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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 | , , , | 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 | , , , , , | 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 | , , , | 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, World | , , , | 3 Comments

An Unprecedented Display Of Rail Solidarity

These pictures show an advert for National Rail in The Sunday Times.

Let’s hope that this co-operation between staff, unions and train operating companies brings us through the COVID-19 crisis.

March 22, 2020 Posted by | Health, Transport | , | Leave a comment

Will The Queen Be Amused?

The picture shows another terrible bus livery in dark colours.

Try spotting one of these in the distance with dodgy eyesight!

There seems to be a design competition, to see who can design the most camouflaged bus!

When I first saw this bus, I thought it was advertising Crown’s new paint for the Army!

December 22, 2019 Posted by | Transport | , , , | 1 Comment

A Design Crime Of A Bus Livery

This bus livery must be the worst I’ve seen and it does appear sometimes, that designers are looking to design the worst they can.

I didn’t have any idea what it was advertising.

December 19, 2019 Posted by | Transport | , , | Leave a comment

Advertising With Electric Cars

I took this picture in Islington of cars used by Chestertons; the estate agents.

If I was thinking of selling my house, I might pop-in to their office round the corner.

December 12, 2019 Posted by | World | , , | Leave a comment

Hybrid Selling

This picture shows a mini-brochure, that came in my copy of today’s Sunday Times.

Thecaption is World’s First Hybrid Powered Expedition Cruise Ships.

Cruising isn’t my scene, as it attracts too many Daily Mail readers.

But I must admit, that the H-word caught my eye and I read the brochure!

July 7, 2019 Posted by | Transport | , | 3 Comments

The Most Annoying Thing They Do To Trams

When I first arrive in a city, I tend to take a ride on the local trams to get my bearings.

But it is difficult, to see where you are and what you are doing, if the tram is covered in advertising, like this one in Manchester.

It means that visitors can’t see the city properly. Hopefully, locals know their city!

I remember visiting one city, where every tram was wrapped in advertising.

The city wasn’t very interesting, so perhaps that was the reason.

June 3, 2019 Posted by | Transport | , , | Leave a comment