Issue 292 of Passenger Transport is published on June 30.
Contents include:



6,000 extra green buses needed to hit net zero
IPPR think-tank calls for £2.5bn investment in new zero emission buses and urges levelling-up to end ‘deep-rooted regional unfairness’ on buses


Stagecoach snaps up Manchester contracts
Group will become the dominant operator in the north of Greater Manchester after picking up three contracts in second franchising round

Burnham announces GM bus fares overhaul
Plans for ‘high volume, low fare’ ticketing structure announced

Ticket office closures next for rail reform?
Plans drawn up to redeploy ticket office staff to other roles

TPE forced to issue ‘do no travel’ warning
Shortage of crew due to driver training backlog to blame

Government could intervene on buses
Socially necessary bus services could move to a statutory basis

‘Fare rises inevitable to prevent network cuts’
National Express West Midlands makes first fare increase since 2017

Compensation rates to TOCs for delays halved
ORR says changes reflect new evidence on passengers

MSs ask for details of Welsh bus cuts process
Minister asked to elaborate on the decision-making that will determine which bus services will continue in light of Welsh bus funding shortfall


‘Rail competition can enhance green choices’
More high speed routes could boost rail market market across Europe

First’s science-based emissions targets
In a first for UK bus and rail operators, the group has committed to reduce scope 3 emissions from fuel and energy related activities by 20% by 2028


GWR trials real-time journey dashboard
Digital platform from Whoosh keeps passengers informed

Metroline to use CitySwift in London
Intelligent data will be used across a select number of routes


Norman Baker: One day. Seven trains. 700 miles…
From the south coast of England to the northern tip of Scotland. Together with a friend, I made an epic journey by rail on June 23

Alex Warner: Looking back on my 30 years in transport
This week marks my 30th work anniversary. It’s a time for me to reflect on my personal journey and look forward to the future

Chris Cheek: Still flying the flag of excellence
As the deadline for entries for the 2023 UK Bus Awards approaches, it’s timely to reflect on their purpose and importance

Nick Richardson: Architecture has an influence on railways
The railway has thousands of buildings and structures and their use continues to evolve – how do we strike the right balance?

Great Minster Grumbles: Select Committees are toothless tigers
Our Whitehall insider imagines what’s going on inside the minds of the mandarins at Great Minster House, home of the DfT


TPE showcases women in rail
Women engineers in the spotlight for International Women in Engineering Day


Trainee Schedule Compiler / Experienced Schedule Compiler – Go-Ahead London

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