Transport Extra

Profiles, blogs and features covering every aspect of the transport sector…

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How might the future of British transport change post-election?

17 May 2017  •  Author: Justin Fox

With all the uproar following the Brexit referendum nearly a year ago, you could be forgiven for thinking that the UK’s divorce from the EU was the only political issue of any significance at the moment. Whilst it is undeniably the most important - given that the knock-on effects will be felt for decades to come - we can’t afford not to properly scrutinise the other policies of those seeking to represent us. For your interest and convenience, Justin Fox explains what the three main political parties in the country are proposing with relation to public transport.

Temporary systems failure on Metrolink

17 May 2017  •  Author: Eurotransport

Due to a major technical failure with Metrolink's communications systems all tram services were suspended on 14 May.

Why is the UK lacking in passenger experience?

11 May 2017  •  Author: Graham Ellis

Our regular blogger, Graham Ellis, asks why passenger experience in the UK doesn’t compare to that of Europe.

Bus service operators must look to the future

4 May 2017  •  Author: Phil Bulman, Director and Transport Sector Specialist at Vendigital

Phil Bulman from Vendigital discusses what bus service operators must do in light of the government's Air Quality Plan.

Xplore Dundee and the importance of passenger experience

3 May 2017  •  Author: Elsie Turbyne, Managing Director of Xplore Dundee

Elsie Turbyne, Managing Director of Xplore Dundee discusses their Transport Focus survey results and the importance of passenger experience.

The price of progress

28 April 2017  •  Author: Mark Cartwright, Managing Director of RTIG

Mark Cartwright discuses how the evolution of travel payment services has resulted in a ‘co-evolution’ of transport and finance services.

Payment Technology: Part Two

26 April 2017  •  Author: Graham Ellis

Graham discusses how Latvia is offering passengers varied and flexible travel payment solutions in part two of his payment technology series...

Payment Technology: Part One

20 April 2017  •  Author: Graham Ellis

Regular blogger Graham Ellis discusses innovations the UK is currently operating with that make public travel payments faster and easier.

On-board infotainment: choose the profitable route

13 April 2017  •  Author: Roger Matthews, Managing Director of GoMedia

GoMedia managing director Roger Matthews explores how train operators should take advantage of their on-board infotainment system to drive ancillary revenue and form deeper relationships with passengers.

Facing the future head-on: How First Bus is combating tough times in the bus industry by investing in new, green vehicle technologies

6 April 2017  •  Author: Giles Fearnley, Managing Director of First Bus

Giles Fearnley, Managing Director of First Bus, discusses how First Bus is investing in new, green vehicle technologies.

The endless possibilities of smart cities

29 March 2017  •  Author: Graham Ellis

Eurotransport’s regular contributor, Graham Ellis, delves into the subject of smart cities, smart ticketing and the numerous possibilities of autonomous vehicles…

Metrolink celebrates its Silver Jubilee year

23 March 2017  •  Author: Councillor Andrew Fender, Chair of the Transport for Greater Manchester Committee

Councillor Andrew Fender, Chair of the Transport for Greater Manchester Committee, reflects on 25 years of Metrolink success.

How Cambridge is putting the ‘smart’ in smart cities

22 March 2017  •  Author: Rachael Harper

With Cambridge today launching the first phase of its cutting-edge Intelligent City Platform (iCP) we delve deeper into what makes a city ‘smart’ in regards to transportation and what the city of Cambridge is implementing to make sure it’s at the forefront of said technologies.

An interview with Anne Graham

16 March 2017  •  Author: Eurotransport Magazine

We speak to Anne Graham, CEO of the National Transport Authority about new technologies, environmental factors and future projects.

EVs: Supporting The Next Generation of Transport

9 March 2017  •  Author: Keir Pimblett and Alex Underwood

Against a backdrop of health concerns due to pollution, the stage is set for the rise of Electric Vehicles as part of a country’s transport objective.