Out now: Issue 234 of Passenger Transport

Out now: Issue 234 of Passenger Transport

Out now: Issue 234 of Passenger Transport

Issue 234 of Passenger Transport is published on November 27.
Contents include:

 

 
LEAD STORY

‘I am incredibly optimistic’
In her first interview since becoming Stagecoach’s UK managing director Carla Stockton-Jones explains why she remains positive about the future

 
NEWS

‘I’m spending money like water’ – minister
Baroness Vere remarks on ‘incredible’ scale of emergency funding and says national bus strategy will target non-users as well as existing ones

Railway aims for 75% of pre-Covid patronage
Operators says they are committed to winning passengers

Nationalisation ‘would have stretched OLR’
Government defends move to management contracts for rail

Operators form new association in Wales
Bus and coach operators in Wales have formed a new association that aims to enhance links with the Welsh Government. Rhodri Clark reports

GM consultation takes fresh look at franchises
Move aims to probe impact of Covid-19 on franchising plans

Norris – government and mayor both at fault
Steve Norris criticises both sides for ongoing feud. Mayor Sadiq Khan failed to reach out, but government is ‘naïve’ to try to pin blame on him

Byford warns Crossrail could be mothballed
London’s transport commissioner requests £80m cash injection

 
ENVIRONMENT

‘Next generation travel’ arrives in North East
Go North East launches futuristic fleet of nine ‘Voltra’ electric buses in Newcastle and Gateshead, powered by energy from sustainable sources

 
INNOVATION & TECHNOLOGY, supported by Passenger

Smartphone ticketing arrives on the Metro

No need to queue for ticket machines or carry smartcards

 
COMMENT

Norman Baker: How green is your government?
The prime minister has unveiled his new 10-point plan for a green industrial revolution, but do his actions really match the rhetoric?

Claire Haigh: Electric vehicles won’t be enough
Simply swapping petrol and diesel cars for electric ones won’t hit our decarbonisation targets. Mode shift has a crucial role to play

Alex Warner: We must not repeat the SRA’s mistakes
It makes sense having a strategic body overseeing the rail industry. The concept should have worked last time, but it didn’t. Why?

Nick Richardson: Giving direction to decarbonisation
Government has been promoting debate on how to decarbonise transport but progress is slow and messages are sometimes mixed messages

Great Minster Grumbles: Williams Review is coming next month
Our Whitehall insider imagines what’s going on inside the minds of the mandarins at Great Minster House, home of the DfT

 
INTERVIEW: Carla Stockton-Jones

A challenging start for Stagecoach’s new boss
Carla Stockton-Jones joined Stagecoach shortly before Covid hit. Now she’s the group’s new UK MD

 
CAREERS

Richard Sherratt is Scheduler of the Year
At a special virtual awards ceremony last week, Trentbarton scheduler Richard Sherratt was named as the first Joe Wood Scheduler of the Year

New role for Ticketer founder John Clarfelt
Ticketer has announced the appointment of Andy Monshaw as chief executive in a move that sees John Clarfelt move to the position of founder

 
RECRUITMENT

Commercial Director, Essex – First Bus

 
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