Sunday 27th September 2020 Following my Essex experience last week Vecatre boss Dominic Kalantary reassured me their fledgling Essex tendered operation on route 13 between Waltham Cross and Epping was … Continue Reading Improvements at a rate of Notts
Friday 25th September 2020 Bus provision in the Harlow area has been challenging for many years. Not helped by a myriad of small bus companies of dubious quality coming and … Continue Reading On the Essex-Herts-London border: part 2
Thursday 24th September 2020 Fifty-one years ago it was all very straightforward. London’s red buses ventured north as far as Potters Bar, Cheshunt and Waltham Cross in Hertfordshire as well … Continue Reading On the Essex-Herts-London border: part 1
Tuesday 22nd September 2020 According to its website, the Marketing Lounge Partnership (MLP) is“one of the UK’s only combined incentive, loyalty, partnership and CRM agencies” which struck me as odd. … Continue Reading Stagecoach Rewards reviewed
Friday 18th September 2020 Wherryman’s Way is an eight-and-a-half-mile footpath along the north side of the River Yare between Great Yarmouth and Reedham. Half way along the River Waveney joins … Continue Reading Walking Wherryman’s Way
Wednesday 16th September 2020 Vested (non financial) interest alert: along with Ray Stenning of Best Impressions I wrote chapter 17 in this newly published book. Last week was a busy … Continue Reading Book review: Road Passenger Transport Management
Tuesday 15th September 2020 When I checked out the new Uber Boat brand for Thames Clipper’s service along the River Thames a few weeks ago, I noticed the journeys in … Continue Reading Guess how many commute by boat?
Monday 14th September 2020 Readers will recall we left part 1 of this intriguing tale with the tantalising prospect of West Coast Railways stepping in from today running a replacement … Continue Reading Miss Marple and the disappearing trains: part 2
Friday 11th September 2020 The last time Oxfordshire funded a bus service was July 2016. That month the County Council scrapped its circa £4 million annual bus subsidy budget abandoning … Continue Reading Oxfordshire’s back funding buses
Monday 7th September 2020 North Lincolnshire Council became the latest local authority to jump on the app based Demand Responsive Transport (DRT) bus bandwagon today as it launched its new … Continue Reading No Go on JustGo.
Friday 4th September 2020 ‘Miss Marple’ ….. as in residents of the Manchester suburb by that name will soon ‘miss’ their hourly Northern run train service. The Rose Hill Marple … Continue Reading Miss Marple and the disappearing trains: part 1
Wednesday 2nd September 2020 It’s all change for the bus network serving Leeds Bradford Airport this week. Sunday saw Transdev Blazefield take over the three bus routes connecting Leeds, Bradford … Continue Reading From Tiger to Flyer
Monday 31st August 2020 I last took a ride on the Hayling Ferry in November 2018. This cute little passenger ferry crosses Langstone Harbour connecting the eastern tip of Portsea … Continue Reading Buses are back to the Hayling Ferry
Saturday 29th August 2020 Readers may recall my ride on route 404 earlier this month highlighting TfL’s penchant for circuitous bus routes wandering around the back streets of London’s suburbs … Continue Reading All change for TfL’s 384 and 112
Thursday 27th August 2020 It only takes 44 minutes on the train. But that’s far too easy a way to make the journey. How about taking the bus instead? I … Continue Reading Brighton to Croydon and back. By bus.
Wednesday 26th August 2020 It’s been trailed on social media as making “it easier than ever to connect with the people and places that matter to you”. Arriva’smuch vaunted new … Continue Reading Arriva’s new website. A brutal review.