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 21st January 2019 It was way back on Friday 28th September 2018 when commuters in Hertfordshire and north London had their travel appetites whetted when Great Northern rolled out … Continue Reading New trains in 2019 Part 1: Great Northern’s 717s
Wednesday 26th December 2018 And so the final forty of My Hundred Best Train Journeys ranked 61-100. You can read the top 10 here, 11-30 here and 31-60 here. 61 … Continue Reading My Hundred Best Train Journeys 4
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
Sunday 2nd December 2018 Back on track(s) again to describe thirty more wonderful train trips, ranked 31-60 in My Hundred Best Train Journeys. For the Top 30 previously published click … Continue Reading My Hundred Best Train Journeys 3
Thursday 15th November 2018 Following the top ten listing in Part 1, welcome to the next twenty most wonderful train journeys around Britain – they’re part of my Hundred Best … Continue Reading My Hundred Best Train Journeys 2
Sunday 11th November 2018 Part 1 of 4. This started out as my top ten favourite train journeys but I quickly realised I couldn’t possibly do justice to all … Continue Reading My Hundred Best Train Journeys 1
Thursday 25th October 2018 It’s taken around ten years to deliver at over four times the original budgeted cost but today passengers could finally get on what seemed like a … Continue Reading TramTrains arrive … at last.
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.
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
I’ve long thought bus and train owning Groups are missing a trick by not upselling travel in the way savvy retailers would (‘people who bought this also bought this’) so … Continue Reading Trying out the ‘One Arriva’ ticket in Rhyl
It’s always a pleasure to spend a few days in Devon. Superb coastlines, rolling rural scenery, two great cities, many attractive towns and lots of delightful villages. Best of all … Continue Reading 10 reasons to like Devon
The plan was to catch Stagecoach operated route 4 from Axminster station at 1215. It runs via Honiton to Ottery St Mary where I’d pick up the four-journey-a-day Hatch Green … Continue Reading It helps to have a Plan B
OK, let’s get this writing journey underway. First up, a few miscellaneous reflections on last week’s travels…… Monday 18th June to Oxenholme and the new West Coast Railways operated fill-in part-time … Continue Reading Reported issues from last week’s travels