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
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.
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
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
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
Saturday 2nd May 2020 Welcome to another weekly round up of corona-bus-and-train ramblings. (Reader alert: I’ve rambled on a bit more than usual this week.) First up, it’s been heartening to … Continue Reading Lockdown Week 6
Tuesday 28th April 2020 Back in Lockdown Week 1 at the end of March (remember that?) Transport Focus published the results of its annual Bus Passenger Survey. The trade press … Continue Reading Focus on bus satisfaction
Saturday 25th April 2020 Lockdown Week 5 will soon be over and done with and there’s a definite air of the new ‘normal’ becoming normalised. I’ve become unnervingly accustomed to … Continue Reading Lockdown Week 5
Saturday 18th April 2020 And so Lockdown Week 4 is nearly at an end and we’re still very much in the ‘who’d have thought it’ phase of Covid-19’s transport fallout. … Continue Reading Lockdown Week 4
Sunday 12th April 2020 Demand side Bus and train 1 Will companies encourage many of their employees to continue working from home thereby reducing the need for costly offices/work spaces … Continue Reading 20 post lockdown bus and train travel questions
Friday 10th April 2020 As the end of week 3 of Lockdown Britain approaches, aside from the severely reduced service levels now applying across the country’s bus and train networks … Continue Reading Lockdown Week 3
Monday 6th April 2020 With the continued absence of travel, I thought I’d have a browse online at public consultations for various transport plans and projects. There’s one closing today … Continue Reading Expansion plans for Reigate station
Sunday 29th March 2020 It’s been hugely impressive to see central and devolved governments, local authorities and bus operators (with trade association CPT) working together to come up with a … Continue Reading TfGM “making situation ten times worse”
Sunday 22nd March 2020 The trouble with sitting at home instead of travelling around the country is it gives too much time to ponder; so here are a few more … Continue Reading Time to bring back NBC and BR
Saturday 21st March 2020 Prime Minister Harold Wilson coined the famous phrase “a week is a long time in politics” after tumultuous events before the 1964 General Election enabling Labour … Continue Reading What a week