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The Demise Of the High Street…

As ever I find myself indebted to the guru that is the one and only Mr Chris Cheek who has recently revealed that a staggering one third of bus passengers are no longer going to the shops to make their purchases. Over the last ten years the traditional high street has...

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Using The Bus ;What Young People Think

For the second time in a week I am indeed indebted to the excelllent crew at Transport Focus (See what I did there using the word “crew’ as I am down with the kids, quite clearly), who hosted an excellent, innovative, and inter-active survey results and discussion...

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National Express Results; Outstanding 2018!

It is always good to witness a Company that year on year constantly continues to grow from strength to strength. National Express have done that consistently over the last few years. To be fair, it really is a very impressive story, going back only a few short years...

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The Simple Joy Of A Bus Ride

I dont know about you, but can you remember the very first time that you went on a bus. I do not mean one of those children’s carousel rides, where they would invariably include a fun double decker bus, where the best seat in the house was naturally upstairs on the...

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Understanding Buses; A Master text

One of the eternal mysteries of life that I have often contemplated is simply this. Why, oh why in an industry that employees hundreads of thousands of employees, and that supplies the oxygen of mobility to the local communities that it serves along the length and...

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DFT, Under The Spotlight….

I was deeply indebted to my good chums at Coach and Bus Weekly who included a rather excellent article where the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Transport Minister Nusrat Ghani, MP, along with her mate Catrina Henderson, Head of Buses and Taxis at the...

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Slipping Off This Mortal Coil..

One of the things that happens when you get diagnosed with a life threatening illness like cancer, is that you quite rightly begin to question not just your own mortality, but maybe equally important what really is important in both life and beyond. Do not get me...

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Ding Dong; All Change In First Manchester

Well there had been plenty of speculation, not only in the trade press but of course social media had also been doing its bit to spread the fake/real news speculation. Indeed it is an ironic if not perverse irony that these days like it or not Facebook, Twitter,...

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All Aboard The Valentine Love Bus

A few short years ago when I was working at the Diamond Bus Company we thought that it would be a bit of a lark if we did something rather special for Valentine’s Day. So, we did, basically we customised a bus and offered our passengers the chance to add a Valentine’s...

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Time For The Coach?….

I have always been an unabashed fan of the humble coach, I have grown up with it from my earliest memories it has been part of my world. In fact the truth is that I like it or not I was born into it, my dad back in the day was once the MD of National Express Coach...

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Roll Up, Roll Up, UK Bus Summit 2019

I cannot believe that it is 5 years since the first UK Bus summit, it only seems like yesterday, and what happy salad days of innocence and contentment they were. Back in the day, Brexit was not even a word, “Just call me Dave” Cameron was the Prime Minister, happily...

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