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Rising confidence for patronage recovery

Rising confidence for patronage recovery

Rail and bus operators have expressed a growing confidence for the future of the sector as rail minister says he believes passenger numbers will rebound   LNER has seen patronage bounce back to 94% over the last three weeks   There is a growing sense of optimism across the public transport sector following the easing...
Be like Rotterdam and ‘make it happen’

Be like Rotterdam and ‘make it happen’

  The planet is in danger. The trouble is that all too often targets and declarations can become ‘sign and forget’ – we need to act now   Rotterdam Centraal station   “The frequency and intensity of heavy precipitation events have increased since the 1950s over most land area for which observational data are sufficient...
We want to truly transform rail travel

We want to truly transform rail travel

With commuting patterns probably changed forever, many more train journeys now involve an active choice. We need to adapt – wrtes LNER boss David Horne   David Horne   Data released earlier this month by the Department for Transport shows that use of the National Rail network in Great Britain is back up to 55%...
Operations Manager - More

Operations Manager – More

  Operations Manager   Can you deliver More as an operations manager? We are seeking someone to manage our operations at Poole and Swanage. You will be responsible for a team of 250 people delivering bus services across the Bournemouth, Poole and South East Dorset area, including our Purbeck Breezer brand. As well as managing...
Contactless Payments Product Manager - First

Contactless Payments Product Manager – First

  Contactless Payments Product Manager   Location: Flexible, but you will need to travel between sites Salary: Competitive As one of the UK’s largest bus operators, we help 1.6 million customers every single day. Together our 17,000 people are powered by teamwork as we make bus travel a more attractive choice. The pandemic has accelerated...
Head of Commercial - Stagecoach (South Wales)

Head of Commercial – Stagecoach (South Wales)

  Head of Commercial   We’ve got a great commercial team in South Wales who are responsible for ensuring our services deliver what they need to from a customer, colleague and community perspective. All they need is someone to lead them forward – and that’s where you come in. Our marvellous Commercial Manager is moving...
Public transport sector braced for ‘pingdemic’

Public transport sector braced for ‘pingdemic’

Hull-based East Yorkshire was already seeing up to eight bus drivers a day ‘pinged’ by the NHS Test and Trace App ahead of ‘Freedom Day’ on July 19     Bus and train operators across the country are bracing themselves for the impact of the ‘pingdemic’ as coronavirus cases soar and their staff are ‘pinged’...
Go-Ahead names new group chief executive

Go-Ahead names new group chief executive

Christian Schreyer will take the helm on November 5   Christian Schreyer, 53, a German national, has been working for Transdev   Go-Ahead Group has this morning announced the appointment of Christian Schreyer as group chief executive with effect from the conclusion of the group’s Annual General Meeting on November 5. He will join the...
Jam tomorrow - we need a plan for 2021

Jam tomorrow – we need a plan for 2021

  In many ways the Transport Decarbonisation Plan is ambitious – but promises for 2050 are easier to make than immediate actions   Huw Merriman, chair of the Transport Select Committee, pictured in May at the launch of a campaign to get more people back on public transport. Let us see some ministers visibly on...
Bus operators make most of ‘Freedom Day’

Bus operators make most of ‘Freedom Day’

National Express West Midlands, Go North West and Brighton & Hove are among those seeking to entice users back with offers and promotions   Left to right: West Midlands mayor Andy Street; NXWM master driver Rekha Sehdeva; NXWM boss David Bradford   Bus operators in England sought to capitalise on the removal of remaining Covid...
‘Face mask confusion will discourage travel’

‘Face mask confusion will discourage travel’

CPT warns that ‘mixed messaging’ will stall the recovery as polls suggest that public want face coverings to remain mandatory on public transport   Polls show support for face masks   The ability of public transport to play a full role in the country’s recovery from the pandemic is being put at risk by the...
Brown: ‘Embrace it, be collegiate, be positive’

Brown: ‘Embrace it, be collegiate, be positive’

Go-Ahead Group chief executive David Brown urges audience of young bus managers to use the bus strategy as an opportunity for positive change   David Brown will retire as Go-Ahead Group chief executive at the end of this year after more than 10 years in the role   Go-Ahead Group boss David Brown has urged...