Monday 31st May 2021 It was 45 years ago this month when I first made the journey from Leeds to Hawes by bus. I remember it was a Saturday on … Continue Reading Bank Holiday weekend joyrides
Saturday 29th May 2021 I was back on the DRT (Demand Responsive Transport) trail again yesterday. There’s no let up in the current fad for national and local government to … Continue Reading Katch comes with a catch
Friday 28th May 2021 This weekend sees the withdrawal from service of Britain’s last Pacer trains. Northern Rail did the decent thing to their Pacer fleet last November while Great … Continue Reading Outpaced
Wednesday 26th May 2021 Following my hugely enjoyable ride across Dartmoor on the Dartmoor Explorer last Tuesday I made a return visit to the South West over the last couple … Continue Reading Adventures By Bus in Cornwall
Monday 24th May 2021 Avanti West Coast’s latest wheeze to squeeze a bit more money from passengers is their new “Standard Premium” Class pitched between Standard Class and First Class. … Continue Reading What’s the Standard for a Premium?
Saturday 22nd May 2021 If you want a good example of how local authorities and bus operators can work together to breathe new life into tendered bus routes look no … Continue Reading The future’s bright. The future’s Ribble Country.
Thursday 20th May 2021 It’s definitely not a return to British Railways, Grant Shapps was at pains to point out on this morning’s media circuit. This is going to be … Continue Reading Great British Railspin
Tuesday 18th May 2021 First Bus in the South West are launching a number of exciting bus route initiatives this summer with the aim of tapping into the tourist and … Continue Reading Exploring the Dartmoor Explorer
Saturday 15th May 2021 Night Riviera and Caledonian Sleeper both conjure up romantic images of wonderful train travel through the night whisking you from one end of the country to … Continue Reading First Group v Serco. Sleepers compared
Thursday 13th May 2021 No sooner had I posted yesterday morning’s blog about Aberdeen’s hydrogen buses came news TfL and its contractor Metroline had chalked up a ‘world second’ by … Continue Reading A world second from TfL
Wednesday 12th May 2021 After visiting Kintore Station on Monday I stopped off in Aberdeen to catch up on the latest development in the city’s high profile commitment to hydrogen … Continue Reading H is for Aberdeen
Monday 10th May 2021 It’s just over six months since the new station at Kintore reopened for business on 15th October 2020. I caught up with a visit today to … Continue Reading Kintore Station’s competitive edge
Thursday 6th May 2021 I was struck by Baroness Vere’s forthright endorsement of Cornwall Council’s “vision for a high-quality, integrated and customer-focused public transport network” (quote from the Transport for … Continue Reading One Public Transport system for Cornwall?
Tuesday 4th May 2021 We all know it’s going to be a big challenge to get passengers using public transport after the past year’s pandemic hiatus. And it’s good to … Continue Reading Inconsistencies
Sunday 2nd May 2021 I last took a ride on Go North East’s X-lines branded inter-urban bus routes back in November 2020, trying out some of the many new double … Continue Reading Tyneside to Teesside