Mainly For Brummies But All Are Welcome To Join In The Birmingham Fun & Chat
This is the place where Brummies used to chat about Birmingham old and new along with anything else that interests us.
We have Quizzes, Pizzas, Local History, News, Politics, Wedding Cake, Plum Pudding, Champagne, Easter Eggs and, above all, Respect for our fellow members.
So whats new? I can see private cars being banned from most inner city roads soon. All that will be allowed is public transport, freight, emergency services politicians, councillors and those with special passes (meaning they have got money).
Corporation Street will be interesting, The route from Snowhill Station along Bull Street, right into Corporation Street down into Stephensons Place to The New, New Street Station entrance will be totally trams only, no cars, Buses, Taxis or owt else.
I have had a completed buss pass application form on file complete with photos since I was 60 years of age. that was four years ago and I have still yet to send it in. I only wanted it for when we are on holiday as I understand you can use them anywhere in the UK.
I don't think I will be using it in Birmingham if I get one, having had my first experience of Birmingham buses last week when I had to collect my new glasses. I have to say I didn't enjoy the experience at all. I also have to add that I thought the £1.60 fare for a few stops (6) amounted to daylight robbery.
I think the initial application means a personal visit but renewals are automatic (at least they are here) and we can't use them on the train. We use ours quite often now that petrol is so expensive. Sitting on a bus is a new experience. the conversations, the sights, the smells. It's a whole new experience believe me.