If you would like to purchase a ticket from our drivers, please be aware of the following;
• Drivers can accept cash only, please ensure you have the correct change to avoid delays.
• Drivers cannot make a reservation for a connecting service - if your journey requires a change of coach you must purchase a ticket from each driver
• Drivers can only issue; single (one way), day return and open dated return tickets, please ensure you obtain a ticket from the driver which you should carry at all times.
• Drivers should be in a position to sell tickets, although if there are ticketing facilities available they may refer you to the ticket office, to purchase your ticket. It is always advisable to purchase or amend your ticket in advance of travel to avoid unnecessary delays to services.
In addition you can call the National Express Contact Centre on 08717 818181 between 8am and 10pm, 7 days a week. Calls cost 13p per minute plus your phone company's access charge.
*Tickets cannot be purchased from a driver on board a coach at Heathrow and must be purchased from the ticket desk, ticket machine or in advance of travel.
Surprise, surprise, although the speed limiters on our tri-axle 14.2 metre coaches are set to 62mph/100kph - the actual motorway speed limit for coaches longer than 12 metres is actually 60mph/96kph. The ACPO guidelines still give 10% plus 2 mph, therefore a threshold of 68mph. Here is a link to the UK speed limits for all vehicles. In built up areas, the limit is 30mph/48kph.
Phil asked me yesterday about a covert observation undertaken by the Taliban in LVCS. Seen waving forward passengers standing behind an open gate plus not wearing a tie. Told him that as the gate was open there was no need to walk forward, open gate, bellow service number and destination. He claimed the Taliban wanted consistency of service and the driver is the first impression the passengers get. I told him the driver was the third impression, the first being the screen about the gate, the second being the care bears tannoy announcement. I told him that it was too hot and sweaty to wear a tie. He seemed happy at my responses and said he would simply mark it as "having spoken to the driver". End of story but it shows how sneaky and petty they have become.
Heard a whisper yesterday from Dave C that Darren has received a complaint about me that I had muttered "fuck off" under my breath. Neither of them thought I would ever swear. I remember backing off a bay and a guy was knocking on the door but I continued on my journey. So I will claim that I do not remember muttering to myself. Just shows how malicious some people are - will be surprised it I hear anything and I did nothing wrong. The guy was late for his departure, boarding had finished, the door was closed, I was reversing, the marshall was waving me back and drivers are under pressure to achieve a prompt and on time departure. This incident happens a lot, if you were to stop then it becomes a late departure and very often the guy does not want that coach OR is holding it up for someone else.
managed to upload 15 photos to this computer without putting them into the cloud and reducing my free storage. My 16GB SD card is now showing 8.2 GB as free, so there is no need to reformat the card yet as there is plenty of space for my holidays.
Just had our Dacia Duster in for it's first MOT. Failed on the wiper blades and new pair of upgrade Flat wiper blades were fitted at our Dacia/Renault dealer for £30.59
Looking on the Halfords website and the price seems fair as the original own label wiper blades would cost £10 each - own label upgrade Flat blades cost £11 each, Bosch original £12 each and Bosch upgrade Flat blades at £18 each - so for main dealer upgrade Flat wiper blades at £30.59 seems fair to me.
Still not been able to upload, then open and edit Google Docs onto my Chromebook. Managed after a lot of trial and error to make a copy of both book reviews - 117 and 118 onto webmail. Now I can go back to the original order and continue to post my book reviews onto Goodreads etc starting on my next rest day.
Running order for reviews are:
The Chalk Pit
A Deadly Thaw
...job done, so now I will write all my reviews via webmail.
Blogger has not been running for a few days lately. A quick search on the internet revealed this recent post on the Blogger Help Forum. Apparently it only affected users running the Chrome Operating System on the Google Chromebook. As this operating system updates very regularly and quite often daily, a fix was made quickly and I can now post again using Blogger on my Chromebook.
Lots on the web about Parking Eye and their parking fines. Here is a helpful guide on what to do from Parking Cowboys. Plenty of people have been sent fines for parking at St David's Hospital in Cardiff. Details on money saving expert and Wales Online.
Today I have decided to free up some space on my Kindle by archiving some books. Before doing this there was 592.25 MB free space on my Kindle Fire, now there is 1.10GB of free space, which is quite a bit!
To make this chore easy I have used the 1-Tap Archive in my Kindle's settings - there were 1167 items that I have not used in the last 30 days.