As fbb explored the Forch Railway (the tram/train that thinks it is an S-Bahn railway at Zurich), he omitted to tell his utterly fascinated readers about the timetable.
Monday to Friday trains (trams?) run every 30 minutes from Esslingen and every 15 from Forch plus peak hour extras.
On Saturdays the frequency is similar. On Sundays there is a service every 30 minutes throughout that day from early (very early!) to late.
At Forch you will find another proper station ...
... and, in the distance, a superbly modernised depot ...
Aberdeenshire Discovers The Truth
Well, that IS a surprise.
What is also a surprise is why the Governments are opening their cost-of-living strained piggy-banks to subsidise what must now be blindingly obvious non-starters. What is very annoying is that it is your money and mine that is being wasted by a prodigal pack of politicians!
It's part of the livery, innit!
Merseytravel New Trains - At Last!
After months of "negotiation" with the Unions. agreement has been reached to actually use the new trains for passengers. Astounding!
Bluebell Train From the Past
If you thought that the top preserved (heritage) railways were all about steam with the occasions diesel day, you may wish to rethink.
For those ignorant of this class, it is a diesel electric two-car unit. So it thumps!
From One Extreme ...
fbb, wallowing in nostalgia, looks back at his teenage days when a model railway layout looked like this.
But there is an increasing number of layouts "out there" which strive for a much greater level of realism.
Arriva Chickens Out - Again!
If you haven't spotted this ...
Stagecoach Cumbria and North Lancashire work in partnership with Arriva North East, Northumberland County Council and Cumbria County Council to bring you an improved service between Newcastle, Corbridge, Hexham, Haltwhistle, Brampton and Carlisle.
You can now buy the full range of daily and weekly tickets, regardless of which company’s bus you use.
So if you want access to Stagecoach’s full Carlisle network, you won't have to wait for a Stagecoach bus to buy a Carlisle MegaRider ticket. Likewise, customers travelling to Cobalt Business Park, and other North East locations served by Arriva, can now catch any Cross Pennine bus.
What are you talking about fbb? Service 685, joint between Stagecoach and Arriva, runs from Newcastle to Carlisle accross the Pennines. Stagecoach (above) gives all the detail.
Passengers are advised that from the above date, all Service 685 journeys currently operated by Arriva between Newcastle and Carlisle will transfer their operation to Stagecoach. This means that Arriva will cease to provide any journeys on this route beyond this time.
Regrettably, this decision has come about following the continued national bus driver shortage, in which Arriva, along with many other bus operators across the country, are facing challenges with driver recruitment.
For some time now, Arriva had only showed their own journeys on-line whereas Stagecoach has provided a full timetable ...
As is usual with the "its all on line" policy, some parts of Stagecoach do admit the change. Others don't as we see above.
Effectively Stagecoach will be running the full service from Monday.
Odd, is it not, that Stagecoach can find the extra drivers needed but Arriva have a shortage.
Arriva, they tell porkies?
Next Variety blog : Sunday 22nd January
Not quite as early, I agree - but my local bus Sunday service starts at 05.25 and then runs half-hourly (or better) until 07.20, thence every 20 minutes.ReplyDelete