Friday 16th April 2021 It used to cost just £14 to land on Monopoly’s Bow Street but in 2021 the latest new station of the same name (added to Britain’s … Continue Reading I’ve landed on Bow Street
Wednesday 14th April 2021 Not by one of my favourite London bus routes, the W3 (famous for its breathtaking top deck views across London as buses pass in front of … Continue Reading Finsbury Park to Alexandra Park
Sunday 11th April 2021 A big thank you to the London Bus Museum team for organising today’s ‘Running Day’ on route 65 between Ealing, Leatherhead and Dorking. It was great … Continue Reading Route 65 Running Day
Friday 9th April 2021 The Isle of Sheppey has been on my ‘to visit again’ list for some time, so news Arriva are retrenching from the island by closing their … Continue Reading Get down Sheppey
Tuesday 6th April 2021 It’s not often TfL’s bus stop contractors manage to install new bus stops in time for the start of extensions to bus routes. (Readers will recall … Continue Reading Wandsworth’s phantom bus stops
Friday 2nd April 2021 It’s good to see Bournemouth’s Yellow Buses running open-top bus services again after a Covid enforced absence last year. My friend Ray Stenning and I took … Continue Reading Yellow Buses open-tops are back
Wednesday 31st March 2021 It’s all change for Milton Keynes Council’s funded bus routes tomorrow as the local authority sweeps away the low frequency services which compliment Arriva’s cross town … Continue Reading Milton Keynes tries Connecting
Monday 29th March 2021 TfL’s newest bus route numbered 456 began a couple of weeks ago on Saturday 13th March. As I remarked in my 6th March blog, introducing a … Continue Reading TfL’s newest bus route
Saturday 27th March This week’s decision by Mayor Burnham to introduce bus franchising in Greater Manchester came as no surprise. After spending over £11 million in preparatory work over the … Continue Reading Week 12: Flagging
Saturday 20th March 2021 ‘Better’ is definitely the word of the week, and I’m not referring to the continued much welcome news of improving Covid infection, death and hospitalisation levels … Continue Reading Week 11: Better
Saturday 13th March 2021 Did anyone notice any particular story dominating media headlines this week, or did I miss something? The world of buses and trains has also been a … Continue Reading Week 10: Mega
Saturday 6th March 2021 First up this week a shout out to long standing family owned Bourne based bus company Delaine Buses, who proudly put their new ADL E200MMC single … Continue Reading Week 9: Still frozen
Saturday 27th February 2021 The Government’s new-look-cautious irreversible-one-way-road approach to unlocking means the ‘stay-at-home’ message will be eased, subject to data, “data not dates”, in four weeks (at the earliest) … Continue Reading Week 8: Irreversible
Saturday 20th February 2021 A few quick postscripts to last week’s blogpost. Firstly, I got my Grand Centrals mixed up with my Grand Unions when reporting on the ORR’s decision … Continue Reading Week 7: Road map ahead.
Saturday 13th February 2021 I was uncertain whether this week’s ‘word of the week’ is ‘Darcy’ or ‘uncertain’. I plumped for the former as there seems to be so much … Continue Reading Week 6: Darcy.
Saturday 6th February 2021 A truly amazing inoculation milestone was passed on Wednesday. What a remarkable achievement. Ten million people vaccinated within twelve months of news of a “new novel … Continue Reading Week 5: 10 million
Saturday 30th January 2021 Worcester or … Lincoln or … Wakefield or …. Preston …. completely wiped out. In ten months. Haywards Heath …… just since Christmas. Five missed COBRA … Continue Reading Week 4: 100,000.
Saturday 23rd January 2021 We’ve heard a lot about “at pace” over the last ten months. I’m old enough to remember when PPE was being sourced “at pace”; when PPE … Continue Reading Week 3: At pace.
Saturday 16th January 2021 I should have guessed. Just as we were reassured on a Sunday morning primary schools were perfectly safe to open yet by Monday evening they’d become … Continue Reading Week 2: Demonised.
Saturday 9th January 2021 There’s nothing like a pandemic taking a serious turn for the worse (numbers infected, numbers in hospital, numbers dying all rising exponentially); the alert level rising … Continue Reading Week 1: Alas.