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15:06, July 23, 2013

On time Scotrail trains slow down over Glenfinnan viaduct (famous from Harry Potter films). It’s a nice touch that allows you to savour (and photograph?) an ionic Scottish view.

15:06, July 23, 2013

The Jacobite steam train runs twice daily from Monday to Friday until the end of August and not just once a day for the whole summer as once was the case; from September, it is one return journey a day until the end of October. The Saturday and Sunday service still is one train each way between Fort William and Mallaig and continue until September 22nd.

15:07, July 19, 2013

Stagecoach is offering open-top double-decker bus services around Lochaber, Skye & Orkney this summer.

15:07, July 19, 2013

Bowmans Coaches was taken over by West Coast Motors earlier this year. They even have sent over an open top double decker bus from Oban.

15:08, July 16, 2013

Prestbury Road closed for resurfacing from 17/7/2013 to 19/7/2013 in Macclesfield. Arriva bus service 4 disrupted and diverted. Not serving either Bollinbrook Road or Westminster Road stops from 09:30 to 15:30 each day.

15:12, July 13, 2013

The summer bus timetable for Yorkshire Dales is available. Great summary of available services on all days of the week.

15:10, July 13, 2013

Most service 108 journeys between Penrith & Patterdale are replaced by 508 during the English summer school holidays. Bus service 508 is running between Penrith & Bowness-on-Windermere on Sundays until the start of September. It passes both Ullswater & Patterdale as it does so.

15:09, July 13, 2013

Night bus services around Edinburgh will be improved by Lothian at the start of July.

15:15, January 26, 2013

Links are being kept up to date on a continual basis using the website’s link checker. Notable tweaks have included an update to the entry for the Diamond Buses’ new website and the changes to Cheshire East bus services with service 130 running between Macclesfield and Manchester being a particular example.

19:22, November 20, 2012

The timetable link has been updated for the Transpeak service in Trunk Services: England. The Derby to Nottingham section is omitted now, possibly due to how the bus service was between those cities anyway. After all, Trent Barton holds sway around there and High Peak now operates Transpeak instead of them since earlier this year.