Issue 290 of Passenger Transport is published on June 2.
Contents include:

 

 
LEAD STORY

Net Zero targets ‘offer huge opportunities’
Transport analyst Chris Cheek sees opportunity for enormous growth as efforts to reduce car use prompt modal shift towards public transport

 
NEWS EXTRA: David Bradford

Optimistic outlook despite the challenges
David Bradford told members of the Young Bus Managers Network that a public transport revolution is happening in the West Midlands

 
NEWS

Rail reliability to fall as renewals scaled back
Network Rail anticipates a decline in rail network reliability in Control Period 7 due to infrastructure delays resulting from scaled-back renewals

Network Rail abandons Piccadilly expansion
Focus moves to £72m regional upgrades that will enhance capacity

Stagecoach UK boss to step down this summer
Carla Stockton-Jones to leave group after three years in post

Switch to franchising ‘won’t stop rising costs’
Cheek warns costs will increase whatever the regulatory model

Initial BSIP+ funding allocations announced
New stream could offer revenue support for local bus services

Leicester highlights partnership progress
Delivery on track for 100 improvements by summer next year

Welsh operators hold key to bus networks
Deputy climate change minister told Senedd that operators would be at the heart of the work to reshape networks, with TfW in a supporting role

 
NET ZERO

First of Derry’s 38 electric buses unveiled
Translink, the public transport operator in Northern Ireland, has revealed the first batch of electric buses for its Foyle Metro services in Londonderry

 
COMMENT

Norman Baker: Let’s shout about public transport!
Better Transport Week is a chance to celebrate the good work and enthusiasm from those involved in delivering public transport

Alex Warner: Ditch Wi-Fi? Their brains are buffering
Media reports suggesting that free Wi-Fi is set to be scrapped on trains make me question if anyone cares about business travellers

Nick Richardson: The hidden cost of electric vehicles
Sourcing the ingredients of an electric vehicle’s battery defines how many can be produced, but there are also other challenges

Great Minster Grumbles: No time for a rail Bill this Autumn?
Our Whitehall insider imagines what’s going on inside the minds of the mandarins at Great Minster House, home of the DfT

 
ROAD TO ZERO

20 years of collaboration on the road to Zero
After two decades of hard work to decarbonise UK road transport, there’s a great deal to be proud of

Zemo’s work is more important than ever
Parliamentarians, senior civil servants, local leaders and industry say the priority now for net zero must be delivery. Zemo can help

Setting the Net Zero standard for SMEs
The passenger transport sector can operate at Net Zero, regardless of the size of the operator. Newport Transport is showing the way

A route to decarbonising depots
Janus Architecture has found itself at the forefront of efforts to decarbonise passenger transport

 
SPECIAL REPORT: Ride2Rail

RIDE2RAIL boosts multi-modal travel
UITP-led project has brought together public transport and ride-sharing to improve seamless multi-modal travel across Europe

 
CAREERS

Women in Rail award winner
Open access operator Hull Trains named Top Employer at this year’s Women in Rail Awards

Rail industry job swap pilot launched
Network Rail and Arriva Rail London pioneer groundbreaking senior-level job swap scheme in move that aims to enhance greater collaboration

 
RECRUITMENT

Head of Operations – Stagecoach East Scotland

 
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