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‘It’s the congestion, stupid’

‘It’s the congestion, stupid’

Managers at Britain’s municipal and independent bus operators were asked to identify the main challenge facing the bus sector… 40% said ‘congestion’       What is the main challenge facing the bus sector? ‘Congestion’ is the most likely response from managers at Britain’s municipal and independent bus companies. Two-fifths (40%) gave this answer in...
Read our supplement: The ALBUM Report 2018

Read our supplement: The ALBUM Report 2018

Welcome to the ALBUM Report 2018, a publication from Passenger Transport devoted to Britain’s independent and municipal bus companies. Returning for a fourth consecutive year, this year’s report also incorporates the official Conference Workbook for the 2018 album Conference, hosted by McGill’s at the Marriott Hotel, Glasgow, on May 14-16. We hope you find it...
Euro 6 buses are the best value, says Dowie

Euro 6 buses are the best value, says Dowie

Buses with Euro 6 diesel engines are the best way of tackling air pollution in Britain’s cities, says First’s John Dowie. Rhodri Clark reports   Low emission vehicles on show at last week’s Welsh Bus Summit   Buses with Euro 6 diesel engines offer the best bang for the buck for authorities requiring rapid improvements...
Here’s tae us; Wha’s like us?

Here’s tae us; Wha’s like us?

Scotland’s railway has become a symbol of the nation’s ambition and bigger thinking – it’s time that bus policy caught up   Electrification is not dead in Scotland   Someone senior in the transport sector in Scotland told me recently that they didn’t think that Scotland care that much about whether England is aware of...
Just the ticket - but this won’t be easy

Just the ticket – but this won’t be easy

I welcome the Rail Delivery Group’s root and branch review of ticketing – but a splash of healthy realism needs to be delivered   Buying tickets the old fashioned way – at the ticket office – can be more expensive   The initiative by the Rail Delivery Group, representing all the train operating companies, to...
Assistant Engineering Manager (Dumfries depot) - Stagecoach West Scotland

Assistant Engineering Manager (Dumfries depot) – Stagecoach West Scotland

  Assistant Engineering Manager Dumfries depot Reporting to the Engineering Manager, the successful candidate should have excellent technical knowledge and supervisory experience. As well as possessing an appropriate engineering qualification, the candidate must also be fully conversant with all legislative requirements, health and safety regulations and be able to demonstrate a successful career within the PCV/HGV...
Engineering Manager (Ayr depot) - Stagecoach West Scotland

Engineering Manager (Ayr depot) – Stagecoach West Scotland

  Engineering Manager Ayr depot An exciting opportunity has arisen at Stagecoach West Scotland for an Engineering Manager at our Ayr Depot. We are seeking a skilled people manager who will inspire, lead and motivate a depot team of engineering staff to ensure the highest standard of service is delivered to our customers. Reporting to...
Innovations (Issue 39, Spring 2018)

Innovations (Issue 39, Spring 2018)

Innovations: Practical application of technology in passenger transport. Supporting Euro Bus Expo 2018 technology exhibitors   Click on the image below to view Innovations (Issue 39, Spring 2018).   If you are viewing the site on a mobile or tablet device, tap here to read the supplement.
Head of Operations - Go-Ahead Dublin

Head of Operations – Go-Ahead Dublin

  Head of Operations We are Go-Ahead Dublin, Dublin’s brand new bus operator. Our services commence in the Autumn of 2018 and as such we are looking to grow our Operations team and are looking for people who enjoy a challenge and want to work in a friendly and professional environment. Based in the beautiful...
Bysus yng Nghymru 2018 / Buses in Wales 2018

Bysus yng Nghymru 2018 / Buses in Wales 2018

Croeso / Welcome Croeso i Bysus yng Nghymru 2018, cyhoeddiad am y prif ddull o drafnidiaeth gyhoeddus yng Nghymru. Cynhyrchwyd y cyhoeddiad hwn gan Passenger Transport i gyd-fynd ag Uwchgynhadledd Fysiau Llywodraeth Cymru yn Abertawe ar Mai 3. Mae’r cyhoeddiad hwn yn cynnwys cyfraniadau gan amrywiaeth o sefydliadau sydd â diddordeb mewn gwasanaethau bysus yng...
FirstGroup break-up likely after Apollo bid

FirstGroup break-up likely after Apollo bid

Although group rejected initial takeover bid as ‘opportunistic’, major changes are expected – especially at under-performing UK bus division     The break-up of FirstGroup is being predicted by City analysts and in the transport industry following a preliminary takeover bid from North American private equity investor Apollo Asset Management. Although First rejected an initial...
Paris - a city of big challenges and big ideas

Paris – a city of big challenges and big ideas

Ahead of the Transports Publics 2018 show in June, we toured exciting innovations in host city Paris   A bus parks itself at Lagny bus depot Île-de-France – the “Parisian Region” – covers only 2.2% of mainland France, but its 12 million inhabitants represent almost a fifth of the population. It is therefore a region...