Saturday 9th January 2021 There’s nothing like a pandemic taking a serious turn for the worse (numbers infected, numbers in hospital, numbers dying all rising exponentially); the alert level rising … Continue Reading Week 1: Alas.
Saturday 28th November 2020 Hi”‘Tis the season to be jolly; but ’tis also the season to be jolly careful” our jolly jape Johnson jested in Monday’s Downing Street press briefing … Continue Reading Week 4: Be jolly careful
Saturday 21st November 2020 One big upside of this week’s so called Government ‘reset’ after Dom’s Downing Street departure was Monday’s welcome return of the Morgan-v-Hancock…Jenrick…Sharma…(et al) head-to-head on ITV’s … Continue Reading Week 3: Reset
Saturday 4th July 2020 It’s been another week of mixed message muddles, inconsistencies and questionable priorities. No, I’m not referring to today’s reopening of pubs while schools pretty much remain … Continue Reading Week 15. Avoid avoid public transport.
Saturday 27th June 2020 If you’re a believer in public transport, spent your whole career in it, use it extensively, love everything about it, feel passionate about it, you know … Continue Reading Week 14. Shifty about modal shift
Saturday 20th June 2020 Week 13 was to be a milestone week. Remember this from 19th March? “I do think, looking at it all, that we can turn the tide within … Continue Reading Week 13. £100 per passenger.
Saturday 13th June 2020 Good news this week for those convinced social distancing and public transport don’t mix. Trouble is it’s 11,000 miles away in Auckland where everything returned to … Continue Reading Week 12. Bus Full.
Saturday 6th June 2020 Transport Secretary Grant Shapps was rolled out again for the Downing Street briefing on Thursday – I note this service is being trimmed back to only … Continue Reading Week 11: It’s a cover up
Saturday 30th May 2020 The DfT published details of the second tranche of Covid-19 Bus Services Support Grant on Wednesday. A letter from Stephen Fidler, DfT’s Director, Local Transport to … Continue Reading Week 10. No 10. Integrity trashed.
Saturday 23rd May 2020 It’s been another week of mixed messages. On Wednesday Rees Mogg decided “work from home, but you should go to work if you can‘t work from … Continue Reading Not-really-Lockdown-any-more Week 9
Saturday 16th May 2020 So much for an orderly transition out of lockdown in England. The DfT has been discussing timetable enhancements with train companies and TfL to apply from … Continue Reading Sort-of-Lockdown Week 8
Saturday 9th May 2020 Week 7’s almost over as speculation grows about how the hell we’re going to get out of the lockdown travel conundrum of providing enough capacity as … Continue Reading Lockdown Week 7
Saturday 2nd May 2020 Welcome to another weekly round up of corona-bus-and-train ramblings. (Reader alert: I’ve rambled on a bit more than usual this week.) First up, it’s been heartening to … Continue Reading Lockdown Week 6
Saturday 25th April 2020 Lockdown Week 5 will soon be over and done with and there’s a definite air of the new ‘normal’ becoming normalised. I’ve become unnervingly accustomed to … Continue Reading Lockdown Week 5
Saturday 18th April 2020 And so Lockdown Week 4 is nearly at an end and we’re still very much in the ‘who’d have thought it’ phase of Covid-19’s transport fallout. … Continue Reading Lockdown Week 4
Friday 10th April 2020 As the end of week 3 of Lockdown Britain approaches, aside from the severely reduced service levels now applying across the country’s bus and train networks … Continue Reading Lockdown Week 3
Sunday 29th March 2020 It’s been hugely impressive to see central and devolved governments, local authorities and bus operators (with trade association CPT) working together to come up with a … Continue Reading TfGM “making situation ten times worse”
Saturday 21st March 2020 Prime Minister Harold Wilson coined the famous phrase “a week is a long time in politics” after tumultuous events before the 1964 General Election enabling Labour … Continue Reading What a week
Thursday 19th March 2020 I don’t think I’ve ever seen or heard ‘unprecedented’ used so often than in the last week. Even that’s unprecedented. Unprecedented has become the new normal. … Continue Reading Unprecedented