Another Quick update

another quick update from me.

As I’ve posted many times on here before, I’ve thought about seperating my blog into two seperate blogs, One for buses and one for personal stuff.  Each time I’ve  thought about it it’s kind of gone to the back of my mind as soon as I begin to realise what a pain in the arse its going to be to do….

So I’ve now decided not to seperate it, But leave it with you the reader to decide on what you see.

At the top of the screen in the green bar, You can now choose to just see bus related posts, or no buses at all :)

If you are not fussed or like reading both types then just come here as normal :)

 

Training progresses at LM with me now doing my on the train training, Currently working through my route knowledge which I’m finding tough in places but plenty of revising at home seems to be doing the trick!

 

On the bus side, News reaches me of plans for a N5 night bus in MK from mid July, Once I have more details I’ll post here.

 

Not much else been going on, Sold my Macbook Air as I just could get on with it for £750 on ebay and used the money to buy me a nice new windows Laptop, some decent headphones, iPhone dock and still have some money left over!

 

 


Another Quick update

another quick update from me.

As I’ve posted many times on here before, I’ve thought about seperating my blog into two seperate blogs, One for buses and one for personal stuff.  Each time I’ve  thought about it it’s kind of gone to the back of my mind as soon as I begin to realise what a pain in the arse its going to be to do….

So I’ve now decided not to seperate it, But leave it with you the reader to decide on what you see.

At the top of the screen in the green bar, You can now choose to just see bus related posts, or no buses at all :)

If you are not fussed or like reading both types then just come here as normal :)

 

Training progresses at LM with me now doing my on the train training, Currently working through my route knowledge which I’m finding tough in places but plenty of revising at home seems to be doing the trick!

 

On the bus side, News reaches me of plans for a N5 night bus in MK from mid July, Once I have more details I’ll post here.

 

Not much else been going on, Sold my Macbook Air as I just could get on with it for £750 on ebay and used the money to buy me a nice new windows Laptop, some decent headphones, iPhone dock and still have some money left over!

 

 


Quick update from me

Another quick update,
Still in training at London midland, going well and it is very interesting… I just wanna get out there and do it now! Hopefully should be only a couple more weeks and I’ll be able to put all the classroom work into practice….

I’m thinking about buying one of these now.. (yes I know it’s sad!)

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We are currently at the ticket machine training stage, So many ticket types and condition codes to remember!

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The other day we took a walk along to the sidings to have a look at a train… Don’t realise how big they are when you are stood on the platform!

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That’s pretty much it for now, looking forward to a weekend away in Great Yarmouth next weekend.

Bus related news, MK solo 2440 has lost its registration MK02 BUS…. I wonder where it’s gone…;-)

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Let’s make this a two way conversation, let me know what you’ve been up to in the comments :-)


A Change

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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.


A Change

photo (3)

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.


Bus traffic jam in CMK

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.

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Changing times

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!!


More transfers in

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.

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ETM’s

A day spent at Wycombe garage trying to sort out their real time system…..

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I’ve never understood why they park all the broken/dead buses against the fence nearest the road so that its the first thing you see as you pull up alongside the depot… Not the greatest impression!

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…and apparently this bus was on fire for more than 3 hours lol

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Hope to have details of some MK route changes for April soon!