Let's hope he is right; predictions of jam tomorrow have often been wildly optimistic.
On A Simpler Note ...
Nigel's Clever Plan For Clever Buses.
A few days ago, fbb reported a near secret bus launch at Doncaster Racecourse. It was of branded buses for route 66.
Locals seemed to have missed the great news and fbb wondered whether it had actually happened. But it was reported in some of the trade rags.
So here is our Nigel Egginton, standing in front of a fuchsia wedge outside the main stand of Doncaster Racecourse.
The bus is branded "Doncaster's Clever Buses" ...
... which refers to the App Cap, whereby you will never pay more than £4.70 on any day if you Tap with the App. This is not new, but clearly the bosses at Doncaster/Leicester/Potteries/Worcester thought it was worth another shout and a pot or two of fuchsia paint.
Except it was not quite what it seemed.
The bus pictured, KX05 WHY, began its life in Barbie clothes in Leicester.
It then went to the Potteries to be part of the "Fruit Route" branding for the Cherry Line where it gained a red wedge.
The fruits went rotten very quickly and the bus returned to Leicester where its wedge became generic fuchsia as is "standard" in that City.
And so to Doncaster where bus watchers will have spotted other Leicester fronts, some with rather crude de-branding.
Glue on some vinyls for Donny and you have a bright new look (on a sad old bus) as part of the bright new management team. But bus users will see it is "something different", unless they are cognisant of the mysteries of registration numerology. Percy Clump of Potteric Carr isn't, so won't.
Bus spotters may be aghast at this cruel deception, but Doncastrians won't be upset. AT LAST something positive is happening to encourage bus use in a bright and obvious manner.
Well done Nige, for a very opportune and useful cunning plan.