We try not to be biased here at The North West Bus Blog, that’s why we’ve compiled this growing list of our favourite bus related new and opinion sites from around the UK. So why not pop that kettle on and tuck into a site below?

Home Counties Buses

Listed 13th April 2017
Started: February 2014
Area: Southern England
URLhomecountiesbuses.co.uk
ContactClick here to contact

Home Counties Buses

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.

Transport Designed.

Listed 22nd June 2016
Started: 7th May 2012
Area: Worldwide
URLtransportdesigned.com
ContactMatt Harrison

Transport Designed

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

Listed 22nd June 2016
Started: 16th October 2012
Area: Worldwide
URLthebeautyoftransport.wordp…
ContactDaniel Wright

The Beauty of Transport

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.

Plymothian Transit

Listed 22nd January 2016
Started: 31st March 2005
Area: Devon & Cornwall
URLplymothiantransit.com
ContactGraham Richardson

Plymothian Transit

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.

Blackpool Trams

Listed 7th January 2016
Started: 11th March 2012
Area: North West England
URLblackpooltrams.com
ContactMessage on Facebook

Blackpool Trams

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.

East of the M60

Listed 7th January 2016
Started: 15th August 2006
Area: North West England
URLmancunian1001.wordpress.com
ContactMessage on Facebook

East of the M60

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's Bus & Train Page

Listed 6th January 2016
Started: 21st October 2013
Area: East of England
URLbusandtrain.blogspot.co.uk
ContactSteve at Bus & Train Page

Steve's Bus & Train Page

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.