#AYearOfBuses 154: Loughborough – Leicester

Centrebus 154

Today’s feature on #AYearOfBuses loosely follows the route of the Great Central Railway across Leicestershire – it’s Centrebus 154. Had the Great Central Railway still been open between Loughborough and Leicester, Centrebus 154 would have faced some quite serious competition! The 154 snakes its way south from Loughborough taking in some of Leicestershire’s most picturesque […]

#AYearOfBuses 54: Goodwood – Leicester – Beaumont Leys

First Leicester

Day 54 on #AYearOfBuses takes us to Leicester for the first time, where there’s another bus war quietly bubbling away. First’s 54 is one of the few cross-city routes in Leicester, running from the large housing estate at Beaumont Leys in the west, through the city centre and over to Goodwood in the east. It […]

Sapphire: Arriva adds a touch of sparkle

Sapphire by kilmara on Flickr.

Something shiny is about to hit the UK’s streets. Arriva UK will roll out its answer to Stagecoach’s Gold and First’s, ahem, “Gold service“ concepts from April 2013 in Chester, followed by further launches in the Midlands, Oxfordshire and the North East. You could be forgiven for thinking that Sapphire is a little short of […]

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