Saturday 16th February 2019 There’s another rail construction project approaching its deadline for completion – the opening of a brand new train station in London. Meridian Water is due to … Continue Reading Three month Meridian countdown
Sunday 10th February 2019 January 2018 saw Rossendale Borough Council become the latest in the dwindling band of local authority municipal owners to sell off its bus company. Transdev Blazefield … Continue Reading Rosso ride round round up
Monday 28th January 2019 You’ve got to feel sorry for the growing number of passengers who rely on the GOspel Oak to Barking orbital railway line in north east London, … Continue Reading Sparks are flying on GOBLIN
Thursday 24th January 2019 The recent launch of First Bus’s nine brand new Scania Irizar i6 bodied K-series coaches for its prestigous RailAir nonstop service linking Reading Station with Heathrow … Continue Reading railair & you’re there
Monday 7th January 2019 It’s all happening in Guildford this week. Stagecoach South introduced a fleet of nine ADL Enviro 200EV electric buses on the Guildford Park and Ride services … Continue Reading Battle for Bellfields begins as Guildford goes electric
1 What are passengers in Basingstoke soon to miss, that those in Leicester suffered a loss of in the summer? Printed timetables …. as Stagecoach South announced they wouldn’t be … Continue Reading 2018 Quiz Answers
Tuesday 18th December 2018 After my fortnightly French Connection column got ditched last summer, readers of Bus & Coach Buyer have reportedly been worried sick they’ll miss my ritual round … Continue Reading 2018 Review, Awards and Quiz of the Year
Wednesday 28th November 2018 A right royal bus battle is underway in West Lothian with more salvos being fired this weekend. At the beginning of August First Bus gave their … Continue Reading The battle for West Lothian
Friday 23rd November Hats off to Transdev Blazefield owned Harrogate Bus Company for getting their brand new fleet of electric buses for the town’s network of local bus routes on … Continue Reading Switched on Harrogate
Tuesday 20th November 2018 Many congratulations Andrew Wickham and all the team at Go South Coast. They’ve only just gone and added yet another award to their bulging trophy cabinet … Continue Reading Go South Coast – a multi award winning exemplar
Friday 16th November Head to head bus competition broke out in Guildford last week. It won’t last; one operator will blink first – read on to find out which. Long … Continue Reading Will competition safeguard buses in Guildford?
Thursday 20th September The Westminster Parliament’s Transport Select Committee have been inviting comments for their Inquiry into the health of the bus market. As Monday’s closing date for feedback is … Continue Reading Feeling healthy on the bus?
Tomorrow is the last day to give feedback for the Rail Delivery Group’s review of rail fares with the aim of making them much easier to understand. They’ve produced a … Continue Reading Seven steps to simpler rail fares. Sorted.
I won’t say I remember it as if it was yesterday, as that really would be an exaggeration but it seems impossible to believe today marks the 50th anniversary of … Continue Reading LT’s reshaping began 50 years ago today
Today is the last day to make your views known to the DfT if you’d like to see changes made for the next Cross Country franchise due to begin in … Continue Reading All Change for Cross Country
That’s a headline to grab your attention for sure. And it’s true; for those of us on the Brighton line and travel off peak into Victoria. GTR have announced from … Continue Reading 72% increase in train fares from Saturday
An accolade for Arriva. They’re had a rethink and in a turnaround of customer service contact policy reinstated the 0345 phone line on their website. Never let it be said … Continue Reading Love a good natter.
I’ve just spent a brilliant few days enjoying the scenery in an area stretching from Gloucestershire through mid Wales to Swansea. The Black Mountains, the Forest of Dean, the Brecon … Continue Reading Ticket for a tenner
Followers of this blog, my twitter timeline and various magazine articles I’ve written will know I’m a bit of a sceptic about the current fashion for App-A-Ride, the modern day … Continue Reading Are App-A-Rides viable?
‘We want a mobility ecosystem that delivers seamless intermodal transportation faster, cheaper, cleaner, more responsive and safer than today. This will be enabled by open data on fares and journeys … Continue Reading Open data? Let’s get the basics right first.
Jeremy Corbyn: “With fares rising above inflation, passenger numbers falling and services being cut, does the Prime Minister accept her failure on yet another public service: the buses?” Theresa May: … Continue Reading How those PMQs should have gone…..
Thursday. And it’s Day 4 of Catch The Bus Week 2018. How’s the fun all going for you? Got on a bus yet? If the traditional embarrassed-men-in-suits-plus-a-few-women launch photo in … Continue Reading How’s Catch The Bus Week for you?
There’s been a bit of a spat on Twitter over the last 48 hours about whether motorists can be persuaded to use buses in the same way they’re enticed to … Continue Reading Motorists on buses
Here’s something new. A place for mini travelogues and bus and train comment. Where there’s space for more than just 280 characters; follow me as I tweet on the road … Continue Reading Welcome