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Scheduling Assistant - trentbarton

Scheduling Assistant – trentbarton

    Scheduling Assistant   A rare and exciting opportunity has arisen within our really good bus company and we’re on the hunt for a scheduling assistant who will play an instrumental role in our building back better as lockdown restrictions ease and we begin forming our new network. the individual At trentbarton we’re all...
Listen to Episode 9 of our ‘After Press’ podcast!

Listen to Episode 9 of our ‘After Press’ podcast!

Listen to Episode 9 of ‘After Press’, the Passenger Transport podcast!     Having just completed Issue 238 of Passenger Transport Robert Jack and Andrew Garnett get together for a post-press debrief. The pair discuss the historic decision by Andy Burnham, the mayor of Greater Manchester, to introduce bus franchising. They also ask whether the...
Out now: Issue 238 of Passenger Transport

Out now: Issue 238 of Passenger Transport

Issue 238 of Passenger Transport is published on April 2. Contents include:     LEAD STORY Burnham takes back control Mayor decides to implement bus franchising in major milestone for transport in Greater Manchester   NEWS ‘It will take time, it won’t happen overnight’ Andy Burnham says franchising is biggest change to region’s buses since...
Franchising - Burnham takes back control

Franchising – Burnham takes back control

Mayor decides to implement bus franchising in major milestone for transport in Greater Manchester   Transport for Greater Manchester will introduce a single brand for all buses   The mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham, has made a historic decision to take control of buses in the biggest shake-up to Greater Manchester’s transport network in...
‘TfL will never hit pre-Covid patronage’

‘TfL will never hit pre-Covid patronage’

Demand will remain around 40% less than pre-pandemic levels     Transport for London is unlikely to see patronage on its networks recover to pre-pandemic levels according to analysts at ratings firm Moody’s. The warning comes after Andy Byford, London’s transport commissioner, warned last month that patronage recovery on the capital’s transport networks may take...
Welsh strategy pledges to drive modal shift

Welsh strategy pledges to drive modal shift

The Welsh Government has published its new transport strategy which pledges a commitment to public transport   An electric bus in Newport. Diesel buses will be phased out in Wales by 2028   The Welsh Government has outlined a raft of measures to “drive modal shift to public transport” in its new transport strategy. One...
Williams - on the right track?

Williams – on the right track?

  The world which the railway faces today is very different to the one that Keith Williams saw when he began his review   Okehampton: an early win   One of the more dispiriting experiences in life is waiting on a station platform, only to see on the information display the expected arrival time of...
Depot Engineering Manager/Service Delivery Manager - Transdev

Depot Engineering Manager/Service Delivery Manager – Transdev

MAKE YOUR MARK     We’re an energetic, visionary and growing business packed with 1300 amazing people, and we need the best leaders to get the most from their colleagues. We will give you a wealth of opportunity, a sense of ownership and total fulfilment – we even make sure we have a good time...
Listen to Episode 8 of our ‘After Press’ podcast!

Listen to Episode 8 of our ‘After Press’ podcast!

Listen to Episode 8 of ‘After Press’, the Passenger Transport podcast!     Having just completed Issue 237 of Passenger Transport Robert Jack and Andrew Garnett get together for a post-press debrief. The pair discuss the government’s National Bus Strategy… Is this the end of deregulation? Will future funding match the huge ambition? And why...
'I love buses' - Boris begins bus revolution

‘I love buses’ – Boris begins bus revolution

Bus Strategy marks biggest bus reform since the 1980s to achieve ‘substantial and untapped potential’   Boris Johnson visited National Express’s depot in Coventry on March 15, the day that the National Bus Strategy was published   Bus operators in England will no longer design and provide local bus services in isolation, in a major...
TfL prepares for £1bn farebox revenue slump

TfL prepares for £1bn farebox revenue slump

Andy Byford reveals TfL modelling suggests a likely scenario of patronage rebounding in the medium term to 80% of historical pre-Covid norms     London’s transport commissioner has warned that patronage recovery on the capital’s transport networks may take far longer than many within the industry expect. Speaking at a virtual event hosted by the...
Plenty of ambition, but ambiguity also

Plenty of ambition, but ambiguity also

  The National Bus Strategy sets out an attractive vision for the future of buses, but questions remain over how it will be achieved     For years we have been arguing that passengers in our areas don’t want on-street competition and private companies determining this key public service that they rely on. Instead they...