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Commercial Manager - Cardiff Bus

Commercial Manager – Cardiff Bus

  Commercial Manager Cardiff Bus is the major provider of bus services within the Cardiff and Vale of Glamorgan, with 700 employees, 220 vehicles and a turnover of £32 million.  Following an internal promotion, we have a vacancy for a Commercial Manager, reporting to our Operations and Commercial Director.  What do we require? We are...
Out now: Issue 216 of Passenger Transport

Out now: Issue 216 of Passenger Transport

Issue 216 of Passenger Transport is published on September 6. Contents include:     LEAD STORY Battle for the bond with customers Passenger transport operators are being urged to make travel simple for their customers before disrupters do it for them – and take control of the relationship with customers   NEWS Scotland to spend...
A £10m digital strategy for buses

A £10m digital strategy for buses

FirstGroup CCO Martin Bould believes his group is leading the way on harnessing technology   The First Bus app has improved vastly over the past three years   The future of First Bus is uncertain. It was the acorn from which the towering FirstGroup oak grew, but it has now been branded “non core” by...
Scotland to spend £500m on bus priority

Scotland to spend £500m on bus priority

Bus operators welcome commitment to invest in improved infrastructure – ‘it is fantastic to see buses at the heart of the Scottish Government agenda’   First Minister Nicola Sturgeon with pictured Scottish bus operators ahead of the PfG announcement   The Scottish Government this week announced a “landmark investment” of £500m to improve bus infrastructure...
Ticketer celebrates 10 years in business

Ticketer celebrates 10 years in business

10 years ago a small start-up had a vision to transform ticketing. Today Ticketer is the bus industry’s largest ETM supplier   John Clarfelt (right) and First West of England’s James Freeman volunteering at this year’s ImberBus event   10 years ago this weekend, a revolution began in UK transport ticketing when a group of...
Sweden’s rail market - a model for the UK?

Sweden’s rail market – a model for the UK?

  Having learned lessons from other markets about deregulation of rail services, Sweden offers an interesting model back to the world   Transdev’s Snälltåget   The railway industry across Europe, and in many other places around the world, is slowly, but steadily moving from a model of state backed monopolies of infrastructure and services to...
Boris Johnson - I will transform bus services

Boris Johnson – I will transform bus services

Prime minister Boris Johnson declared his love for buses during a speech in Manchester and pledged to support delivery of ‘London style bus system’     Prime minister Boris Johnson declared local bus services to be among his government’s domestic priorities in a speech in Manchester last month. Johnson told an audience at the city’s...
Group sets a target for female representation

Group sets a target for female representation

Go-Ahead plans to double the number of women working at its bus operations, backed by initiatives including a new ‘Women in Bus’ group   Initiatives aim to encourage women into bus sector   Go-Ahead has launched a new campaign that aims to encourage more women to apply for jobs in the bus industry. The group...
How Merseyrail dared to be different

How Merseyrail dared to be different

  Stability and local control has provided the basis for this unique city region railway operation to push on and create a success story   All Merseyrail stations are now being prepared for the biggest change to the network in years – new rolling stock   “Liverpool, surreal. Liverpool, sardonic. Liverpool battered dignity. Liverpool, flotsam of...
How can we turn talk about buses into action?

How can we turn talk about buses into action?

  Decision makers are waking up to the important role that buses can play. We must make the most of this window of opportunity     Everyone is talking about buses. Could it be that we have a window of opportunity to do something transformative for our most essential mode of public transport? Prime minister...
Commercial and Planning Officer - Oxford Bus Company, Thames Travel and Carousel Buses

Commercial and Planning Officer – Oxford Bus Company, Thames Travel and Carousel Buses

  Commercial and Planning Officer Due to an internal promotion, we are looking for an enthusiastic and committed colleague to fill the role of Commercial and Planning Officer for Oxford Bus Company, Thames Travel and Carousel Buses. This role is based at our Didcot Depot and reports to the Commercial Manager, Thames Travel and Carousel...
Marketing Manager - First Cymru

Marketing Manager – First Cymru

  Marketing Manager Swansea We are looking for a high energy, fun, smart thinking individual to become our Marketing Manager in Cymru. As a Marketing Manager you will need to be inspiring and have lots of enthusiasm to take our routes, destinations, tickets, brands & stakeholder relationships to the next level. Your mission as a...