My favourite type of holiday is a coach tour, despite being 25 years younger than most of my fellow travellers! A local coach company runs a range of excellent tours with interesting excursions at a […]
Why Are There No Ticket Machines at Some Stations? When it comes to train tickets, my local train company Southern has a “buy before you board” policy. However, at a number of stations, e.g. Bishopstone or […]
Transport for London (TfL) has released a video presenting the future of the tube. Their vision for the new tube includes greater capacity, air conditioning and faster boarding/disembarking. Very welcome news is that they also promise safer platforms, […]
There are a number of good reasons why our railways should never have been privatised. One reason is highlighted in the Evening Standard report of a man who got a £1,000 bill for boarding the wrong […]
In previous posts I highlighted the potential risk of crime on trains as smart tickets become more commonplace. I also reported how my local train company, Southern, seems reluctant to protect passengers from this type […]
Passengers in London are reminded to avoid “Card Clash” when using contactless bank cards to pay for their journey. TfL are launching this new service on Tuesday 16th September. See the full story on London’s MayorWatch […]
◾Buy a ticket before boarding the train if there is any working facility to do so.
◾Purchase a Permit to Travel if there is a machine to do so.