#AYearOfBuses 144: The Salt Road Birmingham – Worcester

Today on #AYearOfBuses we’re taking a trip along the Salt Road – the ancient road used by the Romans to carry salt from the town of Droitwich. It’s believed the salt deposits at Droitwich were being exploited in the Iron Age, possibly earlier. Salt was a valuable resource in Roman times and the Romans came […]

#AYearOfBuses 20: The Bard’s Bus Stratford – Birmingham

Bard's Bus

From the Bard’s Town of Stratford to the Bullring, Johnsons X20 is our entry for today on #AYearOfBuses. The X20, from Stratford to Birmingham, was started by Johnsons a hundred years ago with a horse and cart moving goods. In the 1920s, Johnsons began moving fare paying passengers and at its height, the route was […]

#AYearOfBuses 11: Birmingham Outer Circle

Route 11a

Today on #AYearOfBuses, we’re heading to the West Midlands for Europe’s longest urban bus route – Birmingham’s Outer Circle 11A/11C.  A 27-mile route taking in the suburbs of outer Birmingham including Perry Barr, Kings Heath and Acocks Green, National Express West Midlands’ 11A and 11C run anticlockwise and clockwise around the city respectively (think about […]

Chiltern Railways – marketing campaign of the year

Chiltern Railways Mainline DVT 82302. Image credit: dwb photo on Flickr.

Chiltern Railways scooped a top transport industry award this month. The Arriva-owned operator picked up ‘transport marketing campaign of the year’ at the prestigious Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) Websites That Sell campaign and Marketing Excellence Awards. Chiltern bagged the award for its launch of Mainline, the fast inter-city service between Birmingham and London. The campaign resulted […]

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