Whoever came up with that saying is talking rubbish as it isn't. It's grim in Milton Keynes - perhaps that's what they meant.
As I'm living on a budget these days, I had to rely on coaches to get me there and back again. National Express uphill.....some kind of leg room, a plug for my phone charger, a 15 stop to use ancient toilets in Leeds Bus Depot, and an annoyance of a woman in front of me who reported back to her friend every 10 mins as to where she was on the motorway. To said woman - we NEVER were on the A63 and it's GATESHEAD not Gatishead love! Megabus downhill - an unfortunate name for a form of transport that so isn't mega. Sitting in soaking clothes for 8 hours in a freezing bus next to a woman who ate cold noodles with a spoon, no leg room, flooded toilet the size of a matchbox. Blah. Train £86. Total coach journey £18.
Thank you Newcastle - I had a blast. Now off to watch two tv chefs going to Rotherhithe...*cough*.