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Out now: Issue 98 of Passenger Transport

Out now: Issue 98 of Passenger Transport

Issue 98 of Passenger Transport is published on December 12 Contents include:       LEAD STORY Stagecoach bid £900m more for East Coast Winning bid from Stagecoach/Virgin includes far more ambitious schedule of premium payments to Department for Transport than offered by rivals   NEWS Howarth finds buyers for...
Stagecoach bid £900m more for East Coast

Stagecoach bid £900m more for East Coast

Winning bid from Stagecoach/Virgin includes far more ambitious schedule of premium payments to Department for Transport than offered by rivals   Artist’s impression of an IEP train in Virgin branding   Stagecoach/Virgin has won the new intercity East Coast rail franchise with a commitment to pay the Department for Transport...
Howarth finds buyers for limping Greyhound

Howarth finds buyers for limping Greyhound

Weeks of speculation about the future of Cornish independent operator Western Greyhound have ended with the news the business has been sold   Western Greyhound’s Mark Howarth is pictured with a Plymouth Citybus vehicle in Liskeard   Weeks of speculation about the future of Cornish independent operator Western Greyhound have...
Rapid transit for Wales by 2020 - bus or rail?

Rapid transit for Wales by 2020 – bus or rail?

The Welsh Government expects to implement a 13-mile ‘rapid transit link’ by 2020, but is undecided on the transport mode. Rhodri Clark reports   Cardiff’s City Line provides a right of way through the inner suburb of Canton but its use for light rail might require tram-train technology, since the...
Arriva website aims to reach out to partners

Arriva website aims to reach out to partners

As part of its mission to become the ‘partner of choice for local authorities and PTEs, Arriva UK Bus has created a new website for local stakeholders     In 2010, Arriva announced a new strategy designed to position its UK bus business as the “partner of choice” for local...
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UK Bus Awards: The Big Book of Big Winners

UK Bus Awards: The Big Book of Big Winners

November saw the 19th 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 2014. If you are viewing the site on a table or mobile device,...
Rail plans first national campaign since BR

Rail plans first national campaign since BR

Rail Delivery Group is working on post-privatisation railway’s first national advertising campaign, focusing on growth, future ambitions and wider role     The Rail Delivery Group has started drawing up plans for the first national campaign to promote the rail industry since privatisation. Current thinking is that the multi-media advertising and promotion will focus on...
NCT crowned UK bus operator of the year

NCT crowned UK bus operator of the year

Nottingham City Transport wins the top prize for the second time in three years while Arriva leads the major groups by winning total of nine awards   Pictured: The Nottingham City Transport managing director Mark Fowles   Nottingham City Transport was again crowned Operator of the Year at last week’s UK Bus Awards in London....
Wales-wide smart ticketing abandoned

Wales-wide smart ticketing abandoned

The Welsh Government is no longer working on its GoCymru-branded nationwide bus and rail smartcard for Wales. Rhodri Clark reports   Pictured: Newport Transport’s freedom smartcard   The Welsh Government has revealed it is no longer actively implementing a nationwide smartcard for buses and trains. In the week that Abellio predicted that one in three...
Eurostar increases e320 order as it unveils train

Eurostar increases e320 order as it unveils train

Certification alongside new Deutsche Bahn ICE trains will assist German national operator in starting services through the Channel Tunnel   Pictured: Eurostar chief executive Nicolas Petrovic at St Pancras with the new e320 train   Eurostar has added an extra seven trainsets to its initial order for 10 new generation e320 trains. The announcement was made at the...
The TAS Partnership: 25 years of progress

The TAS Partnership: 25 years of progress

2014 is a momentous year for passenger transport specialists The TAS Partnership Limited – with September marking 25 years since its founding by the late Peter Huntley. In those 25 years, TAS has made a powerful and unparalleled contribution to the advancement of passenger transport in the UK, from the development and creation of government...
Big guns back bus regulation

Big guns back bus regulation

On visits to Manchester, chancellor George Osborne agrees bus franchising powers for new mayor and opposition leader Ed Miliband backs adoption of London-style regulation   Pictured: George Osborne during his visit to Greater Manchester last week   The Conservative and Labour parties have each issued strong statements of support for moves to reverse bus deregulation...
‘The Big Mo’ is now with bus regulation

‘The Big Mo’ is now with bus regulation

  Recent moves by the most senior political figures in the land have put large scale momentum behind devolution and bus regulation What a difference a week makes. It’s not clear yet whether this is quite a Berlin Wall moment on buses and devolution – but at the very least it’s the equivalent of mass...
Technology at forefront  of c2c franchise launch

Technology at forefront of c2c franchise launch

Contactless payment via wristbands, a ‘c2c live’ app, high-speed Wi-Fi on trains and enhanced smartcard ticketing are promised by National Express   Pictured: Rail minister Claire Perry tries the contactless c2c bPay band at Fenchurch Street station   National Express Group has marked the start of its new c2c franchise by launching a series of technological...
Carne vision to deliver ETCS 30 years early

Carne vision to deliver ETCS 30 years early

Network Rail boss is challenging his colleagues to implement the digital European Train Control System nationwide much earlier than planned   Pictured: Network Rail chief executive Mark Carne   Network Rail chief executive Mark Carne has set out an aspiration for signalling across the British railway network to be replaced by digital European Train Control...
Arriva’s website places information to the fore

Arriva’s website places information to the fore

Arriva has relaunched its UK bus website with a new look that aims to make it easier and simpler for customers to find the information they need     The internet is a growing means of not only providing transport users with information, but also sales activity and this summer Arriva has relaunched its UK...
Project efficiencies fund station innovation

Project efficiencies fund station innovation

Network Rail and Merseyrail partnered to find savings   Pictured: A visualisation of the planned platform at Hamilton Square station   Network Rail is including new approaches to improve customer experience in the £4m refurbishment of Hamilton Square station, funded by project efficiencies agreed with train operator Merseyrail. The funding has been freed up by Merseyrail...