The National Rail System Is Insane

I have just returned from a short break in Liverpool. By booking through Megatrain, the train tickets from London cost £5 there and £3 back. Even using every (legitimate) option to reduce my fares, I can’t get to London and back from Guildford for the same money. The full standard fare too Liverpool is £69, although I don’t know how many people actually pay that. This is insane. (more…)

August 8, 2011. Sensible, Travel. Leave a comment.

Civilisation Ends At Zone 6

David Cameron unveils his Big Society today. Apparently one of the ideas is that local communities could take control of local bus services. Now I am all for the the Stout Yeomen of Guildford storming Arriva’s* bus garage with torches and pitchforks and declaring “Comrades. I commandeer this bus in the name of the oppressed commuters of Surrey. Henceforth it shall serve the railway station!” but somehow I doubt that is what Cameron has in mind.

Still it is refreshing to hear him acknowledge that some changes are needed on the buses. While wary of anything that any Tory says, I am prepared to give him a chance to come up with a workable proposal before heaping abuse on him. In the meantime, here is my little rant… (more…)

July 19, 2010. Politics, Sensible, Travel. 1 comment.

Looking for a job

I finished at Jai Kudo a couple of days ago and am now looking for a job. Jai Kudo had moved from Archway to Elstree and the travel was killing me.

April 1, 2010. Daniel, IT, Sensible, Travel. Leave a comment.