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Issue #2 2015 – Digital version

6 May 2015 | By

In this issue: An extensive UK Profile with articles from: Mike Weston (TfL); Giles Fearnley (FirstGroup); Mark Yexley (Arriva UK Bus); Peter Cushing (TfGM); Paul Griffiths (Centro); Pat O’Donoghue (RPA); and Khurshid Ahmed (Dudley Council), plus a Ticketing Supplement with articles from ITSO Limited and Athens Urban Transport Organisation...

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Transport Ticketing supplement

6 May 2015 | By

In our latest free-to-view Transport Ticketing supplement, Steve Wakeland, General Manager at ITSO Limited, covers the importance and benefits of smart ticketing, plus Jason Angelopoulos, Transport Economist from the Athens Urban Transport Organisation, gives details about implementing m-ticketing in Athens...

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Transport Safety & Security supplement

6 May 2015 | By

In our latest Transport Safety & Security Supplement, Anders Lukowski, Strategy Implementation Manager from Arriva Denmark, gives details about Arriva Denmark’s proactive approach to road safety, plus Gab Parris, Railway Engineering Consultant, gives a comprehensive comparison into metro platform and track protection systems...

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European Bus Forum 2015 – Show Preview

6 May 2015 | By Intelligent Transport

Back in Manchester by popular demand, the 2015 European Bus Forum will present leading figures from the European bus industry, who will come together to debate everything of critical importance to the development of Europe’s bus networks. Taking place on 2 July 2015, the event has attracted a great deal…

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Foreword: Listening to passengers to improve bus services

6 May 2015 | By Linda McCord, Passenger Manager at Transport Focus

What are bus passengers telling us? “Reduce journey time; 30 minutes is tiring.” “Less heavy use of brakes by the driver…” “Would like a bit more leg room behind the seats…” These are just a few of the thousands of comments we have gathered during the latest Bus Passenger Survey…

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First UK Bus moves forward in the right direction

6 May 2015 | By Giles Fearnley, Managing Director of FirstGroup’s UK Bus division

Managing Director of FirstGroup’s UK Bus division, Giles Fearnley, tells Intelligent Transport how his plan to improve the business and increase passenger numbers is working…

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Innovation drives growth strategy for Arriva UK Bus

6 May 2015 | By Mark Yexley, Operations and Commercial Director for Arriva UK Bus

Driven by a desire to challenge perception of bus travel and deliver smoother customer journeys, Arriva UK Bus is committed to growing its market share by remaining innovative in its approach to business. From the conception of the customer-feedback inspired premium Sapphire brand, to the launch of the bus industry’s…

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The case for investment in London’s bus network

6 May 2015 | By Mike Weston, Transport for London’s Director of Buses

Buses are not just an iconic symbol of London; they are its most popular form of public transport. More than 2.4 billion bus journeys are made each year, meaning half of all bus journeys made in England take place in the Capital. As Transport for London’s Director of Buses Mike…

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Expanding the Manchester Metrolink network

6 May 2015 | By Peter Cushing, Metrolink Director, Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM)

Peter Cushing is Transport for Greater Manchester’s Metrolink Director, and as he explains here, he counts himself very lucky to have been involved in the Greater Manchester Metrolink network expansion project. Since he joined the team in 2007, they have accomplished a phenomenal amount, in very challenging circumstances. Metrolink is…

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Birmingham Midland Metro – a catalyst for growth and regeneration

6 May 2015 | By Paul Griffiths, Centro’s Programme Director for the expansion of the Midland Metro light-rail system

The Midland Metro in Birmingham has unveiled the next phase of expansion, taking take the route through the heart of the city’s historic Digbeth area. Paul Griffiths, Centro’s Programme Director for the expansion of the Midland Metro light-rail system, provides details of the project and how the light-rail expansion will…

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Transforming Dublin with the Luas Cross City light-rail

6 May 2015 | By Pat O’Donoghue, Director of Design & Construction at the Railway Procurement Agency

Dublin suffers from intense traffic congestion which costs the state enormously in terms of lost productivity, higher cost of conducting business, loss of inward investment, environmental emissions and high accident rates. Pat O’Donoghue, Director of Design & Construction at the Railway Procurement Agency, explains that the Luas Cross City light-rail…

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Arriva Denmark’s proactive approach to road safety

10 April 2015 | By

Road safety is fundamental to all bus operations in Arriva Denmark and the absolute top priority for every single employee, writes Anders Lukowski – Strategy Implementation Manager at Arriva Denmark. Arriva is constantly looking for new ways to improve road safety and has throughout the last couple of years developed…

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Recognising the importance and benefits of smart ticketing

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2015 looks like being a big year for smart ticketing on public transport in the UK, writes Steve Wakeland, General Manager of ITSO Limited. The last few months have seen a wide number of announcements featuring smart ticketing as one of the essential ingredients in moving towards an integrated, multi-modal,…