I’ve received some interesting promotional emails from the new breed of ride sharers recently. Arriva Click sent an enticing personalised message on Thursday proclaiming some ‘great news’ for me. It … Continue Reading A peek into my inbox
Ever wondered what around £100 million will buy in the way of Bus Rapid Transit? I popped over to Belfast today to find out. The idea of creating a metro … Continue Reading Gliding on Glider
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
There’s a great bus ride to be had in that part of England where Lancashire meets Cumbria meets North Yorkshire. I recently took a circular trip from Lancaster (Lancashire) taking in … Continue Reading Three Counties Circular
The second of the three new metrobus routes began operating in Bristol yesterday. The m2 links the Long Ashton Park & Ride site (south west of the city) via some … Continue Reading Bristol’s latest metrobus m2 begins
Having been plagued for some weeks by marketing emails from the London black cab App organisation called Gett, I finally relented yesterday and headed up to London to use up … Continue Reading I Didn’t Get Gett
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
I arrived in Liverpool yesterday lunchtime to try out Arriva’s new Click service and soon spotted the awful ‘Say Yes To Bus’ bus with its gaudy contravision vinyl, passing by … Continue Reading I Gave the Bus A Chance
Community Rail Partnerships do some great work promoting branch lines around the country; a really good example can be found in the south west corner of Hampshire where the Three Rivers … Continue Reading Roaming round Romsey
Kings Cross St Pancras Underground station is renowned for its deliberate policy of directing unfamiliar passengers via strategically placed signs to take the longer circuitous route from Kings Cross National … Continue Reading New Keep Fit regime for commuters at Victoria
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 fond memories of living in Swansea, working for South Wales Transport, in the late 1970s and early 1980s. It’s a great part of the country and the Gower Peninsular … Continue Reading Go Gower
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?