Tuesday 29th September 2020 It was disappointing to hear Stagecoach has split its Oxford to Cambridge route X5 in Bedford. The X5 is the well established bus equivalent of East-West … Continue Reading Split Beds
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
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
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
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.
Saturday 22nd August 2020 Continuing my Covid curtailed summer open top bus rides, I popped down to the New Forest today to sample Bluestar’s colour coded circular tours around the … Continue Reading Multi-coloured New Forest Tours
Thursday 20 August 2020 The last time I took a ride on East Yorkshire’s open top bus service along Scarborough’s seafront was in May last year, just before the lovely … Continue Reading Beachcomber and EastRider riden
Thursday 6th August 2020 London’s bus route 404 is interesting for a number of reasons. It’s one of TfL’s short meandering routes that doesn’t really go anywhere. It wanders around … Continue Reading 404: No passenger found
Saturday 1st August 2020 It’s a shorter summer season this year for obvious reasons, so this past week I’ve been out and about giving three bus companies running seafront open … Continue Reading Beside the seaside, beside the sea
Thursday 23rd July 2020 Regular readers will remember last summer I took a ride on four of Kent County Council’s new ‘Rural Transport Initiatives’. Three of these involved the introduction … Continue Reading Kent’s fifth rural initiative
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!