Out now: Issue 166 of Passenger Transport

Out now: Issue 166 of Passenger Transport

Issue 166 of Passenger Transport is published on August 11 Contents include:     LEAD STORY Street launches traffic congestion action plan West Midlands mayor says modal shift from cars to public transport is the long-term answer, but in the short-term he promises better co-ordination   NEWS NEG to extend revenue...
Street launches traffic congestion action plan

Street launches traffic congestion action plan

West Midlands mayor says modal shift from cars to public transport is the long-term answer, but in the short-term he promises better co-ordination   Mayor of the West Midlands Andy Street and newly appointed director of network resilience, Anne Shaw   West Midlands mayor Andy Street has launched an action...
Huge change in travel plans during upgrade

Huge change in travel plans during upgrade

Commuters are heeding warnings to avoid Waterloo   Upgrade work at Waterloo station this month   Effective year-long campaigns to publicise disruption that will be caused by the Waterloo station upgrade throughout August has seen nearly half of South West Trains’ regular passengers make alternative travel and working arrangements. A...
CILT - Air Quality Plan is ‘weak and timid’

CILT – Air Quality Plan is ‘weak and timid’

The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport says government’s plan should have supported the introduction of charges for polluting vehicles   Traffic in London   The government could do better than its “weak and timid” plan to tackle poor air quality, particularly given the urgency of public health risks, according...
Entries open for National Cycle-Rail Awards

Entries open for National Cycle-Rail Awards

Recognising those who encourage integrated cycle-rail travel     Now in its 13th year, the Cycle-Rail Awards recognise the progress made by the rail industry and associated organisations towards encouraging integrated cycle-rail travel. The Rail Delivery Group has a clear aim to encourage the greater use of cycles to access...
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Air quality plan avoids main issue - congestion

Air quality plan avoids main issue – congestion

Greener Journeys says government plan won’t address public health crisis because it fails to back the introduction of charges for polluting vehicles   The plan will see sales of new petrol and diesel cars and vans banned by 2040   The government’s Air Quality Plan will fail to address public health concerns because it fails...
Rail user satisfaction recovery is ‘fragile’

Rail user satisfaction recovery is ‘fragile’

Overall satisfaction hits 83% after period of stable performance   There has been a significant increase in overall satisfaction with railway journeys   Rail passengers in London and the South East are more satisfied with their journeys after a long period of patchy performance. The result has been a significant increase in overall satisfaction with railway...
VAMOOZ rolls out with Reading Buses

VAMOOZ rolls out with Reading Buses

Transdev Blazefield is expanding its VAMOOZ crowd-sources buses brand to the south with a launch of a new licensing deal with Reading Buses   Alex Hornby and Martijn Gilbert alongside the first VAMOOZ-branded vehicle for the Reading Buses fleet   Transdev Blazefield has announced an expansion of VAMOOZ, its crowd-sourced bus service brand, with a...
Summer is here! But look what’s coming...

Summer is here! But look what’s coming…

The political landscape has shifted in the wake of the inauguration of new ‘metro mayors’ and the outcome of the general election   Greater Manchester mayor Andy Burnham has launched half price bus fares for 16-18 year olds   Mayoral momentum Combined authority mayors are here and they are already making their presence felt. They...
Innovations (Issue 37, Summer 2017)

Innovations (Issue 37, Summer 2017)

Innovations: Practical application of technology in passenger transport. Supporting Coach & Bus 2017 technology exhibitors In partnership with Parkeon   Click on the image below to view Innovations (Issue 37, Summer 2017).   If you are viewing the site on a mobile or tablet device, tap here to read the supplement.
Bus sector could face ‘perfect storm’ - ADL

Bus sector could face ‘perfect storm’ – ADL

Colin Robertson, chief executive of bus manufacturer Alexander Dennis, has warned that the bus industry faces a multitude of serious challenges     The chief executive of Britain’s largest bus builder has warned that the industry faces “much, much tougher things ahead”. Speaking in Scarborough last week, Colin Robertson, who has overseen a period of...
CAF to build trains in South Wales

CAF to build trains in South Wales

Spanish rolling stock manufacturer plans to create 300 jobs at facility near Newport   CAF is building trains for Northern Rail   Spanish manufacturer CAF has announced that it is to start building trains at a new factory in South Wales. The company plans to create 300 jobs at the factory near Newport, where it...
Minister backs bus campaign

Minister backs bus campaign

Jesse Norman helps Greener Journeys to launch the fifth annual Catch the Bus Week initiative   Jesse Norman and Claire Haigh launched last week’s Catch the Bus Week event at Brixton bus garage in south London   Incoming transport minister Jesse Norman lent his support to the fifth annual Catch the Bus Week, which took...
First partners to launch autonomous pod trials

First partners to launch autonomous pod trials

Group partners with California’s GoMentum Station   First has been investigating autonomous vehicles since late last year   FirstGroup has signed an agreement with GoMentum Station, a California-based proving ground, to carry out research into shared autonomous vehicles. GoMentum Station in Concord, California, is a 2,000-hectare test facility where the Contra Costa Transportation Authority (CCTA)...
East Coast rail upgrade in disarray

East Coast rail upgrade in disarray

Infrastructure works deferred; No date for Super Express delivery; Virgin Trains East Coast making losses     Stagecoach has warned that its Virgin Trains East Coast franchise no longer expects to provide planned extra services, faster journey times and new routes in 2019. Network Rail has told the company that infrastructure upgrades to support the new...
Sn-ap seeks shake-up of intercity travel

Sn-ap seeks shake-up of intercity travel

Sn-ap chief executive Thomas Ableman is aiming to transform the perception of coaches by creating an Airbnb of intercity travel   Sn-ap launched services between Nottingham and London last October   By Andrew Garnett Two years ago former National Express and then Chiltern Railways executive Thomas Ableman had an idea over dinner. It was an epiphany...
Adonis - rail must end ‘profiteering’ image

Adonis – rail must end ‘profiteering’ image

Former transport secretary has blunt message for rail bosses – the public doesn’t like you, you’re paid too much and it’s time to ‘eat humble pie’   Lord Adonis: pictured here during his time as secretary of state for transport   A former secretary of state for transport, Lord Adonis, has urged the rail industry...