Issue 301 of Passenger Transport is published on November 17.
Contents include:



Rail industry baffled by sluggish reform plans
Rail Reform Bill, aimed at legislating rail reforms, was included in last week’s King’s Speech but concerns linger about the pace of the process


Operators to share data in return for BSOG+
DfT says data gained could play a role in shaping bus policy

Warwickshire Buses reinvigorates network
New brand aims to stimulate growth as part of BSIP plans

Rail patronage rising but below 2019 highs
UK rail network sees continued recovery as passenger journeys surge 19% in latest quarter, but they are yet to fully rebound to Pre-Covid levels

Inflation erodes CP7 Network Rail spending
Less money than expected during next Control Period

‘Frustrated’ Shoveller sought new challenge
Tim Shoveller tells Calling All Stations podcast about the reasons behind his departure from Network Rail last summer to take charge at Freightliner

McGill’s fears ‘sudden death’ from franchising
CEO sees benefits of franchising, but calls for a fair transition

McGill’s fears ‘sudden death’ from franchising
‘It’s a dream for me,’ says company boss Scott Dunn

Australian-built electric bus heading to UK
Unscrupulous passengers found new ways to avoid paying

Pre-franchise bridging period for Welsh buses
The Welsh Government expects franchising to revive the Welsh bus network’s fortunes, but some fear the network will decline in the interim


FlixTrain offers open access alternative
FlixBus is best known for the multi-national network of coach services it has created since 2013, including the UK, but it also runs open access trains


LNER confirms CAF tri-mode trains deal
Fleet will be able to operate in electric, battery or diesel mode


Strategy for seamless journeys across North
Transport for the North’s Connected Mobility Strategy seeks to build on local successes and decision making in delivering more connected journeys

Abellio puts an end to frontline worker gap
Blink ‘super-app’ reconnects Abellio London’s deskless workers and management to foster a more inclusive culture thoughout the company


Jonathan Bray: Buses in Wales head in a new direction
Progressive and coherent in its approach to transport policy, the Welsh Government has plans to transform public transport

Alex Warner: We’ve saved them, now let’s revive them
Closing ticket offices was a terrible idea that no-one wants to own. They should remain, but there are things we can do differently

Nick Richardson: Can technology help rural transport?
The Department for Transport’s newly-published report on how technology can help rural access does little for local bus services

Great Minster Grumbles: Draft Bill is baffling beyond belief
Our Whitehall insider imagines what’s going on inside the minds of the mandarins at Great Minster House, home of the DfT


Women in Bus and Coach network launch
Network will work with operators, manufacturers, community associations and other stakeholders in the bus and coach industry to effect real change

Lynch named as CPT president for 2024
Stagecoach London boss takes on key role with trade association


Operations Director – trentbarton

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