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

Consumer Rights Act: Improved Compensation Arrangements for Rail and Coach Passengers

Consumer Rights Act: Improved Compensation Arrangements for Rail and Coach PassengersBrits using rail and coach services have reason to celebrate since they will be entitled to better compensations. On 1 October, an amendment to the Consumer Rights Act came into effect, which followed the impetus by the consumer group Which? Initially, rail, maritime and Continue reading

Bizarre Bus News: Alien on Board and Where Does the Fox Go?

Bizarre Bus News: Alien on Board and Where Does the Fox Go?There’s a lot of things going on in the world of buses and coaches. While the launch of a new bus connection, attractive deals or the achievements of individual coach companies count amongst the more normal pieces of information, from time to time a more bizarre one pops up. We have collected the Continue reading

National Express connects London’s Southbank with Stansted Airport

National Express connects London’s Southbank with Stansted AirportTravellers visiting London or using a plane from Stansted to escape the city for a few days have all reason to celebrate. Last Monday, the coach company has launched additional bus connections to and from Stansted Airport. “Getting to and from the airport needn’t be a hassle – we’re delighted to be making Continue reading

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: Coach Stations around the World

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: Coach Stations around the WorldThe comfort of coach journeys depends not only on the on-board features of the respective companies but also on infrastructure issues – for instance on the facilities, which can be encountered at the coach station. The passenger usually benefits from a good location in the centre of the city and from basic features such Continue reading

Rail and tube strikes ahead: the coach as alternative mode of transport

Rail and tube strikes ahead: the coach as alternative mode of transportThis August is likely to cause many disturbances for travellers and commuters, as several industrial actions lie ahead. The most severe strikes are to be expected for the Bank Holiday Weekend at the end of the month, when services for both the Transport for London (TfL) and the First Great Western will Continue reading

EasyBus UK launches bus link between Heathrow airport and Central London

EasyBus UK launches bus link between Heathrow airport and Central London In early July the intercity bus provider EasyBus UK launched its first connection from Heathrow airport to Central London. The low-cost bus company has already been serving bus stops at Luton, Gatwick and Stansted airport and thus offers convenient and inexpensive transfers to the heart of the city. Continue reading