Here We Go Again
Saturday, 9 January 2021
Open Access operators are not considered a "proper" part of the National Rail network by HMG, so have not been pseudo-nationalised. Clearly the sensible option is to close down.
Ditto Hull Trains.
Eurostar remains in big trouble for the same reasons.
The DaFT is, it is assumed, about to announce a huge reduction in UK train services, probably along the lines of Sunday service plus a few "commuting" extras.
There has been no announcement yet, but a correspondent who was doing some legal shopping in Torquay earlier in the week reported that there were more buses than passengers.
Rishi won't like paying for that!
... and temporary closures may well become permanent.
It also follows that fbb's ability to write a daily blog about nothing much happening may be seriously challenged.
But There Are Always E-Scooters
The system is similar to the one from the Vois boys in Northampton and elsewhere; but on the Island you can find out a bit about the price without the application of an App to your "device". (Which can be painful and may require special ointment.)
You still get some shelter if you wish to go to Ryde ...
But back to the latest travel options, brilliantly devised to be of assistance to the typical Nettlestone Resident off to town to do a bit of shopping.
Island correspondent (senior) Alan writes, "I'll give them six months." Seems generous to fbb!
A Puzzle Picture ...
Excitement For fbb
Next Variety blog : Sunday 12th January