Out now: Issue 175 of Passenger Transport

Issue 175 of Passenger Transport is published on January 5
Contents include:




‘Uber-style’ offer could replace buses – Grayling
Transport secretary tells local government representatives that ‘Uber-style, demand-led services’ are likely to replace traditional bus services in future



Rosso falls to Transdev in latest municipal sale
Rossendale sells bus operator in bid to create ‘better service’

Freight deal hailed as digital rail ‘milestone’
Contract with Siemens Rail Automation will see ETCS in-cab signalling fitted to Britain’s freight fleet as part of Digital Railway programme

UTG concerned over railway ‘cost dumping’
Group writes to ORR over plans to rebalance cost allocation

North Wales loses two more bus operators
Wrexham-based operator closes suddenly as Express Motors’ operating licence expires without any replacement. Rhodri Clark reports

MPs urge softly, softly approach to CT reform
‘Care and sensitivity’ needed for reforming community transport

Plans for Cardiff rapid transit link deferred
Area of rapid housing growth no longer included in plans


In association with the Go-Ahead Group

ScotRail pump trial aims to cut fuel use
Train operator launches trial of innovative technology


In association with Transdev PLC

Uber and ‘new players’ join UITP subsection
Brussels-based association welcomes new members

MaaS is not a ‘magic bullet’
ITS (UK) responds to parliamentary inquiry



Joining Tom of Arriva and ‘Gerald of Wales’
Within a month of joining Arriva Trains Wales as MD, Tom Joyner knew that Arriva would not bid for the new franchise, but there’s a job to be done

My New Year’s Resolutions
Nine self-improving changes I’d like the passenger transport sector to make over the coming year



Nick Richardson: Rebranding – does it live up to the hype?
Changing identity may be a good thing but there doesn’t seem to be enough effort, especially when it comes to new rail franchises

Great Minster Grumbles: What does 2018 have in store for us?
If we were to start a new city today, we should start with the transport principles rather than create a car dependency



Honours for industry faces
Figures from all parts of the transport industry have been recognised in New Years Honours list


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