- June 23, 2017
A bus related website that focuses on the bus scene in southern counties of England. They take an exclusive interest on focusing on the varied bus scene in Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire, Essex, Kent, Surrey and Sussex.
We particularly like their ‘Travel Tests‘ which take an in-depth look at the passenger travel experience of bus services. These tend to be focusing on their local operator’s flagship offerings and review the product against criteria from various categories.
Matt Harrison and more recently Sam Jessup pick apart marketing campaigns, livery and branding, product/service launches, events and much more. They post about some of the most interesting and inspiring work from some of the most influential transport brands on the planet.
We like Transport Designed for its unique take on the transport industry as a whole, picking things apart and talking about things that otherwise would go unnoticed to the average joe. On one last note, we particularly enjoy their best and worst compilations.
The Beauty of Transport is brought to us by a freelance transport writer who goes by the name of Daniel Wright. This one isn’t like most of the other blogs we’ve featured on this page, as the content encapsulated in every article goes into in-depth detail about intricate transport architecture and its influence on art and culture.
This is a prime example of his work… The Many Murals of the Victoria Line.
Graham Richardson from Plymothian Transit covers the bus scene in Plymouth in detail, he particularly likes to drill down into the nitty-gritty of the bus scene. This is an excellent blog for budding enthusiasts to sit down and have a read.
We particularly like this blog because it covers a wide variety of subjects, from the latest news from the Plymouth bus scene, arrivals, departures and route registrations, as well as the local coach scene too.
Alan Robinson from Blackpool Trams covers a variety of transport, his articles are primarily focused on Trams and Trains, but he also covers the bus scene throughout Blackpool and the Fylde Coast.
We particularly like his feature posts from the preservation scene, his overview of the 2015 Wirral Bus & Tram Show is full of high-quality images of both resident and visiting vehicles throughout the show.
Stuart Vallantine is a self-confessed travelling poet from Manchester, his blog is a varied mix of content ranging from local news around Tameside, transport articles and the occasional post referencing his Semantic Pragmatic Language Disorder.
We particularly like his yearly review of the year from a public transport angle, this is an in-depth look at how public transport changes throughout the year, with new operators coming and sadly older operators ceasing operations as well as innovative additions to the transport industry like smart ticketing.
Steve covers the public transport scene throughout Ipswich, Norwich and Lowestoft as well as Suffolk and Norfolk. He makes a point of consistently challenging both tendering authorities and operating companies to provide an increasingly improving public transport system that provides reliability, convenience, comfort and value for money. Rightly so too!
We really like his yearly STEVE Awards, where he gives out commendations to his favourite driver of the year, best route of the year, best allocation of the year, best depot, best value for money and so on.
The Circle of London Blog is a multi-contributor site which focuses on the public transport scene throughout London. The blog boasts subjects for everyone, from trains to buses and even simulation games like OMSI – Der Omnibussimulator.
We really like their frequent visits to the Metroline CELF Centre, where we get to see behind the scenes in one of London’s bus repair and engineering facilities, as well as the occasional sneaky peak at new bus models and arrivals.