Bus Ride Videos

Stagecoach Open Day at the Lillyhall Depot

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We recently visited the Stagecoach Depot at Lillyhall over in Cumbria. I’d visited before but that was prior to starting the YouTube Channel so I was looking forward to going back but this time with my camera. So here are the videos which are now all up over on YouTube. Looking around the buses and […]


Trainspotting at Newcastle Central Station and Buses at Gateshead Metrocentre

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Newcastle Trains January 2018

Last weekend we headed to Newcastle upon Tyne and, since I’ve filmed the buses fairly recently, I decided to head to Newcastle Central Railway Station instead for a spot of trainspotting. Due to engineering works on the lines outside the station to the west, towards the Gateshead Metrocentre, all trains were entering and leave via […]


New locations and some trains – Doncaster and Leeds

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Doncaster Trains Jan 18

It’s always exciting and fun to visit new locations to see what buses we can find to photograph and film, but on a recent trip to Doncaster, I added trains into the mix before a surprise visit to Leeds. January can be such a difficult time camera-wise with dark, damp, dreary and unpredictable weather conditions […]

In Service Buses

It’s just too cold to look for buses on a recent trip to Hartlepool

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Bus vlog number 6 from Hartlepool, Cleveland.

  Do you find winter is a difficult time for going out to see buses?  We had this problem on a recent visit to Hartlepool.  In winter the buses are often covered in road dirt, the weather is generally less predictable, and sometimes it doesn’t feel like there are any daylight hours at all.  It […]

General Blog

The New Go North East X9 Livery and Sunshine in Peterlee.

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Go North Easts NK67 EBD in the new X9 livery.

There are a lot of things I associate with Peterlee on the beautiful East Durham Coast, but sunshine in October isn’t normally one of them.  However the sun was shining as I ventured out down to the bus station in the hopes of filming at least one of the new livery X9/X10 double deckers.

General Blog

Welcome to our New Site with a New Name

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Welcome to the site.  It’s a brand new site to match the brand new name.  Which naturally leads to the question, why the name change from Ians Bus Photos to The Transport Lens?  Well it’s all wrapped up with how it all came about and how it’s changed in the last year or so. Ian […]