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Ireland’s Aircoach; A Class Act

I have been very fortunate in the last ten years or so to have been a reasonably regular visitor to the Emerald Isle. I suppose that like a fair few Brits I am able to identify with Ireland through immigration, in my case my mothers mother’s family came over at the...

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An Icon Of The Bus Industry.

The BBC have recently been showing a rather fascinating documentary series which has selected 4 different individuals from a range of carefully selected categories and then post the show asked viewers to vote for a winner. A simple enough concept, and I have to say...

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Meeting Andy Burnham M.P.(Once)

I once had tea with Andy Burnham the present day Mayor of Manchester, back then he was an MP, and I was in the House of Commons as a guest of a former Glasgow MP, called Johns Lyons. We had arranged to meet with Andy with an initial view to talk about the challenges...

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Uk Bus Summit 2019

I was delighted to note that the excellent UK Bus summit will yet again be taking place in the heart of Westminster where the key figures and decision makers will meet to discuss the role of the bus at arguably one of the most decisive times as the bus reaches a...

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Worrying Trends On UK Bus Usage From TAS

The very latest TAS survey published this week and authored by the highly respected Chris Cheek, paints a worrying and gloomy picture for the UK Bus Industry, which reports that across the nation in 2012 revenue fell by 6%, even worse it showed that the UK workforce...

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CILT : A Proud Centenary

So with 2019 comes a special anniversary, as we celebrate the one hundred year of the Chartered Institute Of Logistics And Transport. It is in fairness a noble and worthy celebration, the Institute has played a considerable role in shaping the future of Logistics and...

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Is Public Service Driving A Bus?

I was having a meander across Faceache yesterday when I came across a comment from a chap who I had known from the early nineties. When I first met him he was a young, well educated, and articulate man who had a passion for the bus industry. He was a self confessed...

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Getting Ahead In Dublin

It was most encouraging to see my first copy of CBW or Coach And Bus Weekly slide into my pigeon hole at Clent towers. As my eager fingers peeled back the plastic cover, low and behold, what did I see but two of Go Ahead Dublin’s finest, new, shiny buses, gleaming in...

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2019: A New Year Beckons

Well the turkey is a distant memory, the pigs in blankets have gone into hibernation for the winter, and the decorations while still up, seem a little incongruous to the general grey, drab, post Christmas celebrations. However, all is not lost, the New Year brings...

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2018; A Great Year For uTrack

So, there we have it, another year over as the good ship uTrack meanders to an end as I write this the final blog of 2018. It has been a year of growth and consolidation with significant expansion with some great new staff in both the Dublin and Birmingham offices....

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All Hail The New Fat Controlers….Maybe?

I was both intrigued and surprised to learn on the BBC news that the government is wanting to allow private rail companies to compete on routes that are presently operated by rail Companies that have previously won rail franchises. I have to say this was a complete...

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The Renaissance Of First UK Bus.

I have been watching with great interest over the past severn years the progress of First UK Bus. I worked for First for over 20 years eventually being made redundant in 2006. Ironically in 2018, I find myself in that strange world where through the fickle finger of...

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UK Bus Awards: The Big Book Of Winners

So there I was minding my own business when the postie arrived with his traditional goodie bag of invoices, statements and a plethora of new credit cards that apparently I am eligible for, along with discounted funeral plans and invitations to join residential nursing...

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