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September 14, 2017
by Neil Turner
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The sad state of travel smartcards outside London

If you have a spare 10 minutes, and like despairing at your computer screen, read this introductory guide to Greater Manchester’s ‘My Get Me There’ card. ‘My Get Me There’ (yes, that’s what it’s really called) is supposed to be … Continue reading

December 9, 2012
by Neil Turner
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The Rise, Fall, and Rise of the Purple People Eaters

FTR by CARLOS62 on Flickr – some rights reserved In 2006, to some fanfare, the bus company First York introduced the ‘ftr‘ concept to the streets of York. This consisted of new articulated buses (‘bendy buses’ to you and me) … Continue reading