A day not without incident but as usual it is just the odd rotten apple that you remember but it really took the biscuit this time. Needless to say he was probably one of the right wing proto terrorists who are still being harboured in jobs like bus drivers and security guards, perhaps this one was expecting trouble on a cloudy and at times wet day he had sunglasses on. Rotala/Diamond has a terrible reputation and ignores complaints so we'll just go straight to Youtube with this one. I might also share with the regional traffic commissioners, the only time I've actually been hit or pushed before was at Stratford in East London, I was the other side of the road from the bus station and it was the station manager who attacked me but I gained a lifetime permit to film and photograph at all London Transport not TfL premises by way of settlement. I'm not sure how this one will be resolved, a no win no fee grabbing solicitor might be a good route although not my favourite type of person to deal with. The Diamond buses at Redditch were very scruffy and I filmed one being towed away perhaps I should show that with the footage of the attack. The reason for his wrath was a photo which I show below.
Perhaps somebody knows him, his origins and track record, I saw him twice afterwards on the 62 he didn't give me a second glance, all very weird. I did dial 101 but gave up at ten minutes waiting. Anyway we had a good visit to Gloucester where they have wasted millions on a new bus station which hardly sees any buses, most just park on the streets as usual. They medley of low life still hangs out now around he new building which instantly looked awful, threatening and dirty by association. The weather was just enough on the cloudy side although by the time we got to Cheltenham it was a spotting with rain but no hindrance. Here the council have spent thousands creating a 'bus gate', yet more street furniture, why? We went on to Redditch, enough said already and finished up at Bromsgrove, interesting for its independents albeit mostly painted white and lack of buses other than First Salt Road routes and Diamond, nuff said but all very amicable. Photos start at Gloucester.
PMP Sponsors of bus rallies for 25 years.