Zen and the Art of Waiting for Buses

Civilised Queuing and Dignified Departures

MAN bus on the 219 route
A busy shoulder-peak scene at Piccadilly Gardens: MAN single decker 22237 prepares for its departure to Ashton-under-Lyne on the 219 route.

We’re all guilty of it at some stage: barging in at the bus shelter, or traipsing towards the bus at speeds which Usain Bolt would be proud of. Even the genius behind this blog is guilty of such trifling Crimes Against Public Transport Etiquette, such as surging towards the nearest seat due to gross overcrowding on the North of England’s often inadequate rolling stock. Continue reading “Zen and the Art of Waiting for Buses”

Off the Beaten (Railway) Track: Exposed Railway Stations on Network Rail Metals: The Not So Perfect Ten

Where the next train is measured in weeks rather than minutes

Great Train Journeys of The World
WHERE A REGULAR SERVICE IS ONCE A WEEK: Denton railway boasts a weekly service in one direction on a Friday morning.

The area east of the M60 motorway is fortunate enough to have a frequent rail service to and from Manchester Piccadilly or Victoria stations. Most stations are a short bus ride or drive away with at least a hourly service to their name. Continue reading “Off the Beaten (Railway) Track: Exposed Railway Stations on Network Rail Metals: The Not So Perfect Ten”