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‘We want to be more than just contractors’

‘We want to be more than just contractors’

Martin Dean, managing director, business development at Go-Ahead Group, wants private sector expertise to retain a place in railway operation   There are differing views over how much credit the commercial train operating companies can take for patronage growth   The Go-Ahead Group is urging the government to ensure that the skills of the private...
Demand Responsive Transport Manager - Wiltshire Council

Demand Responsive Transport Manager – Wiltshire Council

  Demand Responsive Transport Manager Salary: £32,910 – £34,728 Date Closes: 30/01/2022 Ref Number: HT00530 Working Pattern: Permanent Full Time Location: Trowbridge   Summary The Demand Responsive Transport Manager will contribute to making our vision to grow patronage levels on Wiltshire’s bus’s by more than any other comparable local authority by 2027, become a reality....
National Bus Strategy Manager - Wiltshire Council

National Bus Strategy Manager – Wiltshire Council

  National Bus Strategy Manager Salary: £38,890 – £40,876 Date Closes: 30/01/2022 Ref Number: HT00529 Working Pattern: Permanent Full Time Location: Trowbridge   Summary The National Bus Strategy Manager will lead on making our vision to grow patronage levels on Wiltshire’s bus’s by more than any other comparable local authority by 2027 become a reality....
Read our supplement: UK Bus & Coach 2022

Read our supplement: UK Bus & Coach 2022

Welcome to UK Bus & Coach 2022.     Welcome to UK Bus & Coach 2022. This special publication accompanies the Confederation of Passenger Transport’s second annual UK Bus & Coach Conference 2022, which will take place virtually on January 25 and 26, 2022. Speakers at this event include transport minister Baroness Vere and shadow...
51 rising stars in passenger transport

51 rising stars in passenger transport

Who are the rising stars in UK public transport? Passenger Transport has teamed up with Tracsis Transport Consultancy, the executive search, selection and interim management specialists, to identify 51 dynamic passenger transport professionals to keep an eye on   Alex Warner writes – Our industry continues to adapt to change, and we owe a lot...
Out now: Issue 256 of Passenger Transport

Out now: Issue 256 of Passenger Transport

Issue 256 of Passenger Transport is published on January 14. Contents include:     LEAD STORY Covid forces operators to amend timetables The rapid spread of the Omicron variant has seen a spike of Covid-related absences among passenger transport staff, forcing operators to respond   NEWS ‘We want to be more than just contractors’ Martin Dean, managing director, business...
Commercial Assistant - Uno

Commercial Assistant – Uno

  Commercial Assistant   We’re looking for a someone to join our enthusiastic team in Hatfield. You’ll be helping to run our diverse business across Bedfordshire, Herts and Northampton. If you have an eye for detail, can work well under pressure and enjoy being part of a forward-thinking team this could be just the role...
Hold tight! Bumpy road ahead for buses

Hold tight! Bumpy road ahead for buses

  Ministers have shown imagination and commitment in producing the National Bus Strategy, but its lofty ambitions risk falling flat   The National Bus Strategy was launched by the prime minister in March 2021   There may have been champagne corks popping when the government finally committed to introduce a National Bus Strategy for England,...
Stop giving a free ride to fare dodgers

Stop giving a free ride to fare dodgers

  The rail industry is giving the impression of a complete dereliction of duty when it comes to taking steps to prevent fare evasion   It wasn’t always like this. Pictured is South Central boss David Franks checking tickets in 2002   Between Christmas and New Year, I caught two trains and a tram with...
How can we plan for the railway's future?

How can we plan for the railway’s future?

  Our Whitehall insider imagines what’s going on inside the minds of the mandarins at Great Minster House, home of the DfT   I know we are entering the festive season, which is meant to be a time of good cheer, but I fear I have to end the year on a cautionary, if not...
Rheolwr Strategaeth Amserlen/Timetable Strategy Manager - Trafnidiaeth Cymru/Transport for Wales

Rheolwr Strategaeth Amserlen/Timetable Strategy Manager – Trafnidiaeth Cymru/Transport for Wales

  Swydd ar gael! Rheolwr Strategaeth Amserlen   Yma yn Trafnidiaeth Cymru rydyn ni’n paratoi ar gyfer y dyfodol. Byddwn yn adeiladu gorsafoedd newydd, yn cyflwyno trenau newydd, ac yn trawsnewid y rhwydwaith rheilffyrdd ledled Cymru a’r Gororau. Daw hyn â chyfle – i economi Cymru, ac i chi. Ein gweledigaeth yw creu rheilffordd o’r...
Stagecoach and National Express agree merger

Stagecoach and National Express agree merger

Two groups agree all-share merger, creating worldwide transport group worth £1.9bn   Deal creates worldwide group with 40,000 vehicles and 70,000 employees   The Boards of National Express Group and Stagecoach have announced they have reached agreement on the terms of a recommended all-share combination of the two groups. The two groups have been in...