Wednesday 16 September 2015

One Million Page Views

In just over four years the Focus Transport website has reached one million page views. 
Today marks the point at which we hit the one million mark.
Although we have achieved this in just over fours years from when the new website was launched in 2011 we have been in existence for much longer than that, via our now archived website which was run by Oliver Foreman until May 2011.

The late Richard Lomas then started this website which has been updated daily and brings a wide range of news and views covering many aspects concerning public transport. 
Many thanks to our contributors and visitors to the site.

Our posting today celebrates One Million page views by showing a selection of 15 and 65 registered vehicles. Thank you to the contributors that have supplied these images.
We have also included a bonus picture of something very new but not a bus or a coach!

We are also pleased to mention that we recently passed the 500,000 views on our FocusFlickr site which can be viewed here, so many thanks also to those that have contributed to the excellent selection of pictures that we have been able to display.

Konectbus 620 a 'classic' design ADL Enviro400 pulls away from the East Dereham terminal point bound for Norwich on the recently revamped Straight8 route (Colin Lloyd)

GHA Coaches (SN15 ETD) ADL Enviro400 in the TrawsCymru livery at Llangollen (Roger Kaye)

First in Bristol 35115 Wright Streetdeck route-branded for the 70/71 University services (Dave Heath)

Go-Ahead London Metrobus WHV 43 Volvo B5LH/Wright Gemini 3 at West Wickham (Eamonn Kentell)

Go-Ahead London General LT 479 New Routemaster turns from Pall Mall, London into Lower Regent Street, one of a plethora of such buses now adorned in all-over advertising (Dave Heath)

Konectbus 623 ADL Enviro400 in the Park&Ride site at Norwich Airport. From 7th September the company took over the whole of the Norwich P&R operation, in the main with a fleet of new double-decks (Russell Young)

Reading Buses 768 ADL Enviro400 MMC (Mark Lyons)

Go-Ahead Brighton & Hove 935 Wright Streetdeck at Newhaven (Eamonn Kentell)

Yellow Buses 198 Volvo B9TL/Wright Eclipse Gemini in Bournemouth (Eamonn Kentell)

Ensignbus 129 Volvo B9TL/Wright Eclipse Gemini in Grays (Eamonn Kentell)

Go-Ahead Plymouth Ciybus 528 ADL Enviro400 at Derrys Cross (Mark Lyons)

Stagecoach in Oxford 10434 Scania N230UD/ADL Enviro400 MMC in Oxford (Russell Young)

Metroline Travel TEH 2081 ADL Enviro400H MMC hybrid (Eamonn Kentell)

Go-Ahead London Central Ei1one of two Irizar i2e all-electric buses on Red Arrow service at Millbank, London (Mark Lyons)

Go-Ahead London General MEC 60 assigned to route 358 in South London within the passed couple of weeks or so (Mark Lyons)

Go-Ahead Metrobus 6781 ADL Enviro200 in the company's new livery introduced during the year, seen here route branded for the 270 service at the southern destination of Brighton (Dave Heath)

First in Essex 47658 Wright Streetlite at Middleborough (Russell Young)

National Express West Midlands 2230 is one of a new fleet of ADL Enviro200 MMC entering the fleet in the revised livery in Birmingham (Terry Wong Min)

Arriva Kent Thameside 4303 Wright Streetlite approaching the Bluewater shopping and outlet complex in Kent (Eamonn Kentell)

NAT (YJ15 AOS) Optare Metrocity in Cardiff (Eamonn Kentell)

Perrymans of Berwick (SN15 LJF) ADL Enviro300 departs Edinburgh on the long journey back and over the border to Berwick-on-Tweed (Eamonn Kentell)

Blakes of Devon (YT15 AWA) Euro6 engined Scania in Epsom (Dave Heath)

And finally..........................

The Nottingham Express Transit (NET) opened two extensions on the south side of the city from the 25th August, one to Toton Lane, the other to South Clifton, effectively doubling the size of the network overnight. A fleet of 22 new Alstom Citadis 302 type trams have also been installed alongside the 15 Bombadier Incentro existing and now operate these extended services (upper at Market Square and lower at Toton Lane both Tony Wilson)

You thought that we had finished, but we will now

A new Eurostar E320 train is shown as it passed through Stratford International railway station on test in East London recently (Tommy Cooling)

THE FOCUS TRANSPORT TEAM - David Gambles, Tony Wilson and Martin Arrand