Issue 214 of Passenger Transport is published on July 26.
Contents include:

 

 

LEAD STORY

What will Boris do for transport?
We all know that Boris Johnson’s premiership will be dominated by Brexit, but big decisions must be made on transport too

 

NEWS

Wrightbus reviews its options for the future
Company appoints Deloitte to advise on investment options

Williams: no expanded role for Network Rail
Keith Williams reveals his review of the rail industry will not see him recommending Network Rail be offered a greater role in the industry

Arriva seeking £200m for rail disqualification
Group also calls for East Midlands contract cancellation

NatEx set to snap up Ring and Ride operator
West Midlands bus operator set to acquire ATG

City region probes six options for buses
‘Vision for Bus’ pits Liverpool City Region’s bus alliance against enhanced partnerships and franchising as the way forward for local bus network

West Yorkshire plans to cut bus information
WYCA consults on plans to reduce paper timetable availability

Transport Focus urges passengers to claim
New campaign highlights passenger compensation

Labour calls for review over HS2 budget claims
BHS2 will allegedly require an extra £30bn to be completed

Group aims to improve access to Welsh trains
Transport for Wales plans step changes for access to services

Concerns over Welsh zero emission targets
Operators warn over viability of 2028 zero emission bus target

 

ENVIRONMENT

‘Railways can help UK reach net zero by 2050’
Final report by the Rail Industry Decarbonisation Task Force and rail body RSSB sets out practical steps to decarbonise Britain’s railways

Mayor – TfL can do better on renewables
Sadiq Khan admits faster progress needed on green energy

 

INNOVATION & TECHNOLOGY

RATP Dev to partner TfL for DRT bus trial
Second trial will allow TfL to explore DRT service model

Via’s technology moves to autonomous vehicles
Firm partners with EasyMile to launch trial in Australia

 

TRAVEL TEST

Loganair takes the strain to Carlisle
For years my only option to visit my mum has either been a long car or train journey. With new flights to Carlisle, how does the plane compare?

 

COMMENT

Norman Baker: New PM has tricky transport to-do list
Transport was put on ice during Theresa May’s tenure, but there are big decisions to make that won’t be easy for Boris Johnson

How climate change will affect transport
The debate about climate change is becoming more polarised but transport remains at its core. How can the sector react?

Can Grayling really hang on to his job?
Our Whitehall insider imagines what’s going on inside the minds of the mandarins at Great Minster House, home of the DfT

 

SPECIAL REPORT: Midlands Connect

‘We’re used to being reviewed’
HS2’s chief executive officer, Mark Thurston, is ready to make the case to Boris Johnson’s team

 

CAREERS

Cardiff Bus MD quits role
Cynthia Ogbonna will step down from the council-owned operator at the end of the year

 

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