Big guns back bus regulation On visits to Manchester, chancellor George Osborne agrees bus franchising powers for new mayor and opposition leader Ed Miliband backs adoption of London-style regulation   Pictured: George Osborne during his visit to Greater Manchester last week   The Conservative and Labour parties have each issued strong statements of support for… Read More


Arriva’s website places information to the fore Arriva has relaunched its UK bus website with a new look that aims to make it easier and simpler for customers to find the information they need     The internet is a growing means of not only providing transport users with information, but also sales activity and… Read More


Project efficiencies fund station innovation Network Rail and Merseyrail partnered to find savings   Pictured: A visualisation of the planned platform at Hamilton Square station   Network Rail is including new approaches to improve customer experience in the £4m refurbishment of Hamilton Square station, funded by project efficiencies agreed with train operator Merseyrail. The funding has… Read More


Out now: Issue 95 of Passenger Transport Issue 95 of Passenger Transport is published on October 31. Contents include:       LEAD STORY Report for HS2 calls for bus regulation rethinkStudy suggests that the bus industry’s deregulated structure may leave northern cities unable to maximise the benefits of new high speed rail links   NEWS… Read More


Report for HS2 calls for bus regulation rethink Study suggests that the bus industry’s deregulated structure may leave northern cities unable to maximise the benefits of new high speed rail links   Pictured: Buses in Sheffield. The report cites the Sheffield Quality Bus Partnership.   A study commissioned by HS2 Ltd has recommended that local… Read More