Out now: Issue 194 of Passenger Transport

Issue 194 of Passenger Transport is published on October 12.
Contents include:

 

 

LEAD STORY

Be positive, Souter tells transport providers
‘Stagecoach chairman acknowledges the challenges, but tells bus audience: ‘There is everything to play for here. These are fantastic businesses’

 

NEWS

Passenger growth returns to rail network
Growth returns to the national network driven by London and the South East. However, the season ticket market continues to decline

Big Five set out plan for stronger bus voice
CPT president Martin Dean tells trade body’s Scottish Conference about plans for more forceful and proactive lobbying by bus and coach industry

Patronage boost for Belfast’s Glider scheme
Despite teething problems, Glider ridership is increasing

Work gets underway at HS2 station site
Chris Grayling starts work at ‘game changing’ station site

Tram-train service all set to finally launch
Rotherham pilot to launch over 10 years after plans revealed

Testing breakthrough for Flex bi-mode units
Rolling stock lessor Porterbrook says that successful testing of the Flex concept means the first units will enter service with Northern later this year

£119m EU funding for South Wales Metro
Funding package will enable Metro plans to be progressed

Firm cites youth ticket abuse behind collapse
Avon Buses closes amid claims over MyTicket use

Wrights Group profits despite challenges
Bus manufacturer’s parent company reports ‘solid performance’

TfL reveals its plans for central London cuts
Transport for London has launched a six-week public consultation exercise that reveals planned changes to a total of 34 central London bus routes

‘Johnson tried to do too much’
Go-Ahead London MD John Trayner claims road modernisation scheme damaged capital’s buses

Stagecoach sets pace for UK Bus Awards
Group nets quarter of this year’s 106 shortlisted entries, with Manchester, Merseyside and East Scotland subsidiaries in the running for top prize

 

ENVIRONMENT

Pollution-busting bus aims to clean city air
Innovation seeks to remove harmful particulates from air

 

INSIDE TRACK: Market Monitor

A glimmer of hope for bus patronage?
Bus passenger volumes grew in England’s metropolitan areas and Wales in the second quarter of 2018, but the decline in Scotland accelerated

 

TRAVEL TEST: Michael Holden

This is essential reading for everyone
Put aside whatever you are doing right now and read Michael Holden’s instructive report into the performance of the South Western rail network

 

COMMENT

Jonathan Bray: What I found on the conference circuit
‘In this time of seismic political shifts, the party conferences have become more interesting. New ideas for transport are emerging

Norman Baker: Can HS2 be saved from itself?
As one of the first politicians to champion High Speed 2, I have watched with dismay the warning lights flash one after the other

Nick Richardson: The future of mass transit
Personal mobility is the current focus of many high profile individuals, but a wider view would be more productive

Great Minster Grumbles: Are we heading Back to the Future?
A recent report highlights reductions in bus services and suggests how this problem should be addressed with a coordinated response

 

CAREERS

TfL marks Ada Lovelace day
Range of events aimed to encourage more women to consider transport STEM careers

 

RECRUITMENT

Director of Service Operations – Translink

 

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