Thursday 5th March 2020 TfL’s hydrogen powered single deck buses reach their final terminus tomorrow so I took a couple of rides on board for one last time today. TfL first … Continue Reading End of the road for pioneering hydrogen buses
Monday 2nd March 2020 Stagecoach rolled out its high profile £16.5 million investment in 32 BYD ADL Enviro400EV double deckers yesterday so I popped up to Manchester today to take … Continue Reading Manchester miscellany
Saturday 29th February 2020 A long overdue overnight visit to some friends living in the delightful market town of Stamford was a great opportunity to sample a couple of Lincolnshire’s … Continue Reading Lincs links
Friday 14th February 2020 Three different bus routes link Aylesbury, the county town of Buckinghamshire, with the county’s former largest town, Milton Keynes (once in Bucks but elevated to its … Continue Reading Aylesbury to Milton Keynes by three different routes
Friday 7th February 2020 Public transport provision in Epsom is somewhat anomalous. Along with neighbouring Ewell it was keen to stay on the Surrey side of the new Greater London … Continue Reading Epsom Sorts
Tuesday 28th January 2020 The competitive battle between National Express Coventry and Stagecoach Midlands notched up another gear yesterday with the former extending alternate journeys on their ten minute frequency … Continue Reading Plenty to chew on as … Nuneaton!
Wednesday 22nd January 2020 Social media was buzzing this morning with news the previously announced withdrawal of Blackburn Bus Company’s Red Express route X41 had been rescinded and the route … Continue Reading Red Express reprieve
Friday 17th Janurary 2020 Last month’s timetable change saw a greatly improved train service for Harrogate with LNER introducing direct trains to and from London Kings Cross every two hours; … Continue Reading Revolutionising the Harrogate experience
Wednesday 1st January 2020 Head to head competition between First Essex and Go-Ahead owned Hedingham between Colchester and Clacton-on-Sea comes to an end on Saturday. First Essex closed its Clacton-on-Sea … Continue Reading Will Clacton be all at sea?
Wednesday 4th December 2019 The recent announcement by Oxford Bus of the withdrawal of their long standing X90 coach route between Oxford and London in a month’s time on 4th … Continue Reading The soon to be ex X90
Sunday 1st December 2019 There was a time when Oxford was the oft quoted example of head-to-head quality competition between two major bus companies as each operator aimed for a … Continue Reading Bus battle Southampton style
Wednesday 16th October 2019 Xplore Dundee, the National Express owned bus company in Dundee, launched a brand new airport express coach service back in June linking the city directly with … Continue Reading Xpress Dundee done, (and Airlink)
Friday 11th October 2019 TfL’s next round of reductions to bus routes servIng central London begins tomorrow. This one is much less extensive than in June, involving changes to just a … Continue Reading Farewell 48 after fifty years
Sunday 6th October 2019 I picked up an old Western National timetable book for Cornwall when visiting the Isle of Wight Bus Museum last weekend. It’s always fascinating to see … Continue Reading 43 years later in Cornwall
Wednesday 2nd October I travelled on Britain’s longest bus route from Glasgow to Skye at the beginning of last month so decided to give Britain’s shortest bus route a ride … Continue Reading Britain’s shortest bus route
Monday 16th September 2019 Back in July I took a ride on Nu-Venture’s route 58 between Maidstone, East and West Malling and villages and hamlets close to Wrotham Heath in … Continue Reading Only Connect in Kent