I AM CHRISTOPHER LEACH THE ARTIST. I started this blog so that I can share with everyone my vast collection of transport photographs showing a personal and nostalgic view of the industry with images that span some 45 years taking in the U.K and some of Europe. I have no darkroom and so rather than being the perfectionist after tidying them up I upload the images warts and all, and even those that won't scan squarely or are scratched. In a way it adds age and character. You are all free to download these for your personal use but please remember I still own them and you are not just free to use them without prior permission for any knd of publishing. Click on images to enlarge them and if you want to see more leave your comments or visit my website for the mother-site with galleries including those Buses & Girls: PICTUREWORLD
Saturday, 29 December 2007
Plymouth: Park and Ride
Outside the more profitable urban conurbations it seems the availability of good bus services depends largely on Quality Partnerships between the major operators and the local authority, the latter promising to improve facilities like bus stops, put in bus lanes or even help to pay for the new buses. Starved on new double-deckers for many years this means of funding brought a small fleet of brand new Alexander-Dennis Enviro buses to the streets of Plymouth when the City Council entered a partnership with the First Group to provide smart new vehicles for it's two new Park and Ride routes.