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 8th November 2018 There was a bit of unfinished business in my last blogpost about the Hayling Ferry; I thought I’d pursue the outstanding query of the cost of … Continue Reading First for fare frustration
Saturday 3rd November 2018 There’s a handy passenger ferry which connects the south western tip of Hayling Island with the south eastern tip of Portsea Island across Langstone Harbour. It … Continue Reading A Lifebelt for ailing Hayling Ferry
Tuesday 30th October 2018 The Euro Bus Expo show opened at Birmingham’s NEC today for its biennial showcase of what’s hot in the bus and coach industry. I popped along … Continue Reading Top 10 Show offs
Monday 29th October There’s something not quite right on the Cambridge Busway. That’s apart from a driver shortage impacting the reliability of Stagecoach services. I arrived at the Cambridge Station … Continue Reading Cambridge Busway confusion
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.
Wednesday 24th October 2018 Last week’s conference for Young Bus Managers in Bristol was another great success. A hundred people attended from across all five of the UK’s big bus … Continue Reading 10 years from now
Saturday 20th October 2018 Monday’s ‘Business Announcement’ outlining proposals to centralise even more of Arriva’s UK bus business mysteriously landed anonymously in my inbox. I’m told it’s a legacy plan … Continue Reading Friendly feedback for ManFred
Wednesday 17th October 2018 ‘Snap is premium inter-city travel, on demand, using the UK’s best independent coach companies. All for pocket money prices. Snap was founded in 2016 by Thomas … Continue Reading I just snapped!
Tuesday 16th October 2018 No, not the infamous leisure park in Surrey, that’s so last decade; I’m talking Thorpe Park as in ‘a flagship scheme for the Northern Powerhouse Agenda’ … Continue Reading I went to Thorpe Park by bus
Monday 15th October 2018 I’ve been spending a few days travelling by bus around West Yorkshire. Always a pleasure for me as, aside from brief spells with London Transport in … Continue Reading Wandering around West Yorkshire
Friday 5th October 2018 Oxford’s Pick-Me-Up is now over three months old so I thought it was time to see how it’s settling down after the introductory honeymoon. My four … Continue Reading Is Oxford’s Pick Me Up picking up?
30th September 2018 The turnaround of fortunes for First Bus in Cornwall is quite remarkable. You can’t fail to be impressed by the huge investment in new vehicles, eye catching … Continue Reading Turnaround Cornwall
Friday 28th September 2018 TfL’s much leaked cuts to central London’s bus routes were officially published today as a six week public consultation is launched. As expected the plans involve … Continue Reading Spiralling decline in London
Tuesday 25th September 2018 There aren’t many towns of Ipswich’s size (circa 150,000 population) with two bus stations. Many similar sized towns don’t even stretch to having one bus station … Continue Reading Which Ipswich bus station?