There is no doubt that the Model Railway brigade, trade and its customers, have reacted amazed, jaws dropped at Hornby's announcement of it produce range for 2020.
The full sized APT project was cancelled, not because of technical problems or because some people felt travel sick as the tilt tilted, but because the British Railways bean counters worked out that there was no commercial future for such trains.
We now have tilting Pendolinos whizzing in and out of Euston and, one day soon (???), will have "High Speed 2". Hindsight is a wonderful thing.
This, of course, is one of the great benefits to accrue from Buses for Sheffield a k a the Sheffield Bus Non-Partnership.
The service is equally dire in the opposite direction with two buses running close together every twenty minutes.
Presumably the First Bus (FST) route 83 journeys do not call at South Lane Moor Market?
One of the important traffic objectives of the 83 and 83a is Morrisons on Ecclesfield Common.
Of course it does go there. In the picture below the store entrance is on the right ...
Useless co-ordinated frequency, useless timetable presentation so ... it is inevitable that passenger numbers will fall yet again.
... And The Ugly!
Roger French has recently ridden on Carousel Buses service re-extended to Heathrow Airport. On one vehicle he photographed the collection of notices applied to and around the driver's cab.
Are they all important?
Are they relevant?
Does ANYONE read them?
Could they be simplified?
Above all - are they welcoming to the passenger?
Answers, please, on a postcard to Carousel Buses; part of the GoAhead group.
It is all on-line - IF you can find it and IF you can be bothered to wade through the rubbish.
N.B. This blog ws published in error yesterday afternoon.