Issue 294 of Passenger Transport is published on July 28.
Contents include:



‘Train beats plane on key domestic routes’
‘Majority’ of popular domestic air trips could be completed by train more quickly and cheaply, new Campaign for Better Transport report reveals


DfT pauses bus retrofit funding amid doubts
Department investigates variable performance but Transport Scotland backs technology and continues to fund conversions. Rhodri Clark reports

Concerns raised over future of rural buses
New report finds services at a ‘historic low’ and reveals urban locations received two-thirds of government Bus Service Improvement Plan funding

Hiron advocates ‘fair and equitable’ payment
ALBUM chair wants to end arguments over reimbursement

Industry warns of crisis without new orders
Railway Industry Association claims that unless action is taken now on planned rolling stock enhancements, thousands of jobs will be at risk

Minister confirms privatisation plans
Operator of Last Resort contracts to return to private sector

McGill’s probes options for night bus network
Move follows First’s decision to scrap city’s night bus network

RAIB finds Lumo train almost overturned
Train passed through junction at three times permitted speed


‘Bus is better climate investment than rail’
Lee Waters, Wales’s deputy minister for climate change, says buses and active travel beat rail on climate change credentials. Rhodri Clark reports

Rural Zero Emission Buses Taskforce launch
Taskforce will focus on how to keep rural services connected


Bus sensors to monitor passenger comfort
BusMONITOR project is run through partnership between Innovate UK, Loughborough University and Vectare Ltd. Rhodri Clark reports

MTR UK venture seeks to optimise timetabling
Elizabeth Line operator teams up with longstanding partner


Norman Baker: Flights of fancy are fanning the flames
Aviation is becoming a real climate change problem but the government clings to the ‘jet zero’ fantasy. We need fewer flights

Alex Warner: Closing ticket offices creates challenges
It’s seen as a quick financial fix, but the experience of the London Underground reveals the true cost of closing down ticket offices

Nick Richardson: War on the motorist – when do we start?
With inappropriate policies and imminent climate disaster, we should be promoting passenger transport like never before

Great Minster Grumbles: Do Labour’s rail policies make sense?
Our Whitehall insider imagines what’s going on inside the minds of the mandarins at Great Minster House, home of the DfT


Advancing uptake of MaaS across Europe
Under the helm of UITP, the IP4Maas project tested intelligent mobility solutions for better mobility in cities across Europe

EVENTS: The Great Transport Debate

It’s time to collectively talk about transport
The Great Transport Debate is a unique event designed to bring together leaders, experts, innovators and 200 informed professionals from every sector of the industry to debate the most pressing issues and challenges facing UK passenger transport networks today – and in the future


Thurston to step down
As project enters peak construction, HS2 CEO Mark Thurston will leave in September

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