Issue 295 of Passenger Transport is published on August 25.
‘TfW 2.0’ will manage bus services in Wales
Initially set up to procure the Wales and Borders rail franchise, Transport for Wales will be tasked with nurturing a ‘multi-modal culture in Wales’
Ambitious bus strategy aims for 30% growth
Greater Manchester unveils aspirational bus strategy to boost local bus patronage by 2030, but funding plans have yet to be confirmed
Stations to benefit from city-wide partnership
Network Rail and TfGM partner to revitalise stations
Mobico planning to launch Eurostar rival?
Reports have suggested that Mobico and the Spanish Cosmen family are at early stages in plans to launch a new high speed cross-Channel operator
Northern initiates new train procurement plan
Train operator seeks to replace legacy ‘Sprinter’ units
Rotheram’s bus plans ‘not fit for purpose’
Former Stagecoach UK bus boss criticises Liverpool City Region’s bus franchising plans, citing ‘fundamental errors’ and concerns over funding
Services cut as reduced Welsh bus funding bites
CPT Cymru says government’s most recent bus funding reduction could result in 20%-25% of the whole network being cut. Rhodri Clark reports
HS2 doubts persist as EWR gains ground
High Speed 2 faces challenges as the Infrastructure and Projects Authority downgrades delivery prospects, while East West Rail sees improvements
Chiltern uses vegetable oil to power its trains
HVO fuel is made almost entirely from used cooking oils and can reduce greenhouse gas emissions by up to 90% and particulates by 85%
London now has 1,000 zero-emission buses
One in nine of the capital’s buses are zero-emission vehicles
INNOVATION & TECHNOLOGY
New interactive map for rail travellers
‘Rail has lagged behind in offering interactive live maps’
Go-Ahead runs rural Wiltshire DRT service
Wiltshire Connect service comprises three zones
Jason Prince: Words matter when we debate transport
In the run up to the next general election, I ask politicians to think carefully about what they say and have a proper debate
Alex Warner: End the Travelcard? What a travesty!
London’s Travelcard liberated transport users. It’s withdrawal joins ticket office closures as a big backward step by today’s politicians
Nick Richardson: Is it time to revive motoring by train?
British Rail introduced what became the Motorail network in the 1960s – is it time for the service to be revived for a new generation?
Great Minster Grumbles: I suspect transport won’t get a look in
Our Whitehall insider imagines what’s going on inside the minds of the mandarins at Great Minster House, home of the DfT
Williams is Northern’s MD
Tricia Williams will take on the role at Northern Trains early next year, succeeding Nick Donovan
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