Richard set up this Focus Transport Blog just over a year ago and also ran his popular Richard's Tram Blog as well as Travels With a Bus Pass Blog.
Just over six months ago he was admitted to hospital suffering from Pancreatitis and had only recently been discharged. Although weak from his illness he showed great enthusiasm to return to contributing to this website and we were all pleased to see that he was 'on board' again.
During the past two weeks further health complications occurred so he was re-admitted to hospital but sadly had no reserves left to combat the new illnesses.
We have sent our condolences to Kath, his wife and their family and will inform everyone of the funeral arrangements in due course.
More details on our main Focus transport site http://www.focustransport.org.uk/default.aspx