Incidentally, This particular First Bus service 10 ran from outside the station building ...
... rather than the adjacent main road stops. It served the General Hospital and should ave been a useful link into the towns shopping areas. In typical First Bus fashion, it was never publicised or promoted in any way and disappeared very quickly.
To get trains into Central station (now just called "Lincoln") a new curve was built from the line from Nottingham (bottom left) ...
Another One Bites The Dust
A report in the trade mag Bus and Coach Buyer (BCB) reports the demise of yet another coach business.
On Yer Bike?
fbb was upbraided by Alan (Northampton) for writing this last weekend:-
True of course. But a local new item will please those who enjoy two wheeled travel.
Cyclists in Cambridge have welcomed the opening on of Britain’s largest dedicated cycle parking facility – although there have reportedly been some teething difficulties.
Located next to the city’s railway station in a building that will eventually house a Hotel Ibis, still under construction, there were initially more than 1,500 spaces available on the ground floor, all of them free to use.
From eventually that will increase to a full capacity of 2,850 cycle parking spaces, and a bike shop has also opened, operated by Rutland Cycling, which recently bought Cambridge-based Station Cycles.
You will need to remember where you parked!
Serving Notice Under "Section 114"?
The consequences are straightforward.
No new expenditure will be permitted from now on, except for services the council is legally required to provide.
One plan to balance the books is selling the council's new £53million headquarters in Angel Square, Northampton, and then leasing the building back, the BBC reported.
Other proposals being considered include up to a dozen office closures across the county.
It is believed to be the first time in 20 years such an order has been issued.
Labour, the official opposition on the council, called for resignations, saying that the organisation was in “unchartered territory” and is now in “both financial and political chaos”.
Despite the lurid headline above, these events are not uncommon. Usually it means that the Council is spending too much and dipping so deeply into its reserve piggy bank that the reserves will evaporate. It does not necessarily mean that the council has "completely run out of money", but it is a legal warning that they might do sooner rather than later.
So no bus service improvements, then?