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!

 

 


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.


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!


TV Tonight!


Well, If you are at home tonight, and have nothing better to do then you can spend a bit of time BusDriverJames spotting on Channel 5 at 8pm tonight during The Gadget Show. I am sure the bus will get far more coverage than me, But will be interesting to see how it’s played out compared to how it was recorded on the day!

Let me know if you see me!

 

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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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