Out now: Issue 168 of Passenger Transport

Issue 168 of Passenger Transport is published on September 22
Contents include:

 

 

LEAD STORY

Rail risks ‘disastrous’ loss of five-year deals
Office of Rail & Road’s Stephen Glaister warns UK Rail Summit that continuation of current ‘HLOS/SoFA’ process cannot be taken for granted

Bus use drops across Great Britain
Fall continues in Spring quarter, with 2.4% decline in England outside of London

 

NEWS

London’s buses ahead of budget, but rail lags
Bus passenger journeys 3.3% above forecasts as reliability improves

Carne’s new approach to future rail upgrades
The Network Rail chief executive envisages moving to a rolling investment programme with projects approved once there is confidence about costs

‘We have a job to do to save HLOS/SoFA’
Decent, stable settlement for railway is ‘not in the bank’

Express Motors rebuke ‘surprises’ bus industry
Critics have questioned the decision of the Welsh traffic commissioner to delay revoking the licence of Express Motors. Rhodri Clarke reports

Rumours after Martin joins McGill’s board
Speculation mounts as former Arriva CEO joins operator’s board

West Midlands steps away from bi-artics
DfT and CA member concerns sees focus shift to 18-metres

Huge shift in travel by Southeastern users
Operating profit fell by £8.8m during year to August

Greater Anglia fails to deter RMT strike
90% of conductors vote for industrial action on 90% turnout

Bumpy start for GWR Turbo cascade to west
Performance issues plague cascade of units to West of England

 

ENVIRONMENT
In association with the Go-Ahead Group

Low carbon award shortlist
LowCVP has announced the shortlist for the 2017 Low Carbon Champions Awards

 

INNOVATION & TECHNOLOGY
In association with Transdev PLC

Keolis trials driverless shuttle in London
Trial offers members of the public a chance to try this technology

Pilot reveals how data could improve journeys
A Transport for London pilot of collecting depersonalised Wi-Fi data reveals how information could be used to reduce crowding and prioritise transport

 

TRAVEL TEST: Destination marketing

Don’t accept decline, give them a destination
For a whole host of reasons, people are making less use of the local bus service. Bus companies can help themselves by giving them a destination

 

EVENTS: Coach & Bus UK

Coach & Bus UK to attract 6,000 visitors
In addition to 185 exhibitors, offering the next wave of vehicles, technology, equipment, accessories and services, the event also features ‘The Theatre’

 

COMMENT

Nick Richardson: Busways work – what next?
A number of busway schemes are now up and running across the country and it seems the BRT concept has a sound future

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

 

SPECIAL REPORT: Communities

‘We could be doing so much more’
Karen Booth believes it’s time for the railway to rethink its approach to working with communities – and go much further

 

CAREERS

Committee is finalised
Membership of the parliamentary transport select committee has been confirmed

 

RECRUITMENT

Head of Commercial – Stagecoach in South Wales

Unilink Manager – Go South Coast

Principal/Associate Public Transport Planner – ITP

 

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