Well I think I can finally reveal that I will be leaving Arriva Shortly and moving to the Railways.
My current job is being made part time due to costs, So I think that this new position has come about at just the right time!
I shall be moving to London Midland (successful references permitting) to be a Senior Conductor (Guard) which I’m really looking forward to.
My blog will still continue and still be mainly bus orientated. Once I have left the company I will no longer have to be so restrained on what I write on this site.
I have a number of people that will still be informing me of goings on, route changes, day to day stuff on the road etc, So as a reader there should be no change apart from a bit of extra Train related stuff.
News reaches me that a bus jam involving quite a number of buses took place in Lower Ninth Street in the City Centre this evening about 1800. Looking at the picture I think it’s safe to say there will have been some disruption to most routes. Seems a bus broke down in the single lane section and couldn’t be moved/rolled out the way.
I know I haven’t posted a lot lately, but there has been a lot going on in the background.
I hope to be able to tell you more soon, but there are some exciting changes happening with the blog, and with me. In the meantime there may be a lack of posts while the changes take place (one of them could be pretty big!). More details soon hopefully!!
A few transfers in to us ate starting to appear as we start to transfer out most off our solo’s.
This bus, 3513 was collected from Watford today and will be on the streets of MK as soon as it’s been converted to single door and painted green.. Two similar buses are already done and just waiting for destination blinds.
I’ve started to notice that I’m getting more and more visitors looking for timetables for buses in Milton Keynes, Even though the MK Council and Arriva sites have them all available and rank much higher on google when searching.
At the moment, I just copy over the MKC page and link to that, I’m starting to wonder if it would be in my interest to tap into this generated traffic, Which then may in turn be worth a few quid with an advert or two. (I’m not talking about plastering the site with banner ads, and I certainly didn’t create this blog to make money, But something that covers the cost of hosting wouldn’t be too bad.)
This blog has always been about me and my job with a bit of Public Transport information thrown in alongside, I’ve toyed with the idea of creating a blog within a blog for the Information section, But don’t think I would have the time to keep it fresh and upto date.
Is there anyone out there that is ofay with WordPress that would be interested in helping with that side of things? Someone that could put up bus news etc? Nothing confirmed yet, Just thinking out aloud really but would be interesting to see if there is any interest.