Update - 2.16pm: There are fresh calls for a dedicated transport police for bus and rail services.It comes after a teenager was stabbed on a train between Killester and Harmonstown in Dublin last night.The National Bus and Rail Union (NBRU) has written to the Transport and Justice ministers, asking for the establishment of a Garda Public Transport Division.NBRU General Secretary Dermot O'Leary suggested the issue of anti-social behaviour on transport services has reached 'crisis point'.He argued: "The mood among transport workers has changed dramatically on the back of a number of recent assaults across both our train and bus services."They were encouraged by the Minister's initial response in early summer, [but] they are now of the view that they may have to take their own preventative measures, inclusive of assessing service provision in particular hot spots and in areas with a high prevalence of anti-social behaviour."Labour Senator Aodhán Ó Ríordáin also … [Read more...] about Union calls for dedicated transport police on trains and buses after teenager stabbed
0 Post a comment Thursday, 2 August 2018 - Transport by Contributed Item - Contributed Item @twitter.com/gem_news [email protected] Llantwit Major resident Mr Dai Griffiths contacted The GEM to express his frustration at the bus service into Cardiff. He is employed at the Leckwith retail park five days a week and works most weekends.He writes:I believe there are many people like me who are frustrated with the current bus service to and from Llantwit Major.From Monday to Friday there’s is an X91 bus at 7am to Cardiff via Leckwith and because of heavy traffic (mainly at Culverhouse Cross) this gets into Cardiff too late for anyone starting work at 8am.On Saturdays the bus leaves at 9.35am and there is only one bus back in the evening at about 5.30pm.There is no Cardiff bus X91 service on Sundays.The only alternative is to catch the New Adventure Travel bus 303/304 leaving at 20 past the hour and change at Barry using the 95 to get to Leckwith.This means I … [Read more...] about Vale buses are a frustration!
Barry Hearn often reminds his son Eddie that he was born with a silver spoon in his mouth. “Yes,” replies the heir to Hearn’s kingdom, who can sell out 90,000 tickets for an Anthony Joshua fight at the drop of a hat. “But at least I turned it into gold.” Hearn turned 70 last week, and the glittering cast who turned out to celebrate his three score-and-ten in a marquee the size of a circus big top was a tribute to his influence on the sporting landscape for the best part of four decades. World heavyweight champions Joshua, Frank Bruno and Tony Bellew, snooker legend Steve Davis, two-time king of darts Gary Anderson and Hearn’s old Leyton Orient manager Martin Ling were among the guests bravely tackling the vodka luge which ran from an ice sculpture of the birthday boy himself. Davis even did a turn on the decks as DJ and Bazza was ushered into his modest gathering by boxing’s undisputed master of ceremonies Michael Buffer. Hearn chose his … [Read more...] about Barry Hearn reveals the moment he knew he could take sport by storm
PUBLISHED: 08:00 16 June 2018 A Legible London board. Picture: Charlotte Gilhooly/Creative Commons Archant Letters, contributions and comments sent in from Ham&High readers this week. Decision to block signage sensible one Linda Chung, Hampstead, full address supplied, writes: I was pleased to learn (Ham&High, June 7) that Camden had refused the planning applications for Legible London signage on Hampstead High Street. Grateful thanks are due to the Heath and Hampstead society for alerting us to the original consultation Besides the obelisks being totally inappropriate for narrow streets, the signs themselves are a mockery of what is practical or useful. The detail and writing on them is so small that they are far from legible, and duplicates what can already be found on a mobile phone. Somehow, someone in Transport for London (TfL) has decided, as stated in Camden’s consultation paper, they are “the London standard for clear mapping and directional … [Read more...] about Ham&High letters: Legible signage, Nazanin, basements, buses, cyclists on Heath, gremlins at H&H, police cuts, hygiene, markets, cladding and Govia
0 Post a comment Tuesday, 5 June 2018 - Local People by Contributed Item - Contributed Item @twitter.com/gem_news [email protected] This Sunday sees the annual Festival of Transport take place at Barry Island. Approximately 350 to 400 vintage classic and specialist cars and buses will be on show all day from 10 am to 5 pm and visitors are asked to plan to arrive early.Mike Taylor, the organising group’s chairman said: “The Barry Festival of Transport is one of south Wales’ biggest classic car and heritage bus events, and this year, vehicle bookings started before Christmas. We have established a great show for visitors to this seaside town, all volunteer run. “The Barry Tourist Railway will be running. We have more side stalls this year and we will be running our free heritage bus trips with additional open top bus tours if the weather is good. We are running every 15 minutes a park and ride shuttle from the Barry Dock Offices, with … [Read more...] about It’s all go for the Barry Festival of Transport