A new Facebook group: “I want people to stop smoking on Travel West Midlands buses”. Created by Lia, who writes…

“I catch 8 buses a week to and from Uni, and about half would contain a smoker. That’s 120 buses over 3 semesters…”

And talking of public transport: the 2008/9 inter-city train routes/timetable document (PDF link), affecting many trains via Birmingham and the West Midlands. Although it may inconvenience a few with minor timetable tweaks and higher fares, it seems to generally promise a better service — among other things…

  • “Wi-fi access on board” (although probably in first-class only?)

  • Web-based “print at home” tickets.

    Anyone for starting the “Make sure we get wi-fi in all parts of inter-city trains” Facebook group?