Friday 11th September 2020 The last time Oxfordshire funded a bus service was July 2016. That month the County Council scrapped its circa £4 million annual bus subsidy budget abandoning … Continue Reading Oxfordshire’s back funding buses
Monday 7th September 2020 North Lincolnshire Council became the latest local authority to jump on the app based Demand Responsive Transport (DRT) bus bandwagon today as it launched its new … Continue Reading No Go on JustGo.
Friday 4th September 2020 ‘Miss Marple’ ….. as in residents of the Manchester suburb by that name will soon ‘miss’ their hourly Northern run train service. The Rose Hill Marple … Continue Reading Miss Marple and the disappearing trains: part 1
Wednesday 2nd September 2020 It’s all change for the bus network serving Leeds Bradford Airport this week. Sunday saw Transdev Blazefield take over the three bus routes connecting Leeds, Bradford … Continue Reading From Tiger to Flyer
Monday 31st August 2020 I last took a ride on the Hayling Ferry in November 2018. This cute little passenger ferry crosses Langstone Harbour connecting the eastern tip of Portsea … Continue Reading Buses are back to the Hayling Ferry
Saturday 29th August 2020 Readers may recall my ride on route 404 earlier this month highlighting TfL’s penchant for circuitous bus routes wandering around the back streets of London’s suburbs … Continue Reading All change for TfL’s 384 and 112
Thursday 27th August 2020 It only takes 44 minutes on the train. But that’s far too easy a way to make the journey. How about taking the bus instead? I … Continue Reading Brighton to Croydon and back. By bus.
Wednesday 26th August 2020 It’s been trailed on social media as making “it easier than ever to connect with the people and places that matter to you”. Arriva’smuch vaunted new … Continue Reading Arriva’s new website. A brutal review.
Tuesday 25th August 2020 The London Transport Museum has been running a series of Hidden London branded tours for a number of years. There’s even a book recently published which … Continue Reading Tour Hidden London from home
Saturday 22nd August 2020 Continuing my Covid curtailed summer open top bus rides, I popped down to the New Forest today to sample Bluestar’s colour coded circular tours around the … Continue Reading Multi-coloured New Forest Tours
Thursday 20 August 2020 The last time I took a ride on East Yorkshire’s open top bus service along Scarborough’s seafront was in May last year, just before the lovely … Continue Reading Beachcomber and EastRider riden
Monday 16th August 2020 Heritage Railways have had it tough these last few months. No ‘Emergency Measures Agreements’ for them, nor any help for charter train companies either. So it … Continue Reading Going loco in Appleby
Saturday 15th August 2020 A brand new station at Horden opened quietly without any ceremonial ribbon cutting, balloons or cup cakes during the Covid-19 ‘essential travel only’ lockdown … Continue Reading Horden back on track after 56 years
Thursday 13th August 2020 I had high hopes for fflecsi (it’s Welsh for flex) – the Welsh version of DRT (Demand Responsive Transport). Transport for Wales (TfW) are replacing existing … Continue Reading fflecsi – the Welsh DRT
Monday 10th August 2020 When First West of England managing director James Freeman announced a few weeks ago he was going to trial the idea of allowing passengers to pre-book … Continue Reading Book my bus ride in Bath and Bristol
Saturday 8th August 2020 Thames Clippers’ six year partnership with credit card company MBNA came to an end on Monday when the naming rights of the company’s twenty boats was … Continue Reading Uber Boat Launch
Thursday 6th August 2020 London’s bus route 404 is interesting for a number of reasons. It’s one of TfL’s short meandering routes that doesn’t really go anywhere. It wanders around … Continue Reading 404: No passenger found
Monday 3rd August 2020 It was pats on the backs all round at Network Rail and GoVia Thameslink Railway (GTR) this morning as although operational problems a plenty caused by … Continue Reading Turnback Stevenage
Saturday 1st August 2020 It’s a shorter summer season this year for obvious reasons, so this past week I’ve been out and about giving three bus companies running seafront open … Continue Reading Beside the seaside, beside the sea
Wednesday 29th July 2020 I thought it was time to take a ride on Mertrolink’s brand new line to the Trafford Centre so I headed up to Manchester today to … Continue Reading Metrolink’s £350 million extension