After a couple of months of unpaid leave I returned to Arriva for the evening last Wednesday for a contract duty. Park & Ride service from MK Rail Station to Stadium:MK. Unfortunately there were more buses than people with 12 deckers and 526 passengers carried.
Here’s my bus, 6305. Unsure it’s usual depot. I think Aylesbury but it had Wycombe notices inside.
Hears two lessons for everyone.
1. Don’t let anyone you don’t know to ‘upgrade’ your blog.
2. Make sure you have a backup.
Luckily there hasn’t been many updates on here in the recent future, but anything that was posted before 2016 was lost. 😩
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Trying to drum up a bit of new business with the Vending Machines this month by trying to get people to take a picture of the van, the strangest pic each month wins a mystery prize.
If I ever suggest to go for a walk along the boundary line on a wet, windy and muddy day, tell me to do one! 😂😂
Just a quick message to say Merry Christmas to anyone that still comes by here looking for the occasional update. 🙂
I can’t remember if I’ve mentioned my other ‘job’ on here before, (It’s been a long time since I posted with any sort of regular pattern), but the Vending Machine business is slowly taking off. It’s been a busy 12 months with the number of sites/machines doubling and updating the whole fleet of machines with Credit/Debit card readers.
Well the business has taken another turn with the purchase of a bigger van…. Meet Vernon the Vivaro!
So, today we’ve been to the yearly bus rally, Showbus.
I took one of our electric Streetlites, 5007.
I have to say this is probably one of the poorest organised Showbus events I’ve been to. We were lucky with “only” waiting 40 minutes to get parked up, some buses had a three hour wait!
There seem to be quite a number of buses getting stuck in the soft ground too. If it’s held at Woburn Abbey again next year I think I’ll give it a miss…..
Anyway, 5007 did us well and only used 30% charge for the whole day. 🙂
and to end the post, here’s a picture of Professional Matt eyeing up an ice cream van 😂
Well it’s been a long time since I posted on here, there’s been a number of reasons, nothing much to report, Arriva’s ‘social media policy’ stopping me from posting some items, and also a hint of laziness!
Well today I’ve been working on a camp site shuttle service for a company called City Camping, ferrying campers to the Bowl for the Foo Fighters concert…. In three hours time I get to take them all back again. About 2am I can drive the bus back to Luton, then drive back to MK in the car to finally reach my bed! 😴😴