Issue 291 of Passenger Transport is published on June 16.
Contents include:



Go-Ahead London to run Kent’s Fastrack
Group sees 15-year deal to operate Bus Rapid Transit system as springboard for further expansion into Kent, and plans to build a new all-electric depot

UITP 2023

Are we aiming for the moon?
UITP Global Public Transport Summit hears challenge to adopt mission-orientated approach

Cyber security in the spotlight at summit
UITP shared research and recommendations from the USA

‘Culture change crucial to tackling equality’
Operators reveal efforts to boost participation and tackle sexism

Industry urged to focus on young people
Operators should seek to retain the interest of young new recruits


Buses and open access bolster First’s profits
Profits double as a result of growth at group’s two divisions

Intercity TOCs lead post-Covid recovery
East Coast intercity operator LNER was among four TOCs to exceed 2019 patronage levels in the first quarter of 2023, but others are lagging behind

Aslef members reject ScotRail pay proposal
Train drivers vote to reject operator’s ‘below inflation’ deal

Rotala confirms sale of Bolton assets to TfGM
AIM-listed group secures £30m in local bus assets sale

Harper confirms £18m for Greater Manchester
Extraordinary funding settlement will enable pandemic recovery and allow local transport network to move towards financial sustainability

Stagecoach makes cuts to Kent bus network
Operator to close Folkstone operation in bid to cut costs

Knowledge hub aims to empower professionals
Bus Centre of Excellence launches knowledge hub in a bid to empower the bus sector with enhanced skills to meet the vision of National Bus Strategy

‘Better buses should be priority in North Wales’
North Wales Transport Commission is urging improvements to existing services instead of new railways and stations. Rhodri Clark reports

NR defends plans to cut Wales & West renewals
Region already saw its performance worsen the most last year


Transdev completes switch to biodiesel
Bus operator’s move to reduce carbon emissions equals taking 1,745 cars off the road every year – with more all-electric vehicles on the way

Hydrogen bus wins fans on hilly Welsh route
South Wales Transport tested Toyota Caetano H2 City Gold


Alex Warner: Railway legislation delay feels like ‘CBA’
The railway is trapped in limbo as planned reforms are held up. Meanwhile, turning around TransPennine Express is a huge task

Nafisa Nathani: Understanding the role of immigrants
It is impossible to think about or even talk about diversifying our industry without broaching the sensitive subject of immigration

Nick Richardson: Marston Vale faces a brighter future
The Marston Vale railway is a quiet line that has had mixed fortunes but it is set to become a vital link as part of East West Rail

Great Minster Grumbles: Challenging the convenience of cars
Our Whitehall insider imagines what’s going on inside the minds of the mandarins at Great Minster House, home of the DfT


Diamond’s accreditation
Bus operator appointed as a member of the Greater Manchester Good Employment Charter


Head of Planning and Scheduling – Metroline

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