Monday, 23 April 2018

DATE FOR THE DIARY - Sunday 13th May - Dereham, Norfolk








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DATE FOR THE DIARY - Sunday 13th May - Minehead, Porlock & Lynmouth

From QUANTOCK HERITAGE comes the following message

 

Minehead Day 13th May

We are pleased to announce that vehicles from our heritage fleet will be running a frequent service on this spectacular route. Guest buses and coaches from the 1960’s and earlier will be very welcome; please contact us on sales@quantockheritage.com
Further details will be included here as our plans develop. KEEP WATCHING THIS SPACE!

Operates Sunday 13 May 2018 only
Minehead – Lynmouth via Porlock (Showing connections to / from Taunton)
TAUNTON, Castle Way (for Bus Station)

09:25
09:55
10:40






TAUNTON STATION (Station Rd, Stop S4)

09:30
10:00
10:45






BISHOPS LYDEARD, WSR Station

09:45
10:15
11:00






MINEHEAD, opp WSR Station (arr)

10:40
11:10
11:55









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MINEHEAD, WSR Railway Stn (dep)
10:00
10:30
11:00
11:30
12:00
12:30
13:00
13:30
14:00
14:30
15:00
PORLOCK, Church
10:20
10:50
11:20
11:50
12:20
12:50
13:20
13:50
14:20
14:50
15:20
COUNTY GATE
10:40
11:10
11:40
12:15
12:40
13:10
13:40
14:15
14:40
15:10
15:40
LYNMOUTH, Lyndale Car Park (arr)
11:05
11:35
12:05
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13:05
13:35
14:05
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15:05
15:35
16:05
LYNMOUTH, Lyndale Car Park (dep)
11:15
11:45
12:15
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13:15
13:45
14:15
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15:15
15:45
16:15
COUNTY GATE
11:35
12:05
12:35
12:35
13:35
14:05
14:35
14:35
15:35
16:05
16:35
PORLOCK, Church
12:00
12:30
13:00
13:00
14:00
14:30
15:00
15:00
16:00
16:30
17:00
MINEHEAD, opp WSR Station (arr)
12:25
12:55
13:25
13:25
14:25
14:55
15:25
15:25
16:25
16:55
17:25









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c

MINEHEAD, opp WSR Station (dep)







16:30
17:00

BISHOPS LYDEARD, WSR Station







17:20 R
17:50 R

TAUNTON STATION (Railway Bridge)







16:40 R
18:10 R

TAUNTON, Castle Way (for Bus Station)







17:45 R
18:15 R

 c – change buses at Minehead for connection from / to Taunton
 R – Sets down only as required by passengers. Time is approximate
Additional Service – Taunton – Porlock Weir(Showing connections to / from Taunton)
TAUNTON, Castle Way (for Bus Station)
09:25
09:55

10:40







TAUNTON STATION (Station Rd, Stop S4)
09:30
10:00

10:45







BISHOPS LYDEARD, WSR Station
09:45
10:15

11:00







MINEHEAD, opp WSR Station (arr)
10:40
11:10

11:55









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MINEHEAD, WSR Railway Stn (dep)
10:15
10:45
11:15
11:45
12:15
12:45
13:15
13:45
14:15
14:45
15:00
15:30
PORLOCK, Church
10:35
11:05
11:35
12:05
12:35
13:05
13:35
14:05
14:35
15:05
15:20
15:50
PORLOCK WEIR, Ship Inn (arr)
10:45
11:15
11:45
12:15
12:45
13:15
13:45
14:15
14:45
15:15
15:30
16:00
PORLOCK WEIR, Ship Inn (dep)
10:50
11:20
11:50
12:20
12:50
13:20
13:50
14:20
14:50
15:20
15:35
16:05
PORLOCK, Church
10:55
11:25
11:55
12:25
12:55
13:25
13:55
14:25
14:55
15:25
15:40
16:10
MINEHEAD, opp WSR Station (arr)
11:20
11:50
12:20
12:50
13:20
13:50
14:20
14:50
15:20
15:50
16:05
16:35










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v
MINEHEAD, opp WSR Station (dep)








16:00
16:30
17:00
BISHOPS LYDEARD, WSR Station








16:50 R
17:20 R
17:50 R
TAUNTON STATION (Railway Bridge)








17:10 R
16:40 R
18:10 R
TAUNTON, Castle Way (for Bus Station)








17:15 R
17:45 R
18:15 R
v : Through journey from / to Taunton
 R – Sets down only as required by passengers. Time is approximate


Sunday, 22 April 2018

Something for the weekend whilst you're here sir?

Truro store becomes bus waiting room


A Cornwall store has been inundated with customers.................waiting for a bus.
The Wilko shop on Boscawen Street flung open its doors to bus users while the main bus station undergoes a major rennovation.
They are now being invited to sit inside the store, out of the rain, while a temporary bus stop is in place.
Paul Merret, store manager, said: "It started on the back of the bus station closing, while they regenerate it.
"One of the main bus stops they are using as an alternative is right in front of the store.
"It was evident after the first couple of days that it was going to be busy.
"Obviously with the bad weather, there were some people that were struggling.
"I just thought that I have some space in the store and that I might be able to help.
"So I moved a few fixtures around and got some authorisation from head office, and was able to place some seats inside the window."
The idea is being celebrated by shoppers, after Paul put up signs in the window inviting them to help themselves to seats while they wait.
Paul said: "The customer feedback just from the point of having somewhere warm to sit on the inside out of the rain while they wait has been very positive.
"They like having somewhere to come and are appreciative of that."
Paul says the shop has become incredibly busy with those waiting, and can have as many as 15 people sitting on the seats at one time during peak times of the day.
He tells Pirate FM the impact has been quite minimal to the store though - minus have to move a couple of chairs around.
He said: "The good thing is in terms of the people and the morale, within the store people like to have positive things to talk about.
"I think we've got a responsibility if you like.
"We're enticing people to come into all the stores in the city and anything we can do to make people's journeys more pleasant, we should be doing."

https://www.piratefm.co.uk/news/latest-news/2557139/truro-store-becomes-bus-waiting-room/

Saturday, 21 April 2018

Re-location for Blackpool's Rigby Road Depot?


Blackpool’s Rigby Road bus depot could be relocated because of the rising cost of maintaining the present buildings.

Blackpool Transport chiefs are looking at potential new sites for the depot with a move to land at the Blackpool Airport Enterprise Zone among the options.

However the heritage trams would be likely to remain at Rigby Road.
If the bus move went ahead, the land could then be used for housing. The surrounding area is already being developed for 400 new homes at the Foxhall Village.The plans were revealed at a meeting of Blackpool Council’s Shareholder’s Advisory Board, which also heard proposals were in place to trial a park-and-ride scheme.


Jane Cole, managing director of Blackpool Transport, said: “Rigby Road is costing us a lot of money in terms of maintenance and renewals.
“And the sooner we can get a new bus depot, the sooner we can look at new technology for 2023 to 2028. “We may be using electric buses by then, for example, so we need to future-proof our depot.”


Antony Lockley, director of strategy and assistant chief executive at Blackpool Council, added: “As part of the Enterprise Zone masterplan there is provision for the moving of bus services.

“The existing Rigby Road site could then accommodate the extension of good quality housing in the area.


“That’s many years in the future, but it’s right that we are looking at this now.”
The Rigby Road depot was built in 1935. Ms Cole also told the meeting a park-and-ride scheme was being considered, based at Squires Gate during the summer and Illuminations. She said: “We want to see if we can entice people to park outside of the town centre to keep traffic to a minimum, and then use a shuttle service. “That will keep our revenue up and keep cars out of the town.”

Ms Cole added other initiatives included working more closely with other businesses such as coach companies and hotels to make it easier for visitors to buy tickets. The successful rail replacement service has also boosted revenue, with the company now set to run a service between Preston and Wigan.





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It is a welcome return (some might disagree), to the mini and midibus subject, with a further set from the UK Provinces. Now in an album on the site they can now be viewed by clicking  here

Friday, 20 April 2018

DATE FOR THE DIARY - Saturday 26th April - Cardiff






Hope Valley Line Improvements

Plans for a scheme aiming to reduce delays and improve reliability for trains on the congested Sheffield to Manchester route have been given the green light.
Transport secretary Chris Grayling has approved the granting of the Transport and Works Act order, a key step in the process to secure the improvements to the Hope Valley Line.

The route between Bamford and Dore is affected by slow freight trains, and the planned improvements will allow passenger trains to overtake.
Two fast passenger trains an hour and one stopping train every two hours currently use the line, but the scheme would allow that to rise to three fast trains per hour and one stopping train each hour.
Under the Northern Hub plans, a 1,000-metre loop would be built at Bamford alongside the existing railway line, and the Hathersage West foot crossing replaced with a footbridge. The Dore South Curve will also be extended and the capacity of Dore and Totley station improved, including a second track through the station.
The news has been welcomed by longstanding supporters and promoters of the improvement, Sheffield City Region (SCR) Local Enterprise Partnership.

“Improved rail connections to Manchester are a key SCR priority and something we have been pressing very hard for with ministers, and something the private and public sectors have been working together to achieve for some time,” said Martin McKervey, lead member for transport.
“It's good to see that the secretary of state has been listening to us, and our collaborative efforts have paid off with this important decision. We will now be working with Network Rail to make sure the scheme happens.”

Thursday, 19 April 2018

Mortons Travel Limited

Lucketts Group acquires 35-coach North Hampshire firm




Lucketts Group has accelerated its expansion plans, with its second acquisition in just four months.
The coach company has as of the 16th April acquired North Hampshire-based Mortons Travel Limited, just a few months after adding Solent Coaches to its growing portfolio.
The move brings Lucketts’ total number of vehicles to around 175 and widens its reach in the north of the county and beyond into Berkshire.
As part of the acquisition all 60 staff of Mortons Travel will be retained by the company and managing director Tony Lawman said the plan is to grow the fellow family business.
"There were a lot of synergies between Lucketts and Mortons, not least the fact that it’s a family owned company with our same core values of safety, reliability, quality and attention to detail."
Mortons Travel will retain its name, coaches and extensive client portfolio. Should, however, it need to call on extra resources it now has the operational backing of Lucketts Group – which incorporates Lucketts Travel, Coliseum Coaches, Solent Coaches and Worthing Coaches.
The former shareholders of Mortons Travel, Adrian and Joanne Morton, say they wanted to pass the thriving company on to a fellow family business and now look forward to spending more time with their young children.
Mortons Travel is synonymous in the industry for its smartly-presented fleet, most notably its 100-seat high-capacity tri-axle double deckers. It has built itself a formidable reputation across all areas of coach travel.


"Having grown the company over a period of 14 years it felt like the right time to pass the business on to someone who could develop it long into the future. Lucketts has an enviable reputation in the business and we felt our loyal customers and staff would be in safe hands."
Lucketts currently employs more than 300 people and provides popular day trips, European holidays and coach hire services. It runs more than 100 journeys each day for National Express.

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Keith Valla has kindly supplied a set of pictures from last Sunday's Penzance Bus Running Day. These are now in an album on the site and can be viewed by clicking   here

Wednesday, 18 April 2018

Latest London Bus Contract awards

The latest awards have recently been announced by Transport for London as follows


292    (Borehamwood & Colindale) LBSL contract awarded to Metroline Travel using existing fleet 2011 Euro-V Volvo B9TL diesel double-decks from route 105. Full details of the contract to be confirmed in due course as it crosses the Greater London/Hertfordshire border. Currently operated by RATP London Sovereign with Scania double-decks from Edgware (BT) Garage (contract start date 8th December 2018)



317    (Enfield Town & Waltham Cross) LBSL contract awarded to Metroline Travel with new Euro-VI hybrid double-decks. Currently operated by Arriva London North with DAF diesel double-decks from Enfield (E) Garage (30th March 2019)

393    (Homerton Hospital & Islington) LBSL contract awarded to Metroline Travel with new Euro-VI diesel single-decks. Currently operated by Arriva London North with ADL E20D diesel single-decks from Clapton (E) Garage (23rd March 2019)

603    (Muswell Hill Broadway & Swiss Cottage Station, Mon-Fri peaks only) LBSL contract awarded to Sullivan Buses with existing dealership sourced 2009 Euro-V diesel double-decks. Currently operated by Metroline Travel with ADL E40D and Volvo B9TL diesel double-decks from Holloway (HT) Garage (12th January 2019)

Want more information on the full London bus scene, then why not have a look at the London Omnibus Traction Society's website at  http://www.lots.org.uk/
Better still why not join and gain the benefits of the regular monthly newsletter along with other useful publications

Tuesday, 17 April 2018

Order for Six Volvo 7900 Buses From Norway

Norway’s public transport administration Brakan has ordered six 7900 Electric buses from Volvo to operate on the 12 km route 51 between Drammen and Mj√∂ndalen.
Volvo is to deliver the buses in January 2019, and will maintain the vehicles and batteries.




Siemens has supplied opportunity charging stations for the termini. These use the OppCharge common interface, so they can be used by buses from other manufacturers. The chargers will be powered by renewable energy.

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After several albums of minis and midis attention is now focused on a larger model of propulsion in the shape of the articulated bendibus. The first of a couple of sets can now be viewed by clicking  here

Monday, 16 April 2018

Heathrow Airport

Busiest ever day with 136,000 passengers



Heathrow recorded its busiest ever day on Good Friday with more than 100,000 people flocking to the travel hub, according to figures published by the airport.
More than 136,000 passengers boarded flights from the west London airport on March 30 as holidaymakers took advantage of the Easter weekend coupled with half term.
A total of 6.5 million passengers travelled through Heathrow in March, up 5.5 per cent year-on-year.
Long-haul, emerging destinations were some of the best performers, as the airport reported double-digit growth in African (12 per cent) and Middle Eastern markets (11 per cent).
Latin America also experienced significant growth, up 7.3 per cent.
Cargo volumes increased by 1.5 per cent, with the US and Japan among the fastest growing markets.


The figures were published ahead of a vote in Parliament on Heathrow's third runway plans, expected in the coming weeks.
Last month the Commons' Transport Select Committee called on MPs to support the expansion project once concerns over air quality, noise, regional connectivity and airport charges have been addressed.
Heathrow chief executive John Holland-Kaye said: "The booming growth in passenger numbers and cargo, particularly from emerging markets, underpins the urgency to secure Britain's economic future with a third runway at Heathrow."
Outline planning consent will be given by Parliament if it approves the Government's National Policy Statement (NPS) setting out objectives and requirements for the scheme.
The final NPS is due to be published for a vote in the Commons by the end of July.
Heathrow is the busiest airport in Europe with 78 million passengers in 2017.
A third runway would allow hundreds of thousands more flights a year.
The airport hopes to begin construction in early 2021, with the runway completed by the end of 2025.
March saw Qantas set a new record for the longest non-stop scheduled passenger flight from a UK airport, with the start of flights from Heathrow to Perth, Australia.
New Heathrow routes were also launched by Hainan Airlines and Tianjin Airlines last month, providing the UK's first direct connections to the Chinese cities of Changsha and X'ian.

Saturday, 14 April 2018

New Caledonian Sleeper Carriages Out For Testing

The new Caledonian Sleeper carriages are out for testing on the UK rail network for the first time ahead of their introduction later this year.
The overnight Caledonian Sleeper rail service will be transformed by the introduction of the new £100m fleet which will see Serco introduce 75 new carriages in a phased transition starting this autumn.

A total of four Mark 5 carriages are out for testing, running on the West Highland Line from Glasgow to Arrochar & Tarbet. Testing on the West Highland Line will continue over the coming weeks before moving onto the West Coast Main Line.
Magnus Conn, Serco’s New Trains Director for Caledonian Sleeper, said: “Taking some of the new carriages out on the network for testing marks an exciting phase in our development programme. The purpose is to monitor the interaction between vehicle and track, and to check ride comfort in a variety of suspension states and speeds
“As testing progresses onto the West Coast Main Line later this month, we will be conducting a variety of tests including running at up to 110mph.”

The new fleet will launch, with a range of new features, including ensuite berths, Pod flatbeds and a brasserie-style Club Car. Over £150m is being invested in the new fleet which is part funded by a £60m capital grant from Scottish Ministers and will be built by leading rolling stock manufacturer Construcciones y Auxiliar de Ferrocarriles (CAF).
They will offer four innovative ways to travel in comfort on the Sleeper service - Cradle Seats, Pod Flatbeds, Berths and En-Suite Berths, and will include a Brasserie style Club Car for dining.

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The Easter weekend saw the annual transport event held between the two Cumbrian townships of Brough & Kirkby Stephen. Each are linked by a free bus service of assorted vehicles, some of which are now in an album kndly supplied by John Young. These can now be viewed by clicking  here

Friday, 13 April 2018

Stagecoach in Kent

New buses for Stagecoach Little & Often service in Ashford


Larger buses offering more leg room are to be introduced to Ashford’s Little & Often service later this year.
The Stagecoach-run fleet, which was introduced last February, currently uses compact Mercedes Sprinter minibuses.
But the bus operator says 45% of customers are not satisfied with the space and comfort of the seats - and is going to introduce new buses with almost 60% more seating capacity in June.
Stagecoach commercial director Matthew Arnold said: "We have seen a fantastic 35% increase in passenger numbers since we introduced Little & Often, but we have now reached a point where we can’t support further growth with the existing vehicles.

"We are pleased to be bringing in vehicles with additional capacity, providing more seats with extra space and legroom for customers.
"It is now time for Little & Often to evolve to the next stage.”Under the revised scheme, route B will see a 32% increase in seating capacity per hour, with route C benefiting from a 59% increase in seating capacity.

Stagecoach says the frequency of buses on both routes will remain high, with route C unchanged and route B changing from every 10 minutes to every 12 minutes.


Routes B and C will continue to operate on the existing routes.
In January, councillors called on Stagecoach to extend Little & Often to the rural areas, where it was felt the minibuses will be needed when more homes are built on the outskirts of the town over the coming years.
Former Ashford Borough Council (ABC) leader Paul Bartlett, who represents the Weald East ward, said: “I think the service works because the timing of them is good – people don’t have to wait for limited services and they are reliable.”

Thursday, 12 April 2018

MP Backs Case to Replace Flat Crossing

The MP for Newark, Mr Robert Jenrick, has thrown his weight behind aspirational plans to replace the last railway flat crossing of its kind in Britain with a flyover.
Network Rail has suggested the flyover at Newark will not be built for more than a decade because of the finances involved.
The project was among investment options in Network Rail’s Route Study into the East Coast Mainline.

Newark flat crossing is north of Northgate Station, where the East Coast Mainline crosses the Nottingham to Lincoln line.
The crossing slows trains on the Nottingham to Lincoln route meaning any increase in east-west services is limited.
Flat crossings are railway junctions that have a track configuration in which merging or crossing railroad lines provide track connections with each other that require trains to cross over in front of opposing traffic.
Trains have to wait for each other, costing time and capacity on the line.
Mr Jenrick wrote to Network Rail’s chief executive, Mr Mark Carne, as part of what he described as active campaigning for grade separation at Newark.

The organisation responded to Mr Jenrick saying: “Initially can I acknowledge that Network Rail accepts that the crossing of the East Coast Mainline and Nottingham to Lincoln line at Newark is a well-known and significant limitation on regional growth in the East Midlands.
“As a result, aspirations for an infrastructure option to deal with this limitation on the network are highlighted on pages 28 and 32 of the draft East Coast Route Study.
“There has been a consultation taking place in respect of this document and I have shared your correspondence with our strategic planning team managing that so it can be considered as part of that process.

‘A high anticipated cost’

“Newark Business Club have made similar representations on the Route Study and my colleagues are also in dialogue with them about it.

“Specifically in respect of the possible infrastructure solution, as part of preparing the future strategy for the East Coast Main Line, Network Rail and our industry partners have looked at what options are available in order to remove the crossing.
“As referenced in your correspondence, the likely optimal solution is to grade-separate the two railway lines with a flyover.
“This is a very significant intervention that would attract a high anticipated cost.
“You may be aware that the way in which Network Rail carries out enhancements is changing.
“We now work with stakeholders, including local authorities, businesses, train operators and devolved transport bodies, to help develop compelling business cases that can attract the scale of funding needed to pay for improvements.
“In the case of grade separation at Newark, Network Rail is already engaging with stakeholders to help shape a business case for the scheme.
“As part of this work different approaches are being considered, ranging from a stand-alone scheme to one which is part of a wider package of main line upgrades, which would drive greater benefits.

“These are outlined in the draft ECML Route Study and we welcome the opportunity to continue to engage on these options.”
The report comes after Network Rail announced a £16.8m upgrade to the Nottingham to Newark line as part of a multi-billion-pound plan to renew the lines nationwide.

Wednesday, 11 April 2018

Bristol Metrobus

Social enterprise to run new Bristol Metrobus route


A social enterprise is to operate the longest route of the Bristol area Metrobus scheme.
Bristol Community Transport will reinvest profits made on the m1 service into transport improvements and community projects.
The company will spend £7m on a fleet of 21 biogas buses in a move which will create up to 60 new jobs.
It has been hailed an "innovative operating model" by partners First West of England.


Registered DD16 GAS the proposed buses may be similar to this Scania N280UD Bio Gas Bus demonstrator with Alexander Dennis Enviro400 MMC bodywork. Shown here when recently used in service by Arriva in the West Yorkshire area at Leeds (Martin Arrand)

The £230m rapid transit scheme involves three routes - the m1 Cribbs Causeway via Emersons Green to the city centre; the m2, Ashton Vale to Temple Meads; and the m3, the South Bristol link between the A370 Long Ashton bypass and Hengrove Park.



BCT will operate the m1 route under contract to First West of England, which will run the m2 and m3 routes.
The launch, originally planned for the end of 2017, has been dogged by delays, ticketing problems and cost increases.
Initially estimated at £190m in 2015, the bill for the network has risen to £230m.
But it was announced the m3 will start on 29 May "come what may".

Councillor Mhairi Threfall said: "Bristol Community Transport is making a significant investment and commitment to Bristol that will see benefits here for many years to come."
Dai Powell, chief executive of HCT Group, the parent company of BCT, said: "We think it's going to make a real difference to people in Bristol and South Gloucestershire.
"As a social enterprise, we don't have shareholders and exist for community benefit.
"That means we will re-invest the money we make from the Metrobus into services for elderly or disabled people in the local area, which we hope will go some way towards meeting the increasing needs of these groups."

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Two albums focus attention on bus events held over the last weekend, one from Detling in Kent the other in the Garston/Watford area of Hertfordshire. The first is a second set of pictures from the South East Bus & Coach Festival the other a running day in over old London transport/London Country routes. Whilst the Saturday Detling event was dry, the same could not be said for the Sunday one, a rather wet and dismal affair, although it appeared not to dampen the spirits of those who attended. Pictures kindly supplied by a selection of photographers.
The albums can be accessed by clicking  here  for Detling and  here  for Garston/Watford.



Tuesday, 10 April 2018

Borders Railway's Success Sustained

A study of the Borders Railway's second year has shown its "sustained, positive and measurable impact", according to Scottish Transport Minister Humza Yousaf.
He was responding to new research into the Edinburgh to Tweedbank line which opened in 2015.
Mr Yousaf said it proved that communities were benefiting along the length of the route.
Danny Cusick of the Borders Railway Blueprint Group said it had provided job and investment opportunities.
The research was based on a survey carried out between August and September last year and passenger journey figures from September 2016 to September 2017.
Among its key findings were:
  • overall travel on the line up 9.5% compared with year one
  • the majority of commuters start or end their journey in Edinburgh
  • 36,000 estimated car journeys saved annually
  • evidence of the railway having an influence on people moving house or changing job


Mr Yousaf said: "The report is welcome evidence that Borders Railway continues to grow both in popularity and benefits to the local economy, not least with the increase in passengers numbers in the second year of service.
"It shows the railway is meeting its objectives by acting as a catalyst for investment while also enabling people to take up new opportunities."
Mr Cusick added that the research demonstrated the line could deliver "sustainable growth and social benefits".
"This research shows that the Borders Railway region is a practical and valuable location for business, leisure and living and we hope to see these results continue year on year," he said.
The route has not been free from criticism during its time in operation with the number of services cancelled or delayed and the quality of trains being highlighted.
Campaigners have also made repeated calls for the line to be extended beyond Tweedbank and on to Carlisle and for increased train capacity.
A transport study is currently examining the feasibility of such a project as part of a wider look at transport issues in the Borders.
https://www.scotrail.co.uk/scotland-by-rail/great-scenic-rail-journeys/borders-railway-edinburgh-tweedbank

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In contrast steam engine Tornado 60163 was out and about over the weekend as it performed the Belmond British Pullman through the South East & London. A small set of pictures have been kindly supplied by John Scragg, which can now be viewed in an album by clicking  here