The Anonymous Widower

More Train Companies Are Advertising Now

At the end of October, I posted Hull Trains Are Mounting A Big Advertising Campaign.

Today LNER are also advertising in The Times and these follow other companies like Avanti West Coast, East Midlands Railway, Grand Central and Great Western Railway.

It looks like the Hull Trains campaign must have been successful.

January 2, 2022 Posted by | Transport/Travel | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Hull Trains Are Mounting A Big Advertising Campaign

The adverts, unlike some, are not annoying, but Hull Trains are certainly paying for a lot of adverts to be shown in web sites like The Times.

I know from my post entitled Hull Trains Is Back And Stronger Than Ever, that they are feeling bullish about the future, but I can’t remember a train company advertising on the web as much as this.

October 31, 2021 Posted by | Transport/Travel | , | 1 Comment

COP26 And Lumo Branding At King’s Cross Station

I took these pictures as I passed through King’s Cross station today.

Note.

  1. Wilston Samuel Jackson was the first black train driver in the UK.
  2. Lumo seem to have taken over all of the branding at the station.

There was a generally upbeat atmosphere at the station.

October 25, 2021 Posted by | Transport/Travel | , , , , | Leave a comment

A Reminder Of The Sixties

This advert at Angel station has echoes of me of a series of jokes of the 1960s.

I can only remember one!

Question: What is the definition of a mistress?

Answer: Something that goes between a master and his mattress!

 

August 2, 2021 Posted by | World | , , | Leave a comment

Has Tess Daly Only Got The One Dress?

Pictures of Tess Daly have been all over the London Underground for over a year now.

But it’s all getting a bit boring and perhaps she needs a new dress?

June 14, 2021 Posted by | Transport/Travel | , , | Leave a comment

Wear Mask, Save Live

Even Borat, is doing his bit to help fight Covids!

I photographed him lying above the Old Street roundabout.

November 5, 2020 Posted by | Health | , , , , | Leave a comment

Geo-located Advertising

I took this picture on the TransPennine Express service from Cleethorpes to Doncaster.

We were approaching Habrough station at the time, and I’d just seen an advert on the screen for Habrough Taxis.

It must have been displayed because of the location of the train. Very useful for everybody!

September 20, 2020 Posted by | Transport/Travel | , , , | Leave a comment

Tory London Mayoral Candidate Wants Sponsorship Deals For Tube Station Names To Raise TfL Cash

The title of this post, is the same as that of this article on the Telegraph.

This is the introductory paragraph.

Underground stations could be renamed under plans put forward by the Conservative London mayoral candidate for a £100 million a year sponsorship deal to bolster investment in the capital’s public transport network.

I think it could be an idea worth pursuing, as due to Sadiq Khan’s bribe of a fare freeze to get elected Transport for London’s finances are in a terrible state.

The article says, that Dubai, Madrid and New York already use similar ideas to raise money.

Remember, London already has one station, where name was changed for a local business; Gillespie Road station was renamed Arsenal in 1932.

Let’s Be Creative!

I also think, if we are creative, we could make the stations much more passenger-friendly, with respect to services nearby.

Imagine a board, with Alight Here For at the top and slots for local shops and businesses below. Each slotted-in advert would be a perhaps a foot wide and four inches high, saying something like. “Boots 100 metres” or “Costa Here!”

September 20, 2020 Posted by | Business, Transport/Travel | , , , , , , | 6 Comments

Are The Class 387 Trains For Heathrow Express Ready To Roll?

These pictures show the refurbished Class 387 trains, that will be used by Heathrow Express.

They will replace Class 332 trains.

Are they ready to roll? I hope they are not going to cover. what I think is an attractive livery, with hideous advertising!

 

June 13, 2020 Posted by | Transport/Travel | , , , | 1 Comment

An Inappropriate Advert

I didn’t think that this taxi-advert was in good taste.

No Time To Die has been put back to the 12th of November.

May 4, 2020 Posted by | Transport/Travel, World | , , , | 3 Comments