Hi everyone - apologies for being away for so long. No particular reason except nothing new to report apart from the same old same old. I have been waiting for confirmation on a couple of things which are dragging out a bit - one for over a year now. It must be said my enthusiasm is at an all time low, and it's going to take something pretty special to lift it again.
In the meantime we have lost more bus routes, with even more on the way - Konectbus have announced the X6 is being scrapped and yet another town - this time Attleborough - is being abandoned by Go East. More cuts coming in January. The usual "woe is us" moans from the usual suspects in regard to council funding came from the Bus Forum in Norwich last weekend, yet those same operators can't get their backside in gear to sort out the bus stop timetable debacle, or adequately promote their own services and then wonder why no one uses them. Honestly, the apathy in this area compared to the likes of Harrogate and Nottingham is not only breathtaking, it's very depressing.
On the rails the roll out of the new Stadler trains slowly continues. I'm hoping to cover as many of the significant moments as possible but that is not in my hands and I'm awaiting responses from others. In the meantime, and this is based on nothing other than gut instinct, I'm not so sure we've seen the last of the short set after all. It will be interesting to see what happens when the leaf fall season is complete.
I am hoping to reveal the news I've been sitting on for a year now in the next couple of weeks, so you can guarantee it will be leaked before I'm given the official green light! Watch this space, but please don't waste too much time watching it.