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Out now: Issue 169 of Passenger Transport

Out now: Issue 169 of Passenger Transport

Issue 169 of Passenger Transport is published on October 6 Contents include:     LEAD STORY Burnham undecided on bus franchising Mayor of Greater Manchester blames deregulation for decline in bus use, but says that he is ‘open minded’ about how to improve service provision   NEWS Siemens/Alstom deal to ‘boost competitiveness’ Train manufacturing giants plan...
Burnham undecided on bus franchising

Burnham undecided on bus franchising

Mayor of Greater Manchester blames deregulation for decline in bus use, but says that he is ‘open minded’ about how to improve service provision   Andy Burnham (right) was speaking at the launch of an electric bus   The 2017 Bus Services Act was conceived in response to a pledge to give the mayor of...
Siemens/Alstom deal to ‘boost competitiveness’

Siemens/Alstom deal to ‘boost competitiveness’

Train manufacturing giants plan to merge their rail and mobility services operations in a bid to drive away competition from Far East newcomers   Siemens president Joe Kaeser (left) and Alstom’s chairman and CEO Henri Poupart-Lafarge revealed the merger plans   Siemens and Alstom, Europe’s largest train manufacturers, have agreed a merger of their rail...
Merseyside partners celebrate Bus Alliance

Merseyside partners celebrate Bus Alliance

Patronage is rising, but franchising remains an option   Partners marked the Alliance at an event in September   The number of bus journeys young people are making in the Liverpool City Region has risen by 142% in the last three years. The figure was revealed on September 22 at an event to mark 12...
A look at the high tech ticketing of tomorrow

A look at the high tech ticketing of tomorrow

Cubic’s Innovation Centre in central London is the testbed for new technologies that could transform the public transport journey experience   60 people per minute: a visualisation of a ‘gateless gateline’   Identifying yourself by the vein structure in your hand and having cameras track your every move through a railway station – to some...
Marketing Manager - Stagecoach Cumbria and North Lancashire

Marketing Manager – Stagecoach Cumbria and North Lancashire

  Marketing Manager Stagecoach Cumbria & North Lancashire provides a service to 24 customers a year, with a turnover in excess of £34 million, operating in large urban areas such as Lancashire and Carlisle, as well as the Lake District National Park that has recently been adopted as a World Heritage Site. Marketing plays a...
Administrator - Best Impressions/Classic Bus

Administrator – Best Impressions/Classic Bus

  Administrator £26,500 – £31,500 negotiable We’re looking for a skilled and versatile administrator to join the Best Impressions and Classic Bus team. Your duties will include: for Best Impressions research and copywriting maintaining our archives managing our library of digital resources providing general administrative assistance for Classic Bus managing the magazine’s subscription service looking...
Rail risks ‘disastrous’ loss of five-year deals

Rail risks ‘disastrous’ loss of five-year deals

Office of Rail & Road’s Stephen Glaister warns UK Rail Summit that continuation of current ‘HLOS/SoFA’ process cannot be taken for granted   Stephen Glaister: ‘a real risk’   The chair of the railway’s regulator has warned that there is “a real risk” that the government will ditch the current process of five-year funding settlements...
Bus use drops across Great Britain

Bus use drops across Great Britain

Fall continues in Spring quarter, with 2.4% decline in England outside of London   Bus journeys: April-June 2017 versus April-June 2016 Source: Department for Transport   The number of people travelling by bus continues to decline across Great Britain, according to the latest statistics from the Department for Transport. Figures for April-June 2017 show year-on-year decreases in England...
Hendy: ‘Metroisation’ is the future for the railway

Hendy: ‘Metroisation’ is the future for the railway

‘Big railway’ must become more like the Underground   Hendy: ‘Obviously a good thing to do’   Sir Peter Hendy says that the ‘Digital Railway’ is the only way that the railway will be able to cope with the growing demands for capacity. Addressing the UK Rail Summit in London last week, the Network Rail...
International Bus Review 2017

International Bus Review 2017

Welcome to the International Bus Review 2017, a new publication devoted to this vital sector. This publication from Passenger Transport, based in London, has been produced to co-incide with in the Busworld Europe show in Kortrijk, Belgium, on October 20-25 and the accompanying UITP-Busworld International Bus Conference. It features contributions from a variety of organisations involved in...
Head of Commercial – Stagecoach in South Wales

Head of Commercial – Stagecoach in South Wales

  Head of Commercial – South Wales Stagecoach in South Wales is the largest local bus operator in the south east of Wales, carrying over 24m passengers nationally in 2016/17 and serving communities in ten local authorities from Monmouthshire in the east to Neath Port Talbot in the west. The challenge We’re looking for a...