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13:34, February 5, 2017

In addition to the NoWcard smart travel pass, there is also the NoWStar smart card in operation across Lancashire and Cumbria. While these undoubtedly are good things to have, there remains something to be said for all England smart travel cards in place of the regional versions that we are seeing. After all, the Oyster card has been a big success around London and Ireland’s Leap card got extended across the whole country. There is a place for joined up thinking even some reject the concept.

13:36, January 30, 2017

Transpeak

Introduced new stop on Duffield Road in Derby. The 1605 journey from Manchester to Derby on weekdays re-timed.

Services 185, 186, 442, 190

Changes made to peak weekday journeys to Harpur Hill together with afternoon and morning journeys on services 185 & 186. Services 442 & 190 now provide extra peak-time journeys through Harpur Hill and Fairfield. Through tickets are available and a combined timetable will be made available shortly.

Service 68

Journeys now start from and end at Buxton Market Place.

Service 69, 69A & 69B

Morning journeys now operate five minutes earlier.

13:35, January 30, 2017

The Nottingham City Transport Navy 3 service has been improved as follows:

  • Monday to Saturday daytime buses increased to run up to every 20 minutes
  • More peak time buses and earlier buses to Ruddington – every 20 minutes
  • More early evening buses – with buses up to every 30 minutes until 20:00
  • Reinstatement of Sunday buses between Ruddington and Clifton

13:35, January 30, 2017

Some early evening journeys on Crewe town service 12 (Leighton Link ) run up to 10 minutes later and there will be an extra Sunday evening journey to and from Leighton Hospital on service 12E. Service 99 between Congleton and Macclesfield will see service reductions so that overall reliability is improved.

13:37, January 28, 2017

The following changes affect Arriva bus services between Northwich and Winsford from tomorrow (information from Arriva website):

Service 29 Monday to Friday journeys from Winsford Town Centre will be revised to operate hourly to Over St Johns Estate, not serving Grange estate (See 29A).

Saturday service will serve both the Over St Johns estate and the Grange estate in one direction only.

New Service 29A Service 29A will operate an hourly service to the Grange Estate, however will not serve Over St Johns.

Moulton and Davenham will no longer be served by service 29/29A, except for dedicated morning and afternoon journeys.

13:39, January 12, 2017

Thankfully, Derbyshire County Council has shelved its plan to cut funding to all subsidised bus services. There still may be some rationalisation but the good news is that planned wholesale cuts are to be no more. What follows is the news item from the council website’s public transport section: Bus passengers in Derbyshire are to keep services paid for by us as plans to cut public transport funding are reviewed. It had been proposed to withdraw funding for around 144 subsidised services from October 2017. Following consultation where more than 90% of respondents said they disagreed with the plan, we have now agreed to provide £3m to continue funding some of these services.

The future of individual services has yet to be decided but we will be working closely with operators to see if some can be run commercially. We will also continue to review the whole of the bus network, streamlining less well-used services by reducing their frequency and joining up other services to reduce duplication.

13:39, November 22, 2016

Mallorca has a reputation in line with sunshine holidaying but it does have another side, one that offers opportunities for coastal and hill walking. While you can hire a car, there also is an extensive public transport network. For getting about Palma de Mallorca, there are bus services operated by EMT . When it comes to travelling elsewhere on the island, there are interurban bus and train services operated by TIB . There also are heritage train services between Palma and Sóller operated by Ferrocarril de Sóller on whose website you can book journeys and there is that of Valsóller Services . All in all, this looks like an island well connected by public transport that has plenty of trails to be followed by hikers away from the summer season when temperatures surge too high.

13:46, July 21, 2016

It appears that Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way has been great for promoting its western coastline so we now get Ireland’s Ancient East as the brand used to promote its antiquities. Just like it has for the former , Bus Éireann currently is advertising the part of its network that allows you to explore the latter . Here are links to timetables for those bus services:

2: Dublin Airport − Dublin − Arklow − Gorey − Enniscorthy − Wexford

4: Dublin − Carlow − Waterford − New Ross

40: Rosslare Europort − Waterford − Cork − Killarney − Kerry Airport − Tralee

65: Galway − Athlone − Cavan − Monaghan − Belfast

70: Galway − Athlone − Mullingar − Dundalk

72: Limerick − Birr − Athlone

100X: Dublin − Dublin Airport − Drogheda − Dundalk

109: Dublin − Navan − Kells − Cavan

111 Athboy – Trim – Batterstown – Dublin

111A: Athboy – Delvin − Granard − Cavan

111X Clonmellon – Delvin – Athboy – Trim – Dublin

115: Dublin – Kilcock – Enfield – Mullingar

133: Wicklow − Rathdrum − Avoca − Arklow

163: Drogheda − Donore

182: Drogheda − Ardee − Monaghan

190: Drogheda − Navan − Trim

215: Cloghroe – Blarney – Cork City Centre – Ballinlough – Mahon Point

245: Clonmel – Ardfinnan – Ballyporeen – Mitchelstown – Fermoy – Cork

366: Lismore − Cappoquin − Dungarvan − Waterford

370: Waterford − New Ross − Duncannon − Wellingtonbridge − Wexford

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