Kai Rhodes

19 Flips | 1 Magazine | 2 Likes | @KaiRhodes | Keep up with Kai Rhodes on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Kai Rhodes”

A lovely day for the launch of this summer's New Forest Tour - including a new route this year. Enjoy grandstand views of the National Park's stunning coastline and countryside from Saturday. Find out more: http://www.newforestnpa.gov.uk/news/article/465/new_open-top_route_launched_in_the_new_forest

New Forest National Park bus tour route launched

<b>A new bus route has been launched in the New Forest to add to tours of the national park.</b><p>The blue route will take passengers through the south-west area, including New Milton.<p>It is supported by a £3.8m Department for Transport (DfT) fund which aims to encourage car-free journeys in the New Forest …

National Parks

aldenham works routemaster london transport

Weather forecast is fantastic for the week ahead... perfect for discovering the magical landscape of the New Forest National Park on the New Forest Tour:

#routemasters While in London last year for the Olympics saw this lovely Routemaster bus. http://t.co/H33j7lP11X

We have been out enjoying the North Wales sunshine today, here is RM548 taking a break at Bala Lake while on an Anniversary hire.

Robin, George, Willy and Alice come out to play Day 2 of the August Bank Holiday weekend in Blackpool was a topless one, with the four cars scheduled to operate all being topless. For the first time since 2010 it was hoped to operate three Boat Cars simultaneously, with Princess Alice 706 making up the quartet. Such a scheduling could be expected to ensure that the weather would take a turn for the worse but, on the contrary, Blackpool basked in sunshine throughout the day; perfect weather for a spell of Boating. The highlight of the entire weekend was to be the reappearance of newly repainted Boat 602, sporting its fictitious red and cream 1920s style livery. However, with this tram being the last of the four to depart from the depot, it was left to Princess Alice 706 to open the proceedings, carrying a full load of eager passengers on the first journey of the day to Fleetwood. George Formby sponsored Boat 230 then appeared, followed by Little Willy 600 and then, wafting a smell of fresh paint, the red and cream Boat sailed onto the promenade and immediately grabbed all of the attention. Compliments flowed as people had their first opportunity to admire the latest product of Rigby Road workshops, with most agreeing that the new livery is one of the most striking ever carried by a Boat Car and a definite improvement on the faded coat of black and yellow which this tram previously sported. One significant alteration had occurred since the tram originally left the Paint Shop in its new colours. The red fleet numbers 602 applied on the cream bodywork experimentally had been removed and replaced by a set of chrome digits above the centre entrance, proclaiming the tram to be 227 once more. Thus, like its sister car 230, the red Boat will in future be known by its original identity rather than the post 1968 number 602 although, with its sparkling red ‘v’ it could easily be rubbed Robin, the red breasted tram! Despite not having turned a wheel since the penultimate day of the 2010 season, 227 performed impeccably throughout the day apart from a minor issue with its headlights on the first trip, an issue which was swiftly rectified by fitters. All four trams set about their usual duties of conveying eager enthusiasts and members of the general public along the promenade, directed around the system as required, and providing a welcome alternative to the Flexity operated core service. Meanwhile, at Rigby Road, the second of the weekend’s photo shoots was being organised and probably the most eagerly anticipated. From the depths of the depot emerged Coronation 660 to be placed on static display on Blundell Street along with sister car 304, a rare chance to see Blackpool’s two surviving Coronations reunited once more and providing a taster for the time, in the future when these two trams can join the active heritage fleet and carry passengers once again. The afternoon Fleetwood journey was placed in the capable hands of Boat 230, which again carried a full load to the northern terminus, while the other three trams continued providing short promenade journeys to North Pier as well as longer runs to Bispham and Thornton Gate. The fine weather had brought out the crowds and Blackpool was busier than it had been for a long time; with open top trams sailing through a sea of people it was reminiscent of the glory days of the resort. A slightly sour note occurred during mod afternoon at Pleasure Beach when an irate ‘enthusiast’ attempted to block people from taking pictures by standing in front of their cameras but this obnoxious gentlemen was soon dealt with by the assembled crowd and departed shame faced allowing those who had paid for the day’s events to continue their enjoyment. Photo opportunities occurred throughout the day, especially at Pleasure Beach when three of the quartet of trams were on the loop simultaneously but, unfortunately, the most sought after event failed to materialise, with the three Boats never appearing together at the same place. As the afternoon wore on and the sun continued to beat down, the trams began to perform their final journeys. For Boat 230 this was an unusual trip to Fishermans Walk, the first time a heritage car had ever terminated at this location during a Bank Holiday weekend whilst Princess Alice ended the day with a series of shorter promenade runs. The final trip of the day to Fleetwood was scheduled to be performed by 227 but, as one on the previous day, the crowds waiting to board were so large that a duplicate had to be arranged and both 227 and 600 sailed to the northern terminus, both carrying capacity loads. At Fleetwood the two Boats were briefly posed on the Ferry loop, providing a memorable sight in their contrasting red and green liveries, before both departed for North Pier, bringing the day’s events to a successful conclusion. Once again, Blackpool had pulled out all the stops to arrange a successful and enjoyable heritage day. The Boats have continued to be as popular as ever and the loadings experienced throughout the day were ample justification of the faith placed in the operation of vintage trams on the new system. One more day to go before it is all over for another year and, with the oldest trams in the fleet, waiting for their turn in the limelight, the final day of the Bank Holiday weekend should be just as enjoyable as the previous two. The photo shows red and cream Boat 227 pausing at the southbound heritage stop at North Pier taking on another healthy load of passengers bound for the Pleasure Beach. Published August 26th 2013

Our Routemaster being prepared for its annual MOT at Slough Depot today. http://t.co/Y5PJSBuHFN

@EYMSEnthusiasts The day @EYBuses Routemaster 812 met the latest 'Routemaster' the #NewBusforLondon http://t.co/LJNztqulmK

NEOPLAN Centroliner N4426/3 12m_JX569

red bus with tourist making a citytrip in Bruxelles

VOLVO Super Olympian_ALEXANDER ALX500_JV2056

BUS 1

ADL E500 MMC_TD8789

FirstStudjpg

London’s first long-range all-electric double-decker buses are now in service

Transport for London (TfL) and electric vehicle manufacturer BYD announced last week that the city of London is putting in service its firsts long-range all-electric double-decker buses – picture above.<p>The first 5 BYD all-electric buses will operate on Route 98 on behalf of TfL by Metroline.<p>Route …

New York City rolls out its first WiFi-equipped buses

When the Metropolitan Transportation Authority promised that New York City's WiFi-packing buses would arrive sometime in the second or third quarter of this year, it was clearly being cautious -- the first wave of those buses is rolling out today. Visit Queens and you'll see seven internet-savvy …