Chelmsford contrasts

Thursday 16th June 2022 Readers may recall when I tried the DigiGo DRT operation from Chelmsford’s Chelmer Valley Park & Ride site at Easter I spotted the temporary 'dealer stock' buses being used by Vectare on that route into the city pending delivery of a new fleet of buses as part of the company winning... Continue Reading →

Canterbury’s Park & Ride under threat

Sunday 6th March 2022 Following the demise of Maidstone's Park & Ride last month comes news part of Canterbury's scheme is under threat. Launched in 1990, the city's Park & Ride is currently being subsidised by more than £57,000 a month and has seen the number of users halve since the Covid hiatus. There are... Continue Reading →

Maidstone’s Park & Ride to end

Thursday 20th January 2022 The pandemic hasn't been kind to Maidstone's Park & Ride service. Rewind to those carefree pre-Covid July 2019 days and there was much celebration as Maidstone Borough Council officially handed over the running of the town's Park & Ride operation to Arriva with a six year contract committing the company to... Continue Reading →

Leeds plugs in more leads

Saturday 9th October 2021 A couple of exciting zero emission developments were added to the Leeds bus scene in September. I caught up with both during a visit on Thursday. First up is another DRT operation using electric Fiat minibuses with Mellor bodies. I know, I know, you must be tiring of reading write ups... Continue Reading →

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