Saturday, 17 July 2010

Derby Bus Station - July 2010

The first three pictures show work in the street outside the bus station. Temporary bus stops are being removed and replaced by a taxi rank and blue badge parking (I think).

The last picture shows passengers queuing in the rain between the bus station doors and the bus door to get on their bus.Posted by Picasa

Tuesday, 6 July 2010

Clay Cross and Chesterfield

TrentBarton still have some Dennis Darts in service. The Transpire web site has reported that service 241 may be upgraded shortly.

I understand that this Stagecoach bus was acquired with the business of Dennis Coaches of Manchester.
A former London bus now with TM Travel. It is unusual for TM buses not to have some form of destination blind.Posted by Picasa

Sunday, 4 July 2010

A high tech experiment

Today we tested the WiFi on the Red Arrow by trying to watch the Wimbledon final on the bus. It worked!

We caught the 13:40 from Ripley to Chesterfield and saw the start of the game before we lost the signal. We then went to Wetherspoons where there was a better signal and some nice beer that was slightly too cold. There was also a silent big screen TV so we had an analogue picture with slightly delayed sound from the computer.
We then caught the 16:20 back to Ripley. The signal was great near to Chesterfield but broke up on the more rural section to Clay Cross and between Clay Cross and Alfreton by which time the game was over.
To me it is amazing that I can nearly watch real time TV on a cheap 'toy computer' whilst travelling on a bus.
Finally having seen the warning on the BBC website does each Red Arrow need a TV licence?Posted by Picasa

Thursday, 1 July 2010

Oh dear!

A loose exhaust on the 11:05 9.3 from Derby.
(Thanks for the comment. I don't know why the pictures sometimes disappear. All I can do is reload them.)