Issue 303 of Passenger Transport is published on December 15.
Contents include:



Christmas cheer!
London’s buoyant retail and hospitality sectors has spurred public transport recovery in the capital. Outside of London, bus groups reveal ‘very encouraging’ year-on-year passenger growth of 5-10%


RATP Dev writes off London bus business
French transport group makes move as losses mount at struggling bus operation as a result of increasing costs and declining performance

Bus patronage up but still a long way to go
Strong growth reported across Great Britain in FY2022-23

£3.9m injected into Transpennine upgrade
Latest phase will increase capacity in West Yorkshire

Mellor parent company bought by Dumarey
Belgian industrialist sees synergies with existing operations

South East Wales buses receive extra support
Welsh Government provides up to £6.8m to help region’s buses

Rail revenues increase but subsidies continue
Rail fares saw a significant increase in 2022-23, but despite a decline, government support still remains substantially higher than pre-Covid

Grand Union applies to run non-London trains
Open access operator plans Edinburgh-Cardiff service


Google and Go-Ahead ‘set a new standard’
Industry-first feature helps Brighton bus users track spending

ECDP progress and campaign
Report by Transport Focus highlights passenger priorities for communicating digital signalling


Jason Prince: We need one last Christmas cracker
Capital investment in transport across English cities is welcome, but we must not forget London. Its success must be maintained

Alex Warner: A quarter century of caring for customers
For almost 25 years Anthony Smith has represented transport users. He’s about to move on and leaves behind a strong legacy

Nick Richardson: The silent war on the bus passenger
A new report quantifies the decline in bus services in England and Wales. Ultimately decline will continue unless funding increases

Great Minster Grumbles: Goodbye 2023, or is it good riddance?
Our Whitehall insider imagines what’s going on inside the minds of the mandarins at Great Minster House, home of the DfT


Reflecting on a year of growth
First Bus has set the groundwork to enter 2024 with strong momentum, and continued investment


All change: TfL reveals new senior managers
Transport for London has announced the appointment of Claire Mann as chief operating officer and Glynn Barton as incoming director of buses


Operations Manager – Reading Buses

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