Half year results look promising: National Express is optimistic about the future

Half year results look promising: National Express is optimistic about the futureLast week, the Birmingham-based transport group National Express shared their half year results, which look highly promising – particularly so for the international endeavours of the company. National Express, which is mainly associated with cheap domestic coach travel by most British Continue reading

Dos and Don’ts: 5 ½ tips to avoid being the weird person on the bus

The Dos and Don’ts: 5 ½ tips for not being the weird person on the busIn the US Sitcom “How I Met Your Mother”, Ted Mosby comes up with the idea that there’s always one weird or crazy person on the bus. The person can earn this special name tag by engaging in conduct that annoys fellow travellers, such as talking too much or eating particularly smelly food. Continue reading

The world of buses is full of curiosities: rooftop gardens, dog tours and unconventional fuels

The world of buses is full of curiositiesIf you believe buses are just used for boring school trips or overcrowded public transport, take a closer look at the international bus industry. Tinkerer and innovators around the world are working on groundbreaking projects to improve the attractiveness of buses as means of transportation as well Continue reading

Save £95 per month by taking the bus to work

Save £95 per month by taking the bus to workA recent Stagecoach study has shown that people who leave their car at home and use the bus instead for their daily commute save around £1,000 per year on average. Even though petrol is comparatively cheap at the moment, a bus ticket is usually even cheaper – especially so when you opt for weekly, Continue reading

What is bus bunching?

What is bus bunching?Does the following situation sound familiar? You’re waiting for your bus, which was supposed to arrive five minutes ago. After a few more minutes your bus is finally arriving but instead of one bus there’s two buses right after each other. This situation is not just a daily nuisance but also a scientifically studied Continue reading

Public Transport Study: How expensive is commuting in the UK really?

Public Transport Study: How expensive is commuting in the UK really?The UK seems to be fairly troubled by public transport issues at the moment: recurring rail strikes, overcrowded trains and high fares have more and more customers voicing their dissatisfaction. Commuters in particular are affected by these issues. A recent BBC study has found out, for instance, that people Continue reading

Taking the Car out of Cardiff: World Car Free Day in the UK and Worldwide

Taking the Car out of Cardiff: World Car Free Day in the UK and WorldwideEvery year, on 22 September about 1,500 cities in 40 countries celebrate World Car Free Day. In order to cut down pollution and to reduce traffic and noise, cars are either banned from large parts of the city centres or other activities and competitions are offered which are meant to encourage the population Continue reading

Southern Railway: 5-Day-Walkout Causes Commuter Chaos

Southern Railway: 5-Day-Walkout Causes Commuter ChaosMonday, 8 August 2016, marked the beginning of a 5-day-walkout staged by Southern Railway staff. The train company, which runs services from Sussex and Surrey to London, Kent, Buckinghamshire and Hampshire, has been the target of strikes for several months now with the dispute focusing on a Continue reading

British Company Taken Over by FlixBus: megabus Withdraws from Continental Bus Market

British Company Taken Over by FlixBus: megabus Withdraws from Continental Bus MarketAs of 1 July, the German coach company FlixBus will take over megabus’ Continental bus routes as well as cross-border connections to and from the UK. Starting from next Friday, the German market leader will be in charge of the planning of timetables, marketing strategies, sales and distribution as well as pricing. Continue reading