... Comtrast And Compare!
Tuesday 17 May 2022
East Ham Versus Exley Head (1) ...
It is probably fair to say that almost every reader of this blog will have heard of West Ham, largely due to some eleven-a-side team game which, fbb understands, is popular in some quarters. West Ham United used to play at the Boleyn Ground (a k a Upton Park) ...
... but have moved (controversially and cheaply to the detriment of HM Government's piggy bank!) to the former Olympic Stadium. The old stadium was just across the border in East Ham!
You will not find the previous stadium there nowadays.
East Ham and West Ham are part of the London Borough of Newham. It should really be pronounced New Ham (as in pork derived cooked meat) but is known universally and disappointingly as "New'Um".
We met East Ham, briefly, in yesterday;+'s blog, when fbb helped out Transport for London by explaining, very simply, the changes to route 300 due this coming Saturday.
East Ham is on the Underground's District line and one stop short of the Barking terminus on the oddly named Hammersmith and City line which, as its name suggests, runs from Hammersmith to Barking, somewhat beyond "The City",
Back in the day, the line was in the hands of the London Midland and Scottish Railway ...
Things are somewhat different at Exley Head.
But the community does feature on the Keighley Buses route map.
Indeed, it is a time point on the K7, running every 20 minutes Monday to Saturday ...
So, already, we are miles better off than, say, service 300 from East Ham to Canning Town.
It is shown on the excellent Keighley Buses town network map ...
... we can assume that, as things recover, print will return.
It's all looking very good for Exley Head - and even more very good when compared to the lack of useful information at East Ham.
Not only that, but a month ago, Transdev Keighley and District published a revised network map, text summaries of all the changes and all the new timetables! A whole month ago!
And look! The K7, a reltively minor route in an "average" West Yorkshire town (an averagely lovely West Yorkshire Town!) is operated by route branded buses. ... WHICH ...... NEVER ...... HAS ...... BEEN! Unless you count the generic "Hoppa" brand which applied to a network.
Trandev Boss Alex Hornby never misses a chance to promote change ...
So fbb had better look at what happened over the weekend at Keighley and check out the improvements.
Were there any reductions? Betcha there were.
Next Keighley blog : Wednesday 18th May