Issue 200 of Passenger Transport is published on January 11.
Contents include:

 

 

LEAD STORY

‘Bus use decline can be reversed’
Ahead of next month’s UK Bus Summit in London, senior bus industry figures have argued that a sustained decline in bus use across Great Britain is not inevitable. But the industry needs a long-term investment strategy and help with congestion

 

NEWS

North America exit nets Stagecoach $271m
Martin Griffiths says sale of group’s last remaining international business will allow it to focus on ‘significant opportunities for growth in the UK’

Nexus reveals stark future funding choices
Transport executive lays out options for significant service cuts

Arriva staff stage week-long strike action
650 staff walk out at group’s bus operation in parts of north east

ScotRail gets franchise breach remedial notice
Cancellations fell below the minimum standard

Design concept for UK hydrogen trains
UK’s first hydrogen-powered trains could operate from 2021

CBT calls for rural transport reforms
Pressure group’s blueprint for transport in the countryside

Go-Ahead makes gains in latest tender results
Transport for London announces contracts for 10 bus routes

 

ENVIRONMENT

Glasgow wins £1.1m from Green Bus Fund
Scottish Government funding will see 128 green buses introduced

 

INNOVATION & TECHNOLOGY
In association with Transdev

Smart Pay As You Go on Welsh trains by 2021
Agreement also reveals that Pacer units are to be fitted with charging sockets for mobile phones this year, shortly before their withdrawal

 

TRAVEL TEST: 2019

My hopes and fears for the year ahead
We survived 2018, and now we’re into 2019, but what will it bring for us? Here’s a collection of my predictions and predilections for the New Year

 

COMMENT

Norman Baker: Ring out the old, ring in the new
In many ways, 2018 was an extremely challenging year for the transport sector. But buckle up, because 2019 will be a bumpy ride

Nick Richardson: A masterclass in handling disruption
Temporary disruptions to Merseyside’s rail network and a major event have been dealt with effectively, providing lessons for others

Great Minster Grumbles: We need a New Year’s Resolution..
Our Whitehall insider imagines what’s going on inside the minds of the mandarins at Great Minster House, home of the DfT

 

CAREERS

Transport recognised in New Year’s Honours
Gloag becomes a Dame as Daniels receives an OBE

 

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