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Efforts of Enthusiasts

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Blurred bus on rural road. Dartmoor, Devon, UK

It isn’t just the business of local authorities to provide travel information in their local areas because local folk sometimes take matters into their own hands too and this is where I get to highlight a few of these and plan to add more as and when I find them. My efforts on here may help in their little way but others do a far more comprehensive job for their respective local areas. Please give me a nudge below if you know of more than these.

Bus Times

It may look otherwise but this is the effort of one person plugging things into open sources of information to create something very impressive for both Great Britain and the whole island of Ireland; even the Republic of Ireland gets included so multi-national coverage is offered. There even is a map-based function that zeroes in on where you are using the location of a mobile device and creates a list of the next buses at nearby stops. This may not be live information though but even having timetable information delivered like this puts some other sources to shame. There are actual bus timetables too so the traditional way of looking at things is available.

Bus Services in York

The name of this website doesn’t do justice to its content. The services for which timetables are supplied do not serve York but also the North York Moors and Yorkshire Dales national parks as well as other parts of Yorkshire. It’s the work of one person as far as I can see so adding in all those timetables must take a lot of work, especially with them changing all the time. Since I quite fancy revisiting North Yorkshire for walking trips after what feels like too long, this should have its uses.

Stourbridge Interchange

This is something of a labour of love with galleries of old and new bus photos to go with the service information. Timetables naturally find their place on here along with details of service changes and other public transport for this part of the English West Midlands.

The Man in Seat 61

This began as a labour of love for a railwayman and now appears to be how he earns his living. It is a railway information guide that extends beyond Britain and Ireland to include other places as well. The guy has two books published too and the site has won awards so there is something about this web outpost.