Thursday 19th March 2020 I don’t think I’ve ever seen or heard ‘unprecedented’ used so often than in the last week. Even that’s unprecedented. Unprecedented has become the new normal. … Continue Reading Unprecedented
Monday 16th March 2020 For those who enjoy trying out new bus routes and train services, as I do, there are some exciting developments planned for the next few weeks. … Continue Reading Here’s where I would have travelled…
Thursday 6th February 2020 One of the benefits of being a member of the Chartered Institute of Transport is being able to attend its extensive programme of fascinating meetings and … Continue Reading Hammersmith in control (and more on that Stagecoach rebrand)
Wednesday 5th February 2020 I’ve yet to see a bus in what is officially dubbed the “people-powered new look” actually out on the road so these initial comments come with … Continue Reading That Stagecoach rebrand
Monday 3rd February 2020 – updated Wednesday 5th February 2020 First the good news. Rail passengers using Gatwick Airport will be pleased to see work finally get underway from May … Continue Reading Brighton-Victoria passengers face frequency cut by half and a price hike or change trains
Did you miss the BusAndTrainUser Quiz of the Year? Take a look via the link above before sneaking a peak at the answers below….. 1 What comes fourth in the … Continue Reading 2019 Quiz answers
Saturday 21st December 2019 A very warm welcome once again to my annual round up and review of what was in, who was out and the events that may have … Continue Reading 2019 Review, Awards and Quiz of the Year
Tuesday 26th November 2019 It’s good to see more and more bus companies playing payment systems catch-up by accepting contactless cards as an alternative to cash. I’m not convinced the … Continue Reading Tapping into confustion
Tuesday 19th November 2019 Indeed it is; and many congratulations to Mark Fowles, managing director of Nottingham City Transport (NCT) and his entire team for picking up the coveted Bus … Continue Reading Not Notts Again!
Wednesday 6th November 2019 Today’s been an auspicious day for me. It’s not my birthday but by dint of political chicanery back in 2010, my postcode and date-of-birth numbers have … Continue Reading My new found freedom from fares
Wednesday 23rd October 2019 Small independently owned bus companies are a vital part of the industry. They serve small size towns and rural areas which other plc group companies cannot … Continue Reading Go-Coach trailblazing in Sevenoaks
Friday 18th October 2019 There’s rightly a lot of discussion about the impact of travelling by plane in the context of our global climate emergency; it pangs my conscious whenever … Continue Reading Train or plane to Edinburgh?
Thursday 11th October 2019 I spent an enjoyable couple of days this week helping to run the twice-a-year Young Bus Managers Network conference. It’s always an inspiring event to attend … Continue Reading Pros and cons of franchising
Friday 20th September 2019 Well done UNO Bus, operator of TfL bus route 383 between Woodside Park and Barnet, for today’s community led launch of the first decent route branding … Continue Reading Decent London route branding (at last)
Tuesday 25th June 2019 There’s something seriously amiss with Caledonian Sleeper’s train service. I’ve blogged about the new Mark 5 coaches a couple of times recently (here and here) highlighting … Continue Reading New sleeper turns into a bad dream
Saturday 15th June 2019 Today saw the much heralded cuts to a large number of central London bus routes including many changes to termini and amended routes. I previewed the … Continue Reading Two cheers for TfL
Friday 14th June 2019 Have you ever heard anything so ridiculous? At a time when airports should be doing all they can to enhance their environmental credentials by encouraging passengers … Continue Reading Southend Airport evicts new bus route
Wednesday 5th June 2019 The countdown has begun. It’s ten days until TfL introduce a swathe of bus cuts across central London beginning on Saturday 15th June 2019. Twenty-five bus … Continue Reading “Easier to travel” … with fewer buses.
Monday 20th May 2019 Mid May’s always a good month to buy an All Line Rover and have a wander around Britain’s rail network taking a look at new initiatives … Continue Reading All Line Rove Around
Thursday 16th May 2019 We’re fast approaching the anniversary this weekend of that fateful day in May last year when the Thameslink (and Northern Rail) train networks went into meltdown. … Continue Reading Two cheers for GTR