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
Tuesday 2nd June 2020 The Government’s Restoring Your Railway Fund is a £500 million pot to “kickstart the restoration of lines closed more than 50 years ago”. It’s had a … Continue Reading Ten ideas for restoring railways
Saturday 30th May 2020 The DfT published details of the second tranche of Covid-19 Bus Services Support Grant on Wednesday. A letter from Stephen Fidler, DfT’s Director, Local Transport to … Continue Reading Week 10. No 10. Integrity trashed.
Monday 25th May 2020 Among the “today I can announce” sound bites at last September’s Conservative Party Conference was Grant Shapps gifting £23.5 million over four years to Cornwall Council … Continue Reading Cornwall’s free bus travel is completely bonkers.
Saturday 23rd May 2020 It’s been another week of mixed messages. On Wednesday Rees Mogg decided “work from home, but you should go to work if you can‘t work from … Continue Reading Not-really-Lockdown-any-more Week 9
Tuesday 19th May 2020 The Isle of Man is a treasure trove of transport delight. An efficient bus network; an electric tramway including to a mountain top; a steam railway; … Continue Reading A trip to the Isle of Man
Saturday 16th May 2020 So much for an orderly transition out of lockdown in England. The DfT has been discussing timetable enhancements with train companies and TfL to apply from … Continue Reading Sort-of-Lockdown Week 8
Tuesday 12th May 2020 Back in the carefree pre Covid-19 days of travelling around the country for pleasure, on Wednesday 5th March, I found myself on a train from my … Continue Reading I got my £20 penalty fare back from GTR
Saturday 9th May 2020 Week 7’s almost over as speculation grows about how the hell we’re going to get out of the lockdown travel conundrum of providing enough capacity as … Continue Reading Lockdown Week 7
Tuesday 5th May 2020 Fancy a new rail station in your neck of the woods? If so, now’s a good time to get your persuasive case ready. Post Covid-19 deep … Continue Reading 50 new stations