One of Arriva’s new electric buses for Route 7 has been travelling around town on a number of road tests.
(The white ‘pod’ on the roof is where the batteries are fitted)
Well I’m going to be doing a 15 mile bike ride round Milton Keynes on the 9th September in aid of Cancer Research UK.
Gonna be pretty interesting to see if I even make it round haha, But I’m hoping people will sponsor me to do it!.
If you would like to sponsor me you can do so at http://virginmoneygiving.com/jamo
Not much been going on in the bus world really.
Me and Metro Matt decided to go and have a ride on the new cable car in London.
It sways quite alarmingly once it’s over the Thames, but for the 5 minute ride I think it’s quite expensive at £3.40 one way. Also it doesn’t go past the most attractive parts of London!!
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!
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.
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!!
It seems that that planned change to turn the ‘B&Q’ roundabout into a traffic light junction has changed into a much smaller scheme with some slight modifications to lanes and one of the roundabouts.
I can see why this scheme has changed as it’s obviously alot cheaper to implement, and with the main congestion problem being vehicles wanting to turn left from Saxon Street into Watling Street East being allocated their own lane it should help. Sadly it looks like the second biggest cause of Traffic buildup, the Pedestrian crossing outside Tesco, is staying. Work is due to start shortly.