Welcome to the launch issue of Passenger Transport – a new magazine and website which will provide the UK passenger transport sector with frequent, high quality news and analysis.

This new fortnightly journal is the only UK magazine devoted to providing unrivalled news coverage across all our ground passenger transport modes – providing a definitive fortnightly reference point for professionals and decision-makers alike.

In these pages we will address the challenges that face the provision of bus, rail and light rail services in the UK and will map out the future of their vital role in a changing society.

Pictured above, our editorial team of Robert Jack and Andrew Garnett has many years of experience of reporting on sector. They are supported by key figures in the world of passenger transport (see panel on right).

In the current economic environment it is more important than ever that this fast-moving sector has a forum in which problems and solutions can be shared. Spending cuts threaten service provision across the country, but there is recognition that good transport links will play a crucial role in the economic recovery. Good quality information will help to ensure that the right decisions are made.

We hope that you will enjoy this new magazine and its website – www.passengertransport.co.uk – and we look forward to your feedback. Let the journey begin!