UK Bus Summit Review 2018

UK Bus Summit Review 2018

UK Bus Summit Review 2018, a publication devoted to the UK’s main mode of public transport. This publication has been produced by Passenger Transport, in association with Transport Times Events, to co-incide with the fourth annual UK Bus Summit. This event will be held in London at the QEII Conference...
Out now: Issue 176 of Passenger Transport

Out now: Issue 176 of Passenger Transport

Issue 176 of Passenger Transport is published on January 19. Contents include:     LEAD STORY ‘Buses are part of the solution’ Ahead of next month’s UK Bus Summit in London, prominent voices in the UK bus industry are calling on central and local government to recognise that buses are an...
‘Buses are part of the solution’

‘Buses are part of the solution’

Ahead of next month’s UK Bus Summit in London, prominent voices in the UK bus industry are calling on central and local government to recognise that buses are an ally in the battle for cleaner air rather than the enemy     Buses must be seen as an integral part...
‘Labour unlikely to nationalise rail rapidly’

‘Labour unlikely to nationalise rail rapidly’

ASLEF boss says transport unlikely to be top priority     A future Labour government would be unlikely to start taking train operators back under public control rapidly, Mick Whelan, a member of the party’s national executive committee and general secretary of ASLEF, has predicted. Giving his personal views, Whelan...
Small town blues and sponge cities

Small town blues and sponge cities

What can transport do to help the towns that orbit our big cities? And what will making cities ‘spongier’ mean for public transport?   Deansgate Castlefield tram stop Manchester. The wall on the stairway access has been planted creating a living wall   Big cities are cool these days –...
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Uber and ‘new players’ join UITP subsection

Uber and ‘new players’ join UITP subsection

Brussels-based association welcomes new members     UITP, the international association of public transport, has welcomed a number of ‘new players’ as members. Ride-hailing taxi app provider Uber is among the new members of the Brussels-based association, along with Door2Door, Citymapper, Moovel, Via, Grab, Ola, Yandex, 99 and Upstream. UITP has created a new membership...
Mobility as a Service is not a ‘magic bullet’

Mobility as a Service is not a ‘magic bullet’

ITS (UK) responds to parliamentary inquiry     ITS (UK)’s ‘Mobility as a Service’ Interest Group has responded to the Transport Select Committee’s MaaS inquiry agreeing that there is significant global and UK interest in the concept, but warning that, unless done right, it could actually risk moving people from public transport to on-demand cars....
Souter partners with Flixbus in Poland

Souter partners with Flixbus in Poland

PolskiBus network sold to growing German rival     Stagecoach chairman and co-founder Sir Brian Souter has sold the retail platform and network of PolskiBus, his low cost intercity coach operation in Poland, to expansive German competitor FlixBus for an undisclosed sum. Souter Investments, Souter’s investment vehicle, says the move will see the PolskiBus operational...
Can you crack our Christmas quiz?

Can you crack our Christmas quiz?

Do you have the skill and knowledge to be our quiz champion? Christmas comes but once a year, but let’s face it – by December 28 we’ve eaten far too much and there’s nothing to do but watch the television and bicker with relatives. So why not distract yourself with the first ever Passenger Transport...
Read it here: Urban Transport Review 2017

Read it here: Urban Transport Review 2017

Welcome to Urban Transport Review 2017, published in conjunction with the Urban Transport Group Contents include a foreword by Lilian Greenwood, Chair of the Transport Select Committee. She writes: “A lot has changed in urban transport over the past year.” We hope you find it an interesting read and we welcome all feedback. Click on...
Mobility as a Service - ‘A MaaS-ive opportunity’

Mobility as a Service – ‘A MaaS-ive opportunity’

Public and private sectors of the passenger transport world speak about transformative potential of ‘Mobility as a Service’     There is growing recognition in all corners of the passenger transport world of the game-changing potential of Mobility as a Service (MaaS) – whereby travellers use a smartphone app to plan and pay for multi-modal...
Getting back to what we knew worked

Getting back to what we knew worked

  A feeling of déjà vu descends when reading the government’s new strategic vision for rail. Have some key lessons finally been learnt? The ScotRail Alliance. Could this be a model for others? “Connecting People” is the strapline for the government’s recently published strategic vision for rail. It’s a clever title. At one level it’s...
Get on board! CityZap could be the future

Get on board! CityZap could be the future

Leeds to Manchester has been looked at and dismissed by bus operators many times over the years – but Transdev Blazefield had a zappy new idea   Linking Leeds and Manchester, every hour   VISITED: 15th November 2017 SERVICE: The first CityZap route has linked Leeds and York since March 2016, using SatNav technology. Last...
UK Bus Awards 2017 Souvenir Brochure

UK Bus Awards 2017 Souvenir Brochure

November saw the 22nd annual UK Bus Awards held at a ceremony in London, and you can read all about the winners and finalists in this official Souvenir Brochure. Click on the image below to view The Big Book of Big Winners 2017.   If you are viewing the site on a tablet or mobile...
£1.7bn for integrated transport in cities

£1.7bn for integrated transport in cities

Transforming Cities Fund will target projects which ‘drive productivity’, and chancellor Philip Hammond offers further transport funding in budget     Prime minister Theresa May has launched a new £1.7bn fund to transform transport connections within England’s city regions. Announced ahead of last week’s budget, the new Transforming Cities Fund will target projects which “drive...
Leon Daniels: ‘Get ready for a revolution’

Leon Daniels: ‘Get ready for a revolution’

Leon Daniels urges UK Bus Awards audience to embrace innovation and think about the future   Leon Daniels: ‘Everybody wants progress but nobody wants change’   Leon Daniels was thinking about the future when he addressed the UK Bus Awards in London last week. His own future, and the future of the bus industry. Daniels,...
Awards recognise cycle-rail revolution

Awards recognise cycle-rail revolution

2017 National Cycle-Rail Awards show how work by the rail industry and its partners is oiling the wheels of a cycle-rail boom across Britain     The National Cycle-Rail Awards, run by the Rail Delivery Group on behalf of the Cycle-Rail Working Group, are sponsored by Cyclepods and are now in their 13th year. The...