Archive for the ‘public transport’ Category

Mack Nuggets

30Jul17

Here’s what I’ve been up to on BOBfm lately including: The Doctor in ‘Doctor Who’ should not be a woman. Mark The Shark. A fancy dress story. Scam-a-lam-a-ding-dong. The relative that came back from the dead. Miniaturisation in the 21st century. Mandy checks in but has she already checked out? The Great Tandoori Transplant. Craic […]


I’ve had an experience that directly relates to one of the stories in the news this week. The list of Britain’s most overcrowded trains is out. Number two on the list is the 7.55am Cambridge to London King’s Cross. Capacity 202 passengers, actual number of passengers 426. I’ve been on that train. The normal rules […]


Smart Arse!

25Jan17

You’re more likely than ever to get a speeding ticket on Britain’s roads even though you’ve never driven so slowly. It’s all because of “smart” motorways. There’s nothing “smart” about them, they’re just motorways with variable speed limits. The speed limit is displayed on one side of the gantries and on the other side there’s […]


Are the American public being manipulated? The U.S. has issued a worldwide travel alert for it’s citizens in response to what they’re calling an “increased terror threat”. They’re advising Americans to avoid crowded places. They haven’t closed any airports, cancelled any flights or told people not to travel. It’s a vague warning that doesn’t offer any […]


The normal rules of business don’t apply to Britain’s train operators. I found out yesterday that neither do the rules of Einsteinian physics. For the first time in my life, I was a commuter. I attended a radio conference in London that ran from 8:30 till 5:30. That meant that I had to keep normal […]