The smart money is abandon the few rural customers and incorporate the day time stand age into the schools services. Less wages to pay because drivers can become part of the gig and less wear and tear on the fleet.
The local council sponsors the bus company to run a few rural services during school hours. A lot of bus companies make their money from taking children to school which the council pays them for. The council brains of Britain decide to cut the sponsorship during the day totally abandoning the few rural customers many of whom get on to social services for expensive alternatives. Then the bus company says to the council it is costing us too much money to stand the buses in between the school contracts so we will either have to put up the cost of school transport or dispose of the buses and the council can buy their own. The result is farcical but that is happening all over the country because my experience is the people at the councils are lemons..
I think at some point this will fall on its sword and get gobbled up. Oaktree will take an offer and run. Just a question at what price and when.. After over 10 years of investment I hope they do get me a price worthwhile.
I used to be a member of Newmarket and everything was on the flat. I had a nice blonde on my arm at the time. Now I have Madam Spin and prefer the jumps!! In the end I just used to do a couple of accumulators. Did not win many though but when you did it was great fun. Not good for the dicky ticker though on the last race...
I really do not like shorts. They are so not British. Happy we have a couple of tankers on the go but until the geo political situation brings back confidence we will methinks just wallow. As long as they just keep chipping away at the debt its on a matter of time before we re rate. We are so undervalued. Or least that is what KO keeps telling me..