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.


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!!


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!


A strange type of day

It’s been a rather odd sort of day today.

It’s not every day you are asked to drive a film crew around town in a bus.

The gadget show came to MK to test Noise Cancelling Headphones, and what better was to do it than on a noisy bus!

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The day was spent driving round the City Centre while they filmed various bits, Which even included a guy playing the bagpipes.

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iA70B-BGRHg

Never did I imagine one day that I’d be driving round in a bus with a man playing the bagpipes at full volume!!

Been a great day!

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Time for a “refresh”

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.

hummmmmmmmm………