Issue 307 of Passenger Transport is published on February 23.
Contents include:



North-south divide in bus network recovery
DfT figures show bus use recovering fastest in the South East and East of England – contrasting with weaker growth, and even decline, in the North


Bee Network users asked to be patient
Vernon Everitt asks passengers to ‘bear with us’ ahead of launch

Operators highlight congestion impact
CP Bus Alliance chair calls for effective partnership working

Draft Rail Reform Bill is finally published
Government presents draft bill which would pave the way for sector’s ‘guiding mind’ but it remains to be seen whether it will progress

Stagecoach set to quit biggest bus garage
Operator confirms it is in discussions to quit West Ham Garage

Bus Partnership Fund not dead yet – minister
Scottish Government decided not to allocate any money to fund in 2024/25 but minister hopes to support it in future years. Rhodri Clark reports

Welsh SMEs fear pre-franchising purge
Smaller operators accuse larger rivals of consolidating territory


FastCharge trial ‘could transform UK railway’
GWR-led trial could offer solution to UK’s branch lines


Passenger aims to solve the bus fares mystery
Technology firm has worked closely with bus operators to launch a new fares finder in its ‘white-label’ mobile app product used by 35 companies


Alex Warner: Our industry boasts a wealth of talent
This edition features LOST Group’s ‘Ones to Watch 2024’. It was exhausting to put this list together – but the end result is inspiring

Nick Richardson: The shop window for better bus travel?
Improvements to the bus stop user experience are welcome, but some new designs have the potential to create problems

Our Whitehall insider imagines what’s going on inside the minds of the mandarins at Great Minster House, home of the DfT


55 ones to watch in passenger transport
LOST Group, the technology-led matching service owned and operated by transport professionals, has teamed up with Passenger Transport to identify top transport talent blazing a trail in 2024


MaaS is the future of ticketing
More and more places are seeking Mobility as a Service and Conduent Transportation is ready to help

Customer first ethos continues
Ticketer has built a reputation on placing customers at its heart and that continues with Next Gen ETM and Bee Network rollout


Academy to plug skills gap
New West Midlands Transport Skills Academy aims to fill 60,000 skilled transport jobs by 2035

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