On Trains & Buses

Travel news, views & information from Europe & North America by an independent public transport user

U.K. Travel Information

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Manchester Metrolink Tram (Bombardier M5000 Flexity Swift)

The idea for this part of the website is that national and local travel information websites in the U.K. are highlighted for inspection and perusal. Hopefully, all that you’ll find here will be of some use. However, not every local council is as helpful as they could and that will be tested by the public expenditure cuts that are coming. That last comment also applies to the local transport authorities that I have added as well. While things are only getting going from foundations at the moment, the intention is that this section builds into a useful library for those interested in exploring a particular area by public transport or just to know more about getting around their local patch.

Journey Planning

Mainland Britain gets quite a few journey-planning websites so here’s a selection. Some are multi-modal while others are rail only, but I hope that they come useful for you. After all, you may be surprised at what’s included here.

Helpful Councils

Here, I’ll only list a council if it does something to help the use of public transport and some are not so good on this score. Rather than focussing on criticism, I’ll celebrate the good as an example to be followed.

Transport Authorities

This list includes Integrated Transport Authorities created from earlier Passenger Transport Authorities in 2005 along with a few other similar institutions. All do something to provide timetable libraries, journey planning and travel news as part of their web service.

Efforts of Enthusiasts

Not content with other sources of information, some have taken it upon themselves to provide information for their local area. So far, I have found two, but there may be more. Let me know if you have something like what they have.