Amateur Transplants – London Underground

We couldn’t have a tube strike in London without reference to the below song: In fairness, I think Bob Crow is solely to blame for a lot of the agro; he just comes across as a self-obsessed trouble maker to me. How can they turn down ABOVE INFLATION salary rises, at a time when a […]

GM Buses

Cor, I am feeling rather nostalgic now. Someone (@technicalfault) on twitter posted a picture of an old bus, which in turn made me remember the old orange livery of the GM buses that used to be all over Manchester when, following deregulation in 1986, Greater Manchester Transport was dissolved and GM Buses rose from the […]

‘Booty Train’ – Virgin Trains Advert

I just caught the ‘Booty Train’ advert on the TV for Virgin Trains’ London Euston to Manchester Piccadilly service and have to confess; I ABSOLUTELY LOVED IT! A Manchester lad at heart (and a bit of a transport geek), Virgin Trains have always been my favourite way to travel. I’m also a not-so-closeted fan of […]

Oxford Circus to get a ‘Shibuya’ crossing

SOURCE: New Civil Engineer (Ed Owen) £5M Work to renovate the congested Oxford Circus crossing on London’s busiest street begins today, to create diagonal crossings designed by Atkins similar to those at Tokyo’s iconic Shibuya crossing. Oxford Circus is where London’s two main shopping streets – Oxford Street and Regent Street – meet. Those exiting […]