Wednesday 21st October 2020 As the all too predictable battle for control of TfL rages amid the desperate need for further Covid funding from Government to keep the Capital’s transport … Continue Reading Bus changes for Croydon and Sutton
Friday 9th October 2020 When TfL intrdocued the politically inspired New Bus for London – I hesitate at using its official ‘New Routemaster’ name for want of not denegrating the … Continue Reading LT buses reach Potters Bar
Thursday 8th October 2020 Following recent trips to Selsdon/Croydon and the Herts/Essex border I’ve continued my ‘London Country 50th anniversary’ inspired days out to the former London Transport red and … Continue Reading A look in on Staines (-upon-Thames)
Thursday 24th September 2020 Fifty-one years ago it was all very straightforward. London’s red buses ventured north as far as Potters Bar, Cheshunt and Waltham Cross in Hertfordshire as well … Continue Reading On the Essex-Herts-London border: part 1
Tuesday 15th September 2020 When I checked out the new Uber Boat brand for Thames Clipper’s service along the River Thames a few weeks ago, I noticed the journeys in … Continue Reading Guess how many commute by boat?
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.
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
Thursday 12th March 2020 London’s so called ‘integrated transport system’ with its much lauded ‘seamless ticketing’ didn’t work for me on Monday. TfL’s ticket machines at stations on the Metropolitan … Continue Reading Not so integrated London: 1
Thursday 5th March 2020 TfL’s hydrogen powered single deck buses reach their final terminus tomorrow so I took a couple of rides on board for one last time today. TfL first … Continue Reading End of the road for pioneering hydrogen buses
Saturday 25th January 2020 Bus route 497 linking unserved parts of Harold Hill in the London Borough of Havering with Harold Wood Station was first identified as a good idea … Continue Reading Over three years on … new route 497 begins
Tuesday 21st January 2020 It’s interesting to compare three recent launches of buses and brands in the last couple of weeks. Highest profile was Blackburn Bus Company’s launch last weekend … Continue Reading Three contrasting upgrades
Saturday 7th December 2019 It’s quite a day for fans of new bus routes in London. Christmas has come early for those who love new route numbers added to an … Continue Reading London’s four new bus routes
Thursday 28th November 2019 The rail industry’s fond of slipping in new developments before they’re officially due to start; they call it a ‘preview service’. It’s just happened again on … Continue Reading TfL reaches Reading
Thursday 21st November 2019 Following last Friday’s try out of TfL’s latest Demand Responsive Transport trial in Ealing, I found myself back in the Borough with two bus industry colleague … Continue Reading Slip ‘n Slide