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UK Bus Awards 2013 shortlist announced

UK Bus Awards 2013 shortlist announced

Bus people across Britain are celebrating today after it was announced that they had been shortlisted for the prestigious UK Bus Awards. The list contains more than 100 people, projects and organisations from around the country, selected by the judges from over 250 nominations to go forward to the final stages, including mystery traveller checks....
Rail Business Awards 2014 open for entries

Rail Business Awards 2014 open for entries

New categories and guidelines introduced for 2014 The 16th annual Rail Business Awards – RBA2013 – is launched with the introduction of new categories including awards for Women in Rail and for Diversity and Inclusion. “The changes we’ve made to the 2013 awards reflect the changing nature of business practice and the increased emphasis companies...
Geneva welcomes the public transport world

Geneva welcomes the public transport world

In May, an estimated 10,000 public transport professionalswill gather in Geneva, Switzerland, for the World Congress of UITP, the international public transport organisation Two years after a highly successful Congress in Dubai, the international public transport community will meet again in Geneva for the 60th UITP World Congress and Mobility and City Transport Exhibition. The...
Fearnley to speak at 'Public Transport, Private Finance' event

Fearnley to speak at ‘Public Transport, Private Finance’ event

Passenger Transport event will take place in November A new Passenger Transport-sponsored event will bring investors, lenders and operators in the transport field together in November, with the support of legal firm Osborne Clarke, the TAS Partnership and Transport Events Group. Under the overall heading Public Transport, Private Finance, the event will feature presentations from...
TAS plans a day to remember Peter Huntley

TAS plans a day to remember Peter Huntley

Consultants The TAS Partnership have announced plans to commemorate Peter Huntley’s life with an event on June 13, 2012, in association with Go Ahead Group plc, for whom Peter also worked as managing director of bus company Go North East between 2006 and 2011. TAS managing director Adrian Grant explained: “Peter lived in Preston –so...
Good design supports thriving communities

Good design supports thriving communities

In the second of his two articles in preparation for the third Future of Sustainable Design, Mike Goggin considers how successful station design might contribute to the communities that they seek to serve In my last article I focussed on the benefits that good stations can bring to the railway. These included how they can...
Hornby flies the flag for the UK

Hornby flies the flag for the UK

Trent Barton’s commercial director is one of two British bus managers nominated for Euro awards Alex Hornby, commercial director at Trent Barton will be travelling to Paris next month to find out whether he is one of the winners of the pan-European ‘Talent in Mobility’ awards. The awards, which aim to recognise the managers who...
Spotlight on innovation at Transports Publics

Spotlight on innovation at Transports Publics

This year’s Transports Publics show in Paris will place a special emphasis on innovations that are improving customer service in transport operations The fifth Transports Publics show will take place in Paris on June 5-7 and will bring together key sector players, with 10,000 visitors and over 250 exhibitors from across Europe. The show will...
UK Bus Awards 2012 launched

UK Bus Awards 2012 launched

The competition will feature new community award and a special prize for 2012 Games Competition for the 2012 UK Bus Awards was launched in March at the The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport’s inaugural Bus and Coach Forum Lecture. Closing date for nominations for each of the 21 categories will be June 8. The...
Good design supports a thriving railway

Good design supports a thriving railway

As the third Future of Sustainable Design conference draws closer, Mike Goggin considers the contribution that station design can make to the UK. Stations are gateways to cities. It’s no wonder then that cities, and even countries, around the world take great pride in designing their stations – they are a grand way of making...
IRO Young Operators

IRO Young Operators

Network Rail’s Robin Gisby will deliver the inaugural address at first Young Operators event. Robin Gisby, managing director of network operations at Network Rail, will be launching the new IRO Young Operators with an inaugural address on ‘Network Rail’s role in the future of UK Rail’ on May 8. The event will take place at...
ITSO chief is ready for a flexible future

ITSO chief is ready for a flexible future

Zehra Chudry asked Michael Leach, CEO of ITSO, about the evolving role of the national interoperable ticketing standard. So Michael, you’ve been CEO at ITSO for nearly two years now, how have things changed in that time? Michael Leach: I think there have been some really big changes. I think the most fundamental one is...