Issue 288 of Passenger Transport is published on May 5.
Contents include:



Labour would presume in favour of franchising
Take Back Control Act would streamline path to greater bus powers with a presumption in favour of franchising for all local transport authorities


Cost of HS2 at Euston only revealed last year
HS2 Ltd chief executive Mark Thurston told MPs last week that the actual cost of plans for the Euston terminus only really became clear last autumn

Harper still mulling over future of TPE
Transport secretary tells MPs that ‘no option is off the table’

Little Gem collapse puts small firms in spotlight
Operator closes as a result of rising costs and uncertainty

FlixBus launches major network expansion
‘We are here to build the largest intercity coach network’

Survey shows bus fares ‘great value for money’
The £2.47 average single fare is cheaper than it was in 2019

T1C sustained without value assessment
Aberystwyth-Cardiff service was rescued again last month

NEWS EXTRA: Accessibility

‘Better accessibility is good for business’
Last week’s ALBUM Conference featured a discussion about making buses accessible, including new requirements to provide audio-visual information


First Bus invests £2.5m in solar at 20 UK sites
Over 6,000 solar photovoltaic panels in place by mid-June

TransPennine is first to be Carbon Literate
The accreditation, awarded by the Carbon Literacy Trust, is internationally recognised and demonstrates recipients are prioritising climate crisis


TfGM selects Ticketer for Bee Network ETMs
The electronic ticketing machines will initially be rolled out to the region’s bus network for the first franchised services coming into operation


Norman Baker: Buses are in reverse – but who has a plan?
Labour’s recent announcement on buses was about who controls the levers. There was no mention of money or other support

Alex Warner: Making the most of our open top buses
My rough estimate is that open toppers are worth £30m a year. The bus industry does them well – but what more can be done?

Nick Richardson: Report sets out a huge challenge
The TUC recently published a report into the vital role the public transport sector can play in tackling the climate emergency

Great Minster Grumbles: Will Labour back its bus plan with cash?
Our Whitehall insider imagines what’s going on inside the minds of the mandarins at Great Minster House, home of the DfT


Wrightbus appoints former Lotus CEO
Jean-Marc Gales joins Ballymena-based firm as chief executive

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