Sunday, 23 September 2007

A Trip On The 7.

I was waiting at the County Hospital (Don't Ask!) for a Number 7 that would take me from The Hospital to The Clock tower (for Churchill Square) via Eastern Road , Old Steine and west street. I Observed how the Driver was driving his bus ( A 1999/98 East Lancs Lolyne Trident) one of my favorites!, The bus was packed with lots of people hence the good position i got near the Driver. He was a good driver but had a bit of a Attitude about it. But at least he got me to were i wanted to go fairly quickly with a bit of Banter about the Passengers to me! From then on i got on a 5B going towards Hollingbury that was 10 Minuets late for some reason.

Bye for now!

Monday, 10 September 2007

BAB? Beer And Buses

This Weekend i went up to kent (Stayed at my Antie and uncles house) to a Beer Festival! , The beer there didn't really catch my eye that much it was real dark beer! , Didn't taste that good! at least i got to see a few maidstone town services and best of all i had a ride to and from the festival on a Plaxtion Bodied Volvo B6(3606) It didn't sound anything like a Dart should but what should i expect from Arriva?!

Just Started my new College (Varndean) so i see alot more of the Daylight than beeing couped up 8:40 AM - 3:05PM at School! thats something to remember from the older days!

Thats all for now :)

Wednesday, 29 August 2007

Bus Times Change!

Hello their! , Brighton and Hove buses have changed their times and routes for alot of their services! one route they removed is the 86! one of my favourites ive had some good trips on that service and will be sorry to see it go! for more info check this site.$news/news.asp

Saturday, 18 August 2007

They Have Repainted Them at Last!

Buses 246 and 247 have been repainted both famous for operating on the Service 56 route! and 78/79 on Sundays or Saturdays!

Back .. ...

I know its been a while since i arrived back about 5 days but ive had quite alot to catch up with so you can't really blame me! Boarding the coach at Gatwick Terminal North Last monday (when i came back) we were greated by lots of Airport buses run by diffrent companys - i didn't realise that Metrobus wernt the only company to operate in the Crawley Gatwick area so i learn't something knew their. Boarding the coach i got the front seat lucky for me! and going into the South Terminal of Gatwick i saw a Driver change over between one lone National express Driver and A Trainee Driver learning the ropes of the Company with another Driver Trainer. The trainee had been working for another Bus Company so he knew how to drive and he drove us well! i had the charm of the Driver Trainer sitting next to me for the way down to Patcham! Great Stuff and the Palma Buses were good aswell luckliy we were on the Frequentest route Line 3 Ilettes - Point D' Inca ran every 7 Mins!

Monday, 30 July 2007

That's Me Off !

Yes i am off for 2 weeks now in Sunny Majorca - Calamajor! flight is at about 4:30 AM so i gotta coach to catch first! Should be fun :-) Ta ta!

Thursday, 19 July 2007

My Trip To Tunbridge Wells :-)

Here is my eventfull day .. First i finally get out of the house and walk down to the Patcham Co-Op Bus stop for service 56 (the 12:26) 202 Plaxton Pointer SLF Dart was running the service! , sure its a realy good route for me because it Takes time to complete the "All around the houses" section of the route that i particually prefer. Any way about 8 minuets down we arrived at churchill square about 13:11 ish that gave me 4 mins to catch the connection to Tunbridge Wells - the 29 and one of my pavourites was working on that route bus 905 - identical to the metro 25 ominidekkas in length but it just has a cream livery! i observed from the drivers GPS thanks to the stig who told me how the new GPS's worked he was -1:40 - 1 Min and 40 secs late! and the other road works in Lewis Road didn't help either Alex, Stiggy boy try getting a 40ish? foot Ominidekka through those road works! must have been held up for about 5 mins trying to get through them! anyway as the service is only limited stop for most of Brighton it was easy from there on! something that really anoyed me about the driver was that he wasn't pushing the bus all the way (In other words he was driving to time!) anyway we followed the normal route through Isfield (29) Uckfield , Five Ash Down , Croborough , Eridige By-Pass then on to Tunbridge wells Arriving at Meadow road , the Driver was 4 mins and about 10 secs late!(and to confirm what Alex said, he had a clock set on his display and a full tank of petrol from Arriva drivers statement:P) not bad as the route ushally gets about a 17 min terminus! On the Bus back it was back to the old school Scania Cityzens this one (774) on the 15:15 Journey had real bad brakes one of them gave me a head ache in the past it was so loud! On return to Churchill Square we were held up again - No suprise there then as this was about 17:39! (Rush hour) When i departed from the bus i Knew there was a last 56 around this time 17:39 so i poped my head around and sure the read time board outside Pizza hut said 56 Patcham 10 mins! i also saw a Metrobus service 273 on layover at Churchill Square so i said to my Self what wins a 273 or a 56? i think the 56 wins!!!

this was of course the last 56 17:24 from the Knoll Estate terminating at Laides Mile Road! - Reference for the Stig as he seems to know that route! so i got this back and it was the same dart i started off in (203) it had a nice squeel to it and the driver was 12 mins late but kept smiling when i was looking to see wether or not he was going to hit something! when we got to Warmdene road he Droped me off at Warmdene Road Top (By the Long man of Wilmington Alex :-) 16 and a half mins late what a Cheek! but i loved Every minute of it!