Department in dock over GTR failure Driver shortages have caused widespread service cancellations at Govia Thameslink Railway, placing the Department for Transport under scrutiny   Commuters make their way past a Thameslink train on the platform at Blackfriars Station, London, in the morning rush hour   The quality of the Department for Transport’s franchise management,… Read More


Out now: Issue 99 of Passenger Transport Issue 99 of Passenger Transport is published on December 26 Contents include:       LEAD STORY Why did she stand by him?As details emerge of the complaints levelled against Lothian Buses boss Ian Craig, Edinburgh transport convenor Lesley Hinds is under growing pressure to explain why the council blocked… Read More


Why did Lesley Hinds stand by Ian Craig? As details emerge of the complaints levelled against Lothian Buses boss Ian Craig, Edinburgh transport convenor Lesley Hinds is under growing pressure to explain why the council blocked a move to dismiss him   Lesley Hinds (left) and Ian Craig, pictured on an Edinburgh tram earlier this year  … Read More


Out now: Issue 98 of Passenger Transport Issue 98 of Passenger Transport is published on December 12 Contents include:       LEAD STORY Stagecoach bid £900m more for East CoastWinning bid from Stagecoach/Virgin includes far more ambitious schedule of premium payments to Department for Transport than offered by rivals   NEWS Howarth finds buyers… Read More


Stagecoach bid £900m more for East Coast Winning bid from Stagecoach/Virgin includes far more ambitious schedule of premium payments to Department for Transport than offered by rivals   Artist’s impression of an IEP train in Virgin branding   Stagecoach/Virgin has won the new intercity East Coast rail franchise with a commitment to pay the Department… Read More