Issue 296 of Passenger Transport is published on September 8.
Contents include:



TfL records highest ridership since Covid
August Bank Holiday Weekend saw a near 10% increase in bus travel on the equivalent weekend last year, with Tube journeys seeing a near 6% rise


West Midlands unveils rail investment strategy
The West Midlands Rail Executive’s comprehensive 2022-2050 investment strategy prioritises sustainability, resilience and growth

680,000 responses on ticket office proposals
Watchdogs get to work as consultation process closes

West Midlands secures bus network until 2025
BSIP+ funding secures local network until long-term plan found

First takes the axe with sudden depot closure
Bridgwater depot closed in bid to secure Somerset business

TPE axes ‘Nova 3’ fleet to simplify operations
Locomotive-hauled trains to be phased out after prolonged issues

Mayor paves the way for bus franchising
Bus franchising public consultation scheduled for 2024

TfW and Visit Wales team up for promotion
Campaign focuses on Aberystwyth, Conwy, Chepstow and Tenby – but none of these destinations has an hourly train service throughout the day

20mph limit sees Welsh operator ditch Euro 6
Vehicles sold because of concerns over particulate traps


HS2 trains will be the world’s greenest
First to achieve rigorous PAS 2080 global accreditation


DfT releases guidance on Mobility as a Service
Developers told to ensure that technology leaves no-one behind

Optibus inspires Arriva High Wycombe revamp
Bus users will see up to a doubling of frequencies


Norman Baker: PM is weaponising transport policy
Rishi Sunak seems to have concluded that adopting macho anti-environment policies across the board could be a vote winner

Alex Warner: It’s not bad, but it’s far from polished
Sometimes we hear that transport is in a dire state, other times the sector is hailed as heroes.The truth is somewhere in between

Nick Richardson: Striking the right balance for ULEZ
The debate about London’s ULEZ should be about balancing environmental goals, economic realities, and individual choices

Great Minster Grumbles: This political shift will stifle modal shift
Our Whitehall insider imagines what’s going on inside the minds of the mandarins at Great Minster House, home of the DfT


Go-Ahead gains bus chief
Matt Carney to move from Go-Ahead co-parent Kinetic to take on role of chief executive – bus

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