Friday 12th April 2019 Wiltshire’s Wigglybus was introduced way back in 1999. At one time it was considered so cutting edge as a project to solve the rural transport challenge … Continue Reading Who needs an App when John’s in Control?
Tuesday 9th April 2019 Transport for London’s bus service 969 is the last route standing of a once substantial ‘Mobility Bus’ network of routes operating one or two days a … Continue Reading TfL’s least frequent bus route
Friday 5th April 2019 It’s that time of year when local authorities begin a fresh financial twelve months which with dindling Government funding often means less money to spend than … Continue Reading Two penultimate bus journeys
Monday 1st April 2019 I’d seen the build up in the trade press last summer. Another ‘on-demand’ ‘ride-sharing’ ‘app-based’ ‘innovative’ minibus service due to start running between central/north London and … Continue Reading I won’t let a software glitch beat me
Friday 29th March 2019 The rail replacement bus service which has been running between Stafford and Stone to serve the abandoned Norton Bridge station since May 2004 comes to an … Continue Reading Farewell Norton Bridge
Tuesday 19th March 2019 Lothian Buses have just started operating their brand new 100 seat tri-axle buses in service on city routes 11 and 16. I thought I’d take a … Continue Reading 4,200 bus seats for Edinburgh
Monday 18th March 2019 During my initial trip on a brand new Class 800 train when they began running between Paddington and Bristol/Cardiff at the end of 2017 my first … Continue Reading Long live the HST
Thursday 14th March 2019 It began a month ago. A day out to Norwich to travel route 88 via Bungay and Halesworth to Southwold, where I’d catch the four-journey-a-day tendered … Continue Reading An Anglian Adventure
Sunday 10th March 2019 It’s always a pleasure to visit the Garden of England. My journeys on two days last week included visits to both ends of Kent – to Dover … Continue Reading A great Deal in Kent
Day 5 Sunday 3rd March 2019 Glasgow to Carlisle I always look forward to a journey down the West Coast Main Line between Glasgow and Carlisle, or for a … Continue Reading Home from scenic Scotland
Day 3 Friday 1st March 2019 Mull of Kintyre When planning trips it’s not often I’ll schedule a long journey out and back by exactly the same route and mode … Continue Reading A few days in scenic Scotland 2
Day 1 Wednesday 27th February 2019 West Highland Line A quick, cheap Easyjet flight from Gatwick up to Glasgow for 1030, a ride into the city centre on First Glasgow … Continue Reading A few days in scenic Scotland 1
Sunday 24th February 2019 No bus company does route branding as well as trentbarton (as they like to be called, with no capital letters). trentbarton were the original bus route … Continue Reading Skylarking on skylink
Thursday 21st February 2019 It’s reminded me of London 2012. Aside from the brilliant athletes and the behind-the-scenes organisational excellence it was the deployment of Games Makers which made for … Continue Reading Britain’s biggest rail replacement ever. Part 2.
Sunday 17th February 2019 It’s been publicised for over a year; preparations have been going on behind the scenes for much longer than that. It was originally planned to happen … Continue Reading Britain’s biggest rail replacement ever. Part 1.
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