FirstGroup break-up likely after Apollo bid Although group rejected initial takeover bid as ‘opportunistic’, major changes are expected – especially at under-performing UK bus division     The break-up of FirstGroup is being predicted by City analysts and in the transport industry following a preliminary takeover bid from North American private equity investor Apollo Asset… Read More


Out now: Issue 182 of Passenger Transport Issue 182 of Passenger Transport is published on April 13. Contents include:     LEAD STORY Is this the home of the mobility revolution?The West Midlands is hosting the UK’s first trial of ‘Mobility as a Service’, launched this month with help from a creative three-storey marketing ploy  … Read More


Is this the home of the mobility revolution? The West Midlands is hosting the UK’s first trial of ‘Mobility as a Service’, launched this month with help from a creative three-storey marketing ploy   The Nordic micro-house in Brindleyplace is the size of a parking space   “The birthplace of the industrial revolution is now… Read More


Out now: Issue 181 of Passenger Transport Issue 181 of Passenger Transport is published on March 30. Contents include:     LEAD STORY Where have the passengers gone?Just a blip, or the start of a trend? We look at what’s causing bus and rail patronage to decline   NEWS Gilbert – ‘congestion is a national issue’Reading… Read More


Where have the passengers gone? Just a blip, or the start of a trend? We look at what’s causing bus and rail patronage to decline     The number of people travelling by public transport in Great Britain is declining, with patronage falling on both bus and train services in 2017. The trend is by… Read More