Out now: Issue 195 of Passenger Transport

Issue 195 of Passenger Transport is published on October 26.
Contents include:

 

 

LEAD STORY

ADL’s Berlin contract could be worth £194m
Falkirk-based bus builder Alexander Dennis Limited has agreed a contract with German capital’s public transport provider to supply up to 430 buses

 

NEWS

CPT counter-proposal could be ready for show
Proposal from ‘Big Five’ for overhauling the Confederation of Passenger Transport was rebuffed, but counter-proposal could be unveiled next week

DfT sets terms for ‘radical’ rail review
Grayling tells Parliament that May timetable meltdown and collapse of Virgin Trains East Coast have ‘highlighted the need for radical change’

Haines call for industry to lead reform initiative
‘Either the industry steps up to the plate and does it collectively or we wait to have it thrust upon us,’ Network Rail chief tells meeting in Parliament

Arriva launches plans for bus restructuring
In a letter to colleagues, Iain Jago, interim MD of Arriva’s UK bus division, has announced plans for restructuring that aim to cut ‘duplication of effort’

German group snaps up 34% of Transdev
Family-owned conglomerate aims to support growth

CalMac highlights benefits of modal shift
Ferry operator argues that vehicle capacity issues on its vessels mean that it is in favour of tourists being encouraged to use connecting buses instead

NS considers legal action over Anglia deal
Abellio’s parent company believes that ‘Central London Employment’ clause has unfairly inflated payments to the Department for Transport

Legal advice ‘unclear’ on ending GTR deal
Poor performance ‘has to be over a sustained period’, says Grayling

Operators urge councils to end bus stop neglect
As Transport for Wales embarks on a deep clean of railway stations, Welsh bus operators seek action over poor quality bus stop infrastructure

Restructuring exercise sees Tower Transit split
Adam Leishman quits bus operator to start new mobility venture

Reading Buses boss heralds ‘exciting times’
Williams expresses optimism but warns of ‘challenges’

 

ENVIRONMENT

Greater Manchester’s air issues revealed
New report reveals air quality is far worse than previously thought

 

INNOVATION & TECHNOLOGY
In association with Transdev

ADL replaces bus mirrors
ADL integrates SmartVision system supplied by systems integrator 21st Century Technology

First invests in bus diagnostic equipment
Single system aims to enhance performance and boost reliability

 

TRAVEL TEST: Rail Review

Customers should be at the heart of this review
When you set foot inside a rail business, there still isn’t that feeling that everyone is crazy about great customer service. This review should ask why

 

COMMENT

Norman Baker: Who can stop the runaway train?
Brexit crunch time is fast approaching and the disastrous prospect of no-deal is very real. In many ways, transport is on the front line

Ralph Roberts: Let’s free our trade body and back it up
CPT, the trade body for the bus and coach industry, is the subject of a review. Members should also review how they might change

Nick Richardson: Creating a way for cities to change
A recent European project has investigated urban transport and what needs to be done to alleviate growing congestion

Great Minster Grumbles: Our ombudsman omnishambles
A recent report highlights reductions in bus services and suggests how this problem should be addressed with a coordinated response

 

SPECIAL REPORT: Andrew Haines

Haines sets railway leadership agenda
Network Rail’s new chief executive, Andrew Haines, gave insights into his thinking at a public meeting in Parliament last week

 

CAREERS

Stagecoach East bus boss Campbell to retire
Andy Campbell to step down in December

 

RECRUITMENT

Director of Service Operations – Translink

 

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