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Out now: Issue 270 of Passenger Transport

Out now: Issue 270 of Passenger Transport

Issue 270 of Passenger Transport is published on July 29. Contents include:     LEAD STORY MPs urge rethink of Integrated Rail Plan Transport Committee says that alternative options, which could transform key Northern cities, have not been properly tested and must be revisited   NEWS Rotala loses appeal over bus franchising ruling Bid by...
MPs urge rethink of Integrated Rail Plan

MPs urge rethink of Integrated Rail Plan

Transport Committee says that alternative options, which could transform key Northern cities, have not been properly tested and must be revisited   Prime minister Boris Johnson pictured on a tour of the North of England last November, timed to coincide with the announcement of the Integrated Rail Plan   A thorough reassessment of the government’s...
‘A giant and a most incredible pioneer’

‘A giant and a most incredible pioneer’

Following news of his death, Wrightbus founder Sir William Wright was this week hailed as ‘a man who left his mark, not just locally but globally’   Wrightbus staff formed a Guard of Honour in tribute to founder Sir William Wright   Tributes were made this week to Sir William Wright, founder of Ballymena-based Wrightbus,...
Ready for Rishi? Trust in Truss?

Ready for Rishi? Trust in Truss?

  The race to become the next PM is down to the final two. So what do we know about them and their views on transport?   Tank commanders: Rishi Sunak (left) and Liz Truss   So, we are to have a new prime minister. As to whether that will be Rishi Sunak or Liz...
People need to be at heart of the agenda

People need to be at heart of the agenda

  Great British Railways will be a vast organisation that will shape the future of our railways. It’s vital that we get the culture right   If Andrew Haines heads GBR it will be in fantastic hands   ‘Career crossroads’ is how I’d describe the perspective of many rail industry professionals right now. A number...
Journeo steps beyond the 21st Century

Journeo steps beyond the 21st Century

Journeo enhances support for connected journeys with revolutionary cloud-based products and services that will connect millions of journeys   Russ Singleton, Journeo’s CEO   Earlier this year, 21st Century Fleet Systems and 21st Century Passenger Systems became a single brand – Journeo. It is a move that places the company’s cloud-based products and services at...
Head of Health, Safety, Training and Environment - Uno

Head of Health, Safety, Training and Environment – Uno

  Head of Health, Safety, Training and Environment   We are looking for someone to join our management team in Hatfield to have full responsibility for all health and safety, compliance monitoring and training matters across the Uno business. You’ll facilitate the ongoing development of staff across the business, keep accurate records of COSH, premises...
Assistant Operations Manager - Salisbury Reds

Assistant Operations Manager – Salisbury Reds

  Assistant Operations Manager   Could you be the person to take Salisbury Reds and Tourist Coaches to the next level? We are looking for someone to join our Senior Management Team in Salisbury. Reporting to the Operations Manager you will look after a team of approximately 200 colleagues, delivering our diverse bus and coach...
Commercial Manager - Cardiff Bus

Commercial Manager – Cardiff Bus

  Commercial Manager   The role You’ll be responsible for making sure our network is efficiently and realistically scheduled, and that it meets customer demands and regulatory requirements. You’ll need to continually refine and improve the network to maximise operational performance and effectiveness. From us competitive salary freedom to demonstrate your commercial flair influence our...
National Bus Strategy Delivery Manager - Portsmouth City Council

National Bus Strategy Delivery Manager – Portsmouth City Council

  National Bus Strategy Delivery Manager Reference: JUN20228310 Location: Civic Offices Guildhall Walk Portsmouth Job type: Full Time, Fixed Term Salary: £60,140 – £66,263 Per Annum Closing date: 31 July 2022   Portsmouth City Council At Portsmouth City Council we’re all about developing our staff, because we want to build a bigger and better city...
Boris bows out - but £2 bus fare promo floated

Boris bows out – but £2 bus fare promo floated

It has been reported that Boris Johnson’s team have spent months working on a plan to subsidise fares on local bus services in England for six months     Behind-the-scenes talks are reported to have taken place between the government and the bus industry over a scheme to cap bus fares in England at £2...
Making the case for transport authorities

Making the case for transport authorities

  Transitioning to a fully empowered transport authority can be difficult, but the case for transitioning is stronger than ever before   The Montreal Metro reflects and enhances the identity of the place it serves   “Underneath all the commercial activities of the board, underneath all its engineering and operations, there is the revelation and...