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Managing Director: East Scotland - Stagecoach

Managing Director: East Scotland – Stagecoach

  Managing Director: East Scotland A rare opportunity has arisen to join Stagecoach UK Bus as Managing Director for East Scotland. With an annual turnover of £65m, Stagecoach East Scotland employs over 1300 staff and operates 470 vehicles from 8 depots across Fife, Perth and Kinross and Angus. Principal operations are interurban coach services to Glasgow, Edinburgh and...
Innovations (Issue 36, Spring 2017)

Innovations (Issue 36, Spring 2017)

Innovations: Practical application of technology in passenger transport. Supporting Coach & Bus 2017 technology exhibitors In partnership with Parkeon   Click on the image below to view Innovations (Issue 36, Spring 2017).     If you are viewing the site on a mobile or tablet device, tap here to read the supplement.
Global Public Transport Review 2017

Global Public Transport Review 2017

Welcome to the Global Public Transport 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 UITP’s Global Public Transport Summit in Montréal on May 15-17 – the world’s biggest public transport event. It features contributions from a variety of organisations involved...
Out now: Issue 158 of Passenger Transport

Out now: Issue 158 of Passenger Transport

Issue 158 of Passenger Transport is published on April 21 Contents include:       LEAD STORY Can Buses Bill become law before the election? England’s Bus Services Bill is close to becoming law, but time is running out following the prime minister’s decision to call a general election in June   NEWS RMT to strike...
Can Buses Bill become law before the election?

Can Buses Bill become law before the election?

England’s Bus Services Bill is close to becoming law, but time is running out following the prime minister’s decision to call a general election in June     The Bus Services Bill faces a race against time after prime minister Theresa May’s decision to hold a snap general election on June 8. The Bill, which...
Hendy seeks outward-looking rail industry

Hendy seeks outward-looking rail industry

Network Rail chair endorses Independent Transport Commission report concluding railway development too important to be left to rail industry alone   Sir Peter Hendy   Network Rail chair Sir Peter Hendy has endorsed a report from the Independent Transport Commission calling for the industry to become more outward-looking in order to attract local private and...
Transdev extends touchless tickets trial

Transdev extends touchless tickets trial

A trial of touchless beacon-based m-ticketing technology has been judged to be such a success that it has been extended for a further three months   Over 1,200 trips have been made using the touchless technology on the space-themed Shuttle 662 route   The West Yorkshire Combined Authority and Transdev subsidiary The Keighley Bus Company...
Quality decisive factor in South Western swap

Quality decisive factor in South Western swap

First time a bidder offering lower premium payments but higher quality proposals has won a DfT rail franchise since new approach began in 2013   Stagecoach ordered a £210m fleet of new Class 707 trains for South Western, but First/MTR will phase them out   First/MTR has won the new South Western franchise despite offering...
TrawsCymru buses to be free at weekends

TrawsCymru buses to be free at weekends

Welsh first minister pledges 12-month trial ‘to strengthen bus services’, but bus operators raise concerns about the plan. Rhodri Clark reports   TrawsCymru   Carwyn Jones, first minister of Wales, has announced free weekend travel on TrawsCymru bus services, funded by the Welsh Government. The bus industry was not consulted before the announcement. At the...
Could British trains use free hydrogen fuel?

Could British trains use free hydrogen fuel?

Rolling stock leasing company director cites Alstom’s trial of a hydrogen fuel cell-powered train in Germany as a potential option for UK railways   Coradia iLint is Alstom’s new CO2-emission-free regional train and alternative to diesel power. It is powered by a hydrogen fuel cell   Hydrogen could provide free fuel for trains in the...
Plugging into the air quality agenda

Plugging into the air quality agenda

With dirty city air rising up the agenda, transport, energy and air quality policies need to plug in. Nottingham is showing the way   Nottingham has one of Europe’s largest electric bus fleets   ‘The Great Stink’ of 1858, where the Thames’ role as a sewer and industrial waste outlet culminated in an intolerable summer...
Kent - the garden of innovation?

Kent – the garden of innovation?

The county known as the ‘Garden of England’ is emerging as a testbed for bus groups to cultivate new approaches to bus service provision     Arriva and Stagecoach have each begun trials of new approaches to bus service provision in Kent this month, with a view to rolling them out across the country. Arriva...