Monday 30th August 2021 ‘Back in the day’ (I’m thinking the fifties and sixties) when the UK had a sizeable manufacturing industry and car ownership was much lower bus companies … Continue Reading Amazon’s prime bus route
Saturday 28th August 2021 Sooner or later the bubble had to burst. For years London’s buses have been hailed as an exemplar for how bus networks should be across the … Continue Reading TfL’s downward spiral continues
From Compass to Carousel Thursday 26th August 2021 The LCBS Anniversary Tour Gang of Four (now joined by Mike Best and David Cole to make Six of the Best) reconvened … Continue Reading The LCBS 50th Anniversary Tour: Part 2
Tuesday 24th August 2021 One of London’s most unusual bus routes makes its final journey this week. I write ‘London’s bus route’, but it’s not a TfL route and only … Continue Reading End of the road for London’s route 575
Sunday 22nd August 2021 Britain has three* bus networks using the prefix W. They’re a very diverse threesome. One comprises frequent routes in Wood Green and Walthamstow in north London … Continue Reading Route W13. All three of them.
Friday 20th August 2021 A new name to the open-top bus scene this year is Reading based coach operator Aldermaston Coach Lines, the trading name of Southern Coach Lines Ltd. … Continue Reading An open-top bus is back in Southsea
Wednesday 18th August 2021 It’s always impressive to read corporate vision documents. You know the kind of thing. Glossy photos of staff helping smiling customers and paragraphs full of glowing … Continue Reading Committed to Customers?
Monday 16th August 2021 After my recent visit to Safeguard, I thought I’d feature another small bus operator exuding quality and that’s Kings Lynn based Lynx operating a network of … Continue Reading History repeats itself in Norfolk
Saturday 14th August 2021 After being relegated to online ‘virtual tours’ in March 2020 due to lockdown, the London Transport Museum’s programme of real life ‘Hidden London’ tours are finally … Continue Reading The Kingsway Tramway Subway
From Gravesend to Dorking Thursday 12th August 2021 OK, I realise I’m a year late, but just like the Tokyo Olympics, due to the uncertainty of Covid restrictions this project … Continue Reading The LCBS 50th Anniversary Tour: Part 1
Tuesday 10th August 2021 As well as bringing back open top bus routes all along Bournemouth’s seafront between Mudeford and Alum Chine this summer, Yellow Buses have also introduced a … Continue Reading Buster’s Forest Explorer explored
Sunday 8th August 2021 It’s always a pleasure to visit one of Britain’s quality smaller bus and coach companies. Safeguard Coaches has been trading for nigh on 100 years having … Continue Reading The pride of Guildford
Friday 6th August 2021 After I’d checked out Exeter’s new bus station on Monday last week it seemed a good opportunity to take a ride on First South West’s new … Continue Reading Discover Exeter
Wednesday 4th August 2021 This week has seen Stagecoach South East revamp its bus routes between Canterbury, Faversham and Sittingbourne and introduce an exciting new extension onwards to Maidstone. Southeastern … Continue Reading Canterbury and Maidstone get connected
Monday 2nd August 2021 It was a welcome makeover at the time. In September 2013 Arriva bought out its majority partner shareholders in Centrebus Holdings which had been running buses … Continue Reading Making the Tiger better