … Continue Reading Unblocking the Croydon blockage
Saturday 6th June 2020 Transport Secretary Grant Shapps was rolled out again for the Downing Street briefing on Thursday – I note this service is being trimmed back to only … Continue Reading Week 11: It’s a cover up
Thursday 4th June 2020 I reported back on 3 April Sevenoaks based Go-Coach Hire were replacing from Easter all its fixed timetable local town routes as well as rural routes … Continue Reading go2 going steady